• Technical Education

    Cisco Live delivers education and inspiration to technology innovators worldwide. It’s where the best and brightest minds come to learn.

    What You Will Learn

    Cisco Live is the premier destination for the education and inspiration you need to thrive in the world of digital business. From business and technical sessions, to hands-on labs and in-depth technical seminars, to 1:1 opportunities to connect with experts, you’ll have numerous opportunities to get the knowledge, insight, skills and connections that will fuel your personal and professional growth.

    Technology Tracks and Learning Paths


    Sessions are organized into technology tracks and learning paths to make it easy to find the topics that interest you most. Explore one track in depth or cover multiple tracks when building your agenda. Each track offers a series of Recommended Learning Paths to help you find the sessions that interest you most.


    Learn more about technology tracks and learning paths

    Session Types and Difficulty Levels

    Breakout Sessions


    Breakout sessions at Cisco Live focus on the latest technologies, architecture strategies, applications and troubleshooting tactics. Sessions are 90-120 minutes long, range from introductory to advanced skill levels and cover new, as well as feature/functionality updates to existing products and solutions.


    Case Studies


    Delivered by Cisco customers, partners, and Cisco IT staff, case study sessions examine best practices, performance metrics, and recommendations for deploying, managing, and extending Cisco solutions to achieve specific IT and business goals.



    Product and Strategy Overviews


    Led by Cisco marketing teams, our PSO sessions provide updates on key product and solution families and examine the business strategy that drives today’s critical technology and business decisions.




    Panel discussions give you the opportunity to hear a wide range of views on important topics from people inside and outside Cisco – including partners, customers, and industry experts. Panels focus on big-picture, transformative concepts and ideas.


    Inside Cisco IT


    In Cisco on Cisco sessions, you’ll hear directly from Cisco’s own IT managers and get practical insight and a unique perspective from the teams charged with deploying Cisco products and solutions in a global enterprise infrastructure.

    Labs & Technical Seminars


    Technical Seminars


    Our comprehensive four-hour and eight-hour Technical Seminars address a wide variety of technology areas, design principles, and best practices. Offered only on Monday, January 29, these Technical Seminars complement their corresponding technology breakout sessions.


    Learn more about technical seminars


    Instructor Led Labs


    Installing and troubleshooting network technologies, performing “what-if” scenarios, and practicing risky network operations in a simulated environment are the best ways to get critical hands-on experience. Any Main Conference attendee is entitled to one four-hour lab session (subject to availability).


    Learn more about Instructor Led Labs

    Meet the Engineer


    The Meet the Engineer program provides you the opportunity to connect with Cisco engineers for informal one-on-one discussions (45 minutes) on the topics that matter most to you.


    Learn more about meet the engineer

    Lunch & Learn

    During lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, join a Cisco expert and your peers in casual conversations focusing on the hot topics addressed in breakout sessions. Lunch & Learn discussions offer a fresh perspective on the issues that everyone is talking about at Cisco Live.

    Technical Solutions Clinics

    Join Cisco experts, who spend their days troubleshooting implementation, application, and integration issues for clients, in a whiteboard discussion focused on your specific challenges.


    These informal whiteboard discussions allow you to explain your situation in detail to a qualified TAC (Technical Assistance Center) engineer or other qualified Cisco representative. You’ll receive their perspective on the best strategy to your concerns, with suggestions for solutions you may not have considered.


    No appointment is required. Just drop by when your schedule allows.

    Walk-in Self-Paced Labs

    Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs provide the opportunity to get hands-on experience on a variety of Cisco products and solutions. Each 30-60 minute pre-designed scenario allows you to explore configurations, evaluate and test some of the latest products – all at your own pace. All WISP labs are offered on a first come, first served basis. No scheduling is required.


    Learn more about Walk-In Self Paced Labs


    Cisco certifications can play an important role in advancing your career. Cisco Live provides multiple opportunities to take prep-classes, talk 1:1 with experts on questions you might have, and take almost any certification exam you need.


    Learn more about certifications

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