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Specialize to stand out in a crowded market

The Express Specialization is Cisco’s entry level requirement for companies that wish to sell Cisco solutions. The Express Specialization has recently been updated to provide greater flexibility allowing you to choose the track that best suits your business. The tracks are designed to enable both your sales and technical teams, allowing you to grow your business and stand out in today’s competitive market.

You need to attain just one Express Specialization track to become Select Certified and access the additional benefits Cisco provides for Certified Partners.


Choose from the following Express Specialization tracks:


This specialization enables you to:

  • Automatically become a Select Certified Partner on completion of one of the six tracks
  • Take advantage of channel program incentives
  • Access the Partner Helpline and distribution sales support
  • Use Partner Marketing Central for demand-generation marketing assets to help your business scale



Let Global Knowledge Help You Manage Your Partner Status

Our account managers understand the specialization requirements and can work with you to evaluate your current employee specializations and capabilities and develop a training plan to help you achieve, maintain, or enhance your desired partner status.

To get started call 888-326-6508 or email us at

Global Knowledge has the convenient delivery solutions you need to maintain your Cisco Channel Partner requirements. Choose classroom, virtual classroom, on-demand, or on-site delivery to support your certification goals.


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Additional Resources:

  • Cisco Express Specialization Requirements:  Visit the Cisco website for additional detail on the Express Specialization including service, support and customer satisfaction requirements.
  • Role Sharing: For the various specializations, Cisco stipulates the roles an individual can fulfill. See the Cisco Role Sharing Document for additional detail.
  • Hybrid IT Service Requirement: Premier and Gold certifications require Hybrid IT service capabilities. See those certification pages for additional requirement detail or view the Cisco Hybrid IT Service Guide.