News Release

Cisco Expands Talent-Development Efforts in Brazil

Introduction of 360 Learning Program and Authorized Cisco Training Support IT Talent Development Across Region
Jan 27, 2011

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Jan. 26, 2011 – Cisco today announced initiatives designed to increase Latin America's capacity to train, employ and retain highly qualified networking and systems engineers.  In Brazil, authorized Cisco® Learning Partners, including Multirede, Promon Logicalis, Fast Lane and others, will offer a complete range of Cisco training and certification preparation courses to students and professionals in nine training centers across the country.

Cisco's commitment to talent development across Latin America, with its authorized learning partners, aims to support the economic growth of the region. Every major technology trend, including mobility, virtualization, cloud computing and video are reliant on a highly secure, resilient network that is prepared to deliver these services. Cisco intends to meet this growth demand by helping prepare qualified individuals with the skills and experience to build, troubleshoot and repair these types of networks and infrastructures by supporting authorized Cisco Learning Partners and by opening professional training facilities.

In addition, Cisco today announced the availability of the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE® Routing and Switching in Latin America.

Cisco 360 Learning Program:

  • The Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching prepares high-potential networking professionals to meet the challenges of attaining the deep expertise they will need to manage sophisticated networks as well as solve the configuration and troubleshooting scenarios they will encounter on CCIE examinations and on the job.
  • The Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S certification is the only expert training program that is fully aligned to the CCIE R&S certification standards and the only Cisco authorized learning program at the expert level.
  • There are more than 20 components of the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching, which can now be purchased through authorized Cisco 360 Learning Partners.

Key Facts/Highlights:

  • CCIE-level skills create a foundation for higher compensation and better professional opportunities.
  • IDC research predicts that Latin America will experience a 7.3 percent growth in spending on IT training and education in 2011*.

Supporting Quote:

  • Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager, Learning@Cisco, said:
  • "There are two great equalizers in the world: the Internet and education.  As networks become critical communication platforms across all industries, there is a growing need for qualified network professionals with the expert-level skills to accurately anticipate, diagnose and resolve complex network issues. Cisco's Authorized Learning Partner programs provide the most advanced networking technology training available, and include exclusive access to a full-range of Cisco designed and authorized courses. This educational initiative will help enable great transformation of the region through a host of new services for industry, government and citizens."

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*Source: IDC, Worldwide IT Spending 2010-2014 Forecast, Doc #223387, May 2010

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