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 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:


  • Certification
  • Cloud
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center
  • Enterprise Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobility
  • Security
  • Service Provider


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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.


Content Cafe Sessions


The Content Cafe offers 30 minute technical sessions, focused on brand new content. These are fast-paced introductions to the latest Cisco innovations and technologies.  These sessions are open to everyone.

Flip Sessions


These 2-part sessions “flip” the experience of onsite sessions. Watching the Part 1-Online session will be a prerequisite in order to attend the Part 2-Event Session.


Part 1-Online: Attendees are asked to watch a session from our online On-Demand Library pre-event.


Part 2-Event: Attend a 60-minute session with the speaker, ask questions and get more in-depth information on the subject.


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.


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 & 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. 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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