• CCNA: Age 13, CCNP: Age 14, CCIE: Age 19, BAM!

    Here’s a story that seems so “off the charts” in terms of accomplishment that I’m eager to share it with you. The article below was written by Cisco’s Certifications and Lab Delivery team...
    Gary Pfitzer
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  • Understanding Cisco Auto Archive Feature to Backup Configuration File

    One of the most important tasks of a network administrator is to backup the network configuration files of every Cisco device periodically. This periodicity is dictated and established by the organization policies. Fr...
    Elvin Arias
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  • Meet the Community Spotlight Awards Recipient

    The Community Spotlight Awards go to... Join the Cisco Learning Network in congratulating Mark Holm for earning the Community Spotlight Technical Excellence and Members' Choice awards. If you are a regular in the Rou...
    Kay Berkel
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  • Assessing Your Skillset to Maximize Employment Opportunities

    *DISCLAIMER* THIS POST CONTAINS AN HONEST ASSESSMENT*   Over this past year, I’ve noticed posts coming from members asking about what they should focus on in order to find employment. What I’m common...
  • Join the #GetWomenCertified Challenge

    Join the #GetWomenCertified Challenge Submission by: Ashanti Johnson, Cisco Certifications and Lab Delivery   There is an alarming gap in the number of women who are certified in IT compared to men. According to...
    Kay Berkel
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  • Members Choice: Layer 2 Security Features

    I recently asked the community members to suggest a topic for my next VIP blog. There were many potential options but I ultimately chose to write about Layer 2 security features. Thank you for your participation in th...
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  • Points and Missions Changes

    Hello Cisco Learning Network. Your humble community manager, Brett Lovins, checking in and announcing some changes we’re making to the points and badges.   With the release of the updated site, we’ve...
  • 6 Ways to Build Confidence for the Cisco Certification Challenge

    This past June, I found myself assisting at the Cisco Live conference in Orlando by checking in Cisco certification test takers at the testing center there. I processed scores of certification candidates in the minute...
    Gary Pfitzer
    created by Gary Pfitzer
  • Cisco Learning Network: Upgrade In Progress

    Previously we shared our intention to implement several phases of user experience improvements for The Cisco Learning Network. When we first communicated this, we were pleased to announce phase I of these improvements...
  • The Data Center is Hot

    Why the Data Center Is (Still) Hot! Not literally, given all the progress in energy-efficient data centers—I mean hot career-wise due to the very interesting initiatives that depend upon the data center infrastr...
    Karen L
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  • A Day in the Lab: Knowing What to Expect for Your CCIE Exam

    The CCIE is one of the most prestigious and rewarding exams in the Cisco certification program portfolio.  Expert level certification holders account for only 2% of all Cisco certified professionals.  Making...
  • New Cisco Press Cisco Live Sweepstakes Launched Today!

    Attending the Cisco Live show or staying home - either way you can enter now for your chance to win $1,000 in video training from Cisco Press. One entry per person; contest ends July 13, 2015. http://a.pgtb.me/1xcSWR
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  • Battlefield Tactics – Part 2

    In my previous post, we looked at some useful tactics that you can employ when tackling the CCIE R&S written exam and the Troubleshooting portion of the CCIE R&S lab exam. Here in this second part of my compil...
  • Cisco Certifications Prove to Be a Game Changer for Job Seeker in Winning a Dream Job

    Sometimes a certification success story from the Cisco community tells itself so brightly that there isn’t much to do except to share it with you as written. And so, read up, my friends, about John Spade, who sa...
    Gary Pfitzer
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  • Career Influence through Leadership: John Chambers

    We’re at the top of our fifth month in 2015 and I hope you’re finding yourself on target to meet your 2015 career and certification goals. Today I wanna shift gears and talk about leadership – not in...
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  • Hold the Line

    SDN isn’t always on time.   There are a lot of buzzwords flying around in the networking world right now. Words like Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Orchestration,...
  • 15 Ways to Use Cisco Learning Network to Get You Certified in 2015, Part 3

    Here we are in March – have you abandoned your New Year’s resolution to earn a Cisco certification? Let’s stay motivated to keep this resolution by continuing the exploration of using Cisco Learning ...
    Kay Berkel
    created by Kay Berkel
  • Community Spotlight Awards - The Envelope Please

    Community Spotlight Awards go to…   Time once again to recognize some great contributors on the Cisco Learning Network in the form of the Spotlight Award. Congratulations to three excellent contributors ...
  • 15 Ways to Use the Cisco Learning Network to Get Yourself Cisco Certified in 2015, Part 1

    Every year many of you set new goals to further your IT networking career. This year perhaps you have committed to earning a Cisco certification! So, now what? What sort of plan do you have for achieving this goal? &n...
    Kay Berkel
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  • 15 Ways to Use Cisco Learning Network to Get You Certified in 2015, Part 5

    We're four months into 2015 – are you still focused on attaining your New Year’s resolution to earn a Cisco certification? Stay motivated to keep this resolution by continuing the exploration of using Cisc...
    Kay Berkel
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