Technical Education

Unparalleled learning and training curriculum for today’s IT professional.

The learning continues at Cisco Live 2021. From Cisco executive keynotes and innovation talks to in-depth technical sessions, you can re-watch or catch any sessions you missed, at your convenience. Sessions included in your Cisco Live pass type will be available to watch anytime through July 2.

SESSION FORMATS

BROADCAST

Join this live session format at a scheduled time during the two-day event and participate in live, expert-led Q&A. This format can be added to your event schedule (mid-March), and will be available to watch in the Anytime format after the event.

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ANYTIME

View this session format at any time during the two-day event. Choose from hundreds of sessions to dive deep into technical content to meet a variety of learning objectives. Favorite this session format to create a personalized watch list. 

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SESSION TYPES

(March 30 – April 1)

TECHNICAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

These lecture-style sessions cover highly technical topics on a specific Cisco solution, and focus on technology strategy, applications and troubleshooting. 45 minute sessions, for all skill levels.

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INNOVATION TALKS

 

Learn about new innovations on Cisco solutions and services, and how they can help you to excel in the new world of business. 25 minute sessions.

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LIGHTNING TALKS

 

Give your agenda a jolt in these 10 minute rapid sessions. Learn from case studies, insights and best practices that will leave you informed and enlightened.

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CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES

 

Hear best practices from Cisco customers on deploying, managing and extending Cisco products and capabilities.

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PRODUCT AND STRATEGY OVERVIEWS

 

Cisco instructors give a high-level overview on Cisco solutions in these 30 minute sessions. Learn how new products can enhance your existing infrastructure.

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

 

Cisco executives and cross-industry experts offer their unique insights and knowledge. Get inspiration and ideas to fuel your personal and professional growth.

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SESSION CATALOG

The session catalog is where you can find sessions by pass type, session type and technology interests.

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CONNECTED LEARNING

 April 5–15

The following session types are an added learning opportunity for All-Access pass holders. These live, hands-on engagements help translate your technical knowledge into real-life experiences.

Please note: For those with a reserved Connected Learning session, please look for instructions on how to join your session in your email inbox. All sessions are subject to availability and is considered on a first-come, first-served basis. These sessions will not be recorded.

MEET THE ENGINEER

April 5-9

Meet 1:1 with a Cisco engineer to discuss your unique topics, questions and challenges. Our experts will be ready to address a variety of topics from product validation to solution design or troubleshooting to strategy. Sessions are 45 minutes.

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HANDS-ON LABS

April 6-15

Hands-On Labs provide an exclusive opportunity to walk through pre-designed scenarios with Cisco Experts. You’ll explore full configurations and new features to show you firsthand how these technologies can transform your business.

Each All-Access pass holder is limited to 1 Hands-on Lab. Labs are eligible for Continuing Education credits. For more information and which sessions qualify, learn more in the Cisco Live 2021 section on the Cisco Continuing Education page.

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MEET THE AUTHORS

April 6-14

Hear from Cisco Press Authors covering a variety of topics and certification levels during these 45 minute Webex sessions. These sessions provide an opportunity to interact with the author in real-time to learn more about them and their story behind the book. Each All-Access pass holder is limited to 1 session. 

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

April 5-9

Connect with fellow attendees to discuss specific technology topics of interest. These 45-minute sessions are informal, small group discussions facilitated by Cisco technology experts. Each All-Access pass holder is limited to 1 session.

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DEVNET WORKSHOPS

April 6-15

DevNet sessions and workshops are open to all paid attendees, no experience required. Learn more about the newest Cisco APIs platforms, tools and topics.

Limit one per All-Access pass holder. DevNet workshops are eligible for Continuing Education credits. For more information and which sessions qualify, learn more in the Cisco Live 2021 section on the Cisco Continuing Education page. 

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CAPTURE THE FLAG

April 5-15

Join the Full Game session of Capture the Flag to get a gamified hands-on experience on a variety of Cisco products and solutions. Pick and choose games to solve real lab challenges, find flags to earn points and compete to be on the leaderboard.

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LEARNING MAPS

Dive deeper into technical learning with Cisco Live Learning Maps. These maps provide a curated set of sessions on specific technology topics, and include Anytime technical breakout sessions for All-Access pass holders.

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TECHNOLOGY TRACKS

All sessions are grouped into technology tracks so you can pick and choose sessions from specific areas most important to you.  

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Cisco Certification and Training program offers technology professionals an opportunity to build and advance their career path with cutting edge content, customized options and continuous learning. We are excited to extend exclusive offers to All-Access pass holders at Cisco Live 2021. Select one of the three options to choose from:

  • 50% off one written certification exam. Note: You’ll need to register for your exam from Feb 16 – April 1, 2021 and complete your exam from Feb 16 – May 16, 2021. SOLD OUT
  • 3-month subscription for Cisco Digital Learning & 1 free written exam for $1,700 USD/ 17 CLCs. Note: Time begins at point of purchase.
  • 6-month subscription for Cisco Digital Learning & 1 free written exam for $3,100 USD / 31 CLCs. Note: Time begins at point of purchase.

Appointments for certification exams are limited. Book early to reserve and receive your discount.

CAPTURE THE FLAG

Learn new technologies, obtain hands-on experience, and challenge yourself on a variety of Cisco products and solutions by solving real lab challenges in the Capture the Flag (CTF) game.

Session 1: Preview Game

February 16 – April 15

Open to both Explorer and All-Access pass holders.  A portion of the complete game will be unlocked for you to discover what Capture the Flag is all about.

Session 2: Full Game

April 5 – April 15

Open to All-Access pass holders only.

Pick and choose from these Capture the Flag Technology Tracks:

  • Enterprise Networking – SD Access, SD WAN, Network Assurance and Automation, DNA Spaces, BYoD, ThousandEyes and more.
  • Security – Red Team and Blue Team Missions using both Open Source and Cisco Toolset. Involves hacking networks, endpoints, network and endpoint forensics, open source intelligence and more.
  •  Data Center and Cloud Networking – ACI Anywhere, Day 2 Operations using Network Assurance and Insights Suite, Cisco Intersight and more.
  • Meraki – Using Cisco Meraki Dashboard, implementing & interpreting – Wi-fi 6, Security & Routing, SD-WAN configurations, leveraging API resources, etc.
  • DevNet – Variety of Cisco API based missions for basics, networking, security, collaboration, and more.
  • Collaboration – Introducing for the first time. Collaboration CTF contains missions around Cisco Webex Control Hub offering a holistic view and control of all your Cisco Webex services!

Content is subject to availability, and considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Review all software requirements on the CTF portal to have a successful CTF experience.

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EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE

Watch to learn more about the educational opportunities at Cisco Live. Customize your on-site schedule with one-on-one meetings with Cisco experts and partners, technical sessions, hands-on training and more!

LABS & SEMINARS

LABS

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 features 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.

Learn more about instructor-led labs

TECHNICAL SEMINARS

Our comprehensive four-hour and eight-hour seminars address a wide variety of technology areas, design principles, and best practices. 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 in one-on-one discussions focused on your unique topics, questions and challenges.

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TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS CLINICS

The Technical Solutions Clinic is your opportunity to interact with the best and brightest engineers from Cisco’s award-winning Global Technical Assistance Center (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.

Learn More about Technical Solutions Clinics

WALK-IN LABS

Walk-in 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 Walk-in Labs are offered on a first come, first served basis. No scheduling is required.

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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.

Learn more about certifications

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Starting May 1 — Flash Sale on Labs & Technical Seminars

*Learning credits cannot be used to pay for discounted labs and seminars

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LABS & SEMINARS

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