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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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CompTIA Network+ 2009: Still Worthwhile?

Timothy Warner

You might think that after my scathing review of the 2009 Network+ Exam (N10-004) I would hold a dismal view of the title’s worth in today’s IT marketplace. Read on, friends…

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Exam Review: CompTIA Network+ N10-004

Timothy Warner

Hi everyone. Well, after holding on to my crusty Network+ title for almost 10 years, I decided to sit for the brand-spanking new 2009 version of the test to see what’s shaking with the new objectives. I think you will be exceedingly interested to learn what information I have to share.

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First to Market: CompTIA Network+ Exam Cram

Timothy Warner

Hey everybody. From a publisher’s perspective, having the only book on the market for a certain technology or IT certification exam is pretty darned exciting. I am grateful to report that such is the case with respect to the CompTIA Network+ exam N10-004.

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The Importance of 'Soft Skills' in IT

Timothy Warner

One thing I really admire about CompTIA and their certification programs is their inclusion of customer service skills (the so-called 'soft skills') in their exam objectives.

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Which A+ Certification Should You Pursue?

Timothy Warner

Nowadays IT certification vendors are attempting quite strenuously to market their credentials as granularly as possible. For instance, when I earned my CompTIA A+ computer repair technician certification in 1999, one either was A+ certified or one was not. Today one can become A+ certified in one of three sub disciplines. In this post we will try to sort out the confusion and I will make a recommendation to you.

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