Updated Saturday 10/18: Cisco Launches Authorized CCIE Training Program “Cisco 360”


Cisco has launched their own authorized CCIE training program for the routing and switching track. The program is being referred to as the “Cisco 360 Learning Program”. Cisco will be issuing more “official” details in November.  From what I can tell so far, Cisco is offering a program giving the candidate a range of training options (self-paced class-on-demand all the way through instructor-led) at a range of prices from roughly $5K to $20K.

More speculation on my part is that NMC was closely involved and might be behind much of the content. This is based on the fact that NMC is offering the program already, and on URL tip I received several months ago. The URL is still hot, and is presumably still relevant.

Other links about Cisco 360 I’ve found or that have been contributed by readers:

Read the article or Listen to the podcast
Network World

Register for CCIE TV: CCIE Program Updates October 23, 2008
Cisco Learning Network

Watch YouTube interview with Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, general manager for Learning@Cisco
Cisco Platform Blog

Read more info from cisco.com, CCO Login required
Cisco Learning Partner Programs

NetMasterClass.com is offering 360 training
NetMasterClass Online Store


By Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks is a podcaster and writer with a BSCS and 20+ years in enterprise IT. He's operated data centers with a special focus on infrastructure — especially networking. He's been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655. He's the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC where he creates content for humans in the hot aisle.