Cisco specializations are continually evaluated and updated so that they remain relevant to the industry and reflect current market demands. We create new specializations to address networking technology advances, and retire them as customer needs evolve and change.

Once a specialization is retired, no new applications for that specialization will be accepted beyond the specified deadline. A specialization remains valid for 12 months from a partner's approval date as long as partner remains compliant with program rules. Cisco reserves the right to modify deadlines and timeframes.