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March 11, 2014

Your guide to Cisco Live Australia 2014

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Each and every year, Cisco keeps IT professionals current with training and networking at their series of conferences, Cisco Live. It’s held in a number of different locations around the globe to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to attend. Cisco Live Australia is coming up from March 18th through the 21st and will include a large list of things for attendees to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the different events and activities that will keep you busy.

The networkers program

The networkers program is a group education program that’s focused on technical education. This program is broken down into a several technology tracks: collaboration, data center, enterprise networks, mobility, security and service provider.

Technical breakouts

One of the things that live attendees have the ability to attend are technical breakouts. These breakout sessions are 90 to 120 minutes in length and are organized into four different types: best practices, design, deployment and implementation. Attendees have the ability to mix and match the different sessions depending on their specific interests and needs.

The complete list of available sessions available at Live Australia can be found here:

Technical seminars

A number of different technical seminars are also available. These seminars are full-day events on a particular technology. Like the breakout sessions these cover design principles, case studies and best practices all focusing on a specific topic. These seminars are designed to complement the breakout sessions by covering a specific technology area in more detail. As of this writing there are ten different technical seminars scheduled including:

Note: These seminars require an additional cost above the conference registration fee.

Partner case studies

Another option is to attend a partner case study session. These sessions typically last about 40 minute and will have a Cisco partner discuss how the Cisco product lines can be used in combination with the partner’s products or solutions. All of the available partner case studies for Cisco Live Australia will be available on March 19th and include:

Super sessions

Super sessions are focused on providing a high level overview of a specific technology and how it’s emerging in the market. Super sessions are provided on a number of different topics and will be held on March 19th.

Walk-in labs

Something else that many engineers will be interested in are the walk-in labs. These labs are available to all attendees and provide the opportunity to get hands on experience with a variety of different Cisco products and solutions. At this year’s Cisco Live Australia, instructor-led labs will also be available but must be scheduled in advance.

Cisco Live always provides a number of different activities that are sure to keep the attention of any attendee and gives engineers the ability to gain a large amount of knowledge on specific Cisco products and/or solutions in a very condensed amount of time.

Are you attending Cisco Live Australia 2014? So are we! If you’re going to be at the show and have been thinking about authoring for us, definitely let us know by emailing We’d love to schedule a meet and greet. See you there!

About the Author

is an accomplished networking consultant for SR-W Consulting ( and writer/editor for infoDispersion ( Sean has been in the IT field for over 15 years, working with companies like Cisco, Lucent, Verizon and AT&T as well as several other private companies. Sean holds certifications with Cisco (CCNP/CCDP), Microsoft (MCSE) and CompTIA (A+ and Network+). His educational accomplishments include: a Master’s of Science in Information Technology with a focus in Network Architecture and Design, a Master’s of Science in Organizational Management, a Master’s Certificate in Network Security, a Bachelors of Science in Computer Networking, and an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems.

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