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IP Next-Generation Network Architecture Specialization

Gain IP NGN Architecture Expertise

Expand IP technology opportunities while increasing profitability.

Gain IP NGN Architecture Expertise

We Are Retiring the IP NGN Specialization

As of March 10, 2015, you can no longer achieve or renew the IP NGN Specialization. It officially ends March 10, 2016. Read the details


With this specialization, you can increase profitability by offering customers a range of IP network products across the entire Cisco IP NGN platform, so they can bring new services to market faster, reduce transaction costs, and enhance the end-user experience.

  • Realize bigger deals by bundling multiple IP technologies into carrier-grade network solutions
  • Increase profits by migrating the installed base through Cisco trade-in programs and promotions
  • Acquire advanced skills in designing, implementing, and supporting industry-leading carrier-class IP networks
  • Add new streams of revenue by offering Cisco Professional Services
  • Get recognized as an IP NGN Architecture Partner in the Partner Locator
  • Access the Proposal Library for proposal, cover letter, RFx, Q&A, and Executive Summary templates to accelerate sales.

Eligible Certification and Incentives

The Cisco Channel Partner Program is designed to strengthen your ability to capture market opportunities. Partners who invest in the IP NGN Architecture Specialization are eligible for the following certifications:

IP NGN Architecture Partners also can participate in Cisco channel incentive programs.


Role Sharing Guidelines

  • Account Manager (AM)

    Responsible for sales methodology and customer engagement.
    One qualified individual may fill only the account manager role in up to two architecture specializations.

  • Architecture Systems Engineer (ASE)

    Presales engineer responsible for Cisco IP NGN architecture planning and design.
    One qualified individual may fill only the architecture systems engineer role in up to two architecture specializations.

  • Field Engineer (FE)

    Post-sales engineer responsible for IP NGN architecture solution implementation and operation.
    The individual fulfilling the IP NGN field engineer role cannot fulfill roles in other architecture specializations (Collaboration, Borderless Network, or Data Center). Role sharing in technology specializations has no impact on architecture specializations.

  • Resources

    Learn about the Advanced IP NGN Architecture Specialization and NGN products.

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    • Offers mobile access for Cisco Service Provider Technology Partners to product information, training, services, and tools
    • Requires Cisco Advanced IP NGN Architecture Specialization, or Authorized Service Provider Video or Mobile Internet Technology ATP Partner designations
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    Get New Special Pricing for IP NGN products:

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    The Cisco MATE software portfolio helps network teams bring visibility and accurate traffic modeling to their network infrastructure. This training will allow partners to generate new revenue opportunities for their SPs who sell the IP NGN portfolio.

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