Associate Network Consulting Engineer Program (A-NCE)
This program will be offered in collaboration with a local Cisco Partner.
The Cisco Advanced Services team is a global organization charged with providing world class services to our customer base. Focused on premium customers, the AS team provides complex design, performance and optimization services to the largest networks in the world. Additionally, the AS team is at the forefront in implementing Cisco leading edge Advanced Technologies worldwide.
This is a fast paced, high impact environment where you will directly contribute to the success of Cisco's customers in deploying and utilizing the latest networking technologies. You will see a wide variety of real world customer networks and be constantly challenged to expand your networking knowledge, ability to improve customer networks and to implement new services on the IP network infrastructure.
You will become the Cisco expert that customers demand.
The Network Consulting Engineer role is an ideal career for people who can combine great technical expertise with good communication skills. In the Cisco Advanced Services team you will work with the latest technologies and work together with the best technical experts in the industry. At Cisco you will find the opportunity to do a lot of training and be in contact with the people who develop and build our solutions.
The Advanced Services team is highly motivated and a place where people have a lot of fun doing their job. As part of your development, the ANCE (Associate Network Consulting Engineer) Program will provide a valuable, extensive and intense work experience - using the Cisco model of education, exposure and experience.
This training program education in a classroom environment, followed by exposure in a mentored environment while you gain experience via hands on work. This is the Cisco EEE (Education/Exposure/Experience) learning framework. The end result is that you will be a trained and capable Network Consulting Engineer (NCE) as part of the Cisco Advanced Services (AS) team
Your training and development will be done in conjunction with a local Cisco Partner and will comprise the following rotations:
- Phase I: 6 months: Based in one of several regional locations including Jordan and South Africa
You will spend 100% of your time training to acquire the technical experience, trouble-shooting, process, professional and other skills to perform as a Cisco Associate Network Consulting Engineer (aNCE) in the new millennium. Professional skills include: teamwork, inter-personal, presentation and consulting skills. It is expected that you will pass your CCNA and written CCIE examinations during this period.
- Phase II: 2 months: continued technical and professional training in Cisco’s Technical Assistance Center in one of several global locations including Brussels
- Phase III: 4 months: on the job training: a variable set of exposure and experience rotations for approximately 4 months in Amman, Jordan, or Johannesburg, South Africa, or other selected locations
The set of rotations will be determined by your target position/organization in AS. You will work on complex and in-depth networking problems requiring strong analytical, problem solving, and engineering skills. This could also include an additional rotation in a back-office Advanced Services support team to gain the exposure and experience in the world-class tools, process and people of the Advanced Services team. During this period you will receive education/exposure/experience in various technologies and AS processes.
- After the completion of Phase III, you will be assigned to an AS Delivery team in a direct customer-facing role. This may include relocation to another AS office
During the remainder of your first year you will also continue your development in the following areas: presentation skills, Quarterly Business Review process, AS tools & processes, participate in a CCIE study group and sit for the CCIE lab examination.
Your final work location will be determined prior to joining and is based on the requirements of the Cisco AS delivery teams.
Please read the candidate criteria and find out more about individual's experiences through the case studies.