Pearson IT Certification :: Jamie Shoup latest blogs from Jamie Shoup on Pearson IT Certificationen-usBlog :: Share Your #CertSelfie To Win!<p> </p> <p dir="ltr">We are excited to share a new contest that is celebrating <b>your</b> success! Feel proud about your certification and further your own success by sharing your #CertSelfie to enter to win a digital product of your choice from any of our partnering sites (Pearson IT Certification, Cisco Press, InformIT, VMware Press or Microsoft Press) - 5 winners will be selected at random.<br /> <img src="" /></p> <p dir="ltr">Simply take a photo of you with your certificate and tag #CertSelfie and share with us on social media! 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When only four years old, he received his first laptop (a Toshiba Satellite with Windows XP), and mostly used it for educational gaming. He then began to develop keyboard, mouse, and navigating skills that would lead him down a very technical path.</p> <p />Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT :: Exam Advice with Cisco Press Author Raymond Lacoste<p>Listen up test-takers - Author <a href="#">Raymond Lacoste</a>&nbsp;is talking&nbsp;CCNP Routing and Switching exams, advice and more! </p> <h1></h1>Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT :: Upcoming Learning Events From Cisco Press Authors<p>Line up your learning for the rest of 2014 from Cisco Press&nbsp;expert Authors like Denise Donhue, Narbik Kocharians, Russ White, Scott Morris, and Peter&nbsp;Pal&uacute;ch. Get these free live webinar events on your calendar today!</p> <p />Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT :: VMware Press Tops Best Seller List at VMworld!<p>Just in&nbsp;- VMware Press takes the top 5 spots on the best seller list at this year's <a href="#">VMworld</a>! Take a deeper look at these shining stars by&nbsp;listening to author interviews on&nbsp;VMworldTV, downloading sample chapters,&nbsp;and&nbsp;adding them&nbsp;to your bookshelf!</p>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT :: Free Cisco Press Author Webinars During September: ROUTE, Spanning Tree & CUCM<p>Grab time on your schedule to join us for these three live learning&nbsp;events during the month of September!</p>Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT :: Enter to Win $150 in VMware Press Books, eBooks, Video and $150 in VMware Merchandise!<h1></h1> <p>Your chance to win $300 in prizes! Enter now through September 30th by completing&nbsp;the form below&nbsp;or through our <a href="#">Facebook</a>&nbsp;page. 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Written by three Cisco experts, <i>Using TRILL, FabricPath, and VxLAN: Designing Massively Scalable Data Centers (MSDC) with Overlays</i>, is now available in both print, ebook and bundled format.</p> <p /> <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT :: New Year, New Certification, New You!<p>Ready to start this year off with a bang? Let Cisco certification and training help advance your career! With a wide variety of&nbsp;<a href="#">certification</a>&nbsp;offerings from CCENT to CCIE, to specializations in Security, Wireless or Voice, there is something for all networking professionals.</p>Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT :: New Version of Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching Exams Announced – Cisco Press Has 5.0 Products!<p>This week Cisco <a href="#">announced</a> a revision to the CCIE Routing and Switching (R&amp;S) exam curriculum, moving from version 4.0 to 5.0. Cisco Press has new 5.0 products available in 2014, ranging from Practice Labs and Official Cert Guides to Library bundles. Certification candidates currently preparing for the Written exam (350-001), or the Lab exam, have until June 3, 2014 to take version 4.0. The new CCIE R&amp; S exams will be available beginning June 3, 2014. </p>Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: January Author Webinars Scheduled<div id="jive-widgetsize_391876" sizcache="3" sizset="157"> <div id="jive-widgetframe-loading_391876" jive-widget-loading="" jive-box-body"=""> <div>Two new Author webinars have been announced for January 2014 on the Cisco Learning Network. Mark your calendars for two more Cisco Press author presentations.&nbsp;These sessions are designed to give the Cisco community the opportunity to learn from and ask questions of these experts.Those attending the live event will also receive a special discount offer from Cisco Press. Archived presentations will be available for later viewing.</div> </div> <div id="jive-widgetframe-body_391876" jive-box-body"="" sizcache="3" sizset="157"><div sizcache="3" sizset="157"><div sizcache="3" sizset="157"><div sizcache="3" sizset="157"><p><br /> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Inside Scoop: Two New VMware Press Products Coming Early 2014!<p /> <p>For those interested in new&nbsp;virtualization and&nbsp;VMware certification products, the inside scoop&nbsp;reports two new&nbsp;books coming down the pipe in March and April 2014 from VMware Press.</p> <p /> <p /> <p />Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Gifts for Your Geek - Recommended Holiday Learning<p>Holiday shopping&nbsp;can be&nbsp;difficult when trying to find something for those high-level techie-types. 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His new book published with <a href="">VMware Press</a>, <a href=""><strong><em>Virtualizing and Tuning Large Scale Java Platforms</em></strong></a><em>,</em> provides technical advice, troubleshooting help, best practices, and detailed case studies. </p> <p />Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Naked Lab Manuals? Never! We’ve Got You Covered with New Practice and Study Guides<p>In talking with the community we&rsquo;ve heard questions about why Cisco Press Lab Manuals no longer include the Study Guide sections. The answer is WE HAVE THE CONTENT it&rsquo;s simply in a new form. Cisco Press is producing two <i>Practice and Study Guide</i> books by Allan Johnson that will coordinate with the curriculum sequence. The first is out in December with the second early 2014.</p>Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Share Your Thanks to Enter to Win – 5 People Selected!<p /> <p>The holidays are among us and it&rsquo;s a time to reflect on what you are most thankful for. 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Packed just like&nbsp;<a href="#">VMworld SanFrancisco</a>, customers were hunting for the best materials to help them pass their next exam, or to learn a new technology.&nbsp;Author signings also took place so customers were able to meet and connect with the experts in person. </p>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: New November Webinars - Register for the Free Learning Sessions Today<p /> <p /> <p />Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Exclusive Offer - 40% off CCNA Routing & Switching Simulators and Video Training!<p /> <h3></h3>Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Three New Cisco Press Author Webinars Announced for October on Cisco Learning Network<p>The Cisco Press Author Webinar Series continues on the <a href="#">Cisco Learning Network</a>,&nbsp;as three sets of authors embark on featured learning events during&nbsp;the month of October.</p> <p>Mark your calendar and make sure to attend the below events, as Cisco Press will have special offers&nbsp;for those in attendance!&nbsp; Five review copies of the author's recent products will also be given away during the events.</p>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: You Know You Are A Networker When…<p>Whether you're a network specialist in-training, or a seasoned professional -&nbsp;these little tidbits might ring true.&nbsp;</p> <p />Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: VMware Press - Defying Sales & Experiences at VMworld 2013<p><strong>Defy Convention</strong>&nbsp;was the theme at&nbsp;the <a href="#">10th Annual VMworld</a> show, which took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco&nbsp;during the&nbsp;last week in August. More than 23,000&nbsp;attendees joined together to talk virtualization, network, and learn. As the official press relationship, VMware Press was prominently present&nbsp; supporting our customers and partners throughout the show. </p>Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Ask The Author - Questions & Answers With Wendell Odom<p>Expert Wendell Odom has graciously offered to answer community questions;&nbsp;the below are real questions via our Facebook fans, answered by Wendell directly.&nbsp;</p> <p />Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: 10 Rookie Mistakes Network Admins Make<p>Being new on the job is tough enough without adding mistakes &ndash; be sure to check your work and don&rsquo;t do any of these 10 Rookie mistakes! </p>Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Cisco Networking Academy FAQ<p>New to the Cisco Networking Academy? Need some clarity on which books are for what course?&nbsp;We are here to help!&nbsp;</p> <p>As the sole authorized publisher of books that support the Cisco Networking Academy curricula, Cisco Press has new learning products, special offers and instructor&nbsp;and student resources. &nbsp;Check-out our new FAQ&nbsp;to help you in your journey. </p> <p><strong>QUESTION: The course is released, when will the books be available? </strong></p> <p>All of our Academy course books are built from the <i>final</i> Academy course files.&nbsp; When the course is released by NetAcad, Cisco Press receives the files and then begins the process to convert the content into each of our book formats:&nbsp; </p> <p><strong>Course Booklet:</strong> an offline reading resource that contains only the narrative from the online course. </p> <p><strong>Lab Manual:</strong> Complete collection of all the course lab exercises. </p> <p><strong>Companion Guide:</strong> Full featured textbook for the course. The Course Booklets and the Lab Manuals are able to be published within 6-8 weeks of the release of each course. The Companion Guides require more work to be done so it takes us about 16-20 weeks to produce the full-featured, hardcover textbooks.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p />Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Cisco Press Facebook Sweepstakes Winners Announced!<p>Thank you to all of our loyal Cisco Press Facebook Fans for entering our Sweepstakes during June and July. We are happy to announce the following 10 winners:</p> <p /> <p><strong>Grand Prize Winner</strong> (1): </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Flora Shaughnessy -$1,000 Amex Gift Card&nbsp;to&nbsp;Insight, a Cisco preferred Reseller to purchase Cisco equipment + 5 Cisco Press ebooks of their choice </p> <p /> <p><strong>Second Prize Winners</strong> (2): </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Bill Smith -$350 Shopping Spree at Cisco Marketplace Store </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Karol Dworakowski -$350 Shopping Spree at Cisco Marketplace Store </p> <p /> <p><strong>Third Prize Winners</strong> (7)&nbsp;Each wins 3 Cisco Press print or ebooks of their choice: </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Tudoroiu Ionut-Adrian </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Jennifer Johnson </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Ifthikar Mohamed&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Mil Fenske </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Ben Guerrero </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Tammy Welsh </p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;Cheryl Russell</p> <p><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b /></b></b><b><b><b><b /></b></b></b></b><b><b><b><b /></b></b></b></b></b></b><b><b><b><b><b /></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b><b><b><b><b><b><b /></b></b></b></b></b></p>Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: VMware Press Showcases Full Product Line at Indy VMUG<p>Quickly becoming one of the biggest Users Conference VMUG has, the 2013&nbsp;Indianapolis VMUG User Conference event was held&nbsp;July 25th from 8-5 at the Indiana Convention Center. IT Professionals flocked from all parts of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Midwest&nbsp;to attend&nbsp;<a href="#">Indy VMUG</a>, which is one of 35 conferences planned&nbsp;throughout the year&nbsp;worldwide, supporting the VMUG community. To learn what events are scheduled for the rest of 2013 visit the <a href="#">VMware User Group</a> site.</p> <p />Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: One Networker’s Journey to Cisco Live! 2013 Compliments of Cisco Press<p>This time last year you may remember <a href="">Cisco Press, awarding their annual Facebook Sweepstakes prize</a> to grand prize winner <b>Amy Sauer</b> who took home&nbsp;<strong>a free full-conference pass to</strong><b>&nbsp;</b><b><a href="#"><strong>Cisco Live 2013</strong></a>&nbsp;</b><strong>in Orlando, FL, a $1,000 gift card for expenses at the show, and her choice of three Cisco Press products; a total prize package value of $2,500! </strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p> </p>Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Networking in Orlando - Headed to Cisco Live! Cisco Press, several members of our marketing and editorial team are heading out to Orlando this weekend where we will be staffing the Cisco Store &nbsp;located in the&nbsp;<strong>West Lobby C</strong>&nbsp;of the Orange County Convention Center for Cisco Live&nbsp;<a href="#"></a>.<div><br /> </div> <img src="" /><div><br /> </div>Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Shop Cisco on Us & Enter the Cisco Press Annual Sweepstakes! Press just launched their Annual Facebook Sweepstakes! Register-to-<b>win Cisco Press products</b>, C<b>isco Marketplace Store shopping spree</b> &amp; <b>$1000 in Cisco equipmen</b>t!&nbsp;<b>Ten </b>people will win; enter now for your chance to shop Cisco on us! 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Learn more from <a href="#">Cisco</a>. </p> <p />Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: 30 Days of CCENT/CCNA Routing & Switching - 30 Winners!<p>To celebrate new Cisco exam changes&nbsp;<a href="#">announced</a>&nbsp;in March, we're kicking off 30 days of CCENT/CCNA Routing &amp; Switching with a special contest for Facebook fans! Enter your name for chance to win new ICND1 or ICND2 Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests -- winners' choice!&nbsp;</p> <p>Contest runs April 1 - May 1, 2013. Enter now:&nbsp;<a href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow"></a>.</p>Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Free Cisco Webinar On Best Practices For Voice Lab Setups<p>Cisco Press along with The Cisco Learning Network, presents a free live webinar as authors Robert Cannistra and Michael Scheuing of the recently published <i>CCNA Voice Portable Command Guide</i>, share their best practices for Voice Lab Setups.&nbsp;<br /> </p> <p> </p> <p>Attendees will be eligible to win one of three copies of the&nbsp;<i>CCNA Voice Portable Command Guide book</i>&nbsp;<a href="#" title="CCNA Voice Portable Command Guide"></a>!&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="" />&nbsp;</p> <p>EVENT: April 11th, 2013&nbsp;<br /> </p> <p>All participants will also receive a code for 30% off at<br /> <br /> Register Now:&nbsp;<br /> <a href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">https://<wbr /><wbr />docs/<wbr />DOC-19971?utm_source=cp&amp;utm<wbr />_medium=fb&amp;utm_campaign=MT<wbr />AV</a></p> <p />Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests Available Now for New Cisco Exams<p> </p> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;Cisco Press has the first official products available for the new Cisco CCENT and CCNA Routing &amp; Switching exams announced earlier this week by&nbsp;<a href="#">Cisco</a>. The new Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests are digital-only and combine an Official Cert Guide eBook with premium practice test software. The new editions of the Official Cert Guides, authored by best-selling expert instructor Wendell Odom, have been fully updated for the latest ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA exams.</p> <p> </p> <p />Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Major Updates to Cisco CCNA Exams Announced – Enter to Win Official New Products<p>Today, March 26th 2013, Cisco&nbsp;<a href="#">announced</a>&nbsp;major changes to their associate-level certifications aligning with the evolving job market and the latest Cisco technology.</p>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Tips from Wendell Odom;<img src="" />&nbsp;My friends at Cisco Press asked if I might take a few moments to hit the highlights of&nbsp;<a href="#">Cisco&rsquo;s exam announcement</a>&nbsp;about the new CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications. So, for those of you ready to go for the new CCNA Routing and Switching, here are some quick comments on the challenge and the opportunity! And it&rsquo;s all Twitter sized&hellip;<div><br /> </div>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT :: Add the Full Color CompTIA A+ Authorized Cert Guide Deluxe Edition to Your Library FREE --Through #TuesdayTrivia by <a href="">Mark Edward Soper</a>, <a href="">David L. Prowse</a>, <a href="">Scott Mueller</a>, the <a href="">Deluxe Edition</a> of the <strong><em>CompTIA Authorized Cert Guide</em></strong> help candidates learn, practice and prepare for the 220-801 and 220-802 exams. <p />Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Third Edition of CISSP Practice Questions Could Be Yours - Find Out How! #TuesdayTrivia<p><a href="">CISSP Practice Questions Exam Cram, Third Edition</a> features 1,001 questions and is organized to reflect the current CISSP exam objectives so you can easily assess your knowledge of every topic. Available in both print and electronic formats, you can check out Chapter 8 for free<a href="#"> now</a>! </p> <p />Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Quick Chat With Expert Cody Bunch, VMware Press Author of Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator<p>Cody Bunch, Author of the new VMware Press book <a href="">Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator</a>, was kind enough to spin through a short Q &amp; A with us. </p> <p>Have more questions? Comment below with what you want to know! In the meantime &ndash; learn more about his background from his <a href="">bio</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;and check out this sample chapter <a href="">Introduction to Workflow-Fu with VMware vCenter Orchestrator</a> from the book. </p> <p />Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Author Feature: CompTIA A+ Expert Mark Soper<p>An avid writer, teacher, and blogger Mark Edward Soper has authored and co-authored more than 18 books for Pearson technical and professional brands. &nbsp;Most recently contributing to&nbsp; CompTIA A+ driven products for Pearson IT Certification including the new <a href="">CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition and Simulator Library</a> and the <a href="">CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide Premium Edition and Practice Test, 3rd Edition</a>. </p> <p>So how does he do it all? Find out what inspires <a href="">Mark Edward Soper</a> below! </p> <p />Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: CCNP Security VPN 642-648 #TuesdayTrivia - Win Your Very Own Copy of the New Cert Guide<p>The only official Cert Guide for the CCNP Security VPN 642-648 exam, Cisco Press and Pearson IT Certification are offering three people a chance to win their very own copy! Three&nbsp;winners, who answer the below question&nbsp;correctly, will be chosen at random. </p> <p />Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Win The Fifth Edition of CompTIA A+ Practice Questions by Answering #TuesdayTrivia Correctly<p>Preparing to take 220-801 or 220-802? Here is your chance to enter to win a copy of the recently released <a href="">CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Practice Questions Exam Cram, 5th Edition</a>. Three&nbsp;winners, who answer the question&nbsp;correctly, will be chosen at random. </p> <p /> <p />Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Video Blog With Cisco Press Author Anthony Sequeira<div aboveUnitContent?=""><div mbm?=""><p>Expert <a href="#">Anthony Sequeira</a> sits down for a one-on-one interview! See what the Cisco expert has to say and advice he has to give!</p> </div> </div>Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: #TuesdayTrivia: Show Your Knowledge to Win a Copy of the Official VCP5 Cert Guide!<p>Leave your answer below to be entered to win a copy of the new VCP5 Certification Guide. Three&nbsp;winners who answer&nbsp;correctly will be chosen at random. </p> <p /> <p />Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Laverick Leads VMware Press Suite with Adminstering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0<p>Now a&nbsp;Senior Cloud Infrastructure Evangelist for VMware,&nbsp;and formerly a&nbsp;professional instructor with 18 years of technology experience,&nbsp;Mike Laverick has been around the block and back. </p> <p>Having helped found Irish and Scottish user groups, an avid&nbsp;site owner and blogger, and Johnny Cash&nbsp;enthusiast, this new VMware Press author is well rounded to say the least. Find out what makes him on.</p>Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: #TuesdayTrivia - CISSP Practice Questions - Leave Your Answer to Enter to Win!<p>Leave your answer below to be entered to win a copy of the new CISSP Practice Questions from Exam Cram. 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Read on&hellip; </p> <p />Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Meet the Latest Edition to the VMware Press Family: VMware vSphere 5.0<p>Co-Author of the New <a href=""><i>VMware vSphere 5&reg; Building a Virtual Datacenter</i></a>, <a href="">Eric Maill&eacute;</a>'s&nbsp;new book introduces vSphere 5 from the viewpoint of the datacenter manager and professional.</p> <p />Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Akhil Behl, Making a Splash With New Cisco Press Release: Securing Cisco IP Telephony Networks with <a href="#"><strong>Akhil Behl</strong></a>, author of newly released <a href="#"><strong>Securing Cisco IP Telephony Networks</strong></a>. <br /> Learn more about the new book with a sneak peek at Chapter 4 &ndash; <a href="#"><strong>download now!</strong></a>&nbsp;Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Jean Andrews Close-Up: Meet the Co-Author of the new CompTIA HealthCare IT Technician HIT-001 Authorized Cert Guide<p> </p> <p>&nbsp;Want to know what makes <a href="">Jean Andrews</a> tick? Read below to find out how she got her start in the industry, tips for success, and more! </p> <p />Tue, 04 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Getting to Know Bill Williams, Cisco Press Author of The Economics of Cloud Computing: An Overview For Decision Makers<p>Two Cisco Press books under his&nbsp;belt&nbsp;and available&nbsp;now, <a href="#">Bill Williams</a> tells his favorite blogs,&nbsp;tips for success and more!</p>Tue, 04 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Author Feature: Joy Dark, Co-Author of the New Book CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician HIT-001 Authorized Cert Guide<p>A must read for anyone in the Healthcare IT industry, co-authors <a href="">Joy Dark</a> and <a href="">Jean Andrews</a>&rsquo; new <a href="">CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician HIT-001 Authorized Cert Guide</a> from Pearson IT Certification has already received rave reviews. 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CompTIA Security+ Special Offer<p>Security is one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. CompTIA offers a Security+ certification which<b> </b>not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, but also are anticipating risks and guarding against them. </p> <p /> <p />Mon, 02 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Common Question About the Network Simulator - Answers Straight from the Source, Author Wendell Odom<p>The most effective router and switch simulator for hands-on CCNA skills enhancement, the <a href=",%202nd%20Edition">CCNA 640-802 Network Simulator, Second Edition</a> is widely popular and we thought now would be a good time to answer some common questions we often get about the product. </p> <p />Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: #TuesdayTrivia March #2 - Get Exam Ready With New MCTS Cert Guide to master every topic on the newest MCTS 70-642 exam? 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(VCP4 Exam Cram)<p>According to Ed Tittle&rsquo;s article on <a href=""><i>Trends in IT Certification</i></a>, virtualization is skyrocketing and has no indication of slowing down.&nbsp; </p>Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: #TuesdayTrivia February #1 Practice for the CCNA - What's the Best Route?;t have the dollars to invest in expensive lab hardware to help you develop the hands-on skills needed to pass the CCNA exam? <p />Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT :: Ready to Win Every Friday? #FridayFreebies on Twitter<p>Let us make your Friday even better! 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