Partner Solution Specializations

Showcase your expertise to customers

The new Solution Specializations are designed to more closely align to the offers and solutions that you’re already delivering to customers. Get recognized for your knowledge and maximize the value of your Cisco investment.

What are solution specializations?

Solution specializations are partner-level designations that recognize knowledge, practice, and experience in key industry solutions.

Benefits of solution specializations

Showcase your expertise

Meet customers’ demands. Solution specializations align with key industry solutions that you already deliver—get recognized for your experience.

Optimize your investment

Build on your current expertise and unlock more pathways to achieve gold status.

Differentiate your value

Highlight the capabilities that allow you to deliver exceptional outcomes.


Full-Stack Observability

Deliver unmatched application experiences and streamlined operations with full-stack observability solutions.

Hybrid Work from Office

Empower your customers to be engaged and productive anywhere with scalable, manageable, future-ready technology.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Offer best-in-class networking, security, and observability to customers transitioning to the cloud with SASE solutions. 

Hybrid Cloud Computing

Deliver hybrid cloud in a new way, with a modern, adaptable computing infrastructure.

Hybrid Cloud Networking

Provide seamless network automation, real-time visibility, simplified operations across environments.

Hybrid Cloud Software

Help customers optimize any IT environment with secure, cloud-delivered software management.

Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

Help your customers quickly analyze, prioritize, hunt for, and remediate threats, preventing data loss and security breaches.

Small and Medium Business (SMB)

Increase revenue potential while showcasing your expertise to help SMB customers achieve their unique business objectives.

Core Security

Secure your customers’ networks and protect their people while growing your security business with tailored solutions from Cisco.

Commercial IoT Specialization

Show your expertise in connecting and protecting IoT sensors, video cameras, and other inputs that supply real-time data.

Industrial IoT Specialization

Provide expertise on an ecosystem of ruggedized devices, sensors, applications, and networking equipment.

Get and keep a specialization

Review the requirements to see that you qualify. Apply and agree to the terms and conditions. After achieving approval, ensure that you maintain the requirements. Renew your specialization annually. (Partner admin must apply and renew).

Looking for training?

To find training for a specific specialization, go to the page for that specialization and view the requirements document.

For training in general, see the Cisco Training page.

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