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#CiscoChampion Radio, S5|Ep.6: Certifications

- February 22, 2018 - 0 Comments

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by technologists for technologists. In this episode, Cisco Champion Daniel Larsson discusses certifications with Cisco Champion David Samuel Penaloza Seijas and Cisco guest Peter Palúch.

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Cisco Champion Hosts

  • David Samuel Penaloza Seijas (@davidsamuelps), Cisco Champion member, Network Support Engineer
  • Daniel Larsson (@Daniel_CLN), Cisco Champion member, Sr. Network Consultant

Cisco Guest

  • Peter Palúch, Support Engineer, author of the CCIE Router & Switching Guide

Podcast Discussion Topics

  • The benefits of the Cisco Networking Academy
  • The evolution of certifications
  • Gaps between certifications
  • What to expect from a certified professional
  • How the blueprints are developed
  • Recommended studying tools and methods
  • Types of books and teaching styles
  • Nuggets, video and audio tools
  • Balancing your studying time – conservation of energy and effort
  • How to prepare for an exam


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Cisco Champions are an elite group of technical experts who are passionate about IT and enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The program has been running for five years and has earned two industry awards as an industry best practice. Learn more about the program at


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