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Tech learners, it’s the week you have been waiting for. It’s time to come together with experts and thousands of your peers to connect, learn, and advance your career with the Learning & Certifications team at Cisco Live Amsterdam, February 5-9, 2024. 

Let’s dive into how you can make the most of your Cisco Live 2024 experience with us, Cisco Learning and Certifications, whether you join us in person or online.

Read on to explore which topics to keep top of mind, as well as the opportunities, special offers, and activities we have planned for this week. 

Embrace the Multicloud Era with Cisco Learning and Certifications at Cisco Live Amsterdam

As technologies, capabilities, and practices race ahead, unleashing new capabilities to transform how we think about, design, and operate network infrastructure, we empower you—and your team—to keep pace. Today, organizations continue to migrate to public, private, and hybrid clouds at a breakneck pace, rendering multicloud expertise mission-critical.

This week, we invite you to immerse yourself in the rapidly expanding arena of Cloud Connectivity, Security, and Network Assurance, starting with an overview of our all-new Cisco Multicloud Certifications.

Enterprise Network Cloud Connectivity

While Cisco isn’t the cloud, we are what connects the cloud. We connect cloud providers (like AWS and Google) to their cloud customers, and those customers to their own customers, employees, vendors, and so on; the chain of connectivity continues on down, connecting every single user. That means seamless cloud connectivity, without compromising security.

The new Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity (ENCC 300-440) 1.0 specialization recently joined the CCNP Enterprise certification track as a new concentration exam, earning network enterprise professionals an Enterprise Cloud Connectivity Specialist certification. Getting Cisco Certified as an Enterprise Cloud Connectivity Specialist validates your skills in designing and implementing cloud connectivity, including architecture models, IPsec, SD-WAN, operation, and design.

The new ENCC exam is now available for testing. Pass this exam to earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Cloud Connectivity certification and fulfill the concentration exam requirement for the CCNP Enterprise certification.

Unlock Track 1 of the Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity | ENCC Learning Path in Cisco U. Free today.
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Secure Cloud Access

Uninterrupted, secure, frictionless digital experiences across multi-vendor, multi-vector, multicloud ecosystems. Secure Cloud Access focuses on the securing the network interconnectivity between public and private clouds; the manner in which enterprises provide users and devices access to applications and data.

The new Designing and Implementing Secure Cloud Access for Users and Endpoints v1.0 (SCAZT 300-740) v1.0 specialization ensures that everything you connect is done securely. SCAZT, joining the CCNP Security certification track’s roster of concentration exam options, delves into emerging topics like Zero Trust, Security Service Edge (SSE), and Extended Detection and Response (XDR).

The SCAZT exam is available now for testing. Pass this exam, and you will earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Secure Cloud Access certification and satisfy the concentration exam requirement for the CCNP Security certification.

Unlock Track 1 of the Designing and Implementing Secure Cloud Access for Users and Endpoints | SCAZT Learning Path in Cisco U. Free today.
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Enterprise Network Assurance

End-to-end visibility, proactive monitoring, and automated solutions—whether you own the network 0r not. That’s the power of Network Assurance. Earning the new Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Network Assurance means that you have the ability to understand, monitor, and diagnose network issues across complex multicloud network architecture.

The backbone of this new CCNP Enteprise concentration goes beyond the ability to survive in a multicloud network environment: It shows the world that you have the power to harness the full potential of powerhouse solutions like ThousandEyes, Catalyst Center, AppDynamics, and Catalyst SD-WAN.

 

Designing and Implementing Enterprise Network Assurance (300-445 ENNA) 1.0 will be available for testing on May 20, 2024. Instructor-led training and a self-paced Learning Path will arrive in Cisco U. in April 2024.

In The Hub with Learning and Certifications at Cisco Live Amsterdam

Discover how you can elevate your tech career with Cisco Learning and Certifications, located in The Hub.

  • Drop-in for Cisco U. Theatre sessions.
  • Test-drive Cisco U. and explore new tutorials and Learning Paths for SD-WAN, ENCC, SCAZT, and much, much more.
  • Kick back, relax, and connect with your peers in the Cisco Certifications Lounge.
  • Check out the latest features in Cisco Modeling Labs (CML) in a demo.
  • Chat with our experts about the latest certification updates and learning offers—like Cisco Training Bootcamps.
  • Ask us how you can save on Cisco learning products during Cisco Live Amsterdam.

Meet Cisco U. at Cisco Live Amsterdam

Tech learning, shaped to you. Cisco U. isn’t just a learning tool. It’s a tech learning experience built around you. Personalized guidance, based on your existing knowledge, interests, and tech career goals. Pre-skills assessments, used to tailor your tech learning plan to address knowledge gaps.

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Swing by Learning & Certifications space in The Hub to take Cisco U. for a test drive—or better yet, bring along a member of your team!

Join our experts in the Cisco U. Theatre

Drop in and grab a seat in the Cisco U. Theatre to hear 30-minute sessions on topics like automation, Meraki, SD-WAN, Wireshark, and more. Of course, you are welcome to add Cisco U. Theatre sessions to your scheduler. However, registration is not required.

Learn more about our new Cisco Multicloud Certifications in the Cisco U. Theatre:

 

Monday, February 5, 2024

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Can’t make it? Watch the live stream on our YouTube channel. Subscribe now

Get Cisco Certified at Cisco Live Amsterdam

Schedule your certification exam at the Testing Center and test onsite in Amsterdam for 50% off! (Book your exam as soon as you can. Space is limited!)

The ENCC and SCAZT exams, part of our new Multicloud Specialist Certifications, are now available for testing. Take advantage of the chance to save on your exam this week—it’s a great way to validate your skills, get recertified, and create a memory you won’t forget—all for less.

Even if you just want to preview the exam or go through a test-run, you never know: you just might become one of the first to become a Cisco Certified Specialist in Multicloud technologies. Before you take on the challenge, visit Cisco Multicloud Certifications to learn more and dive into the exam topics. You can also download the exam topics for all of our Cisco certification exams on the Cisco Learning Network.

If you are actively Cisco Certified, you can reset your recertification deadline another three years by passing exams at the same level—or higher. Here’s a breakdown of how it works: View Cisco Recertification Policy

Learn and Earn Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Cisco Live offers CE credits for eligible Cisco Live technical sessions, including:

  • Technical Breakouts (BRK): Learn about highly technical topics on a specific Cisco solution, product, or technology.
  • DevNet Workshops (DEWKS): Explore the newest Cisco API platforms.
  • Instructor-led Labs (LTR): Get hands-on experience with pre-designed scenarios.
  • Technical Seminars (TEC): Listen to an expert-led seminar on Cisco technology.

Visit Cisco Continuing Education to find out how many CE credits you can earn. Then, make sure you register for CE-eligible sessions before you attend.

Highlighted sessions (eligible for CE credits!)

Monday, February 5, 2024

2:15 PM – 6:45 PM CET | Session Room D404
DevNet Expert Techtorial – TECCRT-3778
Joe Clarke, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Distinguished Speaker
Ramses Smeyes, Distinguished Engineer – Data Center, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Distinguished Speaker
Hank Preston, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Distinguished Speaker

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM CET | Session Room A15
Multicloud Enablers in CCNP Certifications – BRKCRT-2679
Yusuf Bhaiji, Director, Global Certifications, Cisco Systems, Inc
Distinguished Speaker

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8:30 AM – 12:30 PM CET | Lab 4 – E107
CCNP Enterprise Hands-On Troubleshooting v2.0 – LTRCRT-2002
John Capobianco, Developer Advocate, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Distinguished Speaker
Patrick Gargano, Lead Content Advocate, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Distinguished Speaker

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM CET | Session Room A8
The All-Access Guide to Prep for Your CCNA – BRKCRT-1001
Bikram Gandhok, Exam Program Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.

View session

 

Thursday, February 8, 2024

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM CET | Lab 3 – E105
Building Python Applications for DevNet Professional and Expert Candidates – LTRCRT-3100
Hank Preston, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Distinguished Speaker
Akhila Pumukuntla, Software Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

View session

 

NEW: Earning Continuing Education credits is now a fully automated experience. All you need to do is sign log in to the CE portal and accept the terms and conditions of the Continuing Education User Agreement. Next, make sure you sign/badge in to your CE-eligible session at Cisco Live, and we’ll take care of the rest. Learn more

Capture the Flag (CTF) to earn even more CE credits

In addition to earning CE credits for attending qualifying Cisco Live learning and teaching sessions, you can now earn CE credits for completing Capture the Flag missions. Capture the Flag missions focus on specific Technology Tracks, including Enterprise Networking, Data Center and Cloud, Security, Meraki, and Collaboration.

These missions are a fun way to test your skills with real lab challenges utilizing a variety of Cisco solutions as you collaborate with your innovative peers. Visit The HUB to get started! Learn more

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Lacey Caldwell Senko

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