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.


Cisco and the IET Advance Professional Development of Certified Community

Cisco Certified IT professionals can now take advantage of an outstanding career development opportunity: Fast-track entry to membership in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). With more than 150,000 members in 128 countries, the IET is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. Holders of active Cisco Associate, Professional, Expert, and Specialist certifications worldwide will be eligible for the IET fast-track membership program.

Find out more about IET membership or how you can join now.

Cisco Updates Advanced Wireless LAN Specialization

Cisco recently updated its wireless LAN specialization exams and courses to reflect important changes and advances in the management and use of wireless networks.

Advanced Wireless LAN for System Engineers (AWLANSE 642-586) and Advanced Wireless LAN for Field Engineers (AWLANFE 642-587) currently test knowledge of wireless LANs, including RF and antenna theory, 802.11a/b/g standards, and the ability to design and support a Cisco Unified Wireless Network. The new versions will also cover the ability to configure and verify voice transmission over a wireless network, configuration of Cisco Services Secure Clients, increased emphasis on outdoor mesh, new site survey tools, and updates to the wireless controller code. Exams are available at all worldwide Pearson VUE testing centers as of August 15, 2007.

These changes are also reflected in the curriculum:

  • Cisco Wireless LAN Fundamentals (CWLF) v2.0 will include about 10 percent new material
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Advanced Topics (CWLAT) v2.0 will include about 50 percent new material

The CWLF and CWLAT courses cover all topics included on the revised exams and are recommended for those pursuing technical specialization in wireless.

Find out more about Cisco's revised Wireless LAN certifications.


TechWiseTV: "Stopping E-Mail Threats"

Spam and other e-mail scams are costing American business $10 billion annually in lost productivity, wasted IT resources, and help desk costs. And, despite predictions from industry "experts" a few years ago, the crisis is getting worse.

Now, learn why this problem is so hard to solve and view the latest solutions that can help you regain control. This must-see 45-minute video broadcast will show you:

  • How spammers work and why they are so difficult to stop
  • The latest e-mail scams – such as image spam and botnets -- and the dangers they pose
  • The limitations and pitfalls of traditional antispam solutions such as black and white lists
  • A comprehensive overview of the two-layer approach developed by IronPort and how it effectively filters out more than 95 percent of all spam and other e-mail threats
  • How organizations of any size can easily implement the solution on a local or global basis

Learn more and register to view video.


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

  • Ask the Expert
    • "CCIE Routing & Switching," now through October 19
    • "IOS Security Technologies," now through October 19
    • "NAC in Branch Office," October 22 through November 2
    • "Incident Management," October 22 through November 2

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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