Training Levels & Session IDs

Training levels range from introductory to advanced, and levels of technical difficulty are indicated by Session ID and Abstract.

Training Levels

Levels of technical difficulty are used to set expectations for attendees. It indicates the anticipated level of experience the attendee should have with the technology before participating in the session, so that they can best understand and appreciate the content. Levels of technical difficulty are indicated by Session ID and Abstract. The first number in a sequence for the session ID indicates the level of difficulty.


Level 1: Introductory or (BRKxxx-1000) Sessions are intended for the most basic, beginner-level audience. No prerequisites are assumed, and no prior knowledge of the subject matter is expected of the audience for a full understanding of the session content. 1000 Series (ex: BRKVVT-1005) is an introductory session.


Level 2: Intermediate or (BRKxxx-2000) Sessions are intended for a technical audience who have some knowledge of the subject matter but who need additional information on the technology, architecture, protocol, design, deployment or troubleshooting details. 2000 Series (ex: BRKAGG-2102) is an intermediate level session.


Level 3: Advanced or (BRKxxx-3000) These sessions are intended for a very technical audience. The session content is focused on fine detail, therefore a thorough understanding of the intermediate level technical detail on a particular subject is assumed and expected for the audience to gain any benefit from an advanced level session. 3000 Series (ex: BRKRST-3015) is an advanced session.

Sessions IDs

 Abbreviation Session Type
BIT Big Ideas Theater
BRK Breakout Sessions
BSO Business Solution Overview
CCS Customer Success Story
CTH Content Cafe
DEV DevNet Session
FLP Flip Session
ITM IT Management Session
LAB Walk-in Self-Paced Lab
LTR Instructor-Led Lab
PSO Product & Strategy Overview
SOL Solutions Theater
TEC Technical Seminar
TTH Think Tank

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