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.


Cisco Exam Preparation - Studying for Results

Get tips, tricks, and best practices for effective learning, and preparing for Cisco certification exams.

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Technology You Can Use from Geeks You Can Trust

Spend time with your favorite geeks in these TechWiseTV episodes:

  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 for the Next Decade: Innovations for the Network Backbone:
    The right technology can help you keep up with customer demand and your competition. The newest addition to our family of supervisor switches, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T, is designed to do just that. Get an engineer’s eye view into the latest features of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T.
  • Networking 101: OSI 7 Layer Model :
    "All People Seem To Need Data Processing" is likely one of the first networking mnemonics you memorized. The OSI 7 layer model is a favorite of test writers for sure. Is there more to this than memorization? How can you turn this structure into something you can actually use in your day-to-day practice of networking and make it work? Join us and find out.
  • Algo Boost and Cisco Nexus: Breaking the Latency Barrier:
    Learn more about the new Cisco Nexus 3548 Switch and how it can be the fastest switch on the market. Cisco continues to build on the 3000 series with this newest wunderkind, a high-performance, high-density, ultra-low-latency switch, providing speed and density. The Cisco Nexus 3548 is optimized for financial co-location deployments. Tune in and check out the demos from our experts.

Reduce Downtime and Increase Availability with Cisco Technical Education

Field engineers need instant access to high-quality, fast learning modules at the moment the need arises. Cisco Technical Education is a cloud-based e-learning portal for just-in-time training that enables you to correctly configure, manage, and troubleshoot your network infrastructure to keep network equipment operating at peak capacity and efficiency.

The portal delivers the same training modules used by Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers. More than 10,000 training modules encompass important networking technologies, covering nearly all of Cisco’s product portfolio. IT staff have 24-hour access to the tools and content to help ensure reduced downtime and increased availability. Check it out


Determine the Best Deployment Model For Your Business

With recent enhancements to the Cisco Collaboration portfolio, you now have a greater choice in how you deploy Cisco Unified Communications, TelePresence, WebEx, and Contact Center based on your unique business needs. You also have new ways to accelerate collaboration across your business securely and reliably.

With new public, private, and hybrid cloud options, how do you choose the best deployment model for your business? Watch our on-demand webcast now and engage with Cisco product experts to help answer that question.

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Register Now For These CiscoTechAdvantage (formerly IOS Advantage) Webinars

Secure ISP Routing: A Holistic Security Approach for Service Providers Webinar
Join us November 28, 8am PST for a 90-minute technical deep-dive on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is a routing technology which is part of the intrinsic DNA of each Service Provider, and many Enterprise networks. For that reason it is important to understand all the potential threats that can be seen regarding routing, so that the routing infrastructure can best be secured. This session analyzes many threats and explores solutions where possible. The main focus will be on how to best secure the BGP infrastructure, however a few other routing elements will be also discussed.

Preparing for BYOD and IPv6 with a Single Security Policy
Join us December 5th, 8am PST for a 2-hour technical discussion on becoming BYOD-ready (Bring Your Own Device) first hop with two protocols and a single security policy. As BYOD becomes more and more prevalent, it is important to keep in mind that most of the devices support both IPv4 and IPv6 - thus, even if you do not provide yet IPv6 connectivity, you still need to maintain the same protection as with IPv4. In this webinar you will briefly refresh available first hop security measures for IPv4, and focus on the new features that provide the matching functionality for IPv6.

Find out more more about Cisco TechAdvantage Webinars.

Upcoming Ask the Expert Events from Cisco Support Community's Expert Corner

Engage, collaborate and co-create with our Cisco subject matter experts through interactive events.


• Scaling Data Center Networks with Cisco FabricPath - starts November 16

• Best practices for Configuring the Web Security Appliance - starts November 16

• Security for IP phones (wired, wireless, soft phones) - starts November 28

• Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communication Manager Integration with Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server - starts November 28

Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communication Manager Integration with Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server
Wednesday, November 28, at 7 a.m. PDT San Francisco (UTC -8 hours)

For more information, visit the Expert Corner.