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Certifications, Training, & Events

Here, you will find the latest news on Cisco certifications, links to video offerings from TechWiseTV, and upcoming events such as Networkers and those provided through Networking Professionals Connection.


Certifications

Discount on CCNA and CCDA Certifications for Cisco Innovators

The Urban Dictionary defines "Cisco-Green" as "the amount of income one brings in as a result of a Cisco Systems certification." Suffice it to say, getting Cisco certified can boost your career. And if you are a member of the Cisco Innovators program, you can now save 25 percent or more on these certifications.

Who is eligible for the Cisco Innovators program?

If you are a technology or business decision maker in a small to medium-sized business (SMB), the Cisco Innovators program is for you. It is free and designed specifically to help SMBs achieve new levels of success.

What is included in the Innovators program?

Members receive either the TechWise or BizWise monthly newsletter, event invites, access to analyst research, and special offers. Further, members can save 25 percent or more on the above certifications today.

Follow these steps to lock in your CCNA or CCDA discount:

  1. Register for the Cisco Innovators program
  2. Visit the Cisco Innovators Special Discounts page to choose your certification, training partner, and to sign up for your course

Cisco Revises CCDP Certification

Cisco recently launched a revised CCDP certification. A major part of this revision is the new Designing Cisco Network Service Architecture (ARCH) v2.0 course and exam (642-873) where 90 percent of the material has been updated to include material more relevant to the latest Cisco product changes. The revision includes updated skill assessments that enable candidates to design networks that leverage new technologies and best practices of embedding application-level intelligence into the network infrastructure, thereby creating a service-oriented network architecture (SONA).

The revised CCDP curriculum now puts candidates on the path to be the designer of the intelligent network.

Visit the CCDP page to learn more.

Training

TechWiseTV: "Are You Ready for IPv6?"

Offered in response to viewer surveys, this TechWiseTV video broadcast is devoted entirely to a deep technical exploration of the next generation of Internet Protocol. We will go beyond the simple alarmist coverage of this topic and reveal its most positive benefits. Our Cisco technology experts will show you how IPv6 will dramatically simplify your network management with built-in security, automatic mobility, auto-configuration, improved performance, and much more.

In this TechWiseTV video broadcast, you will learn:

  • The enhanced capabilities of IPv6 and how to take advantage of them
  • How to develop a plan for migrating from IPv4
  • Basic before and after network configurations
  • Routing issues and security traps to avoid
  • How to run IPv6 in an IPv4 environment
  • What Cisco is doing to enable a smooth transition

Learn more and register to view video.

Events

Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events and TechTalks from Networking Professionals Connection.

  • Ask the Expert
    • "Secure Unified Communications," now through September 21
    • "Intrusion Prevention Systems," now through September 21
    • "IPSec VPN Head-End Platform," September 24 through October 5
    • "Cisco NAC Appliance," September 24 through October 5

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 Networking Professionals Connection today.

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