January 2010

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

Now Available: Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design and Data Center Unified Computing Support Courses

The Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design (DCUCD) and Data Center Unified Computing Support (DCUCI) courses are now available through Authorized Cisco Learning Partners.

DCUCD v3.0 is a 5-day course that enables students to design UCS into the next generation data center. DCUCI v3.0 is a 5-day hands-on course that enables students to support UCS. The student also learns how to implement UCS in an enterprise Data Center routing and switching infrastructure with the next-generation Cisco Nexus product family. DCUCD is recommended training for the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist. DCUCI is recommended training for the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist.

Exams for both specialists will be made available in early January 2010.

Register for one of these courses at the Cisco Global Learning Locator.

Core Knowledge Questions on Remaining CCIE Lab Exams

Effective January 4, 2010, CCIE Service Provider, Storage and Wireless lab exams will begin with a brief Core Knowledge section consisting of four, computer-delivered short-answer questions. The Core Knowledge section was added to CCIE Routing and Switching, Security and Voice earlier in the year. Candidates will type in their answers, which typically require five words or less. Questions will cover topics included on the current lab exam blueprint.

Candidates are allowed a maximum of 30 minutes to complete the questions and may not use the Cisco documentation that is available for the remainder of the lab. Well-prepared candidates should be able to answer the questions in 15 minutes or less and move immediately to the next section. No extra time is being added to the eight-hour exam. All candidates must pass the Core Knowledge section in order to achieve CCIE certification.

For more information, access CCIE Lab Exam Q&A.

Now Available: The Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Voice

In response to sharply increasing market demand for advanced video training solutions, Cisco is pleased to announce the release of the new Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Voice. The Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Voice provides experienced voice network engineers with an effective, job-relevant, and proven program to build expert-level skills and to prepare for the rigorous Cisco CCIE Voice Lab Exam.

For more information, access the Cisco Learning Network.

Training

Two New Broadcasts from TechWiseTV

How You Can Tame the Smartphone Monster

Experts reveal how you can make your smartphone users more productive by giving them access to powerful unified communications and collaboration tools on virtually any mobile device.

Learn more and register to view today.

Survival Guide: Securing Networks without Borders

Learn how to secure the borderless network without buying any new hardware or software. See the latest hacker strategies and find out how to stop them.

Learn more and register to view today.

Events

Pre-Registration Open for Networkers and Cisco Live 2010

It is never too early to save your spot at Cisco Live 2010, the industry's premier education and training event for IT, networking, and communications professionals. Join us June 27 to July 1 in Las Vegas.

For more information, visit www.ciscolive.com.

Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events from NetPro

Networking Professionals Connection (NetPro) is an interactive website where you can discuss Cisco networking products and technologies with Cisco experts and networking professionals around the world.

"Ask the Expert" events allow you to discuss specific networking issues online with Cisco engineers. Upcoming events include:

  • "Dynamic Multicast VPN," now through January 29
  • "Cube," now through January 29
  • "CCIE," February 1 through February 12
  • "CUCM 7.1" February 1 through February 12

    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.

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