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

New Service Provider Operations Track Training and Exams

The Cisco CCNA Service Provider (SP) Operations certification and the written exam for the CCIE SP Operations certification are now available.

The Cisco CCNA SP Operations certification targets entry-level students with a foundation of network operations skills in SP IP NGN environments required of associate-level operations personnel. Both the Supporting Cisco SP IP NGN Operations (SSPO) course and required #640-760 exam are now available. Interested students should access the CCNA SP Operations home page for more information.

The Cisco CCIE® SP Operations certification assesses and validates core IP NGN service provider network operations expertise and broad theoretical knowledge of operations management processes, frameworks, and network management systems. Registration for the CCIE SP Operations written exam is now available. In addition, students may download the blueprint for the CCIE SP Operations practical exam from the CCIE SP Operations practical exam overview page. The practical exam for the CCIE SP Operations certification is scheduled to be made available in the third quarter of 2010.

For more information on these exciting new releases, access the Cisco Learning Network.

New CCIE Security v3.0 Written Exam Topics Now Available

Cisco has updated the written exam portion of its popular CCIE Security certification. The written exam topics for the CCIE Security written exam are now available on the Cisco Learning Network. The new CCIE Security written exam is scheduled to be made available in August of 2010.

The CCIE security written exam tests concepts and theoretical knowledge of the IP fundamentals, IP routing protocols, security protocols, and Cisco security devices and appliances that are necessary for a Network Engineer to test, deploy, configure, and troubleshoot the network security posture of campus, enterprise, and service provider networks.

In addition, the CCIE Security written exam focuses on the core competencies of security risk management procedures, network security awareness, and an understanding of network security and industry-standard best practices.

For more information on CCIE Security certification and additional exciting Cisco Career Certification offerings, access the Cisco Learning Network.

Training

Cisco Employee Leaderboard

Last month, Cisco Support Community (CSC) launched the Hall of Fame to highlight our top, long-time contributors. In true community spirit, many of you have been asking us to list the top Cisco contributors. In response, we are pleased to announce our new Cisco Employee Leaderboard. We invite you to check out this list of Cisco subject matter experts for yourself. They have made significant contributions to Cisco Support Community over the years, and we are proud to recognize them publicly for the first time.

Two New Broadcasts from TechWiseTV

Your Network Has the Power

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Find out how you can aggregate and share power supplies for greater efficiency and resilience. Learn how you can transform your network into a strategic energy management tool.

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Collaboration in the Cloud: Rethinking the Desktop

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Learn how the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model can enable your users to communicate and collaborate more efficiently while drastically minimizing your costs.

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Events

Cisco Live: Vegas or Virtual

Register now for Cisco Live 2010, June 27-July 1 in Las Vegas. Join thousands of your peers onsite at Mandalay Bay for hundreds of technical sessions – including a new lineup of Content Security sessions -- or attend virtually via Cisco Live & Networkers.

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.

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

  • "Application Control Engine (ACE)," now through June 18
  • "SDV - Switched Digital Video," now through June 18
  • "IPSec VPN," June 21 through July 2
  • "WAAS Design Best Practices," June 21 through July 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 the Cisco Support Community.

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