This week, Cisco unveiled the winners of its 2012 Learning Partner Awards at its Global Learning Partner Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Cisco Learning Partners help Cisco prepare partners to meet their customers’ technology needs by providing technical and business-readiness authorized training and enablement. Cisco Learning Partners provide the advanced technical, certification, and product training to individuals that enable Cisco partners and customers to deploy technology and business solutions with greater confidence and increase the overall productivity and profitability of their businesses. Cisco authorized training provides a solid foundation of skills and resources to enable channel partners to design, implement, and manage the latest converging technologies.

The Cisco Learning Partner Awards recognize exemplary Learning Partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices. These winners also  serve as a model to the industry. Criteria include:

  • Collaboration with Cisco and other Learning Partners
  • Developing innovative new programs to enhance the student experience
  • Acceleration of positive growth
  • Delivering the highest quality training and enablement for the channel

Award winners in various categories are below. 

Sakigake Innovation Award
Cisco awarded this year’s Sakigake Innovation awards by region to the Learning Partners who aggressively and innovatively leveraged technology to make Cisco IT training dramatically more proactive, productive, and essential to creating business value. These organizations also consistently think differently about what is required to compete in the future.

Regional winners in the Sakigake category are:

Cassini Collaboration Award
Learning Partners awarded in this category have demonstrated their dedication to collaboration, including business relationships and alliances that have helped them achieve exceptional results in Cisco IT Training.

Regional winners in the Cassini category are:

Chandrayaan Acceleration Award
Cisco awards the Chandrayaan Acceleration award to the Learning Partner in each region who achieves positive growth year over year. Accelerating opportunities to leverage and adopt technology is the key to long-term business growth and productivity.

Regional winners in the Chandrayaan category are:

Apollo Top Quality Award
Cisco awards the Apollo Top Quality award to the Learning Partner in each region who has demonstrated the best overall performance as measured by customer satisfaction survey results and commitment to high-quality training.

Regional winners in the Apollo category are:

Vega CLD of the Year Award

Our Learning Partners who demonstrate innovation and collaboration above and beyond their peers are winners in this category. Specifically, the Vega Cisco Learning Distributor (CLD) of the Year Award goes to the Learning Partner in each region that consistently focuses on innovative practices, achieving exceptional results in Cisco IT Training by going above and beyond in their business relationships and alliances.

Regional winners in the Vega category are:

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2012 Cisco Learning Partner Awards! And to learn more about what Cisco Learning Partners can do, visit the Cisco Learning Network.


Andres Sintes

Global Senior Director, Partner GTM

Global Partner Organization (GPO) - Digital Transformation & IoT