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The Cisco Learning Network is a social learning community that is focused on the IT industry. The mission of the Cisco Learning Network is to provide learning tools, training resources, and industry guidance, to anyone interested in building an IT career through Cisco Certification. The certification preparation materials offered on the Cisco Learning Network do not constitute a complete self-study program, but rather supplemental study to enhance core learning programs.


The Cisco Learning Network has more than 700,000 registered members globally.



Cisco Learning Network Membership Types


There are two types of membership available at the Cisco Learning Network: free membership and Cisco Learning Network Premium membership.


Free membership provides access to content like select learning games, self-assessments, learning modules, exam topics, and more. Members can create a profile, share content, and participate in discussions.


Cisco Learning Network Premium provides paid monthly or annual subscribers with additional access to a private, members-only content library of more than 350 additional study resources.



Cisco Learning Network Community Managers


Our Community Managers and Moderators are here to help you unleash the power of the Cisco Learning Network. This team can help you locate the resources you need to meet your study goals and act as your advocate on the Cisco Learning Network.



Brett LovinsBrett LovinsDesign, Route/Switch, Service Provider, and Service Provider Operations
Matt SaundersMatt SaundersData Center, Design, Security and Wireless
Kay BerkelKay BerkelVideo, Voice and Collaboration






Meet Our Subject Matter Experts

André LaurentAndré Laurent

Route/Switch, Service Provider, Design
My focus over the past decade has been to provide business relevant solutions for my customers regardless of my position. As a triple CCIE and CCDE one might assume that my passion ties simply to technology; however, what truly drives me is people and the possibility of helping them realize lasting impact and meaningful change.

Challenging myself with the aspirational goal of achieving mastery in the areas of implementation, design and architecture empowers me to provide new insights while working closely with people in support of their business. As a personal hobby I run several CCIE Mentoring communities and have had the privilege to help many people in achieving the necessary knowledge to gain that life changing CCIE number.

Manas R. Moothedath Manas R. MoothedathRoute/Switch
Manas' exposure to Cisco started back in 2006 when in graduate school and completed the CCNA while attending Cisco NetAcad. He joined Cisco in November 2008 as a TAC engineer. His area of expertise is Routing Protocols. Manas has earned multiple Cisco certifications - the latest being the CCIE R&S.
“I have a passion to teach networking and it’s something that I'm involved in deeply here at Cisco internally.”, states Manas.
Antonella CornoAntonella CornoData Center
Antonella Corno has 20+ years of experience in the telecommunication and networking industry, in the United States and Europe. She has been working on many of the major technology evolutions like ATM, IP, Storage Area Network, access network technologies. She has been working both in the product development and in the training and certification programs.

Antonella has been responsible for research projects sponsored by the European Community, has been part of the development team of Windows 2000 working for Microsoft, and has been in the development team creating the MDS product line. Later she joined the Learning@Cisco team being responsible for the CCIE Storage certification track, and then the Data Center certification track (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE). Lately she has been involved into the development of SDN certifications for individuals. 

Antonella has more than 10 patents in her names on switching technologies and several publications in international conferences and papers.
Mike BrownMike BrownData Center
Mike Brown is a Technical Leader in the Technical Services Incubation (TSI) team under the support organization specializing in datacenter products & technologies. Mike has 20 years industry experience with the last 14 being with Cisco. Career certifications include CCIE SAN, CCIE SNA/IP, SNIA levels 1, 2, and 3, Brocade BCFP and BCSD.
Robert BurnsRobert BurnsData Center
Robert Burns is a Technical Leader in the Technical Services Incubation (TSI) team under the support organization specializing in datacenter products & technologies. Robert has 15 years industry experience with the last 5 being with Cisco. Career certifications include CCIE Datacenter, CCDP, DC SAN Networking Support Specialist, UCS Support Specialist, Microsoft MCSE, and VMware VCP.
Mubasher NawazMubasher NawazData Center
Mubasher Nawaz joined Cisco Systems in May of 2007 in Advanced Services as Network Consulting Engineer with primary focus on Application Networking Services, Layer 4-7, Core Routing and Switching and related technologies. Mubasher Nawaz is currently working as Product Manager Engineering at Cisco Systems, Inc. in Learning @ Cisco with primary responsibility for CCIE DC exam development. His areas of expertise include the NXOS, UCS and Storage.

Certifications: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert(CCIE) 28081 (R&S and DC), VMware Certified Professional (VCP).
Vernon Depee Vernon DepeeVideo
Vernon started with Cisco in 2008 as an intern in the NGN (Next Generations Network) Advanced Services team. While there, Vernon worked with Advanced Services engineers and Internet Service Providers to create scale replicas of their networks in the lab. After completing his internship in 2009, Vernon resumed focus on his education and graduated from North Carolina State University in the class of 2011 with degrees in both Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Immediately after graduation, Vernon returned to Cisco to work in the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for Telepresence focusing on the Tandberg acquisition. After being with the team for one year Vernon moved into a supervisor role as the technical leader for the Telepresence team.

Vernon specializes in the Video Communication Server (VCS), Telepresence Management Suite (TMS), and Telepresence codecs running on TC software.
Zach Seils Zach SeilsSDN
Zach Seils is a Technical Leader in the Technical Services Global Technical Center (GTC), responsible for global emerging technology readiness, product serviceability, and critical account support.  In addition to working closely with customers and partners, Zach is directly engaged with various Cisco business units on product enhancements, early field trials, and new product architectures.
Zach is currently a core team member focused on readiness and serviceability of Cisco’s Open Network Environment (ONE) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) initiatives.
Zia HussainZia HussainSecurity
Zia has been with Cisco since 2000. He was part of San Jose TAC Security Solutions and Access teams for 4 years. He then joined Cisco Advanced Services and supported major US based accounts like AT&T, Verizon and BT-Infonet for 4 years. He was also part of CCIE operations team for over 5 years and supported CCIE lab in Dubai
His 13 years in Cisco starts with troubleshooting complex network issues in the area of security, routing, switching and access technologies while in TAC. He has extensive experience of designing, implementing and optimizing large service provider networks while working as a consulting engineer in Cisco Advanced Services. He has vastly contributed in creating simulated labs at professional and expertise level for the Cisco learning network and was also instructor of Cisco Security bootcamp.

He holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California in Los Angeles and is a triple CCIE# 7745 in Security, Routing and Switching and ISP Dial.

He also holds CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, CSS1 and MCSE certifications.





The community was established in 2008 by Learning@Cisco, the corporate home of the Cisco Certification Program. The Learning@Cisco organization is led by Cisco Vice President and General Manager, Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn.