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Babbage Simmel’s partners play a crucial role in our business. Our partner channels enable us to access the right software, the right curriculum and the right resources to create effective solutions for our clients.

Today in the Spotlight is Sunset Learning Institute – SLI.

Who is SLI?

Babbage Simmel, in partnership with Sunset Learning Institute, brings our clients a full schedule of authorized Cisco training to our Columbus Campus via High Definition Instructor Led Training or HD-ILT™.

Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) has been a top-tier Cisco Learning Solutions Partner (CLSP) and developer since 1996.  Cisco training is their core focus, and with over 15 years in the Cisco training industry they bring experience and quality to all training sessions.  SLI was even awarded Cisco’s 2013 US Learning Partner of the Year Award.

Available Authorized Cisco Curriculum Courses

Routing & Switching, Unified Communications, Contact Center, Network Security, Wireless, Data Center, and UCS.

General and Focused Cisco Certifications

The first step in general Cisco Career Certifications begins either with CCENT as an interim step to Associate level, or directly with CCNA for network operations or CCDA for network design. Think of the Associate level as the foundation level of networking certification.

General Certifications: Three Levels of Certification

  • Associate: The first step in Cisco networking begins at the Associate level, which also includes CCENT, an interim step to Associates for those with little job experience. Think of the Associate level as the foundation level of networking certification.
  • Professional: The Professional level is the advanced level of certification.
  • Expert: The CCIE and CCDE are the highest level of achievements for network or design professionals, certifying an individual as an expert.

 Focused Certifications: Specialist A variety of Specialist certifications are available to show knowledge in specific technologies, solutions, or job roles. New certifications are added to this list regularly.

All Cisco class dates are GUARANTEED TO RUN!

About HD-ILT

High Definition Instructor Led Training or HD-ILT™ from SLI is the world’s first distance training system utilizing state-of-the-art, life-size high definition video & audio combined with patented remote lab access. This unique combination provides students with the same experience as if they were actually in the classroom with the instructor. Instructors are able to see and hear students in the HD-ILT™ real-time, no different than the “live” students sitting in their classroom.  Remote access to student PCs at the HD-ILT™ facility, allow the instructor to aid and assist students with lab exercises.  SLI received Cisco’s “Innovation Learning Partner of the Year” award in 2009 for HD-ILT and the way it revolutionized Cisco training delivery.

Redeem Your Cisco Learning Credits at BabSim

Cisco Learning Credits offer an easy way to pay for authorized training redeemable with Authorized Cisco Learning Partners. Babbage Simmel will accept Cisco Learning Credits as full or partial payment for any Sunset Learning Institute authorized Cisco instructor-led training class. A valid Cisco Sales Order number must be submitted at the time of registration. Babbage Simmel will submit this number for pre-approval prior to a student’s attendance.

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