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 Reaches One-Millionth Certification Issued Milestone

Cisco recently announced a major milestone in its ongoing efforts to equip more people for successful careers in networking. To date, Cisco has issued more than one million certifications to networking professionals, including nearly 20,000 Cisco CCIE expert-level credentials.

"The continued growth of our training and certification program is indicative of the value that Cisco certifications hold in the marketplace," said Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, general manager, Learning@Cisco. "By continually refreshing our certification training materials and exams as well as taking aggressive steps to safeguard exam integrity through our test-delivery partner Pearson VUE, employers are able to count on the fact that Cisco certified individuals are equipped with the most up-to-date understanding of networking technology while being able to demonstrate a valid measure of knowledge and competency to sustain their companies' competitive advantage."

Learn more about Cisco Career Certification programs today.


TechWiseTV: "Extending VoIP to Wireless LANs"

With the need to keep an increasingly mobile workforce connected at all times and respond faster to customers, extending voice communications to your wireless LANs is rapidly becoming a necessity. However, the process is not as simple as it might seem.

Our panel of wireless voice experts will reveal the unique technical issues you must address, show you how to solve them, and demonstrate the tools that are available to help you succeed. You will also learn about some of the latest developments announced at VoiceCon 2008. On this 60-minute video Webcast, you will learn:

  • How to determine if your existing wireless LANs are voice ready
  • Six technical challenges that you must address
  • Key fundamentals of wireless that are unique for voice support
  • The critical decisions you must make for signaling, protocols, and environment
  • Voice considerations, from handset and client to management and monitoring
  • How to deal with capacity planning, roaming, security, authentication, and other potential design challenges

Our panel of experts will also discuss the financial benefits of voice over wireless LAN and show you how to calculate your return on investment (ROI). In addition, they will be available to answer your questions during the broadcast.

Learn more and register to view today.


Cisco Networkers Is Now Part of Cisco Live 2008

Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference and home to the U.S. Networkers Program, will be held June 22-26 in Orlando, Florida. This year when you buy a Cisco Live 2008 Full Conference pass, you get access to three programs for the price of one: Networkers, IT Insights Program, and the Cisco Developer Services Program.

Join your peers and experience The Power of Collaboration through daily educational programs, technical training sessions, and numerous networking opportunities. Event highlights include keynotes by John Chambers and Cisco's new CTO, Padmasree Warrior, over 400 sessions, and the annual Customer Appreciation Event.

Register through May 23 and save US$200.

Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events and TechTalks from Networking Professionals Connection

Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events and TechTalks from Networking Professionals Connection.

  • Ask the Expert
    • "Fibre Channel over Ethernet and I/O Consolidation," now through May 16
    • "Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers," now through May 16
    • "Video in Campus," May 19-30
    • "CCIE Security," May 19-30

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 Networking Professionals Connection today.

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