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 2020, 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 to make it easy to find the topics that interest you most. You can pick and choose from sessions in multiple tracks or use the recommended learning paths to focus on the specific areas 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 range from introductory to advanced skill levels and levels of technical difficulty are indicated by Session ID and Abstract. Sessions cover new, as well as feature/functionality updates to existing products and solutions.

Customer Success Stories


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.


DevNet Sessions


Hear how to get hands-on and develop on existing Cisco infrastructure using Cisco APIs. DevNet Zone sessions are all 45 minutes and are first come, first seated.


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.


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.




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.

Labs & 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 and IT Management 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 27, 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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Technical Solutions Clinics

Technical Solutions Clinics are an opportunity to interact with the best and brightest Cisco CX Global Center service experts. 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 different technology areas such as:


  • VPN
  • Firewalls
  • Cloud Security
  • Wireless & AAA
  • Viptela SD-WAN
  • Cloud Collaboration & Video
  • 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

Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs give you one-of-a-kind hands-on experience on a variety of Cisco products and solutions. These labs let you work through a 30-60 minute pre-designed scenario and explore full configurations and new features of different products and solutions.


Want to try one (or a few) yourself? All WISP labs are available on a first come, first served basis; no scheduling is required. Just approach the WISP labs area in the World of Solutions and start working!


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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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