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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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November Author Webinars - Register for the Free Learning Sessions Today!

Jamie Shoup


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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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10 Rookie Mistakes Network Admins Make

Jamie Shoup

Being new on the job is tough enough without adding mistakes – be sure to check your work and don’t do any of these 10 Rookie mistakes!

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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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Changes to the CISSP Exam

Shon Harris

The CISSP exam is getting better about mapping to the needs of the industry and keeping up with where the changes are taking place in technology, methodologies, and practical security models. The exam has had a reputation of being out of date and covering things that we have not done in our industry since caveman days. I have been a critic about the exam pertaining to this issue, but I must admit that the exam is changing more quickly. This allows people who are studying for the exam to study topics and concepts that they will run into in their careers and are required to be understood.

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On the New Cisco CCNA Concentrations

Timothy Warner

This is hot off the proverbial presses: in keeping with recent industry trends among IT certification vendors to offer specializations for their mainline credentials, Cisco announced three new concentrations to extend their extremely popular (and respected) CCNA certification.

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HOWTO: Gain Hands-on Experience for Your CCNA

Timothy Warner

The bottom line is that in order to succeed on your Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam, you need to have some practical experience with Cisco hardware under your belt. However, this truth presents a "chicken and egg" situation for many candidates; that is, you typically need an industry job to gain hands-on experience with Cisco routers and switches, but you need the CCNA to get the job in the first place! Read on, friends...

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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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