Technology Tracks and Learning Paths

At Cisco Live, educational sessions are organized into topical technology tracks and recommended learning paths. Explore a single technology track in depth or add sessions from multiple tracks when building your agenda.

The technical education program is organized by technology tracks and learning paths to help you easily find the sessions that are most relevant to you. You can pick and choose from sessions in multiple tracks or use the recommended learning paths to focus on the specific areas that matter most to you.

You can choose to attend sessions from the following technology tracks:


The Certification track includes technical seminars and breakouts in areas such as collaboration, data center, routing and switching, security, service provider, and wireless. Topics discussed are relevant to what you will encounter in written and lab examinations for all content levels from CCNA to CCIE/CCDE and Architect.


The implications of the cloud can be extensive, both inside your company and for the services you offer outside your enterprise. Deciding which type of cloud to use for your company (public, private, or hybrid) and how to plan, build, and migrate affects all aspects of your business, from technology to personnel to processes. The sessions in this track will focus on some of the business and technology drivers for each type of cloud, providing details on how to design, troubleshoot, and migrate to a chosen cloud architecture.


Learn how to manage and deploy advanced communications and collaboration solutions in your organization. From personal video meeting rooms to enterprise messaging, Cisco provides solutions for every room, desk, and pocket. See how the solution comes together to address your business goals, from transforming your workplace to taking your contact center to the next level. You will also see how the Cisco collaboration solution can streamline specific business operations and maximize the return on investment, including options that don’t require significant infrastructure expenditures.

Data Center

Application and data drive the data center – and IT is at the forefront of supporting them to achieve positive business outcomes. The Data Center track offers a broad range of technical and business-level topics to help you build and operate data centers for the next generation of IT. You will gain a strong understanding of Cisco’s architecture and technologies for Unified Computing System, Nexus switching, storage networking, management and automation, and application centric infrastructures. These topics address issues such as design and implementation, troubleshooting, application sizing, and best practices for management and operations.

Enterprise Networks

The Enterprise Networks track focuses on the product features, protocols, architectures, troubleshooting, and deployment details for Cisco LAN switching, enterprise routing, IP Multicast, IP MPLS, Cisco IOS Software technologies, network management tools, and commonly used applications. Sessions will cover architecture and design principles specific to campus, branch, data center, and wide-area networks. This track also offers insight into current networking trends and challenges such as Intelligent WAN (IWAN), Unified Access, virtualization, automation, high-availability networking, and business continuity and disaster recovery.


Sessions in the Mobility track will deepen your understanding of how to design and develop a secure and scalable unified mobility platform that allows customers to deliver applications that transform business operations. Technical sessions cover the broad spectrum of technology areas that make up a mobility platform, including unified communications, wireless, network systems, network management, and security. You will learn how to design, implement, and manage a unified wireless network with services unique to your organization, including Converged Access Mobility Design, Secure Mobility, Guest Access, Designing a Wireless Network for BYOD, and more.

Network Transformation

Software Defined Networking (SDN) continues to be a key trend transforming the way your applications consume network services. Cisco has been working with customers, software developers, and the open source community to take the potential of SDN and convert it into tangible, pragmatic solutions that solve real-world problems. The Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) provide a growing portfolio with benefits to applications in areas such as Data Center, Service Provider, WAN, Campus, and Internet of Everything. Combine the power of Programmability, Virtualization, and application-centricity and tap into the potential of SDN. Find out what is available today and learn how to deliver results and create new solutions for tomorrow’s next wave of applications.


Today’s dynamic threat landscape demands a security strategy that focuses on the threat itself more than simply prevention. Highly sophisticated and targeted attacks are designed to penetrate your specific network and systems and can remain undiscovered for months.  The truth is that they are likely already inside your network, and if not, it is just a matter of time before they are. Cisco security solutions provide threat-centric protection that spans the entire attack continuum — before, during, and after an attack. The Security Track will allow you to learn about the latest Cisco security strategy and solutions. Technical seminars and breakouts are designed by field engineers to provide a unique experience that maps to the problems you address every day. Security, network, data center, and systems specialists will find the sessions they need to explore the most advanced security subjects in their domains of expertise. Additionally, the security booth will feature the solution demos that address the attack continuum.

Service Provider

The Service Provider track includes new technical and business sessions focused on a wide range of topics. Our sessions will dig deep into the latest technologies, including IP NGN and Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), Evolved Services Platform (ESP), SDN/NFV, SP WIFI, mobile packet core, LTE, and various video technologies.  Sessions will delve into products such as NCS, ASR, UCS, and Nexus and solutions such as Virtual Managed Services, Premium Mobile Broadband, and Cloud DVR to understand new advances and complex troubleshooting. Key engineers from data center, infrastructure, mobility, video, cloud and other service provider areas of expertise will present technical sessions designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to remain competitive and to bring support to the latest services demanded by consumers.

Software Development

The increasing pace of change in business requires greater, innovation, agility and responsiveness from IT and the networking infrastructure. New services and new ways of delivering services require new forms of systems integration and automation. These capabilities are enabled by tools and APIs supported by the Cisco Platform, from the network infrastructure and services layer, to business services, and into the cloud. Sessions in the Software Development track focus on these software capabilities, giving you the knowledge, skills, and tools to help you improve your business.

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