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.

Certification

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 deployedCisco 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.


Training

Technology You Can Use From Geeks You Can Trust

Raising the Bar on Desktop Virtualization

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Learn the implementation challenges to overcome and see how desktop virtualization can reduce IT costs, strengthen security, and create a transparent end-user experience.

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Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report

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Discover today’s top security threats and the ones you are most likely to face tomorrow as experts present the Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report.

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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.

Events

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:

  • "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.

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