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 Las Vegas 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 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. You can pick and choose from sessions in multiple tracks or use the recommended learning paths below to focus on the specific Security area that matter most to you.


  • Certification
  • Cloud
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center
  • Digitization
  • Enterprise Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobility
  • Network Transformation
  • Security
  • Service Provider
  • Software Development


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Session Types and Difficulty Levels

Breakout Sessions


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


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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.


Content Theater Sessions


The Content Theater offers 30 minute technical sessions, focused on brand new content.  These are fast-paced introductions to the latest Cisco technologies. Open to full conference only.


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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.


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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.


Business Solutions Sessions


Addressing the business challenges as the IT industry continues to evolve. Sessions may focus on strategies for success in digital transformation, ways to deliver new services or tips and tricks on how to work with business partners in your organization. 60 minutes.


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Labs & Seminars



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. Cisco Live 2016 features several four- and eight-hour instructor-led labs. The labs serve as preparation for specific Cisco Certifications exams and are priced in addition to your conference fee.


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Technical Seminars


Our comprehensive four-hour and eight-hour seminars address a wide variety of technology areas, design principles, and best practices. Offered on Sunday and Thursday, these technical seminars complement their corresponding technology breakout sessions.


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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.


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Lunch & Learn

During lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 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

Come visit us at the Technical Solutions Clinic for an opportunity to interact with the best and brightest engineers from our Global TAC organization. You will receive their perspective on the best strategy to address your concerns and discover possible solutions which you may not have considered. Our engineers are ready to tackle your most pressing challenges. No appointment required.

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.

Training and Certification

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.


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