CDW Achieves Cisco’s Master Networking Specialization


CDW Advances on the Fortune 500

OCTOBER 4, 2018

CDW, a Cisco Gold certified partner, learned this week that it achieved the newest of Cisco’s Master Specializations, in networking, making CDW the first Cisco channel partner in the Americas to hold all five Master Specializations that Cisco offers. The other Cisco Master Specializations are security, collaboration, data center and hybrid cloud, and cloud and managed services.

Master Specializations are Cisco’s highest and most exclusive level of partner certification, attesting that CDW has made significant investments of time and resources to obtain expertise in the subject technologies and solutions. To receive the Cisco Master Networking Specialization, CDW passed a rigorous Cisco review of its architecture and solutions delivery capabilities that support Cisco’s intent-based networking solutions, as well as an audit of related business processes and results.

“The Cisco Master Networking Specialization assures customers that CDW is among Cisco’s most elite partners, with the greatest expertise in the architectures that organizations need to support digital transformation with networks that are powered by intent and informed by context,” said Bob Rossi, vice president of networking, digtial workspace and security solutions, CDW. “CDW and Cisco have had a close and successful working relationship for years, and we are pleased to be the first Cisco partner in the Americas to hold all five Cisco Master Specializations.”

CDW employs more than 1,600 Cisco-certified solution specialists, and has earned 100 Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certifications – one of the highest technical certifications offered by Cisco.

Learn more about how CDW helps customers evaluate, architect and deploy the latest intent-based networking solutions.

Media Contact

Brendan King
CDW Public Relations
(847) 371-2484
brenkin@cdw.com