Continuous Learning was announced by Cisco back in 2015 as an accompanying programme to the No Retest Policy and has been designed to recognise activities that many Partners are already doing to enhance their business expertise. Continuous Learning accelerates alignment between Cisco's innovations and the Partner's future business expansion by introducing Partners to new products and solutions earlier.
Continuous Learning points are a flexible way to renew your specialisations by recognising your investment in the latest technology, business and route-to-market training.
Q: What is Continuous Learning?
A: Continuous Learning is a set of identified enablement activities that are related to Cisco architectures. Partners invest in activities such as training courses, either online or live, as well as labs and other various learning events throughout the year to keep technical and sales skills up to date. Continuous Learning reflects the depth of your skills across certain technologies.
Q: How many points are required for a Specialisation?
A: Between 31st October 2016 and 28th January 2017, the required point values for Specialisation types will be:
- Advanced Architecture: 50
- Advanced Technology: 40
- Express Specialisations: 20
Beginning on 29th January 2017 the required point values for Specialisation types will be:
- Advanced Architecture: 100
- Advanced Technology: 80
- Express Specialisations: 40
Q: How long are Continuous Learning points valid?
A: Continuous Learning points are valid from anniversary date to anniversary date and are used for Specialisation renewal only.
Global Knowledge has incorporated the continuous learning requirements into its Fit4Business compliance programme. Contact your Global Knowledge Channel Account Manager for more information.
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Continuous Learning Points will be required for the renewal of specialisations from the 31st of October 2016.