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Start a new year of tech learning with the experts from Cisco Learning & Certifications. Whether you’re looking to kick off your learning journey and power up to a Cisco certification or dip your toes in to test the waters of tech, the 12 Days of Learning gives you the insight you need to get on the path to tech career success and stay on track.

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There’s a certain kind of magic that happens at the start of something new.

Fresh. New. Reset. Intro. Begin. Start. Launch. See what we mean? Sometimes, just seeing the words gets us excited. (Don’t lie, you know you felt it.) Unfortunately, starting something new can be more intriguing than the actual follow-through.

“Not me,”  you think to yourself. “I’m committed, diligent, reliable…” 

Well, we hope you are right. Really—but even those with the best intentions and inspiration stray from the path. We start off strong and motivated, but once that fresh-new-feeling begins to dissolve… the likelihood of reaching that initial goal does, too. The truth is, we are all human—faults and failures included. But if you want to achieve your dreams, you have to be willing to accept the challenge to get there.

Sure, there’s something magical about a new beginning, but nothing compares to an epic, heroic ending. Ask any Cisco Certified individual to name the best part of their Cisco certification story, and you’ll likely hear about the moment they first saw that big bold PASS appear on their exam score report—the heroic end of their journey towards that particular certification.

The next part of the conversation usually goes something like this:

    • “Congrats! What did you use to study?”
    • “How long did it take you?”
    • “Can you share some advice for those preparing for Cisco cert exams?”

The truth about Cisco certification exams is that they are tough. They’re supposed to be. (Yes, that does include the CCNA.) But if you are willing to put in the work and be diligent, you can become the next certification success story. And we’re going to help you get there, starting with 12 days of learning.

12 Days of Learning at Cisco

When it comes to your Cisco certification journey, we’re here to help you succeed. That means helping you find the resources, support, and advice you need to keep learning, stay inspired, and continue to feel empowered to achieve your goals.

So, without further ado, let’s get started with 12 days of learning tips, and advice, directly from our technical advocates, experts, instructors, and wrapped up with a bow from all of us in the Learning & Certifications organization.

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Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned member of the Cisco learning community, remember that consistency is key. We hope that you found the 12 Days of Learning helpful.

Feel free to bookmark this page and return any time you want to revisit one of our 12 Days of Learning resources. Before you go, we would love to hear about your Cisco certification plans. Leave a comment below and tell us which exam you’re working towards right now and how we can help you get there.

Keep learning. Keep going. You have got this!

Thanks for reading,
Stef & Emma

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Stef Garraffa

Marketing Manager

Learning & Certifications

Emma Pearce

Marketing Manager

Learning and Certifications