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CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide and LiveLessons Bundle
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Top Contributor Interview
Marvin Rhoads: Topping Cisco Support Community Leaderboards
A network engineer with Presidio Networked Solutions, Marvin Rhoads is a top contributor in the Network Management, Optical, and Security Management forums. Asked why he does it, he says, "My main motivation is continuous learning, which is one of the reasons I continue to do hands-on engineering after almost 30 years in the industry. I've concluded that the best way to learn something is to teach someone."
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Community Spotlight Awards
The current awardees are:
Member's Choice Chris Lileikis
Mobile App Contributor Mohammed Mahmood
Doc/Video Contributor Steven Davidson
Rookie Award Muhammad Thanveer
The Community Spotlight Awards recognize members whose significant contributions demonstrate leadership and commitment to their peers within the Cisco Learning Network (CLN) Cisco Support Community (CSC) and the Cisco Developers Network (CDN). These awards are designed to recognize and thank individuals who help make our communities the premier online destination for Cisco enthusiasts.
Installing, Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Meeting Placey
Learn and ask questions about different MeetingPlace deployment types, what they include and require, and what they are capable of, as well as installation, upgrade, migration and troubleshooting processes with Cisco expert Dejan Petrovic.
Coming Soon! Using The Cisco Technical Support Mobile App to Resolve Your Technical Issues
Learn and ask questions about how to effectively use the app to resolve your issues, stay updated with the latest news, and improve your technical knowledge with Cisco Support Community expert Kent Wong.
These events are open to all, including partners. We look forward to your participation. You can win prizes if you attend; fill out the survey after attending the live event.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches: Troubleshooting and Best Practices(Portuguese)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. Brasilia City time (UTC-2 hours)
During this live event, Cisco expert Rafael Lima will start with a brief description of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches architecture. Then he will discuss the principal considerations about the performance of different supervisor engines and line cards. After that, he will show some troubleshooting, and finally he will recommend best practices for this technology. Rafael Vieira Lima is a Cisco support engineer at the Technical Assistance Center Brazil specializing in routing and switching technologies as well as backbone device architecture.
Introduction to Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Central
Please join us on Tuesday, February 12, at 11:30 a.m. IST (India UTC +5:30 hours
During the live event, Cisco subject matter expert Chetan Parik will focus on basics of Cisco UCS Central tool and its application. With lots of companies adopting Cisco UCS, there is a demand for managing multiple Cisco UCS clusters using a centralized tool. Cisco UCS Central is a new tool for centrally managing multiple Cisco UCS clusters using a single tool. If a single domain of Cisco UCS is a pair of fabric interconnects where an instance of Cisco UCS Manager resides and looks after up to 160 servers and all of their I/O connectivity, Cisco UCS Central now allows administrators to manage multiple domains of Cisco UCS and scale their aggregate environment to the range of 10,000 servers.This session will help attendees to understand and implement Cisco UCS central and will also include:
Features of Cisco UCS central
Deployment of Cisco UCS central
Introduction about the various components of Cisco UCS central
Lab setup live demo
Troubleshooting Adaptive Security Appliances, Private Internet Exchange, and Firewall Service Modules
Have you missed the live event with Cisco expert Sankar Kureli?
Basic Introduction and Troubleshooting on Cisco Nexus 7000 NX-OS Virtual Device Context Have you missed the live event with Cisco expert Vignesh Rajendran? You can now view the questions and answers. Read it Here....
Firewall Security and Troubeshooting VPN for Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Have you missed the live event with Cisco expert Bhavik Joshi? You can now view the questions and answers. Read it Here....
Cisco Learning Network - Data Center Technical Webinar Series
Go Deep on Data Center Certifications with Cisco Technical Services Experts. If you're interested in Data Center technologies, don't miss these series from January 10 – March 21, 2013. Cisco technology experts take a deep dive on the technical issues covered by the new Cisco Data Center Certifications. Topics include Nexus 1000v, Unified IO, NXOS Command Line, UCS, FCoE Protocols, SAN Zoning and more.
All live sessions begin at 11:30 am (PT) – Sessions will be recorded.
Jan 10 - "Getting Started with your Data Center Certifications Studies" with Data Center experts Mike Brown and Robert Burns. Now available on demand.
NEXT - Jan 17 - Introduction to the Nexus 1000v with Madhu Somu