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Become a data center expert

Today’s data center architecture must support a highly mobile workforce, data-driven business models, and the proliferation of devices. It must also seamlessly incorporate cloud applications and services. Help customers transform their IT to reach those goals. Specialize and boost your profits.

What’s new?

What’s new in programs

News on industry recognition, new specializations and incentives, and the move to lifecycle management

Changes to specializations

Learn about the retirement of six advanced technology specializations

Let’s Own the Opportunity Together

The digital era is here. How are we going to address it? Check out SVP Wendy Bahr’s partner summit recap.

Expand your market share

Specialize in one or more of the categories below to help customers transform their data centers.

Express Specialization – Data Center Express Track

Show you are an expert in optimizing data center networks and servers, from sales to support. This specialization helps your company develop sales, technical, and service capabilities for integrated data center server solutions. 

You can:

  • Become a Select Certified Partner on completion of the new Express Specialization
  • Benefit from partner incentives
  • Access Sales Connect for ongoing education and sales enablement
  • Visit the Design Zone for tested designs and configurations
  • Access the Proposal Library for proposal, cover letter, RFx, Q&A, and executive summary templates to accelerate sales

Advanced Data Center Architecture

Specialize to advance your skill set. Meet customers' diverse data center needs for the digital era. Become an expert in converged infrastructure, multicloud hybrid computing, application or infrastructure as a service, and analytics.

For more information about the retirement of Advanced Specializations please view the announcement.

You can also:

Master Data Center and Hybrid Cloud

This approach integrates the three pillars of cloud: cloud applications and services, data centers, and networks. Building on your Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization, the exclusive Master Data Center and Hybrid Cloud Specialization brings the data center mainstream. It recognizes and rewards partners who have proven capabilities to build and deploy cloud-ready data center infrastructures based on Cisco solutions. It also includes cloud offerings from our technology partners across storage, virtualization, and cloud management.

You can also:

Apply for or renew a specialization

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