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Multinational and Global Certification

Global Resale Partner Program

While Gold, Silver, Premier, and Select certifications are awarded based on an organization's ability to support customers within a single country or Cisco-defined country grouping, the Cisco Global Resale Channel Program recognizes partners that have expertise in selling and supporting Cisco solutions across the globe or multiple countries. There are two certifications available: Multinational and Global.

Multinational Certification

Multinational Certification recognizes partners that have expertise in selling, deploying and supporting Cisco architectural solutions across multiple countries within a given Cisco GEO territory. A partner that achieves the required number of Silver and Gold Certifications within the GEO will be recognized as a Multinational Certified Partner for that GEO. To qualify, a partner must have a multinational resale agreement in place. Please contact your Cisco partner account manager for more information.

Effective May 1, 2012, Cisco updated the Multinational Certification Program to reflect sub-regional certification options within the new Cisco GEO territories. The sub-regions allow a partner to choose specific areas in which they will hold the certifications to maintain multinational status.

The following represents the options for which a partner can maintain a multinational status. Each sub-region has a required number of Gold and Silver Certification badges which must be achieved and maintained in order to hold the Multinational status.

AMER

  1. US and Canada, 1 Gold and 1 Silver AND/OR
  2. LatAm 1 Gold and 2 Silver

EMEAR

  1. Europe 2 Gold and 2 Silver
  2. MEAR (Europe East, Middle East, Africa & Russia) 1 Gold and 2 Silver

    Note: if a partner achieves Multinational Certified status using both #1 and #2 options above, the partner will be recognized as Multinational Certified in the entire region of EMEAR

APJC

  1. Asia Pacific, OR
  2. Greater China, OR
  3. Asia Pacific plus Japan, OR
  4. Greater China plus Japan, OR
  5. Asia Pacific plus Greater China
Cisco Theater Certifications Required
United States and Canada Gold
Silver
1
1
Europe Gold
Silver
2
2
Latin America Gold
Silver
1
2
Europe East
Middle East & Africa
Russia (CIS)
Gold
Silver
1
2
Japan (not MN) Gold 1
Asia Pacific Gold
Silver
2
1
Greater China Gold
Silver
1
1
TOTAL Gold
Silver
9
9

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Multinational Partners - US & Canada

US & Canada:

Multinational Partners - Europe

Europe

Multinational Partners - Latin America

Latin America

Multinational Partners - Eastern & Central Europe

Eastern & Central Europe

Multinational Partners - APAC

APAC

Multinational Partners - Greater China

Greater China

Multinational Partners - Japan

Japan

Global Certification

Global Certification recognizes partners with expertise and resources to plan, design, implement and operate Cisco networking solutions across the globe. To be Global Certified, a partner must have a global resale agreement and satisfy certification requirements across three continental regions as outlined below.

Geo Territory Certifications Required
AMER Gold
Silver
2
3
EMEAR Gold
Silver
3
4
APJC Gold
Silver
4
2
TOTAL Gold
Silver
9
9

Global Commerce

The Cisco Global Commerce Specialization recognizes partners that have a global presence and proven capability in providing consistent commerce and product logistics services to global customers. This recognition is based on demonstrated practices and capabilities in global order management, invoicing, product delivery logistics, and negotiating global customer agreements.

As a Cisco Global Commerce Specialized Partner, you can maximize credibility with global customers by leveraging your global presence. (Note: Global Commerce Specialization is a prerequisite for Global Certification)

In order to apply for this specialization, partners must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have a global resale agreement in place with Cisco Systems
  • Qualify as a Cisco Silver or Gold Certified Partner in at least one country in each Cisco theater or continent
  • Have an established legal presence in at least 20 countries