Cisco Gold Certified Partner

NIL’s professional approach and ongoing commitment to being at the forefront of networking technologies is accentuated by our close relationship with Cisco Systems:

A Cisco Learning Partner Specialized (before Cisco Learning Solutions Partner) for almost 20 years, NIL is part of the industry’s best network of data communications training companies. Our focus on the special needs of service providers and our experience in designing large enterprise and service provider networks have resulted in our obtaining all three specializations within Cisco Learning Partner Specialized designation: Borderless Networks Architecture, Collaboration Architecture and Data Center Architecture. We have developed and delivered specialized advanced internetworking courses to the most demanding and advanced of customers worldwide.

The Cisco Business Learning Partner designation recognizes NIL as having fulfilled the program requirements to deliver Cisco Authorized Training on sales, business and soft skills. These courses prepare Cisco channel partners and customers for marketing and sales work, and enable them to successfully position and sell Cisco products, solutions and architectures.

Cisco Gold Certified Partner is the highest title Cisco awards its business partners for the level of expertise and services achieved. This title was bestowed on NIL in 1995, following an audit of knowledge and processes, and it is verified annually through an extensive onsite audit. Gold Certified Partners are recognized for having some of the industry’s best-trained network engineers and demonstrating the highest level of expertise in planning, designing, implementing and supporting complex networking solutions.

Cisco specializations that NIL has achieved recognize NIL’s knowledge and expertise in selling, designing, installing and maintaining comprehensive, integrated network solutions. Holding these specializations enables NIL to address a wide range of customer needs, from enterprises and large organizations to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). The focus of the specialization is on developing sales, technical and service capabilities that distinguish NIL as being among the industry’s elite in providing integrated, collaborative and adaptive solutions.

The following Cisco specializations and authorizations have been achieved by NIL as a result of our focus on advanced technology areas in networking:


  • Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Core and WAN Specialization
  • Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced SP Mobility Technology Specialization
  • Advanced Security Architecture Specialization
  • Advanced Unified Computing Technology Specialization
  • Advanced Unified Fabric Technology Specialization

Cloud Partners:

  • Storage : EMC
  • Virtualization : VMware
  • Cloud Management : VMware
  • Cloud Professional Services
  • SaaS Simple Resale

Cloud and Managed Services:

  • Cloud and Managed Services Advanced

Cisco Powered Services:

  • Cloud Services
  • Cisco Powered Infrastructure as a Service

Other Authorizations:

  • Registered Partner
  • Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S
  • Cisco Ironport Specialized
  • Cisco Business Learning Partner(BLP)
  • Learning Partner - Specialized (Borderless Architecture)
  • Learning Partner - Specialized - Collaboration Architecture
  • Learning Partner - Specialized (Data Center Architecture)
  • Academy Network Partner
  • Accelerated TelePresence Try And Buy
  • Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment
  • Cisco TelePresence Video SMB Program
  • Regular Try And Buy
  • Solution Partner
  • UCS Capacity Assurance-Try and Buy
  • WebEx Commission Pilot Program
  • ATP - Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
  • ATP - Network Services Orchestrator