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Cisco Worldwide Learning Partner Channel Continues to Build Momentum; Innovates to Support Growth of Technology Architectures

Adoption of Education Specializations Triples in Two Quarters, Maps to Evolving

Networking Job Roles While Bolstering Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction


SAN JOSE, Calif., – April 13, 2010 – Cisco today announced that its Worldwide Learning Partner Channel continues to accelerate the IT skills of Cisco channel partners and customers through its Authorized Learning Partners, and has achieved a significant milestone in the adoption of its recently announced Education Specializations.


Armed with certified comprehensive technical knowledge and skills, Cisco Learning Partners provide the advanced technology training to individuals that enable Cisco customers to deploy specific technology and business solutions with greater confidence and increase the overall productivity of their businesses.  Cisco’s Worldwide Learning Partner Program continues to evolve to deliver innovative training that provides networking professionals with an up-to-date understanding of the latest technologies.


Key Facts and Highlights


·        As a key group of partners authorized by Cisco to deliver technical, certification, product and solutions training, Cisco Learning Partners are uniquely qualified to develop, customize and deliver market-leading training on the latest advances in Cisco technology to customers and partners worldwide.

·        There are more than 370 Cisco Authorized Learning Partners globally.

·        There are 2,304 Cisco Certified instructors worldwide who collectively hold 11,686 course certifications and are authorized to deliver training.

·        The program continues to grow with Cisco’s Learning Partners now reaching over 300,000 IT professionals annually.


Latest Developments


·        Since the initial introduction in October of 2009, the number of Education Specialized Cisco Learning Partners has tripled.  Cisco Channel Education Specializations were designed to identify Learning Partners who exhibit focused training capabilities in offering the complete set of Cisco Authorized courses and certifications, aligned to Cisco advanced technologies.

·        Significant drivers in partner adoption are attributed to Cisco’s focus on an architectural view of the network. The escalation of partners adopting the Education Specializations underscores the success of the program in meeting customer and market demands, and highlights Cisco’s commitment to ensuring its partners and customers are able to derive the most productive return on their network investment.

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