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If you’ve attended any Cisco partner events lately, then you have certainly heard about the new opportunities for partners through the Solution Partner Program. We hope you are as excited as we are about the new membership tiers and the added benefits that come with this program.

We value your partnership with Cisco, and we designed this program for you, with the intention that the new membership tiers will better align with your unique business needs and increase your success.

If you haven’t had a chance to review the details about the membership tiers, please do so now and let us know what you think, as your feedback is important to us. It will help not only our partnership with you, but also with other partners as well.

Three Ways to Grow Your Business

There are three levels of membership in this program: Solution Partner, Preferred Solution Partner, and Strategic Solution Partner.

If you are currently in the Cisco Developer Network, you will receive a letter explaining how your existing membership level in the Cisco Developer Network maps into the new Solution Partner Program. You’ll also be advised of any new tier-level requirements.

Don’t worry, as an existing partner, you have up to one year to meet any new requirements for the tier of your choice before being automatically assigned to a tier within the program. We’ll continue to offer you program membership on your anniversary, or on your annual renewal date, and remember, you can advance tiers at any time by meeting the tier requirements.

Each tier brings incremental benefits and advancement criteria that recognize and reward your investment, commitment, and achievement. It’s our way of showing you how valuable your partnership is to us. Learn more about membership options here.

Let me know what you think in the comments section. You can also email us with questions specific to your membership in this program.

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5 Comments.


  1. The READ MORE links on the email I receievd all led to a message that said: This page no longer available.

    When and where will the information of the revamped SIP program be available?
    Thnaks a lot.

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    • Traci Soward

      Thanks, Ian. We will cover this info in our Power Hour Webinar on July 16th at 9 am PST. A webinar communication will be going out in a few weeks.

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  2. “If you are currently in the Cisco Developer Network, you will receive a letter explaining how your existing membership level in the Cisco Developer Network maps into the new Solution Partner Program”

    When should I expect this letter or notification on the three levels of the new program?

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    • Traci Soward

      Thanks, Chris. Cisco’s targeting for these to go out early in July. In general, if you have a solution that is Cisco Compatible with a current version of Cisco technology and provide 24×7 customer support, you could qualify for the Preferred Solution Partner tier.

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