The Cisco Designated VIP program recognizes the top external individual contributors in Cisco's online communities, including the Cisco Support Community (CSC), the Cisco Learning Network (CLN), and the Cisco Developer Network (CDN). Cisco Designated VIPs are recognized by their peers for their expertise and tireless contributions. Cisco Designated VIPs are generous, credible, and accessible to their peers, and their abundant participation is vital to community success. With this program, Cisco formally recognizes the positive, valuable influence our top individual members exert on the communities overall.
Registered members of the Cisco Support Community, the Cisco Learning Network or the Cisco Developer Network who are at least 18 years of age are eligible to participate in the VIP program. Because this program is intended to recognize Cisco's customers and partners who contribute in the communities, Cisco employees are not eligible to be Cisco Designated VIPs. Cisco reserves the final right to select or remove Designated VIP status for an individual.
Each Cisco community may have slightly different criteria for members to qualify for VIP status. Wherever you see a community member identified as a Cisco Designated VIP, you can trust their experience and expect high quality contributions.
Designated VIPs will have a "badge" placed next to their user name on the communities to announce their achievement. The badge will indicate their Designated VIP status and display the category in which they earned their status. In addition to this public recognition, Designated VIPs are provided access to Cisco in a variety of ways. Designated VIPs may be invited to advise the communities on community direction, features, and other items. In addition, Cisco Subject Matter Experts may meet privately with Designated VIPs to discuss different technologies and other topics of interest. As the program evolves, Designated VIPs can expect additional benefits.
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Each Cisco community may have slightly different criteria for members to qualify for Designated VIP status. Wherever you see a community member identified as a Cisco Designated VIP, you can trust their experience and expect high quality contributions.
Cisco Designated VIPs are committed to helping others make the most of Cisco solutions and products, through discussions, document collaboration, conferences, forums, networks, user groups and wikis, as well as their own blogs, videos, articles, websites, podcasts and videos.
These power users are passionate about the technologies they work with every day. And they share that enthusiasm plus their compounded knowledge-base by answering hundreds, if not thousands, of questions monthly and contributing around the communities.
The CLN has been a great community for me to participate in, both driving my own learning but helping me grow as a professional. The breadth of topics that arise constantly remind me of how diverse the perspective can be within the IT community and adds value to my own skill set by taking that lesson to my customers. Being able to help give back to the community by trying to help those still early in their journey has been very personally rewarding, watching people who join find success time and time again.- Travis
Cisco Designated VIP
Cisco Learning Network