Cisco Channel Partner Program

  • Cisco Channel Partner Program: A Commitment to Profitable Growth


    cisco-partner-logoThe Cisco Channel Partner Program is continually evolving. This program ensures that Cisco Partners have the ability to capture new opportunities, refine software and services skills, whilst differentiating themselves in the market.

    What is the Cisco Channel Partner Program?


    Cisco’s comprehensive Channel Partner Program is one of the most highly recognized programs in the networking industry.

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

    The Cisco® Channel Partner Program consists of three separate programs that correspond to distinct offer types: Resale, Managed Services and Outsourcing.

    Why Achieve a Cisco Partner Certification?


    The objective of Cisco’s award-winning Channel Partner Program is to ensure customer satisfaction.

    Cisco Channel Partner Program focuses on a partner’s ability to deliver intelligent networks and technology architectures built on integrated products, services, and software platforms. The program offers training in the latest Cisco solutions and architectures, in addition to valuable branding resources. The program takes advantage of best practices, your expertise, and solid solutions for delivery while extending rewards to your company as you continue to expand your Cisco business.

    Certification Levels


    There are three main Cisco Chanel Partner certification levels, as well as two certifications aimed at large multinational and global organizations that reflect a partner’s breadth of expertise.

    Select: Designed specifically for partners who sell to small and mid-sized business customers.

    Premier: Provides an increased level of support and access to additional best in class products.

    Gold: Provides the highest level of certification rewards and recognition.

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    Global Gold: Recognizes partners with expertise and resources to plan, design, implement and operate Cisco networking solutions across the globe.

    Multinational: Recognizes partners that have expertise in selling, deploying and supporting Cisco architectural solutions across multiple countries within a given Cisco GEO territory.

    Specialization Levels


    There are three levels of Specialization; Express, Advanced, and Master; which are required to achieve the partner certifications and reflect a partner’s technology skills depth.

    Express: Cisco has replaced the Express Specializations to enable partners to learn, engage, and open new technologies. Now there is a single Express Specialization with multiple tracks.

    Advanced: Cisco has reduced the total number of mid-tier advanced specializations from 13 to 6. These specializations allow partners to differentiate and stand out in a crowded market.

    Master: At the top tier, Cisco has added the Master Networking Specialization which encompasses software, automation, analytics, security, and programmability and enables partners to reach the highest technical skill level.

    How to Become a Certified Cisco Partner?


    Insoft Services provides customised learning solutions, to help you archive the required certification. 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.

    Choose classroom, virtual classroom, on-demand, or on-site delivery to support your certification goals.

    Call us at +44 (0) 20 7193 1373 or send us an email info@insoftservices.uk to get started.

    Downloads & Resources


    Get Additional Information from Cisco: Visit the Cisco website for additional detail on the Cisco Channel Partner Program.

    Role Sharing: For the various specializations, Cisco stipulates the roles an individual can fulfil. 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.