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.


CCDE Certification Written and Practical Exams Revised to Version 2.0

The last day to test using the Cisco CCDE Practical Exam v1.0 is October 21, 2011. Candidates who intend to take practical exams after October 22, 2011 should prepare using the CCDE Practical Exam Topics v2.0. The CCDE Practical Exam v2.0 is scheduled for its first administration at the end of March 2012.

The revised CCDE written and practical exams will cover advanced network infrastructure design principles and fundamentals, including analysis of design requirements, development of network design and related implementation plan, and validation and optimization of network design.

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TechWiseTV - Now on YouTube, No Registration Required

We´ve made our TechWiseTV shows easier to access by moving them to the Cisco YouTube channel! We also are no longer requiring registration so you can access them immediately.

Check out the following episodes, now playing on the Cisco YouTube channel:

Advancing the Catalyst 6500 with the Supervisor 2T
Find out how the new Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor 2T and new line cards and services modules deliver capabilities and performance critical to the Enterprise Next Generation Network. View now.

Cisco Unified Computing Celebration
See how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) delivers increased productivity, scalability, performance, and manageability. View now.

View more Cisco videos online on the Cisco YouTube channel.


Cisco Designated VIP Perspective: Cisco UC Virtualization and the Cisco UCS Platform in Unified Communications Applications

Get expert insights and learn about Cisco UC Virtualization and the Cisco UCS platform in Unified Communications Applications with Cisco Designated VIP William Bell. The Cisco Designated VIP program recognizes the top external individual contributors in Cisco's online communities, including the Cisco Support Community (CSC), Cisco Learning Network (CLN), and the Cisco Developers Network (CDN).

Cisco Designated VIPs are recognized by their peers for their expertise and tireless contributions. They are generous, credible, accessible, and their abundant participation is vital to community success.

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CSC Webcast - Cisco Video Communication Server Update

Please join Cisco subject matter expert Arne B. Ostensen as he gives an overview of the Cisco Video Communications Server (VCS), explains some new features of the X7 software release, presents guidelines for integration and interoperability between Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) proxy and H.323 gatekeeper servers, and provides troubleshooting and licensing tips and tricks.

Arne B. Ostensen is the team lead of the Cisco TelePresence Solution Group in Cisco's Technical Assistance Center in Lysker, Norway. Before joining Cisco, he worked at Tandberg as a product specialist for TelePresence infrastructures. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH), Oslo. He has over four years of experience working and supporting TelePresence products.

View the webcast from the Ask the Expert webcast archive page.

Cisco IOS Advantage Webinar: The Evolution of IP Mobility Solutions

More than a decade ago, Cisco introduced wireless solutions that addressed challenges associated with address mobility, seamless authentication and comprehensive backend accounting. In the last few years, the industry has transformed to offer an immense range of Smart Devices. The result is an exponential growth of wireless offerings based on native IP sessions backhauled with L2TP tunnels to ISG nodes.

Join us November 2, 2011, for a 2-hour webinar where we will highlight some key findings and lessons from ISG PWLAN case studies on the Cisco ASR 1000. We will discuss use cases like hotspot roaming with EAPSIM authentication. This session will also highlight how some of the early adopters are trying to approach the problem of WiFi offload for 3G/4G/LTE devices.

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The Economics of Networking: Debunking the Myth That "Good Enough" Networks Save You Money

During this webcast, Ross Fowler, Worldwide Vice President, Cisco Borderless Networks; Jesper Andersen, Senior Vice President, Cisco Network Management Technology Group; and Paul Russello, VP, Global Workplace & Infrastructure Services at Xerox discuss the true economics of networking. Topics include the quantitative costs of acquisition, services, labor, bandwidth, energy, and product longevity, as well as the qualitative business benefits such as network uptime, user productivity, and lifecycle management.

The webcast also discusses how innovations in the network help reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) and enable organizations to deliver transformational business benefits beyond TCO.

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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:

  • "Nexus 5000, 3000, and 2000 series," now through October 21
  • "Cisco IP Cameras and VSM," now through October 21
  • "Unified Fabric Technology," October 24 through November 4

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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