Ten days ago, we gave you a heads-up on a special Twitter chat being conducted as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. It happened on October 6th amid lively dialogue between our two expert hosts and quite a number of you in the LearningatCisco community on Twitter. The main theme was the cybersecurity talent shortage.

Our two hosts were Tom Gilheany, Cisco's Product Manager for Security Training and Certifications, and Manrito (Manny) Gelaga, Senior Systems Executive at the IT consulting company Cognizant Technology Solutions. Together, they addressed eight questions and gave you, our Twitter followers, plenty of opportunity to weigh in.

We've captured the entire Twitter chat within a Storify link for you, but for those of you who'd like to cut to the chase about what our experts Tom and Manny had to say in answer to each of the eight questions, we've got that for you here first, taken straight from Twitter:

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Note: Full link in tweet above is cisco.com/go/securityscholar.

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Note: Full link in tweet above is cisco.com/go/securityscholar.

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Note: Full link in tweet above is https://mkto.cisco.com/rs/564-WHV-323/images/Global-Scholarship-FAQs-161013.pdf.

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Now that you've read the excerpts of the Twitter chat from our two experts, you might be interested in reviewing the entire chat, including the tweets from everyone else in the Learning@Cisco audience. Click the Storify link here to check out the whole thing. And, if you haven't already, learn what you need to know about Cisco's new CCNA Cyber Ops certification and the scholarship that can get you there.

 

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Gary Pfitzer is a content manager at Learning@Cisco, focused on bringing various aspects of today's IT journey to light through business papers, blogging, customer success stories, and other writing.