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Cisco's CCIE Blockbuster: 10 Things Partners Need To Know About Cisco's New Certification Program

Mark Haranas

Certification Blockbuster

Cisco is changing how individuals can become Cisco-certified through its new Continuing Education Program, cutting out the need to keep taking certification exams.

The program allows any certified Cisco individual to become recertified by obtaining credits towards a specific certification through online courses, instructor-led training or participating in sessions during an event.

"We're focused on really upscaling our certified base," said Tejas Vashi, senior director of product strategy and marketing for Cisco Services, in an interview with CRN. "Everything that we're doing here will help the partner ecosystem … We've never done anything like this before in terms of certifications."

Here are 10 things channel partners and Cisco certified individuals need to know about the new program.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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