Mentored Install Trainings

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Flint is one of a select groups of partners authorized to deliver MINT services on behalf of Cisco.

The MINT program, Mentored Install Network Training, was designed to support the partner community to help them accelerate the adoption of new technologies such as Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix, Cisco SD-WAN, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco Full-Stack Observability (FSO) and Cisco Catalyst Center.

The service combines Flint’s Premier Developer and Solutions Partner certifications with our training expertise to provide mentored services to the partner throughout the lifecycle of solution deployment.

This enables the partner to implement services where they have not traditionally had the expertise, securing valuable early adopter revenue streams and, over time, becoming more self-sufficient and able to implement the services alone.

The end user recognises a reduced time to benefit from the accelerated introduction of the new technology and, as we utilise the skills of engineers who are both academically advanced (working with Cisco Learning and Certifications) and practically experienced, a lower level of risk.

The introduction of new technology opens a world of new opportunities for your company, solving problems for existing customers, introducing new services and revenue streams and reducing operating costs through streamlined or automated network operation. Flint’s MINT services support your chosen partner implement the new solution quickly and effectively. Working with your partner we will take time to understand your business and operational requirements as well as your existing infrastructure and create, document and present a design to address this. We will then implement and integrate the solution using the same engineering team that created the original design.

To ensure we have real-world experience in our customers’ multi-vendor environment we work hard to ensure our engineers are both cross-trained in various technologies, domains and vendors’ equipment and have actual industry experience.

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The Flint team currently supports a number of technologies for Cisco under the MINT programme and is involved in several projects at any one time.

We continue to work closely with Cisco to develop our skills to ensure we are able to support the introduction of new, up-and-coming emerging technologies to accelerate their adoption through the partner community.

Our current services support both Enterprise Networking and Data Center technologies as below:

  • Cisco Catalyst Center
  • Thousand Eyes
  • Cisco Full-Stack Observability
  • Cisco Spaces
  • Cisco SD-WAN
  • Cisco UCS and UCS-X
  • Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix
  • Cisco Intersight Cloud Operations Platform
  • Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWO)
  • Cisco Intersight Infrastructure Service
  • Cisco Intersight Cloud Orchestrator (ICO)
  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Cisco Nexus Dashboard
  • Cisco ISE
  • Cisco Secure Network Analytics

These can be procured directly from Cisco or by contacting us directly at [email protected]

When accessing the Cisco website the SKUs for the above follow the MINT-XXXX-FLI naming convention, however, we would recommend contacting us directly so that our team of experts can help you select the correct service and customise this as required.

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The benefits of a Flint MINT engagement:

End Customer

  • Shorter time to value on purchased systems
  • Risk mitigation for existing and new infrastructure by letting experts take the lead
  • Education of your staff with actionable knowledge tried and tested in the field
  • Practical instruction on processes and sustainability aspects of your production environment
  • Combine complex systems in a full solution effortlessly


  • Accelerate the time from sales to customer value to spur expansion prospects
  • Secure revenue from emerging technologies
  • Upskill existing engineering work-force
  • Add additional value to existing customer base
  • Avoid introduction of niche suppliers into your existing customer

The Cisco Mentored Install Network Training (MINT) project, a well-known hands-on training programme, aids you in learning best practises for establishing Cisco equipment. MINT programmes help you accomplish your goals by combining coaching and installation to speed up the adoption and implementation of new Cisco technologies in your environment.

These services can be purchased directly from Cisco under a series of Cisco SKUs on the partner website or by directly contacting Flint.

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