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I'm curious - has anyone actually been able to attend the ECMS2 training? I have never heard a single reply to my multitude of requests for a seat since the training was announced.

 

While the course is free I have a much better chance of justifying the trip to my company. Once Cisco puts the typical $2,000+ price tag on the course my opportunity to attend disappears like a fart in the wind. 

 

I have even had our sales rep who sold us our shiny new Meraki infrastructure get in-touch with his contacts at Meraki, and still nothing but crickets. 

 

Does the training actually exist, or is it a unicorn at this point, only available to a privileged lucky few?

 

Thanks!

 

Twitch 

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Kind of a big deal

Re: ECMS2

I have attended, but it is very difficult to get into. My classmates were primarily Cisco sales engineers, large Meraki partners, and mostly otherwise people from companies with millions of USD in Meraki gear. Some of whom surprised me... I had no idea those companies used Meraki!

 

There were also only 10-12 students. When they say seating is limited, they mean it. We had two trainers in a room for 3 days of training, plus however much time setup/breakdown takes them. 

 

I hear you that it's frustrating, But it's largely a matter of resources. Meraki's training division is only so large, and ECMS2 is just one of the things that they do.

Kind of a big deal

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@Twitch You could possibly demo so that you can get familiar with the products. That way you can get a general understanding and also look a lot at the webinars as they help with getting to know features as well. Hope it helps. I went to the training as well with @Nash and she makes a point where classmates were " Cisco sales engineers, large Meraki partners, and mostly otherwise people from companies with millions of USD in Meraki gear."  

Here to help

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Don't need the demo. We have a large Meraki production environment that runs all of our plants across several states. 

 

Thanks for the responses, folks! I appreciate it. 

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I'm with You there @Twitch  ..


As I read it, the ECMS2 is last part if a set of education courses with tests and all .,.

I too would like to finish what I start, and have not seen one single announcement for this Course.

 

As to the education team is limited and only can do so much, it somewhat collides with the facts from this thread with "multi-million$ installations" and all ..

 

I would also like to hear some official viewpoints from Meraki on this ..

 

With highest regards

Thyge

 

Building a reputation

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Hi I am Waiting since over a Year to get a slot. I think they stoped this.

 

Building a reputation

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So I'm not the only one .. Thanx @MichelRueger 

 

Any news from Meraki... ?? Anyone ??

Community Manager

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Thanks for your feedback! We’re happy to say that ECMS2 is still very much alive, but does still have limited capacity. We are currently pursuing other delivery mechanisms that will allow us to scale the program and make it more widely available. We will post to the Learning Hub when those offerings are available. Thanks for your patience.

Meredith W | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki


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@MeredithWAnytime 😀

 

I'll hang in there and spread the word among my peers..

 

/Thyge

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If it really alive. There has been just one Class scheduled in the last 6 Months. 

Building a reputation

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Hi,

 

just sitting in on training since 3 Days. there are Online now.  go to www.merakipartner.com 

 

or ask a meraki SE to help you out.

Building a reputation

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@MichelRueger I have heard no word about sessions ?

 

Please share the link and the Meraki SE ?

 

(the link You provide here is not active)

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https://www.merakipartners.com/.

 

The s was missing at end.

Building a reputation

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send a mail to The Cisco Meraki Team <ecms@meraki.com> 

 

they can set you up.

Comes here often

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I sent them a email. We will see if they setup account for me.

 

Do you know the cost of the course? 

 

 

Building a reputation

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It online 3 Day's and it is free.

Building a reputation

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I forgot to tel you its 417 Powerpoint Slides 😂

Comes here often

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I am already on the waitlist for July 21 to July 23. 

Comes here often

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That is ok, 

 

Better than using Get help or calling support. 

 

 

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😂 @MichelRueger .. 

Slideshow . .

 

If it is that many, it makes it a cartoon movie ?

 

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Guys & Gils

 

You will see there are actually a number of threads within the community with regards to this course and everyone is seeing and having the same frustration.

 

I am also trying to get on this course and very keen to attend before November as the courses are currently on-line with virtual labs and training, which for me is very attractive as I would not have to travel.

 

BR

 

Gary

 

 

CTO & Solutioneer
CMNA, CMNO, ECMS2
SNSA, SNSP
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I'm happy to say that we have been expanding the ECMS2 availability since the start of this pandemic. Some things that I wanted to share with all of you:

 

  • We've transitioned from a in-person training to a fully virtual format since March 2020, as our offices were closed due to the pandemic
  • With this virtual format, instead of offering 15 seats per class we've adjusted the class size to support up to 30 participants, adjusting our lab infrastructure accordingly
  • Bad news is that we saw an increase on the demand for this and other training sessions we offer since the pandemic started, so it's still hard to get a spot in one of these sessions
  • We consider many factors when approving someone to be able to participate on ECMS2, so the best way to get a spot is to reach out to your sales rep and get them to recommend you to participate. It'll still depend on the amount of Meraki solutions you have (size of your Meraki infrastructure) so keep that in mind as bigger partners/clients will probably get a spot quicker (but we still make it in a way that medium sized clients can participate with fewer spots available)
  • Those are currently all Meraki-led sessions with no cost (I deliver some of them actually as well) and we're well aware of the high demand. That's why we are currently working with Learning Partners to be able offer ECMS2 through them with a cost as an alternative, so keep an eye at our Meraki Learning Hub for news regarding to that option to be available soon https://community.meraki.com/t5/Learning-Hub/ct-p/hub
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The Meraki ECMS exam is now live! Test your knowledge of Meraki and become an official Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist. More info on the ECMS exam found here.

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I'm very impressed with the enthusiasm and drive, the guys doing the ECMS2 last week pulled off !! 

 

I can only recommend All of You other enthusiasts to grab hold of Your Cisco AM to enroll in a virtual session !! 

 

Loads of great stuff to pick off .. 

 

@FelipePerrone 

 

      1) Is there a test / certification to take after completing the ECMS1+2 ?

      2) When will my ECMS2 badge appear to brag with ? 😉

 

With highest regards

Thyge

 

Meraki Employee

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Hi @Thygesen , I'm really glad you liked your ECMS2 session 😀 My colleagues Rafael and David are great instructors!

 

1) Yes there's an official certification now called CMSS (you can check more info clicking the link on my signature) that you can have after taking a ECMS exam with Pearson Vue, ECMS1 and 2 are preparation for that so after participating on both you should have everything you need to study for this exam 👍

2) As you just attended the ECMS2 session last week, I think you'll receive something through e-mail on the next couple of days

 

Regards,

Felipe

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Community Manager

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@Thygesen you can start bragging now! 

https://community.meraki.com/t5/Community-Announcements/ECMS-badges-are-HERE/bc-p/106809

Meredith W | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki


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@MeredithW WHohoo! 🙂 
It will have NO end ! .. Thanx .. 

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