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New Specialization No-Retest Rule
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Partner Specializations reflect the depth of your skills across certain technologies and architectures. Show your customers that you have expertise in Cisco technologies, architectures, and solutions. Our three levels of (Express, Advanced, and Master) represent increasing capabilities in sales, technical, and lifecycle services.
Express-levels are for partners who want to become more proficient in foundation networking, collaboration, video, and security technologies.
Advanced-levels help partners meet the needs of a wide range of customers, from small businesses to large enterprises.
- Advanced Service Provider Routing Technology
- Advanced Service Provider Mobility Technology
- Advanced Service Provider Optical Technology
- Advanced Internet of Things - Connected Safety and Security
- Advanced Internet of Things - Industry Expert
- Advanced Internet of Things - Manufacturing
- Advanced Core and WAN
- Advanced Unified Access
- Advanced Unified Computing Technology
- Advanced Unified Fabric Technology
- Advanced Video
- Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture
- Advanced Security Architecture
- Advanced Collaboration Architecture
- Advanced Data Center Architecture
- Advanced Service Provider Architecture
Gold Certification requires three Advanced Architectures. Two are mandatory: Enterprise Networks Architecture and Security Architecture. The third must be the Collaboration Architecture, Data Center Architecture, or Advanced Service Provider Architecture.
The exclusive group of Cisco Master Specialized Partners has the most in-depth technology skills and demonstrated success in supporting high-risk and complex business and technology projects. Masters can be achieved regardless of certification level. Join this elite group to become an expert in collaboration, security, data center, and cloud technologies. Stand apart from the competition and give your customers an extra measure of confidence.
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Global Commerce recognizes partners that have a global presence and proven capability in providing consistent commerce and product logistics services to global customers.