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 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

Sessions are organized into technology tracks to make it easy to find the topics that interest you most. You can pick and choose from sessions in multiple tracks to focus on the specific areas that matter most to you:

SESSION TYPES AND DIFFICULTY LEVELS

BREAKOUTS

Focused on technologies, architecture strategies, applications, and troubleshooting details for a particular Cisco solution or technology. Sessions range from introductory to advanced skill level and cover new products as well as feature or functionality updates to existing products. 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

CONTENT THEATER SESSIONS

Focusing on content delivered in a 30 min format in a theater.  Delivery should be fast, engaging and focus on new technologies. Not a deep dive. 30 minutes

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES

Delivered by Cisco customers and staff, focused on best practices and recommendations for deploying, managing and extending Cisco product features and capabilities. 60 minutes

DEVNET SESSIONS

Infrastructure and Application developer-focused technical sessions (API overviews, API deep dives, hands-on exercises, best practices and case studies). Learn about the newest Cisco API platforms and topics such as network programmability, developing with containers, blockchain, DevOps, IoT, and more. 45 minutes

DEVNET WORKSHOPS

Small group workshops with pre-figured laptops for Infrastructure Developers and Application Developers.  Get hands on with the newest Cisco APIs and developer tools for Network Automation, NetDevOps, IoT, Collaboration, Security and enterprise applications. 45 minutes

IT MANAGEMENT SESSIONS

Both general and breakout sessions cover the business of IT. The sessions should focus on best practices, case studies and experiences of how IT is delivering strategic value to the business. 30-60 minutes

PRODUCT & STRATEGY OVERVIEWS

Sessions delivering a high-level overview of a Cisco product or solution. Designed for customers to understand benefits and impacts of new technology products, trends or strategic approaches on their existing infrastructure. 60 minutes

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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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