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Networking Demystified Video Contest


Are you good at explaining complex technologies in simple terms? Here’s an opportunity for you to show case your talent. Create a video (10 minutes or less) and send it across to us and you could win a USD 100 gift card. Please see below for more details.

See complete official rules.


A. Creation and submission of Video:

Step One – Create video: Create a Video no longer than ten minutes as per the specification  mentioned in Section B below and upload it on any video hosting site  like YouTube using your account. Send us a link to your video at along with the following information.

  • i.            First Name, Last name
  • ii.            Video Title
  • iii.            Short Description of the video telling us what the video is the video trying to do
  • iv.            Category of Submission
  • v.            Link to Video

All Videos must be submitted before June 1, 2012 5:00 pm pacific time.

Step Two – Review of your Video: Your Video will be reviewed to help ensure that your Submission  complies with the Official Rules. Please note that at this point your  Submission is undergoing review, and is not yet considered a valid entry  into the Promotion. The Video (and any ideas contained in your Video,  if applicable) are collectively your "Submission".

Step Three – Confirmation of Entry: Once your Video has been approved by our panel of judges, you will be  notified via email to send the Video file to Cisco.  You may  use  Dropbox, YouSendIt or any other file sharing software to share your file  with Cisco; and (ii)  send them in any format that is acceptable on  YouTube.

Step Four –Your Video will be uploaded on Cisco Support Community’s YouTube channel at and a link to your video will be sent across to you via an email.

B.   Submission Format and Content Requirements.

1. Technical Requirements: All file formats that are compatible with YouTube will be considered for this Contest.

2.  Length and Language Requirements: The Video must be no longer than "ten  (10) minutes" in length, including any tags, and must be primarily in  English.

3. Video Topic: The Video  must  be made on any one of the topics mentioned below and shall be  technical in nature and (ii) explain setup, configuration,  troubleshooting techniques or the actual technology behind and how it  works.

Network Infrastructure

    WAN, Routing and Switching

    LAN, Switching and Routing

    Network Management

    Remote Access

    Optical Networking

    Getting Started with LANs

    IPv6 Integration and Transition

Collaboration, Voice and Video

    IP Telephony

    Video Over IP

    Unified Communications Applications


    Digital Media System

    Contact Center 

Data Center

    Application Networking

    Server Networking

    Storage Networking

    Unified Computing

    Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)



    Security Management


    Intrusion Prevention Systems/IDS

    AAA, Identity and NAC

    Physical Security



Wireless - Mobility

    Security and Network Management

    Wireless IP Voice and Video

    Getting Started with Wireless

Important Dates:

Contest Starts - May 7, 2012

Contest Ends - June 1, 2012

Last day to receive videos - June 1, 2012

Winners announced - June 8, 2012


Three winners will each receive a  USD 100 gift card.


All Submissions will be judged by a panel of judges selected by Sponsor, using the following criteria:

  • Complexity of the topic (25%);
  • Ability to simplify complex technologies and explain them in simple terms. (50%)
  • Quality of slides, drawings etc used in the video. (25%)

In the case of a tie, the Participant whose video received the highest score in the "Ability to simplify complex technologies" category will be deemed the winner.

The judging will take place on or about June 6, 2012.

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New Member

Congratulations Kevin Wallace! You have won the first prize in our video contest for your video, Layer 2 - The Data Link Layer. The video can be viewed here -

Congratulation again from the Cisco Support Community team!


New Member

Thanks so much!