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A new partnership has been formed between BICSI and Cisco that allows both organizations to work together toward their shared goal to provide world-class technology training and education to the ITS industry.

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Both Cisco and BICSI customers will be able to participate in forthcoming new and exciting educational and training opportunities, in addition to earning credentials from both organizations.


Key Facts


  • Cisco provides training and certifications for the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model’s network layer. BICSI training courses and credentials focus on professionals working in the OSI physical and data link layers.


  • Active Cisco CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, CCDA, CCNP,  CCSP, CCNP Voice, CCNP Wireless, CCNP Security, and CCDP certification holders will benefit from discounts on BICSI products such as data center, installation, network and security courses and manuals, as well as BICSI standards.


  • BICSI members will be able to receive additional Continuing Educational Credits (CECs) by taking approved Cisco courses, such as Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND1) and Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH).

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BICSI Career Path Maps


The following three career paths are a great way to get started leveraging the Cisco and BICSI strategic partnership. Click on each of the titles below to view or download a map for that career path:




Network Design


Network Engineering/Administration


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"This is a very important first step for BICSI and one that will bring new Cisco Educational Credit (CEC) opportunities for our credential holders. This is a huge benefit for those who are looking for more opportunities to get CECs without having to travel far distances. Cisco offers instructor-led training through authorized learning partners around the world, self-assessments, mobile learning and e-learning products, and this global, customized approach will help solidify BICSI’s stance in getting CECs for our global community as well."

Brian Hansen,
BICSI President

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BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment and serves more than 23,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI has members in nearly 100 countries around the world.


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