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Announcing New Security Specialist Certifications
Cisco announces three new Cisco Security Specialists certifications – Cisco Firewall Security Specialist, Cisco IOS Security Specialist and Cisco VPN Security Specialist. These specializations are intended for network security engineers who specialize in network security infrastructure technologies and products. These new certifications in combination with the existing Security Specialist certifications offer a convenient validation of skills and competency for network security solutions.
Cisco Firewall Security Specialist certification validates skills and knowledge in implementing perimeter security solutions using Cisco security appliances. These certified specialists are actively involved in developing secure business solutions and designing and delivering multiple levels of secure access to the network. The following exams are required for certification:
Cisco IOS Security Specialist certification validates the hands-on knowledge and skills required to secure networks using Cisco IOS Software security features embedded in the latest Cisco routers and switches as well as the widely deployed Cisco security appliances. Cisco IOS Software security specialists are able to secure the network environment and provide security services based on Cisco IOS Software such as—zone-based policy firewall; Cisco IOS Software IPS; user-based firewall; secure tunnels using IPsec VPN technology including PKI, VTI/DVTI, GETVPN, and DMVPN; 802.1x authentication and advanced switch security features. The following exam is required for certification:
Cisco VPN Security Specialist certification validates the skills and knowledge to configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and support various VPN solutions, using Cisco IOS Software and the robust Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance. Cisco VPN solutions are widely deployed in many networks today. Many enterprises and service providers deploy these numerous VPN solutions at any given time for their various customers and organizations—from simple point-to-point tunneling to multilayer dynamic high-availability VPNs. The following exams are required for certification:
Instruction-led training courses are available and offered through Cisco Authorized Learning Partners. Exams are available and offered through Pearson VUE. For more information, access the Cisco Learning Network.
|New iPhone App Enables Cisco Technical Support Troubleshooting On-The-Go
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new iPhone application, designed to enable you to connect and interact anytime, anywhere with the Cisco Support Community, your one-stop technical support destination. Now, you can collaborate with colleagues and other support professionals with easy, on-the-go access to the community’s breadth of technical resources such as forum discussions, Cisco RSS feeds, Cisco technical support YouTube videos, and our community's leaderboards via a user-friendly mobile app interface.
The app is currently available in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Phillipines, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
You can download the new app for free from the Apple iTunes Store by searching for “Cisco Technical Support”.
For additional information visit the Cisco Support Community.
|Take the Borderless Challenge
Get ready to embark on the Cisco Borderless Challenge: Routing Edition. Learn how to effectively deploy cloud services and deliver high-quality video anywhere in the network.
Then, act quickly! Show us what you know about Cisco routers by February 17, 2011 to win a trip to Hawaii or a Flip HD camera.
Register now to watch the video and take the challenge!
|High Performance Outdoor Wireless
Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Wireless Access Points with 802.11n and CleanAir - Seamless Mobility, RF Excellence, and Flexible Deployment.
This outdoor wireless mesh access point offers the following advantages:
- Operational continuity for mission-critical applications across wired, indoor, and outdoor networks
- New levels of security, performance protection, and policy enforcement
- Flexibility and scalability of reliable multi-device and multi-network application delivery
Learn More at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11451/index.html
|CSC Webcast: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Multi-homing: Design and Troubleshooting
Please join Cisco expert Manigandan Ganesan, an engineer working with the Routing Protocols team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in Bangalore, India, who will be discussing and answering questions on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Multi-homing: Design and Troubleshooting.
The concept of BGP multi-homing refers to the ability to connect a network to more than one Internet service provider, thereby providing Internet redundancy and routing optimization. This session will give an overview of BGP multi-homing, various types of multi-homing with their advantages, and how to configure BGP in multi-homing setups. In addition, it will cover troubleshooting typical issues in BGP and some best practices.
View this event in the Ask the Expert archives today.
|New Beta Trials Open to Cisco Collaboration User Group Members
Join the Cisco Collaboration User Group to participate in the Cisco Unity Connection 8.6 and Cisco Virtualization Experience Clients Beta trials. Access to these Beta programs are a key benefit of membership in the Cisco Collaboration User Group. Participating in Beta trials enables you to be among the first to access new features and to collaborate directly with product developers, testers, program managers and other Beta participants.
Membership in the Cisco Collaboration User Group is free and open to Cisco enterprise customers and partners. Multiple people from the same company may join. Benefits include: interacting with Cisco experts and over 2,700 other members, expanding your peer network, and access exclusive programs and tools, including Beta programs, monthly NDA and technical briefings, a Feature Request Tool, Special Interest Groups that function as advisors to Cisco product teams.
Upcoming Beta Trials:
- Cisco Unity Connection 8.6 Beta: March 2, 2011 – April 29, 2011
- Cisco Virtualization Experience Clients Beta: February 15, 2011 – March 31,
Learn More and Join Today.
|New White Paper "Business Video: Deliver the Desired Results with Implement and Operate Services"
The third of a four-part white paper series, "Harnessing Business Video for Business Transformation," provides guidance for IT teams preparing to implement business video solutions.
Discover the capabilities Cisco Services and our partners have to help customers solve tough business challenges with architectural solutions.
Read it now.
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|Upcoming "Ask the
Expert" Events from Cisco Support Community
Cisco Support Community (CSC) is an interactive website where you can discuss Cisco networking products and technologies with Cisco experts and networking professionals around the world.
the Expert" events let you discuss specific networking issues
online with Cisco subject matter experts:
- "Operations Manager," now through February 25
- "802.11n," now through February 25
- "Troubleshooting Nexus 5000/2000 Series," February 28 through March 11
- "Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)," February 28 through March 11
Note: "Ask the Expert" events are subject to rescheduling.
Please refer to the URL above for the most current schedule.
To attend an event or participate in a discussion forum, visit
the Cisco Support Community.
|New Cisco Product
Documentation Available Online
"What's New in Cisco Product Documentation" is an online publication that provides information about the latest documentation releases for Cisco products. Updated monthly, this online publication is organized by product category to quickly direct you to the documentation for your products.
In addition to many new and revised documents, highlights of the January release include documentation for the following:
- Cisco Secure Access Control System
- Cisco Unified Operations Manager
- CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager
View the latest release of "What's New in Cisco Product
Documentation" online or as an RSS feed today.
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