Cisco Channel Partner Program

Cisco Learning Specialised Partner

Fast Lane takes you to your Cisco Partnership!

Broaden your skills across multiple technologies and deepen your skills within a specific technology area. Certifications and specializations grant credentials to resellers based on your Cisco expertise to help you better market your Cisco capabilities.

  • Expand Your Value, Boost Your Revenue
  • Enhance Expertise and Profits
  • Earn Credentials to Increase Market Share

Based on your individual business goals and strategy, we support you choosing the most appropriate options of Cisco´s Channel Partner Program. In close contact with your management we analyze your qualification gaps and needs to build a perfectly tailored training plan to ensure you have the requested certifications and qualifications for your desired Cisco partnership.


Channel Partner Program Overview

Cisco rewards partners for adding value to Cisco products and delivering a positive customer experience. Certifications and specializations measure criteria such as customer satisfaction and presales and postsales support capabilities—critical factors in becoming a trusted partner.

The Channel Partner Program focuses on a partner's ability to deliver intelligent networks and technology architectures built on integrated products, services, and software platforms. The program offers training in the latest Cisco solutions and architectures in addition to valuable branding resources.

How do certifications and specializations relate to one another?
Channel Partner Program certifications are similar to academic degrees. Some specializations are prerequisites for becoming certified while others provide specialized knowledge of certain technologies. Certification levels reflect a partner's technology skills breadth. The higher your level of certification, the more credentials and resources you need to meet the requirements.


Benefits to Becoming Certified and Specialized:

  • Market recognition and branding: Cisco partner certification recognizes your technology expertise, specializations, and individual career certifications.
  • Validation and credibility: As one of the world's strongest brands, the Cisco name lends added credibility to companies that achieve Cisco Certified Partner status.
  • Quality standards: An objective third party conducts annual audits that help protect the integrity and value of Silver and Gold Certified Partners and Master Specialized Partners, ensuring the inclusion of only the most qualified partners in our program.
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Certifications

Certification reflects a breadth of skills across certain technologies and is based on your organization's ability to support customers within a single country or country grouping. Country-level certifications range from entry to highest level: Select, Premier, Silver, Gold, Multinational, and Global Certification.

meetingSelect Certification
Identifies partners that focus on selling into the small business market; recognizes and rewards partners who have achieved the Cisco Small and Midsized Business Specialization or Express Security Specialization.


meetingPremier Certification
Identifies and rewards Express Foundation Specialized Partners, Express Collaboration Specialized Partners or partners with any one of the Cisco Architecture Specializations. This certification reflects the partner's increasing technical competency in the integration of basic routing and switching, wireless LANs, collaboration and security technologies.


Cisco-channelpartnerprogrammaSilver Certification (retires April 1, 2016)
Recognizes partners with expanded capabilities in areas of solution and architecture selling. Silver Certified Partners have either achieved two Architecture Specializations or one Advanced Specialization and one Architecture Specialization.


Cisco-channelpartnerprogrammaGold Certification
Offers the broadest range of expertise across four high growth market opportunities known as architecture plays-Borderless Networks, Collaboration, Data Center Virtualization, and IP Next-Generation Network. Gold Certified Partners have also integrated the deepest level of Cisco Lifecycle Services expertise into their offerings and demonstrate a measurably high level of customer satisfaction.


meeting Multinational Certification
Recognizes partners with expertise in selling, deploying, and supporting Cisco integrated solutions across multiple countries within a given Cisco geographical region. Partners that achieve the required number of Silver and Gold Certifications within the region will be recognized as Multinational Certified Partners for that region. To qualify, partners must have a multinational resale agreement.


meetingGlobal Certification
Recognizes partners with the expertise and resources to plan, design, implement, and operate Cisco networking solutions across the globe. Global Certified Partners must have a global resale agreement and satisfy certification requirements across three continental regions.

Express Specializations

Express-level specialization is for partners who want to increase their technical proficiency in the area of foundation networking.

Express Collaboration

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE #700-104 #650-292

!FL-CSE6 Cisco Business Edition 6000 for Account Managers (BE6KAM) TelePresence Video Sales Specialist [eLearning]

Sales Engineer

#640-461 #700-101

Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration (ICOMM 8) Business Edition 6000 for Sales Engineers [eLearning]

Field Engineer

#642-437
OR
#642-436 #642-447
OR
#642-436
#500-007

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS (CVOICE 8)
The exam is not required if you hold one of the following certifications:
CCNP Voice, !, CCIE Collaboration. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1 8)
The exam is not required if you hold one of the following certifications:
CCNP Voice, !. Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions, Part 1 [eLearning]

Express Foundation

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE #646-365 CXFA

!FL-CSE6 Express Foundation Sales v1.0 [eLearning]

Sales Engineer

#648-375 CXFS

Express Foundation Sales v1.0 [eLearning]
Express Foundation Technology v1.0 [eLearning]

CCDA OR CCDP OR
CCDE OR any CCIE.

Field Engineer

#648-385 CXFF

Express Foundation Technology v1.0 [eLearning]

CCNA R&S OR CCNP R&S OR any CCIE.

Express Security – Email

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-580 ASAM

Selling Advanced Security for Account Managers Version 4.0 [eLearning]

Engineer

#642-584 SSSE #700-280 ESFE

Advanced Security for Systems Engineers (SSSE) v4.0 [eLearning] Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (Partner Training) (PASESA)

Express Security – IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems)

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#700-295 IPSEAM

IPS Express Security Sales Training [eLearning]

Engineer

#500-290 IPSEE

Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System Express (SSFIPSE)
IPS Express Security Technical Training [eLearning]

Express Security - NGFW (Next-Generation Firewall)

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-580 ASAM

Selling Advanced Security for Account Managers Version 4.0 [eLearning]

Engineer

#500-258 SAEXS

Cisco ASA Overview (SAAOV) [eLearning]
Cisco ASA Express Security v1.5 (SAEXS)

Express Security – Web

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-580 ASAM

Selling Advanced Security for Account Managers Version 4.0 [eLearning]

Engineer

#642-584 SSSE #650-568 WSFE OR
#700-281 WSFE

Advanced Security for Systems Engineers (SSSE) v4.0 [eLearning] Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance v2.0 (SWSA)

Express Video

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#700-001 VSSR

Cisco Video Solutions Sales Course (CVSS) [eLearning]

Engineer

#500-007 VTVS1

Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions Part 1 (VTVS1) [eLearning]

Small and Midsize Business

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#700-505

Partnering with Cisco for SMB Sales [eLearning] OR
Cisco Architectures for SMB Sales [eLearning]

Engineer

#700-501

Partnering with Cisco for SMB Engineers [eLearning] OR
Cisco Architectures for SMB Engineers [eLearning]

Advanced Technology Specializations

Advanced and Architecture-level specializations help partners meet a wide range of customer needs, from small businesses to larger enterprise organizations.

Gold Certification requires three Advanced Architectures. Two are mandatory: Enterprise Networks Architecture and Security Architecture. The third must be the Collaboration Architecture, Data Center Architecture, or Advanced IP NGN Architecture.

Architecture Specializations can also be applied toward Premier Certification or Silver Certification.

Advanced Internet of Things - Connected Safety and Security

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#700-803 IOTCSSAM #700-801 IOTSF

IoT Connected Safety and Security Sales Training [eLearning]

IoT Sales Fundamentals [eLearning]

Selling Business Outcomes (Note: This requirement starts mid-March 2015. Partners applying before that date may be approved without this requirement.)

Systems Engineer

#100-101 ICND1 OR CCNA or higher (any type CCNP or CCIE)
AND
#648-238 CCPS1

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1) OR
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 (ICND2) (for CCNA Option)
AND
Video 101: Introduction to Video Concepts [eLearning]
Transfer of Information (TOI) [eLearning]
Implementing IP Video Surveillance Solutions (VS-ILT)

Field Engineer

#100-101 ICND1 OR CCNA or higher (any type CCNP or CCIE)
AND
#648-238 CCPS1

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1) OR
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 (ICND2) (for CCNA Option)
AND
Video 101: Introduction to Video Concepts [eLearning]
Transfer of Information (TOI) [eLearning]
Implementing IP Video Surveillance Solutions (VS-ILT)

Training Requirements Not Allocated to Job Roles

CCNA (any type) or higher (any type CCNP or CCIE)

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1) (for CCNA R/S) Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 (ICND2) (for CCNA R/S)

Advanced Internet of Things - Industry Expert

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#700-801 IOTSF

IoT Sales Fundamentals [eLearning]

Selling Business Outcomes (Note: This requirement starts mid-March 2015. Partners applying before that date may be approved without this requirement.)

Systems Engineer

#600-601 IMINS

Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)
Networking Fundamentals for Industrial Control Systems (INICS) [eLearning]

Field Engineer

Path 1:
#100-101 ICND1 AND
#600-601 IMINS OR
Path 2:
CCNA (any type) or higher (any type CCNP or CCIE)

Path 1:
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
AND
Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)
OR
Path 2:
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

Advanced Internet of Things - Manufacturing

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#700-802 IOTMAM #700-801 IOTSF

Cisco IoT Manufacturing Sales [eLearning]

IoT Sales Fundamentals [eLearning]

Selling Business Outcomes (Note: This requirement starts mid-March 2015. Partners applying before that date may be approved without this requirement.)

Systems Engineer

#500-801 IOTMfgCFSE #600-601 IMINS

IoT Manufacturing for Systems Engineers Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)

Field Engineer

Path 1:
#100-101 ICND1 AND
#600-601 IMINS OR
Path 2:
CCNA (any type) or higher (any type CCNP or CCIE)

Path 1:
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
AND
Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)
OR
Path 2:
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

Advanced Core & WAN Technology

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE

!FL-CSE6

Systems Engineer

#500-452

!FL-ENCWEPW

CCDP OR CCDE

Field Engineer

-

-

CCNP R&S OR CCIE R&S

Advanced Unified Access Technology

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE

!FL-CSE6

Systems Engineer

#640-722 #642-732 #500-451

Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS) !FL-ENUAEPW

CCDA OR CCDP OR
CCDE

Field Engineer

#642-732

Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS)

CCNA Wireless OR
CCNP Wireless OR
CCIE Wireless

Advanced Unified Computing Technology

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE #650-987 PSDCUCAM

!FL-CSE6 Cisco Data Center Unified Computing for Account Managers (DCUCAM v1.1) [eLearning]

Systems Engineer

#642-998 DCUCD

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)

Field Engineer

#642-999 DCUCI

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

Advanced Unified Fabric Technology

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE #646-985 DCNSS

!FL-CSE6 Data Center Networking Solution Sales (DCNSS v3.0) [eLearning]

Systems Engineer

#642-996 DCUFD #642-997 DCUFI

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)

CCDA OR CCDP OR
CCDE OR any CCIE.

Field Engineer

#642-997 DCUFI #642-980 DCUFT

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT)

CCNA R&S OR CCNP R&S OR any CCIE.

Advanced Video

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#700-001 VSSR

Cisco Video Solutions Sales Course (CVSS) [eLearning]

Selling Business Outcomes (Note: This requirement starts mid-March 2015. Partners applying before that date may be approved without this requirement.)

Systems Engineer

#500-007 VTVS1

Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions Part 1 (VTVS1) [eLearning]

Field Engineer

#500-006 VTVS2

Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions Part 2 (VTVS2)

Advanced Architecture Specializations

Advanced and Architecture-level specializations help partners meet a wide range of customer needs, from small businesses to larger enterprise organizations.

Advanced Technology Specializations can be applied towards Silver Certification. Gold Certification requires three Advanced Architecture Specializations: Borderless Network Architecture (mandatory), Collaboration Architecture, Data Center Architecture and/or Advanced IP NGN Architecture Specializations. Architecture Specializations can also be applied toward Premier Certification or Silver Certification.

Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE

!FL-CSE6

Architecture Systems Engineer

#640-722 #642-732 #500-451 #500-452

Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS) !FL-ENUAEPW !FL-ENCWEPW

CCDP OR CCDE

Field Engineer

#640-722

Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE)

CCNP R&S OR CCIE R&S

Advanced Security Architecture

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE #700-260 ASAAM

!FL-CSE6 Selling Advanced Security Architecture [eLearning]

Architecture Systems Engineer

#500-265 ASASE

Security Architecture Technology [eLearning]

CCDA OR CCDP OR CCDE
OR CCNA Security OR CCIE Security

Field Engineer

#500-285 SSFIPS #500-275 SSFAMP

Securing Cisco Networks with FireSIGHT Intrusion Prevention System (SSFIPS) Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire FireAMP Endpoints (SSFAMP)

CCNP Security OR
CCIE Security

Advanced Collaboration Architecture

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE #700-037 PSACAS

!FL-CSE6 QuickStart for Collaboration Architecture [eLearning]
Selling the Collaboration Architecture v2 [eLearning]

Architecture Systems Engineer

#700-039 PSACASE

QuickStart for Collaboration Architecture [eLearning]
Selling the Collaboration Architecture v2 [eLearning]
Collaboration Architecture Technology v2 [eLearning]

CCDA OR CCDP OR CCDE
OR ! OR
CCIE Collaboration

Field Engineer

#700-038 PSACAFE

Collaboration Architecture Technology v2 [eLearning]

CCNP Voice OR
! OR
CCIE Collaboration

Advanced Data Center Architecture

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE #650-987 PSDCUCAM
#646-985 DCNSS

!FL-CSE6 Cisco Data Center Unified Computing for Account Managers [eLearning]
Quickstart for Data Center/Virtualization Architecture [eLearning] Data Center Networking Solution Sales [eLearning]

Architecture Systems Engineer

#650-987 PSDCUCAM
#642-996 DCUFD #642-998 DCUCD

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing for Account Managers [eLearning]
Quickstart for Data Center/Virtualization Architecture [eLearning] Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)

Field Engineer 1 Unified Computing

#642-999 DCUCI #642-035 DCUCT

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT)

Field Engineer 2 Unified Fabric

#642-997 DCUFI #642-980 DCUFT

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT)

CCNP Data Center OR CCNP R&S OR
CCIE Service Provider OR CCIE Design OR
CCIE ISP Dial OR
CCIE R&S OR
CCIE Security OR
CCIE SNA/IP Integration OR CCIE Service Provider Comprehensive OR
CCIE Storage Networking OR ! OR
CCIE WAN Switching OR CCIE Wireless OR
!

Advanced IP Next-Generation Network Architecture

Role

Test

Recommended Training

Prerequisites

Account Manager

#646-206 CSE #650-752 PANGNS

!FL-CSE6 Selling the IP NGN Architecture [eLearning]
Cisco MATE Training for Account Managers v1.0 (Optional) [eLearning]
COLT Assessment: Cisco MATE for Account Managers v1.0 (Optional) [eLearning]

Systems Engineer

#650-754 PANGNSE

Selling the IP NGN Architecture [eLearning]
IP NGN Architecture Technology [eLearning]

CCNA Service Provider OR
CCIE Service Provider

Field Engineer

#650-756 PANGNFE

IP NGN Architecture Technology [eLearning]

CCNP Service Provider OR
CCIE Service Provider

 

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