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Posted by kebarrow Nov 17, 2016

* CCIE DC Techtorial

CCIE Data Center v2 Hardware & Software Blueprint - YouTube


CCIE Data Center v2 Transition Technologies Course


This course focuses on technologies, hardware platforms, and software features that have been newly introduced in the v2 blueprint, such as: Data Center Automation, Data Center Orchestration Tools, Cisco Cloud Offerings, Policy Drive Fabric & Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Nexus 9000 Series Switches, Nexus 5600 Series Switches, Nexus 2300 Series Fabric Extenders, UCS 4300 M Series Chassis, Virtual Extensible LANs (VxLAN), Multi-protocol Border Gateway Protocol Ethernet Virtual, Private Networks (MP-BGP EVPN) & Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP). This course will also cover the format changes in the CCIE Data Center v2 Lab Exam, which now includes a new 60 minute Diagnostic module, which is used to assess skills needed to successfully diagnose network related problems.


If you would like to view the entire course, visit to sign up for an All Access Pass!


Enterprise Networking

Posted by kebarrow Nov 17, 2016

Let's go to Nashville, TN! Cisco Geekfest - February 2017

It is with great excitement that the Cisco Americas Partner Organization (APO) is announcing our fifth annual Geekfest to be held in Nashville, Tennessee on February 21-23, 2017. This 'not to miss' event will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and the Nashville Music City Center, both one block away from the famous “Broadway strip” of Honky Tonks, bars and live music in downtown Nashville!


This exclusive event will include a keynote address from an industry expert and feature three days of technical content led by Cisco experts from Business Entities, APO, Software and Solutions Innovations Group, Advanced Services and DevNet. This, coupled with our ecosystem partner solution showcase allows us to expand on Cisco’s Digitization strategy to provide you the capabilities beyond the traditional single architecture mindset and think of new ways to address your customer’s needs. No topic is too technical during these three days of education, networking and fun!

More Information: Cisco Geekfest


CMNA for Partners

Posted by kebarrow Nov 17, 2016

CMNA is finally back!

Spend a day learning about Cisco Meraki and get free gear

Come experience the power of cloud networking for yourself. In this one-day hands-on technical training program, you’ll learn how to configure and use the most innovative and exciting features of Cisco Meraki cloud networks. Each session includes hands-on experience with the full stack of Cisco Meraki equipment, expert instruction from members of Meraki’s technical team and CMNA (Certified Meraki Networking Associate) certification upon successful completion.

All partner engineers that attend will receive a free:


Upcoming Sessions

Atlanta, GA Dec 13,14,15

Houston, TX Nov 30

Tampa, FL Jan 10,11,12

Go to and register!


Security Promos FY17

Posted by kebarrow Nov 17, 2016

Security Promotions for Partners - FY17

Firepower 4110 NGFW Promotion – Receive 4110 appliances at a discount of 33% off list price!

Security 6K Bundles Promotion

Simplied buying motion via single turnkey bundle SKU

WhIP: White Space Incentive Promotion

A US Commercial initiative, the White Space Incentive Promotion (WhIP), offers partners an additional 4 discount points for selling into white space accounts (Not stackable with other promotions such as Security Ignite or Account Breakaway) – US Only

Account Breakaway Program – NEW Security Track

Highly aggressive discount up to 62% on Hardware & Software on new Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) business.

Security Ignite

Receive special pricing when you actively identify and develop new next-generation security opportunities.

Security Ignite — AnyConnect Migration and Competitive Refresh

Eligible partners can earn up to a 65 percent discount when they attach AnyConnect to any ASA refresh or a non-Cisco remote access takeout.

Security Ignite - ASA and Competitive Refresh Promotion

Eligible partners can earn up to a 65 percent discount when they refresh ASA and competitive firewall products to the industry’s first, and only, threat-centric, next-generation firewall with FirePOWER Services platform.

Security Incumbency Renewal Program (SIRP)

Special pricing for renewing or upgrading your customers' security software licenses.

Security Volume Purchase (SVP) Program

PICK 3! A convenient and cost-effective way to purchase multiple flagship Cisco security technologies in customizable suites. Choose three or more qualified security technologies that you need. Customize the license count to your needs. Select a 1-, 3-, or 5-yr term license - and save!

Try and Buy Program for Email and Web Security

Order an Email or Web Security solution for your customer to try before purchasing.

Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Promotion

Take advantage of list price discounts on Cisco ASA next-generation firewalls with Cisco Firepower Threat Defense. Valid on the Threat Control, Advanced Malware, and URL filtering (TMC) subscription only.

Cisco Content Security TMP

Use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) to receive up-front credit when migrating from x160, x170 & purchasing Cisco x90 solutions.

ASA with FirePOWER Services Promotion

Take advantage of list price discounts on Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall with FirePOWER Services. Valid on Threat Control (TA) or on Threat Control, Advanced Malware, and URL filtering (TAMC) subscriptions.

Cyber Threat Defense Bundles

Get Lancope StealthWatch at a 36% discount by purchasing Catalyst switch promotional bundles.

ASA 5500 and FWSM to ASA 5500-X Next-Generation Firewall Migration

Receive trade-in credit when migrating to ASA 5500-X appliances.

Cisco FirePOWER Migration

Receive trade-in credits when migrating to Cisco FirePOWER security products through the Technology Migration Program.

Investment Protection Plan (IPP)

The Investment Protection Plan (IPP) offers credit to Cisco customers who want to migrate to Cisco FirePOWER Services. Customers can purchase FirePOWER subscriptions and new SMARTnet services through the standard process and apply credits from existing CX subscriptions. For SMARTnet/CIPS contracts process through Termination for Credit for payment towards a new purchase.

Nexus 7000 Bundle and ASA 5585-X with SSP-60 Bundle

Increase deal size by offering customers a discount when they purchase the Nexus 7000 Switch with the ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance.

Network as a Sensor Promotion

Get an additional 10% off Cisco Catalyst 3650 and 3850 switches, and Lancope solutions when selling at least 500 Lancope licenses with qualifying Lancope Stealthwatch bundles.

Cisco Solution Support Promotion – NEW!!

Use this limited-time promotion to get an additional 15 percent discount when selling a 36-month or longer Cisco Solution Support contract for eligible Intelligent WAN (IWAN) or Network Security products. Stack this discount on top of available theater service and OIP and TIP discounts.

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