News Release

E-Learning Courses for Cisco Career Certification Training Now Available through Cisco Learning Partners

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 24, 2002 - Cisco Systems, Inc..®
Sep 24, 2002

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 24, 2002 - Cisco Systems, Inc..® announced today the availability of high-value e-learning courseware designed to prepare candidates for Cisco Career Certification. The success of Cisco in delivering e-learning to its employees and channel partners has now been extended to customers through a worldwide network of 150+ Cisco Learning Partners. The new self-paced training courses give Cisco Learning Partners a competitive advantage enabling them to enter the e-learning market and offer Cisco customers the most up-to-date Cisco content and breakthrough instructional design.

The new e-learning courses deliver high-value, self-paced training that help speed the certification of networking professionals. The courses employ proven multi-sensory learning methods including audio, visual and analytical content, to help ensure the success of every student regardless of learning style. Cisco e-learning courses stand apart by employing a host of components to effectively transfer knowledge and create practical learning experiences such as:

  • A hands-on emphasis to keep students engaged in learning.
  • Repeatable labs to help ensure in-depth understanding.
  • Simulations to provide lab experiences without installing equipment.
  • Built-in search and reference capabilities to help students get quick answers to questions.
"Cisco is enhancing its market leadership by delivering e-learning courses," said Chris Marco, president of GigaWave Technologies. "GigaWave has experienced a growing demand for e-learning and Cisco is providing us with a comprehensive value-added service that we can roll out quickly and cost effectively. The new Cisco e-learning courseware addresses our customers' concerns with faster learning, reduced training costs and clear accountability."

"At Cisco we've seen significant growth in the number of certification candidates choosing e-learning courses to prepare for their exams. Both companies and individuals are embracing e-learning to offer or take e-learning courses as way to keep costs low, demonstrate results in the shortest period of time, and maximize knowledge retention," said Lyle Speirs, director of partner and business development, Internet Learning Solutions Group, Cisco Systems. "The new Cisco e-learning courses are in line with market demands and highlight our commitment to helping our both our learning partners and our customers take advantage of e-learning opportunities. Analysts concur that the corporate e-learning market will reach over $30 billion by 2005 up from $2 billion in 2001."

Cisco E-Learning Course Offerings & Availability:

The following e-learning courses for Cisco Career Certifications are now available through authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide.
- CCNA®: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND)
- CCDA®: Designing Cisco Networks (DCN)
- CCNP®, CCDP®, and CCIPTM: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI)
- CCNP and CCDP: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)
- CCNP and CCDP: Building Cisco Remote Access Networks (BCRAN)
- CCNP: Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting (CIT)

For more information, a list of Cisco Learning Partners, and Cisco e-learning course demonstrations visit