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ECMS2 FAQ

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Course Information

 

Where is the ECMS2 training held?

Currently, the ECMS2 training is held in the San Francisco Meraki office. We have plans to expand to London and Sydney in the second half of calendar year 2019.

 

How long is an ECMS2 session?

A single ECMS2 session is held over 3 consecutive days. Each day is 8:30am-5pm.

 

Do I have to attend all 3 days of training?

Yes, attendees are required to attend all 3 days of the ECMS2 training.

 

Can I observe a session without registering?

No, anyone who shows up to an ECMS2 session without first having been accepted to the course will not be able to participate.

 

Do I have to pay to attend ECMS2?

No, attendees do not pay to attend a session.

 

Are travel and accommodations covered by Meraki?

No, attendees are responsible for their own travel to the Meraki office location and accommodation expenses.

 

Will meals be provided?

Catered lunch will be provided each day of training.

 

I’m a partner - will I learn how to position Meraki products in an ECMS2 session?

ECMS2 is an advanced technical training course that teaches attendees how to plan, design, implement, and operate Cisco Meraki solutions. You can explore Meraki sales-focused trainings, such as CMNA and Meraki FIT, on the Learning Hub main page.

 

 

Certification and Gear

 

Will I get a certification for attending ECMS2?

ECMS1 and ECMS2 prepare attendees to take the Cisco Meraki Solution Specialist exam. Passing the exam earns individuals the Cisco Meraki Solution Specialist certification.

 

When will the Cisco Meraki Solution Specialist certification be available?

We expect the Cisco Meraki Solution Specialist certification to be released in the second half of calendar year 2019.

 

Do I get gear for attending an ECMS2 session?

No, attendees do not receive gear for attending an ECMS2 session.



Eligibility and Registration

 

What are the eligibility requirements?

The ECMS2 course is an advanced technical training the teaches you to plan, design, implement, and operate complex Cisco Meraki solutions. Before taking the ECMS2 course, attendees should:

 

  • Have taken ECMS1 or CMNO, or possess equivalent Meraki knowledge and experience (see question below)
  • Have CCNA or equivalent networking knowledge and experience
  • Be employed by Cisco Systems, a Meraki partner, or a Meraki customer

 

We recommend this course to those who regularly deploy or manage Meraki networks, want to deepen their technical expertise and understanding of the full Meraki product suite and features, or who have taken Meraki training in the past and want to be exposed to new Meraki products and features.

 

Do I have to take ECMS1 before attending ECMS2?

Attending ECMS1 is not a requirement to attend ECMS2. However, in order to successfully participate in an ECMS2 session, attendees should have Meraki knowledge and experience equivalent to the level achieved from ECMS1.

 

What does “ECMS1 equivalent Meraki knowledge and experience” mean?

To successfully participate in an ECMS2 session, attendees must have attended ECMS1 or possess equivalent Meraki knowledge and experience. Attendees should be able to and have recent experience in the following:

 

  • Be able to describe the security, reliability, and scalability of the Dashboard cloud architecture and it's out-of-band control plane
  • Fundamental understanding of Dashboard's organizational structure, delineation of privileges, and overarching administrative processes 
  • Be able to outline the key components of Meraki licensing (co-termination model and expiration grace period)
  • Have the knowledge and ability to deploy advanced security features on MX security appliances (intrusion detection/prevention, Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), layer 3 & 7 firewall rules)
  • Fundamental understanding of Auto VPN and its purpose when utilized in an SD-WAN deployment
  • Be experienced at navigating, configuring, and applying configurations to MS switches through the virtual stack interface in Dashboard 
  • Be able to describe the concepts behind a cloud-based WLAN solution and the features that can be delivered including layer 7 traffic shaping and various guest access authentication methods
  • Fundamental understanding of device profile containerization and remote management capabilities as managed through the Systems Manager platform
  • Fundamental understanding of the edge architecture as implemented by MV security cameras and its implications on video retention through various configurable options 
  • Be able to effectively leverage the live tools and monitoring capabilities of the Meraki Dashboard when troubleshooting device or application performance issues 

 

How do I register for an ECMS2 session?

We are currently focused on scaling session capacity. In the interim, participants need to be recommended to ECMS2 by a member of the Meraki team.

 

To be notified when additional opportunities to attend a session become available, please complete this brief form.

 

I’ve registered for an ECMS2 session. How do I know my spot is confirmed in the course?

Your session registration is confirmed when you receive an attendance confirmation email from the Meraki team. We process registrations within 48 business hours.

 

I can no longer attend. What should I do?

Please email us to let us know you are no longer able to attend on the date you registered so we can free up a spot for another.