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For the Love of Learning: We’re Here for You at Cisco Live 2024 Las Vegas!


Cisco Live is all about learning, as are Cisco Learning & Certifications and Cisco U. We’re here to provide the opportunities you need to learn everything you can and apply your newfound knowledge as soon as possible in the tech career you want. Cisco Live 2024 promises to enlighten and educate more than ever this year, with enriching opportunities to help you build skills and achieve your future career goals.

June 2–6 in Las Vegas, NV, we’ll be introducing so many new learning opportunities, especially those surrounding AI, Cloud, Security, and of course, Automation—all of which are front runners in the future of your work. (Learn more about these themes and learning sessions in the next Cisco Live blog by Kareem Iskander.)

Read on to find out what’s in store for your next learning and certification journey as well as more nuggets to look forward to in Vegas. We hope to see you there!

Learning & Certifications joins forces with DevNet

Learning & Certifications is joining forces with DevNet at Cisco Live to introduce a new end-to-end experience, the Up-Skill Hub. Here is where innovation, knowledge, and community come together to provide a unified up-skilling journey and ensure you get the most out of your time with us. Within the Up-Skill Hub, you’ll have the chance to engage with Learning & Certifications and visit the DevNet Zone. Then, head into the brand-new Skills Stage and the Cisco U. Theater—all in one spot.

  • The DevNet Zone will feature how-to sessions, hands-on workshops, a DevNet Sandbox arcade, and the space to share your feedback in real time on Cisco’s products and solutions. Collaborate with technical experts through design thinking exercises and live Q&A.
  • On the Skills Stage, you’ll see demos with experts leading both sessions, which will cover popular Cisco platforms, including Catalyst Center, Thousand Eyes, Meraki, and IOS XE. From ClickOps to Automation, you’ll step into a guided technical journey that will transform your workflows from command line, GUI, and dashboards into the world of IDE, APIs and automation, helping you optimize and scale your deployments.

Limited seating is available, so register today! 

All roads lead to the Cisco U. Theater

You’ll find the Cisco U. Theater inside the Learning & Certifications space (we also live stream on YouTube). With so many technical themes, you can drop in for impromptu sessions whenever you want—in person or virtually. Check out the Session Catalog to see what’s on the docket for the Cisco U. Theater. You can add these sessions to your schedule, or just stop by when you have a minute, regardless of your registration package.

Join us in the Cisco U. Theater or watch online from anywhere.

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Automating with Continuing Education

Automation is one of our big themes this year, and naturally, the Learning & Certifications team has automated the tedious task of logging Continuing Education (CE) credits, which means less manual data entry, fewer manual submission headaches, and a more seamless learning and recertification experience so you can stay focused on learning.

As you are planning your Cisco Live experience, keep an eye out for sessions that are eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credits. For a breakdown of how many credits you can earn per session, please visit the Cisco Continuing Education Program.

You can also earn CE credits at Cisco Live by completing Capture the Flag missions.

Rev Up to Recert: Nexus Dashboard

Rev Up to Recert gives you free, limited-time access to premium learning content. What’s more, if you are an active Cisco certification holder, you can also earn CE credits! Now through July 8, 2024, you can learn and earn 26 CE credits with free access to the Cisco Data Center Nexus Dashboard Essentials | DCNDE Learning Path in Cisco U.

Need more CE credits to recertify? You can also complete the Understanding Cisco Network Automation Essentials | DEVNAE Learning Path for free.

There’s never been a better time to certify

Learning never stops, especially when you’re part of a growing and changing industry such as ours. We get it, and we’re here to make your certification process as painless as possible.

As Cisco’s only organization to create certifications, Learning & Certifications offers ANSI-certified industry certifications that reflect the skills you need in the industry today and tomorrow. We serve more than 1 million Cisco Learning Network members and just celebrated the 30th Anniversary of our CCIE program in 2023.

Check out these on-site certification opportunities:

  • Don’t forget to schedule your exam on-site for 50% off. Space is limited, so schedule your exam early.
  • We will now offer CCST exams at no cost to attendees who schedule and test on-site.
  • You can also earn CE credits when you register for eligible sessions.
  • Not attending Cisco Live this year? Up your chances for exam success with Cisco Exam Safeguard! If you don’t succeed at your first exam attempt, retry at no additional cost. For added assurance, you can upgrade to Safeguard Plus to gain access to official Cisco exam review practice tests.

Also within the Learning & Certifications space are demos, the Certification Lounge, and Cisco Modeling Labs (Cisco’s premier platform for network simulation).

Save on Cisco Modeling Labs during Cisco Live!

Save 25% on CML-Personal / -Personal Plus from June 2–6, 2024. (No code required.)

Save more: Get scanned in the Learning & Certifications space to save 50% off. Ask us how.

Get ready for CCNA v1.1 updates

In the ever-changing world of networking and IT infrastructure, it’s critical to stay up to date in the latest technology trends. That’s why the CCNA certification is undergoing some minor (but important) updates. Beginning August 20, 2024, the 200-301 CCNA exam topics will include Generative AI, Cloud Network Management, and Machine Learning. These topics are obviously important, relevant areas for today’s IT professionals (or anyone aspiring to become a networking professional).

Rest assured these are minor updates to the overall exam and account for only 10 percent of the updated questions. So if you’re studying for your CCNA certification exam today, keep going. You have plenty of time to complete the current exam!

Exam topics are available now for download.

Happy Birthday, Cisco U.!

Do you love cupcakes as much as I do? If so, you’ll want to join us during our first Happy Hour on Tuesday at 4 pm in the Learning & Certifications space. We’ll be celebrating one year of Cisco U., our new digital learning experience that continues to offer you personalized recommendations and progress tracking for your learning, with diverse content types to suit your learning style as well as community connections to keep you engaged. Over the past year, Cisco U. has enhanced learner features, enterprise features, and commerce capabilities.

Cisco U. recommends content just for you and your team. You’ll receive:

  • Support from your peers
  • Holistic training for Cisco products and beyond
  • Personalized, self-paced learning
  • In-depth, multi-vendor training

And we’re not done yet! You can look forward to even more content as we grow. Stay tuned!

Subscriptions to Cisco U. include one year’s access to Cisco in-depth product, solution, and certification training and labs, plus Cisco-adjacent content to support multi-vendor tech stacks.

Learn more about Cisco U. or create a free account.

Stop by the Learning & Certifications space to learn more in person!

A digital experience

Not only are we live, we’re also online. Take a look at the Learning & Certifications Digital Events page, where you’ll find the latest offers and updates from Cisco Live for our entire #CiscoCert Community.

If you can’t make it to Vegas, check out our YouTube live-streaming playlist.

Prep help for Enterprise Network Assurance Specialist exam

Don’t prep alone! Get some help with the new Enterprise Network Assurance (ENNA) specialist certification study program, designed to help you reach your certification goals with confidence. The Network Assurance Prep Program is a free resource for Enterprise Network Assurance exam candidates, jam-packed with expert-led discussions and webinars, step-by-step guidance through the exam material, practice tests, and more. Don’t miss out; sign up today and get exam-ready. Sign up for Network Assurance Prep.

Let’s party!

  • The CCIE Party happens Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7pm – 10pm at the Virgin Hotel Sky Bar. Invite only please.
  • Join us for Happy Hour Tuesday and Wednesday (June 4 & 5), 2:30 to 3:30 in the Learning & Certifications space.

Something for everyone

Just remember, we are dedicated to your learning, whether you own your business, you’re seasoned in your career, you want to build your technical prowess, or you’re just starting out. There’s something for everyone here, and we know you’ll find useful and even inspiring information as you join us on this journey into your work future.

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