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.


Updated Cisco Data Center Specialist Certification Exams and Training Courses

The Cisco Data Center Specialist certification program has been updated with more relevant materials to implement solutions more effectively. New course content and lab materials help candidates configure the latest Cisco Data Center solutions, including the Nexus, Cisco UCS B and C series, and Cisco UCS Manager v1.3. In addition, the updated courses include the latest evaluation, design, and troubleshooting best practices.

Availability of the revised exams are as follows and are offered through Pearson VUE:

  • 642-991 DCUFD (Available 7/18/2011) Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Solutions Design
  • 642-992 DCUFI (Available 7/26/2011) Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Solutions Implementation
  • 642-993 DCUCD (Available 6/15/2011) Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Systems Design
  • 642-994 DCUCI (Available 6/29/2011) Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Systems Implementation

For more information, visit the Cisco Data Center Specialist certification program.


Technology You Can Use From Geeks You Can Trust

Intelligent Switches Come Out of the Closet

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Learn how the innovative new Cisco Catalyst compact switches enable you to extend network services far from the wiring closet over a single cable.
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Shattering Barriers to Rich Collaboration

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See how the latest collaboration innovations help you extend high quality video, instant messaging, and other tools more affordably and more easily to more people on more devices.
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World IPv6 Day: What Should You Do?

World IPv6 Day is coming on June 8, 2011. For 24 hours, some of the world's most popular websites, such as Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, will activate IPv6 connectivity for their main websites. What are the implications of this event? How might it affect you or your customers? How should you prepare? Should your own site activate IPv6 on that day?

In his webcast, Cisco subject matter expert Phil Remaker provides a simple overview of a dual IPv6 and IPv6 stacked environment and explains typical failure modes in IPv6 transport and DNS that might be experienced. He introduces some websites you can use to test your IPv6 connectivity in advance of World IPv6 Day and talks about IPv6 connectivity options for websites and end users.

Phil Remaker is a distinguished support engineer at Cisco and is recognized for his wide range of knowledge and skills in Cisco products, networking protocols, and systems. He currently works as a technical leader in the Cisco Services Technical Services organization focusing on vexing problems around security, software release, and product manageability.

"How Do I ... ?" Get Straight Answers at Cisco Live

How do I position it in my network? How do I design it? How do I migrate it? How do I integrate it? How do I configure it? How do I benefit from it? How do I get a straight answer? Cisco Services experts will be on hand at Cisco Live, July 10-14 in Las Vegas. Bring us your toughest challenges.

  • Get Answers Through Service Demonstrations

Come join the Cisco Services experts at stations throughout the Cisco Booth. Demos will show how you can improve efficiency and lower costs in supporting the core, the data center, video, IPv6, and more. Observe how smart analytics, automated analysis, and reporting capabilities improve visibility into network performance. See the network asset reporting, customized security alerts, and customized recommendations of the Smart Net Total Care Service. Watch always-on surveillance at work in Remote Monitoring Services for Security.

  • Get Answers 1:1 in the Technical Solutions Clinic

Whatever your technical question, we'll have many of our finest Cisco TAC and consulting engineers on hand at our Technical Solutions Clinic white boards to work it through with you. Technologies covered will include LAN switching, security, conferencing, Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Unity, data virtualization, and many more.

  • Get Answers Through Services Table Topic Discussions

If you have an appetite for knowledge, satisfy it here. Table topics are informal lunchtime discussions about predefined topics between Cisco experts and you. Look for topics in our next issue.

  • What Do YOU Want to Know?

Let Cisco Services know the questions you'll be bringing to CiscoLive. Email us at

Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, is the must-attend conference for all levels of your organization, with hundreds of sessions spanning four educational programs: Networkers, Cisco Developer Network, Service Provider, and the totally revamped IT Management Program.

Register today!

Expert Video on Cisco Support Community

Creating a Simple Incoming Content Filter

Christopher Smith is a customer support engineer in the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) specializing in IronPort products and technologies. This video shows the steps how to create a simple incoming content filter.

LWAPP (Lightweight Mode) to Autonomous Conversion and Vice Versa

Vinay Sharma is a Cisco Support Community (CSC) Manager specializing in Wireless. In this video he shows how to convert a Lightweight Access Point to Autonomous mode and from Autonomous to LWAPP mode.

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:

  • "Cisco Security Manager," now through May 20
  • "Secure Mobility with AnyConnect 3.0," now through May 20
  • "Cisco NAC Appliance Active Directory Single Sign On Setup," May 23 through June 3

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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