Cisco Live 2021 Recap

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Cisco Live 2021 Recap

This year’s Cisco Live was virtual, given the current circumstances our world is in with the pandemic. Even though we couldn’t all travel and meet in person, Charles and I still enjoyed participating this year and wanted to share some of our highlights over the past couple of days. 



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One presentation I attended on the first day of Cisco Live was Chuck Robbins’ Keynote. During his presentation, he made some wonderful points, and identified 6 Strategic Objectives:

  1. Secure, Agile Networks
  2. Optimized Application Experiences
  3. Future of Work
  4. Internet for the Future
  5. Capabilities at the Edge
  6. End-to-End Security


Chuck also shared a powerful question to reflect on during his presentation: “What kind of future do you want to see?” 


The following day, I attended a great “A License to Design” session covering CCDE. Here were the big takeaways from this session:

  • No implementation questions
  • Think like a designer, not an engineer
  • Extends your mindset & skillset
  • New written & practical exams Nov. 2, 2021
  • CCDEv3 practical exam will be moving to the same sites a the CCIE labs


I thoroughly enjoyed attending Cisco Live virtually this year and engaging with everyone online, but I also look forward to the day that we can all meet in person again.


Until next time, take care.

Kevin Wallace