Technical Education

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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: Bring Your Own Device, Certification, Cloud, Collaboration, Core, Data Center, Mobility, Security and Service Provider. 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 and Solution Overviews

Sessions designed to give updates on a product or solution family while also providing understanding of benefits of different products in a given family. Benefits addressed include ROI, speeds and feeds, and other information utilized in EBCs.

Business Strategy and Architecture

Sessions are designed to look at the strategy that drives technology or business decisions. Architectures and solutions that include multiple technologies can be examined.


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!

For a summary of offerings available from Cisco IT available at this event and on-demand, please download our flyer. Offerings are grouped into “IT Themes” of interest and include a list of our event sessions, event demos, Case Studies, live webinars and social media information.

Labs & Seminars

Technical Seminars

Cisco Live’s 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. Register early to reserve your preferred time slot »


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 2014 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. Classes fill up quickly, so please register early to reserve your preferred times »

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 explain your situation in detail to a Technical Community Advocate (TAC) or other qualified Cisco representative and get their take on the best approach. 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 »

Diamond Sponsors

EMC Intel NetApp Statseeker

Emerald and Platinum Sponsors

F5 NetScout VMware
Citrix Compuware Gigamon Ixia Network Instruments
Panduit Samsung VCE

John Chambers Invite

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO invites you to join us at Cisco Live US 2014, San Francisco, California, May 18-22, 2014.