What You Will Learn
Cisco Live 2018, Barcelona 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 and learning paths 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 technology area that matter most to you.
- Data Center
- Enterprise Networks
- Internet of Things
- Network Transformation
- Service Provider
Session Types and Difficulty Levels
Breakout sessions at Cisco Live focus on the latest technologies, architecture strategies, applications and troubleshooting tactics. Sessions are 90-120 minutes long, range from introductory to advanced skill levels and cover new, as well as feature/functionality updates to existing products and solutions.
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.
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.
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.
Labs and Technical 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. Main Conference attendees are entitled to one four-hour Instructor Led Lab session (subject to availability).
Our comprehensive four-hour and eight-hour Technical Seminars address a wide variety of technology areas, design principles, and best practices. Offered only on Monday, January 29, these Technical Seminars complement their corresponding technology breakout sessions.
Meet the Engineer
Lunch and Learn
During lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 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. Just drop by when your schedule allows.
Clinics will be available for the following technology areas:
- Firewalls, VPN, AAA
- Cloud security
- Collaboration and Cloud collaboration
- Service Provider infrastructure
- ACI, SDN, Network transformation
- Service Provider NFV and orchestration
- Routing and Switching
Walk-in Self-Paced Labs
Cisco Live’s Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs give you one-of-a-kind hands-on experience on a variety of products and solutions from Cisco. You’ll have the chance to:
- Work through pre-designed scenarios that show you firsthand how these technologies can transform your business.
- Explore full configurations and new features, so you can make informed recommendations on which solutions are right for your workplace.
- Access the Cisco Digital Learning Solution that includes CCNA and CCNP course material, training videos, hands-on lab exercises, and assessments.
All WISP labs are available on a first come, first served basis.
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.