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[CONTEST ENDED] Spend some WFH time here on the community, earn points and win prizes!

Community Manager



UPDATE: This contest has ended! See who our 80+ winners are here!


While working from home, as many of us are now, online connections to others can be even more valuable than usual. So, we want to infuse a bit of extra encouragement and fun here on the Meraki Community with our third-ever POINTS CONTEST! 


For the next four weeks (today through Friday, April 24th), you’ll earn points just for participating in community discussions. The more points you earn, the more chances you have to win some fantastic swag.


Details below!


How it works


Just like in our previous Points Contests, starting today, certain actions you take in the community will earn you points. Those points will enter you to win a smattering of Meraki-branded prizes. You needn’t opt in — simply taking one of these point-earning actions will do:


  • Reply to any topic or blog post — 5 points
  • Start a topic (e.g. ask a question, pose a discussion point) — 5 points


To optimize the bang for your buck, writing high-quality posts can earn you even more points:


  • Receive a kudo — 7 points
  • Write an answer that gets marked as a solution — 10 points


As you can see, the more helpful your action to the community, the more points you receive!


There are 3 tiers that you can reach based on the number of points you amass. Within each tier, at the end of the month, we’ll randomly select winners to receive swag as outlined below:


    • Tier 1 requires 30 points and will have 50 randomly selected winners who’ll receive a cloud stress reliever and an “I Cloud Manage” sticker

Cloud Stress RelieverCloud Stress Reliever .                    "I Cloud Manage" sticker"I Cloud Manage" sticker
  • Tier 2 requires 100 points and will have 25 randomly selected winners who’ll receive a cloud stress reliever, an “I Cloud Manage” sticker, and a custom Meraki Community mug

    Cloud Stress RelieverCloud Stress Reliever   "I Cloud Manage" sticker"I Cloud Manage" sticker      Meraki Community mugMeraki Community mug


  • Tier 3 requires 200 points and will have 10 randomly selected winners who’ll receive a cloud stress reliever, an “I Cloud Manage” sticker, a custom Meraki Community mug, AND a pair of the all-new custom Meraki Community socks

    Cloud Stress RelieverCloud Stress Reliever             "I Cloud Manage" sticker"I Cloud Manage" sticker             Meraki Community mugMeraki Community mug


    Meraki Community socks (feet not included)Meraki Community socks (feet not included).           Screen Shot 2020-03-24 at 9.57.06 AM.png

AND, just like last round, everyone who earns enough points to achieve any tier will be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE of a brand new MV32 HW (with 5-year license)! Reaching Tier 1 gets you 1 entry, Tier 2 doubles your entries and… (guess what!?) Tier 3 triples your entries to win!

That means that, over the course of this month, you could write just 6 replies or author just 3 solutions anywhere in the community and be entered to win one of these:Screen Shot 2020-03-23 at 3.49.47 PM.png



How will I know how I’m doing?

To keep you all up to date on your progress, every Monday I’ll post a list of everyone who has reached Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.


When are the winners chosen?

On April 24th at 10 am PDT, the contest will end. We’ll then randomly select winners for each tier (50 for Tier 1, 25 for Tier 2, and 10 for Tier 3) and we’ll also draw the lucky winner of the GRAND PRIZE.


We’ll announce each of the winners here, so be sure to stay tuned!


More details:

  • Promotion period: Tuesday, March 24th, 2030 at 10am PDT through Friday April 24th, 2020 at 9:59am PDT
  • Up to three possible entries per community member: Each time you progress a tier, your entry remains in the tier below as well (meaning more chances to win stuff!). If you are randomly selected to win in two or three separate tiers, you’ll receive only the prize from the highest level tier. If you are selected to receive the Grand Prize, this will be in addition to any tier-level prizes.
  • Shipping limitations: We can only ship prizes to residents of these Eligible Countries 
  • Complete rules and eligibility can be found here

Awesome!!!! Time to get a new gift from Meraki :). 

Here to help

So, how are you guys studying?


I haven't yet attended any seminars or courses. I heard from a guy at work he just did a webinar/lab which was pretty good, and he got an AP. However, to do some worthwhile labbing you need more than that. A buddy got like a firewall, a switch and and AP for attending a "training day" a couple of years or so ago.


Am I missing out, or have Meraki started giving out less hardware lately?


Also: GRETA-ALERT: The subscriptions have run out  for buddy, and now he's left with basically bricked devices that Meraki don't care about. 😕



Getting noticed

I'll start with a +5 comment here. Nice!

Head in the Cloud

TCAM/ERROR ^^ it looks like your buddy just attended one of Merakis webinars whereby you’ll receive an AP. If he wishes to carry on using the device he’ll need to procure a new license.


Those that have received an AP, switch and MX have attended the CMNA training.

Just browsing

I absolutely want those socks! They are beautiful !  😍

Head in the Cloud

Oh, and can I please have an MV32?  I already own the Stess Buster, Stickers and socks 😁

Here to help


Here to help



That rings a bell!


So, is there no way to attend the CMNA training remote?


If you know, could you please explain the different types of training/certification?



Here to help

Yo, Meromsiez, where dat Schawg at? 😙

Head in the Cloud



Look here:


personally I’ve only attended the training at the Meraki offices in London.

Getting noticed

This contest would be a good time to compare unusual Meraki SWAG.


Meraki Horn (3).jpg


Old School Speaker for iPhone

Head in the Cloud


Here to help

Uucert: Hm. Seems like CMNA grant the FW+SW+AP, but requires instructor-led (albeit free), while the ECMS1 seems to be nearly identical but online, and doesn't send you the hardware.


Well, instructor led is not gonna happen for a long time, lol. We can't even work from the office unless we can't do it remote. 🙂





Getting noticed

I REALLY like that Meraki Gnome.

Check out this very nice Meraki pen

...Meraki Pen.jpg

Here to help

Behold a picture a vintage era Swedish paperclip box. Complete with paperclips!


Nota bene: Gratuitous ö, and sideways picture.





Here to help

I'm trying here, ya filthy animals!

Here to help

The Meraki gnome is awesome! Should have it guarding a server rack ...

Here to help

Adam-Baxter: Silence you fool! The Meraki Gnome holds no candle to The Sock.


The precious Meraki sock is what I must have.



Getting noticed

Yes I support TCAM_ERROR. One sock each means twice as many people get one!

Here to help

A single Meraki sock or 2 differnt Meraki socks would be nice addition to the wardrobe ...