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.


CCSP Certification Retired

Beginning November 17, 2011, the Cisco CCSP certification will be retired.

New certifications and recertification for existing CCSP certified professionals will no longer be issued. Individuals interested in pursuing a professional-level Cisco Security certification are encouraged to obtain the Cisco CCNP Security certification.

Learn more about CCNP Security certification.


Now on YouTube – Technology You Can Use From Geeks You Can Trust

Now playing on TechWiseTV...

Check out these episodes:

  • Automating the SAP Experience
    Call it the "dream team": Cisco and SAP have joined forces to deliver data center solutions that include rapid provisioning and scale, secure multi-tenancy, as well as visibility and automation across the data center. Join the TechWiseTV crew and their special guests for a closer look at this exciting and powerful technology. View now
  • Cisco Cius: The Inside Story
    No, it's not "another tablet"! In fact, the Cisco Cius is a powerful business tool built to solve real business challenges. In this episode, our TechWiseTV geeks dive right into this powerful enterprise device with an unboxing, a multi-media test-drive, a look at the app development, and a complete security teardown. View now
  • Navigating the Post-PC Experience
    Cisco UPOE, or Universal Power over Ethernet, is a Cisco innovation offering up to 60 watts on a standard Cat5 cable. This episode of TechWiseTV covers everything from the physical challenge of putting that much power on such a small cable, to the equipment, the management, and the real-world benefits UPOE can bring to your operation. View now

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Service Provider IPv6 Deployment Webcast

Did you miss the live Cisco Support Community webcast on Service Provider IPv6 Deployment?

During the live event, Cisco subject matter expert Salman Asadullah focused on service provider IPv6 deployment techniques in core networks, which help network designers and administrators understand IPv6 operation and implementation options for native IPv4 and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) core environments. This session also shed light on IPv6 multihoming and addressing and Cisco Carrier-Grade IPv6 (CGv6) solution considerations in core networks.

Read the Q&A now

New Smart Call Home Community on CSC

We are pleased to announce the new sub-community on the Cisco Support Community dedicated only to Smart Call Home. This is an online forum for Smart Call Home customers to share, learn, and collaborate on Smart Call Home related topics. We encourage you to ask questions of Cisco experts, start a discussion, or share ideas and insight.

Smart Call Home-enabled devices perform proactive diagnostics on their own components to provide real-time alerts and remediation advice when an issue is detected. An embedded support feature available on a broad range of Cisco products, it is provided at no additional cost with an active SMARTnet Service, SP Base, Unified Computing Support Service, or Mission Critical Support Service contract for the designated products.

Visit this new community

Meet David Hailey: Cisco Support Community Standout

A senior consultant with Chesapeake NetCraftsmen, David Hailey participates in the community to help others and stay abreast of trends. He says, "The Cisco Support Community is about good engineers helping each other out by giving good answers.

Read his interview

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 Smart Call Connector," now through December 22
  • "ASA VPN with AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting)," now through December 22
  • NO NEW EVENTS the week of December 26-30
  • "Troubleshooting on UCM and VCS Integration," January 3 through January 13
  • "Smart Care," January 3 through January 13
  • "Smart Call Home," January 16 through January 27

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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