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Connect, powered by FastLane


More than 26 billion—that's the number of network devices that will be connected by 2020. Wi-Fi speeds will exceed 24Mbps per device. How do you take advantage of this opportunity and give your customers the solutions they will be looking for? Connect, powered by FastLane, is your answer to navigating and positioning all of the Cisco networking and wireless solutions available. Connect is a comprehensive enablement program that will work with you to determine how to build or accelerate your networking practice, to drive business outcomes to a higher level of profitability. We believe that the network should go beyond a typical infrastructure. Get ready to take your networking practice to the next level faster than ever before!

Connect Puts You on the FastLane for Cisco Networking Success

Connect Training Class—One hour
Do your customers require an on-prem solution and rely on you to recommend that one router, one switch, one AP to support their needs? Connect is your resource for training, sales positioning, and resources to sell traditional on-premises Cisco networking, wireless, and SMB solutions- featuring a new topic each month. Contact our team with topics you want to see covered.
Connect is more than just training classes!
Connect, M101, and M201 are just the beginning! Invest in Connect training classes, and ScanSource will stay connected to ensure your Cisco networking practice and your Meraki practice are constantly moving through our launch, momentum, and acceleration phases and benefits of our FastLane program—with introductions to our ScanSource Partner Marketing team and Cisco field resources!
M201 Training Class—Half Day
A comprehensive product set deserves comprehensive training! Taught by our Meraki-certified instructors, this class includes full product positioning AND hands-on labs for configuration of Meraki's security, switching, wireless, and mobile-device management platforms. Built for account managers and SEs.
Connect FastLane Business Planning
Our Connect Enablement Team will outline next steps to keep your networking and/or Meraki practice moving past education and into profitability, with enablement activities like: scheduling practical sales training for your teams, Cisco 101 lunch and learn meetings with Cisco field resources, and access to Jump Start MOUs and additional profitability programs.
M101 Training Class—Two hours
A lighter version of M201, M101 is specifically focused on developing a success model for account managers and sales positioning for the Meraki portfolio.
Custom Connect FastLane Consultation
Whether you're new to networking or just new to Cisco as a networking solution for your customers, Connect onboarding will always begin with an in-depth discovery call and analysis of your business model—to ensure your team is enrolling in the right solution trainings while we jumpstart your certification and specialization planning!

On-Prem Cisco Networking Solutions Covered in Connect

A wired and wireless architecture that adapts to changing demands—mobile, IOT growth, and evolving security threats—across all users and devices in a network.
Allow your customers to get a scalable wireless network up and running in minutes.
If you have customers who require consistent network uptime and security, Cisco routers and switches provide them with technology that is simple, yet secure.