BICSI has teamed up with Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, to promote the importance of developing IT and information technology systems (ITS) skills and advancing professional careers. Together we will provide opportunities and guidance on how to build upon current Cisco or BICSI certifications and/or credentials. Cisco provides training and certifications for the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model’s network layer, whereas BICSI offers training courses and credentials for those who work in the OSI physical and data link layers.

Career Paths

The following three career paths are a great way to leverage the BICSI and Cisco partnership to assist you in your professional development. Click on each of the titles below to view or download a map for that career path:

The widely-respected Cisco certifications bring valuable, measurable rewards to networking professionals, their managers, and the organizations that employ them. To find out which certification is the best for you, visit Cisco Learning Network to find out more.


BICSI offers a 10 percent discount to active Cisco CCENT, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA and CCDA credential holders on many BICSI publications, as well as instructor-led and BICSI CONNECT courses. To receive this discount, you must provide a copy of your active Cisco credential certificate to BICSI's Customer Service department at bicsi@bicsi.org.

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.

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