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Cisco Channel Partner Program

Cisco rewards partners for adding value to Cisco products and delivering a positive customer experience. The Cisco Channel Partner Program outlines the necessary training in the latest Cisco technologies and provides members with exclusive branding resources and discounts.

Getting the required certifications and specializations is within reach. Whether it's achieving select, premier or gold status, our account managers can help to get you there with a customized learning solution. Review the partner level requirements below and find the one that works best for you.

 

Gold Partners

To qualify for gold status, a partner is required to have a minimum of 12 certified full-time employees. The partner is required to hold the following specializations:

  • Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture
  • Advanced Security Architecture

And, two of the following architecture specializations from the list below:

  • Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Service Provider Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Internet of Things Specialization

In addition, a gold partner must employ a minimum of four Cisco certified Internetwork experts (CCIEs) and one business value practitioner. No more than four Cisco sales experts (CSEs) can count toward the total number of certified employees. Finally, a gold partner must be able to resell the following hybrid IT services:

  • Cisco Cloud Service
  • Cisco Powered Cloud Service
  • Cisco Powered Managed Service
  • Cisco Based Partner-Created Service

 

Premier Partners

Premier partners are required to hold one of the following specializations:

  • Express Foundation Specialization
  • Express Collaboration Specialization
  • Any Advanced Architecture Specialization
  • Any Advanced Technology Specialization

And, able to sell one of the following hybrid IT services:

  • Cisco Cloud Service
  • Cisco Powered Cloud Service
  • Cisco Powered Managed Service
  • Cisco Based Partner-Created Service

 

Select Partners

To become a select partner, you are required to hold any Express (or higher) Specialization, including Small and Midsize Business (SMB) Specialization.

 

Silver Partner Certification

The Silver Partner Certification is no longer being offered by Cisco. It is recommend to migrate to a gold or premier certification.

Let Global Knowledge Help You Manage Your Partner Status

Your dedicated Global Knowledge channel account manager will work with you to evaluate your current employee specializations and capabilities and build a plan to help you achieve, maintain or enhance your desired partner status.

To get started call at 1-800-COURSES or email us at resellers@globalknowledge.com.