Cisco Certifications

Give your career a power boost with official Cisco Certifications that show the world you rank among the most highly skilled network professionals


Prepare for a range of Cisco Certification exams, including the entry–level CCENT, the associate–level CCNA and CCDA, the professional–level CCNP and CCDP, the expert–level CCIE and CCDE and specialist certifications at the event. For an additional fee, you can sign up for more in-depth training with the Technical Seminars and Instructor-Led Labs.

Learning Paths

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


Certification Sessions

The Certification technology track sessions include technical seminars and breakouts in areas such as: collaboration, data center, routing and switching, security, service provider, and wireless. Topics discussed in the technical seminars and breakouts are relevant to what prospective certification candidates will experience in written and lab examinations. This includes all levels from CCNA to CCIE/CCDE and Architect.


Please Note: To attend any of the following sessions they must be scheduled in the Session Catalog.


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Must Attend Sessions

Two- and four-hour labs and seminars specific to Certifications to help give your career a power boost and show the world you rank among the most highly skilled network professionals. Labs and Technical Seminars offer in-depth learning opportunities in an interactive environment.

CCIE R&S v5 – Skills Evaluation and Preparation Approaches for the Lab Exam
Day/Time: Monday, June 26, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Using a full-scale CCIE Routing & Switching version 5 Troubleshooting Assessment lab on IOL, the attendees will learn technical and non-technical skills required to successfully prepare and pass the exam.

CCIE Security v5.0 – VPN Advanced Troubleshooting
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
This 4-hour lab is designed for individuals who are preparing for the new CCIE Security v5.0 lab exam.

CCNA Datacenter v6.0
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 – 10:00 am
This session will examine blueprint topics of the CCNA Data Center certification track, or the 200-150 and 200-155 exams. This is a session that addresses the technologies and concepts emphasized in the CCNA Data Center track.

Advanced – CCDE Lab
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
This session consists of a briefing including test-taking strategies, followed by a 2-hour CCDE practical exam scenario, a group de-briefing of 4 items and Q&A, totaling 4 hours.

New Certification Sessions

New this year, we added content around FirePower, Nex Gen CCIE, SDN, CCIE Collaboration candidates and CCNA CyberOps to help give your career a power boost to rank among the most highly skilled network professionals.

Cloudy with a Chance of SDN
Day/Time: Monday, June 26, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Innovative architectures have emerged for cloud computing networks, but what does this really mean to network professionals? We separate the hype from reality, and show you how to deploy software defined networking (SDN) and virtual network functions (VNF) without sacrificing security.

FirePower for CCIE Security Candidates
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
The goal of this session is to cover all the fundamentals aspects of FirePower on ASA, or appliances for CCIE candidates to be successful in studying for their CCIE Security Lab exam.

The Next Generation CCIE
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 – 10:00 am
This session will not only provide you an update on the different CCIE Next Generation Program initiatives, but will also focus on evolving technologies, a technology domain that was added to the expert level curriculum as part of the Next Generation CCIE Program.

Number Globalization and Localization for CCIE Collaboration Candidates
Day/Time: Thursday, June 29, 8:30 – 10:00 am
This session covers one of the more complex concepts with which CCIE Collaboration Lab candidates might be challenged, number globalization and localization. Specifically, digit manipulation within Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) can be challenging when using the traditional approach of altering ANI and DNIS information at the Route Pattern, Route Group/Route List, and Gateway levels.

CCNA CyberOps
Day/Time: Thursday, June 29, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This session will explore the aspects about what the job role of a security analyst is and how the new Cisco CCNA CyberOps certification and training can help organizations close the gaps on the information security risks and exposures.

Cisco Certification Testing Center


The popular Cisco Certification Program allows you to take proof of your technical competence and skills back to your work place. Cisco certifications earn you membership within the ranks within the most highly skilled network professionals in the industry.


Exams will take place onsite, at a Pearson VUE mobile testing center at the MGM Grand. Cisco exams available include all levels of the program, from entry through the associate, professional, and expert levels, as well as specialist certifications.


Sunday, June 25: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday, June 26: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 27: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 28: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 29: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm



Important: Action is required to register for a Cisco certification exam.


Note: Exam registration is only available for exams being taken at the Cisco Live event. Complimentary exams are available as space permits and must be scheduled through Pearson VUE on or before June 24, 2017. Refer to the link on your event registration confirmation to schedule your exam. Complimentary exams will not be available to attendees at the event. Exams are scheduled outside of your conference calendar. Attendees are responsible for scheduling their exams around their conference schedules. No-shows for scheduled exams will result in a $40 fee. If you cannot make it to your scheduled exam, please stop by the testing center to cancel or change your appointment to avoid that fee.



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