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Gifts for Your Geek - Recommended Holiday Learning

Jamie Shoup

Holiday shopping can be difficult when trying to find something for those high-level techie-types. Gadgets go out of style and it’s hard to know if a specific technology syncs up with what they currently have --- one gift that keeps on giving is learning.

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Three New Author Webinars Announced for October

Jamie Shoup

The Cisco Press Author Webinar Series continues on the Cisco Learning Network, as three sets of authors embark on featured learning events during the month of October.

Mark your calendar and make sure to attend the below events, as Cisco Press will have special offers for those in attendance!  Five review copies of the author's recent products will also be given away during the events. Each even will be archived as well for future viewing.


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Compelling Windows 9 features

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk is tired of everyone else diagnosing Windows 8 problems and remedies.  It's time to envision a new Windows strategy and feature set that embraces everything Windows has been and what it can be.  Because this lofty a thesis takes so many words, stayed tuned to this Blog channel for follow-on pieces.  Extra points will be given to the best comments and retorts offered by you, the Readers...

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InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

Rachel Bayless

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

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@CiscoPress Twitter Account Reaches 10,000 Followers

Jamie Shoup

To show our appreciation – we’ll help you gain more followers too!

Follow http://twitter.com/Ciscopress and then share your account below for even more exposure!

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Network World Subnet Communities Offer Pearson Author Insights & Giveaways

Jamie Shoup

Every month Pearson imprint brands partner with Network World to offer up expert authors as featured bloggers for their community subnet sites. Focused on Cisco, Microsoft and Open Source, each community offers a variety of hot discussions, exclusive sample chapters and giveaways to their readers.

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Certification Options for SharePoint Professionals

Timothy Warner

Have any of you noticed how hot SharePoint products and technologies have become over the past year or so. According to industry sources, sales of SharePoint will top $1 billion this year alone. For our purposes, we must ask the question: "What SharePoint certifications are available, and how can I earn 'em as quickly as possible?"

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Microsoft Candidates: Please take Exam 70-620 ASAP

Timothy Warner

I have spoken elsewhere in this space about my firm conviction that Microsoft Exam 70-620, TS: Windows Vista, Configuring, is an embarrassingly easy test. Allow me to make a case for your taking this exam as soon as possible.

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An Exam Tip for MCSE 2003 Candidates

Timothy Warner

Many of you are in the process of earning your Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) credential in Windows Server 2003. I have an insider's tip that may shorten your certification path somewhat.

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The Evolution of Braindumps

Timothy Warner

Well, I suppose that of late I have been predisposed toward discussing IT certification exam security. What inspired this topic, I think, is the staggering number of students who ask me in all innocence, "Should I use braindumps to study for my tests?"

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Debunking Some Common Myths Concerning Computer-Based Testing

Timothy Warner

Computer-based testing happens to be the most common delivery mechanism that most IT certification vendors use to deploy their exams. Unfortunately, some test-takers make faulty or incomplete assumptions with regard to how computer-based testing systems work. In this essay I will address three of the most prevalent myths as culled from my professional experience as a technical trainer.

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Five Things I Wish I Knew Before I Took That IT Certification Exam

Timothy Warner

Physicians call 20/20 hindsight as the "retrospectoscope." Likewise, I would bet you 20 dollars to a stale jelly donut you left the testing center after taking your first certification exam with a number of "I wish I knew..." gotchas. Let me share five of my personal favorites with you.

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