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Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist Certification

Meraki has been around for a long time. With over 508k customers, 2.5 million active networks, and in 190 countries, it’s about time there’s a certification around Meraki technologies.

The Meraki-specific certification is the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist Certification. The exam is called Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions, exam number 500-220 ECMS.

Meraki’s ECMS certification covers everything across their product portfolio.

Topics covered in Meraki’s certification include:

  • Wireless LAN
  • Switching
  • Security
  • SD-WAN,
  • Wireless WAN
  • Meraki Insight
  • Smart Cameras
  • Mobile Device Management

You can catch all the objectives here.

There are paid courses available from Cisco Meraki and they do recommend two different courses. The first is an introduction to Meraki and the 2nd has more technical deep dives.

The first course is a 1-day course, ECMS1, and is meant for those just getting into Meraki.

The second course is a 3-day course, ECMS2, and has many in-depth topics such as routing and switching.

You could take the self-study route. Meraki has created a nice outline for their objectives mapped to content available online. Most of the content references Meraki documentation and others are videos.

With the amount of topics covered, you might be asking if you need a lab environment for this. And yes, you will. Meraki created a Bill of Materials (BoM) for what you’ll need if you want to lab the whole thing.

Here’s an example topology that Meraki has provided:

What do you think of the Meraki certification? Is it something you’ll go after? Let us know in the comments below!


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Rowell, CWNE #210, is a network engineer in Higher-Ed. He enjoys working with wireless networking technologies and loves to share and engage with the community. You can connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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