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 2019, 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.



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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 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.


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.


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).


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Technical Seminars


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 28, these Technical Seminars complement their corresponding technology breakout sessions.


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Meet the Engineer

The Meet the Engineer program provides you the opportunity to connect with Cisco engineers for informal 1:1 discussions on the topics that matter most to you.


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Tech Circles

During lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, join a Cisco expert and your peers in group discussions focusing on the technical topics of your choice. Tech Circles offers a deep dive and lively discussions on the issues that everyone is talking about at Cisco Live.


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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.


At Cisco Live 2018, Barcelona Technical Solutions Clinics were available for the following technology areas:


  • VPN
  • Firewalls
  • Cloud Security
  • Wireless & AAA
  • Collaboration & Video
  • Cloud Collaboration
  • Data Center & Cloud
  • Data Center Switching
  • Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Network Services Orchestrator (NSO ecosystem)
  • Enterprise Routing & Switching
  • Digital Network Architecture (DNA)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Service Provider Infrastructure

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.


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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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