IT Certifications are Popular! Hiring Managers are looking at candidates who have experience on the current technology they are hiring for, as well as their certification credentials. This helps them get a better picture of their abilities.
Being a certified technician or engineer answers a few questions before you step in the door for a first interview. Hiring managers will know that you are interested in your education and more important, that you are staying up to speed and relevant in the IT industry.
Why Cisco Certifications? Lets talk about Cisco certifications in general. So what can I say about them? In my opinion, they are challenging. Yes they are. But the truth of the matter is that they are achievable, and becoming certified will be very beneficial for your career.
In this article I will give you ideas and materials to effectively prepare for certification exams and pursue certification goals. I will start off by sharing my experience and how being Cisco certified has made a difference for me. Then I will present you with a quick guide on How to get Started. I will be listing few resources that I have used which have helped me tremendously. Last but not least, I’ll explain How to be relevant in the IT industry. Read More »
Tags: #ciscochampion, Cisco Certification, Cisco Learning Network
****This article has been updated to remove a factoid discussing IoE and manufacturing job growth.****
We have entered the world of the Internet of Everything (IoE)—a world that brings people, data, processes and things together into a vast web of connectivity. From wearable devices that monitor our vital statistics to household appliances that anticipate our needs to smart cars that detect traffic jams and automatically re-route our journeys, the IoE represents an increasingly digital and mobile world that promises to improve our lives.
Twenty-five billion devices will be connected by next year, and that number will grow to 50 billion by 2020. All of this new data that the IoE generates will change the job landscape forever. These are exciting developments with unprecedented potential, but the rapidly expanding IoE requires specialized skill sets that don’t yet exist, resulting in a critical talent gap. Read More »
Tags: Cisco Learning Network, industrial networking, Internet of Everything, internet of things, InternetofEverything, IoE, IoT
A few months ago we had a webcast on the Catalyst 3650 and it was so popular, there were so many questions, we thought we’d host another one! This webcast is being held on August 19th at 10am PT and you can register here!
Topics to be discussed include:
- Top of mind IT issues
- The Catalyst 3650 Series Switch features & innovations
- Model selection recommendations
- Campus and branch office deployment considerations
- Live Q&A
Why should you attend?
Managing your network today has become more complicated than ever. In addition to the challenges of supporting an increasingly mobile workforce and a plethora of BYOD users, you are being asked to reduce IT complexity and cost and strengthen security.
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Tags: 11ac, byod, catalyst, Catalyst 3650, Cisco Learning Network, Cisco Switch, FNF, Get Answers, SDN
#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we’re talking about the Cisco Learning Network (CLN).
Listen to the Podcast
Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE.
See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE.
Brett Lovins @brettlovins, Community Manager for the Cisco Learning Network (CLN)
Matt Saunders, @citylifematt, Community Manager for the Cisco Learning Network (CLN)
Colin Lynch @UCSguru, Principal Consultant
Brad Haynes @GK_bradhaynes, Client Solutions Specialist Read More »
Tags: #CiscoChampionRadio, Cisco Certifications, Cisco Learning Network
All right I confess I’m not that kind of geek. I admire and work with many IT engineers, but if you need me to configure a Nexus switch you’ll be out of luck. I am a geek though, and I know about building successful B2B and B2C Ambassador Programs.
Before I start sharing my 2 cents, let’s take a look at what I mean by Ambassador Programs. Below are three major types. This is a simplified scenario but these large buckets help clarify.
Ambassador Program Types
1. Cast of Thousands: this type of program focuses on amplifying large volumes of content externally. Membership is open to anyone who registers, and includes automated content delivery, gamification, and tracking, where participants are rewarded for their actions in real time. Actions include low-hurdle social media tasks like sharing existing content to social media networks, rating a product, or entering a contest, but can also offer more challenging projects like writing a review, helping users solve problems, and communicating with potential customers. Ideally, ambassadors’ actions are integrated with a CRM platform in order to track ROI. Top participants are identified and nurtured, and in some cases transitioned into the second type of program (below). Read More »
Tags: #ciscochampion, Cisco Learning Network, Customer Connection Program