Technical Education

Cisco Live offers a variety of ways to learn about core Cisco technology.

Technology Tracks

Educational sessions are organized into technology tracks to make it easy to find the topics that interest you most. Deep dive into one topic track or cross multiple tracks when building your agenda.

Tracks cover core Cisco technologies: Certification, Cloud, Collaboration, Core, Data Center, Mobility, Network Infrastructure and Systems, Security, Service Provider and Software Defined Networking. Learn more »

Types of Technical Sessions

Technical sessions are the core of Cisco Live. We offer many different types of sessions with varying degrees of difficulty.

Technical Breakouts

Sessions focus on technologies, architecture strategies, applications, and troubleshooting details for Cisco solutions or technologies. Sessions range from introductory to advanced technical skill level and typically also cover new products as well as feature or functionality updates to existing products.

Case Studies

Sessions delivered by Cisco customers, partners or Cisco IT staff, focused on best practices, performance metrics, and recommendations for deploying, managing and extending Cisco product features and capabilities to achieve specific IT and/ or business benefits.

Product or Strategy Overviews

PSO sessions are designed to provide updates on a product or solution family or to look at the business strategy that drives technology and business decisions. Led by Cisco marketing teams, these sessions describe how to use Cisco technology to achieve your business goals.


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

Inside Cisco IT

Dedicated Cisco on Cisco sessions where you’ll hear directly from Cisco’s own IT managers. In these sessions you’ll get practical insight and a unique perspective from the dedicated Cisco staff charged with deploying Cisco products and technologies in a global enterprise infrastructure. Don’t miss the showcase of Cisco technologies and the seasoned IT experts at the Inside Cisco IT booth in the World of Solutions!

Labs & Seminars

Technical Seminars

Cisco Live comprehensive half-day and full-day seminars address a wide variety of technology areas, design principles, and best practices. Offered only on Sunday and Thursday, these technical seminars complement their corresponding technology breakout sessions.


Installing and troubleshooting network technologies, performing “what-if” scenarios, and practicing risky network operations in a simulated environment moderated by Cisco experts are the best ways to get critical hands-on experience. Cisco Live 2015 features four- and eight-hour instructor-led labs. Several labs serve as preparation for specific Cisco Certifications exams. Labs are priced in addition to your conference fee.

Walk-in Self-Paced Labs

Cisco Live’s Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs provide attendees with a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience on a variety of products and solutions from Cisco. These labs are designed to give a full experience by not only allowing attendees to work through a 30-60 minute pre-designed scenario but also by allowing you to explore full configurations or features of those products This hands-on lab allows you to explore and test some of the latest products at your own pace. All WISP labs are on a first come, first serve basis. No scheduling of this is required.

Technical Solutions Clinics

These informal whiteboard discussions allow you to address any technical questions you may have in detail, with a Technical Community Advocate (TAC) or other qualified Cisco representative. Get their position on the best strategy to take in order to address your needs. Learn more »

Table Topics

During lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you can join a Cisco expert and your peers in these casual conversations focusing on the hot topics addressed in breakout sessions. Table Topics discussions offer a fresh perspective on the issues that everyone is talking about at Cisco Live. Learn more »

Meet the Expert

The Meet the Expert program provides you the opportunity to connect with Cisco executives and engineers for informal one-on-one discussions on the topics that matter most to you. Learn more »

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June 7 – 11, 2015
San Diego, CA