Advanced Research Group

Research. Design. Deliver.

The Advanced Research Group (ARG), a division of Skyline-ATS, is a team of technology Subject Matter Experts with experience in multiple vendor solutions and standards-based technologies.

Our purpose is to research, design, and deliver emerging technical solutions that address positive business transformation. By using proven methodologies, we work with you to understand where you want to take your business. Then we build solutions to get you there.

Our Mission

With our fingers on the pulse of changes in technology, ARG pledges to:

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Innovate and identify investments in next-generation technologies.

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Lead in next-generation professional services & education.

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Provide key deliverables in Sales & Engineering enablement.

Your source for next-generation technologies.

Key Deliverables

Sales Enablement
  • Roadshows
  • Sales Training
  • Executive Training
  • Competitive Training
Engineering Enablement
  • Certification Training
  • Product & Solutions Training
  • Customized Training
  • Business Training
  • Value-Add Meeting
  • Professional Services

Professional Services Capabilities

Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Data Center

Current Services

APIC-EM
Wireless (Cisco/Cisco Meraki)
Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)

  • ASA with FirePower Services
  • Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Software

Meraki Security Appliances / SD-WAN
iWAN
Identity Services Engine (ISE) / TurstSec
TrustSec
Prime Infrastructure
Cisco Umbrella

Current Services

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

  • Network Centric Mode
  • Application Centric Mode
  • Programmability

Nexus

  • Full line of product support
  • IOS based Network to Nexus NX-OS Migration

Compute

  • Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • HyperFlex

Storage

  • NetApp
  • Nimble
  • EMC

Coming Soon

Virtual Security Gateway (VSG)
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

Coming Soon

Akamai

Engineering Projects

Topic Course Name Status
Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Introducing Python and Web Services Programmability for Network Engineers v3.0 (IPWSP-NE) Register for IPWSP-NE Today
Network Programmability for the Data Center v1.0 (NPDC) Register for NPDC Today
Network Programmability for the Enterprise v1.0 (NPEN) Register for NPEN Today
Intelligent WAN (IWAN) v2.0 Register for IWAN Today
Deploying and Configuring APIC (APIC-EM) Register APIC-EM Today
Cisco AWS Integration (CISAWS) v1.0 Register CISAWS Today
Unified Contact Center Administering Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise, Part 1 (AUCCE1) to v11.5

Administering Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise, Part 2 (AUCCE2) to v11.5

Deploying Unified Contact Center Enterprise (DUCCE) to v11.5

Deploying Cisco Unified Intelligence Center (DUIC) to v11.5

Summer 2017

Summer 2017

Summer 2017

Summer 2017

Cloud Center ICCC v1.0 – Implementing Cisco Cloud Center v1.0

The Implementing Cisco CloudCenter (ICCC) is a four-day instructor led course. Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr) securely deploys and manages applications in data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments. CloudCenter provides customers with a single, intuitive platform that helps them manage the entire application lifecycle across simple or complex hybrid IT environments. The CloudCenter platform provides a compelling solution for modern IT organizations whether they are moving their first applications to the cloud, implementing self-service IT, or wanting to gain visibility and control across a vast portfolio of clouds, applications and users.

Register ICCC Today
OpenStack with Cisco ACI This course is designed and targeted towards individuals who are responsible for configuration and administration of an OpenStack with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) integrations. In development
Next-Generation Security Solutions – Engineering A customized workshop for Cisco technical teams to actively work with their sales counterparts on understanding and delivering security software solutions during high-level white board exercises and dedicated labs while focusing on business acumen and sales enablement skills. Includes an additional day with Cisco leaders and executive sponsors on white boarding and account mapping. March 2017

Sales Projects

Topic Purpose Status
Next-Generation Business Outcome Selling To provide Cisco account teams, technical professionals, and partners to overcome new challenges and competitive threats by utilizing Cisco solutions. In development
Vertical Sales Enablement To provide vertical specific sales enablement curriculum on the following topics:

  • Cisco Sales Enablement: Understanding Cisco‚Äôs Roadmap
  • Migration from Avaya to Cisco solutions
  • Empowering Sales & Engineering Teams with Cisco Security Solutions
  • Articulating Cisco Differentiators in Executive Conversations
  • How to Optimize Cisco Tools to Become Trusted Advisors

 

Verticals include: Financial, Healthcare, Education, Legal, Manufacturing, Education, Real-Estate, Retail, Government, and Tourism

In development
Next-Generation Security Solutions – Sales A customized workshop for Cisco account and security teams to actively work with their technical counterparts on understanding and delivering security software solutions during high-level white board exercises and dedicated labs while focusing on business acumen and sales enablement skills. March 2017
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