|Welcome to our April newsletter. There’s never a shortage of news and happenings here at CBT Nuggets, and this month is no exception.
Nugget Hero Winner Announced
Congratulations to Michael Ghazeleh, winner of the CBT Nuggets “Nugget Hero” essay contest. Nugget Nation voted via our Facebook page and selected Michael’s essay as its favorite. He wins a free year of CBT Nuggets training, which should help him pass his CCIE lab exam.
The runners-up were: Tim Alabdulla, Akinkunie Akinioye and D.A. Slinkard. Each of them will receive a CramNugget, good for 24 hours of access to CBT Nuggets, plus some CBT Nuggets gear.
As our winner, we’ll be checking in with Michael regularly to see what kind of progress he’s made in his training. Stay tuned to the blog for updates on our Nugget Hero. Visit our blog to learn more about Michael, and read his winning entry.
CBT Nuggets Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute
We recently announced that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named CBT Nuggets a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).
R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.
CBT Nuggets’ video training series offer on-demand learning for project managers seeking certification, and those who want to improve their skills. Trainer and PMP Steve Caseley brings more than 20 years of project management and real-world experience to his videos. His expertise is an invaluable asset to CBT Nuggets’ project management training.
CBT Nuggets joins more than 1,500 R.E.P.s in more than 80 countries, including commercial training providers, academic institutions, and corporate training departments within corporations and government agencies.
New Product Releases Announced
Check out our latest group of training series to be released:
Cisco CCIP BGP 642-661: Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers, with trainer Jeremy Cioara. In this series, you’ll learn all about BGP, the world’s biggest routing protocol. The series includes GNS3 labs and scenarios for a “hands-on” approach.
Mastering VMWare View 5 and Preparing for the VCP510-DT Exam, with trainer Greg Shields. In this series, Greg shows you the skills you’ll need to enter the world of virtualizing desktops, including monitoring storage contention, managing user data, and troubleshooting.
Microsoft Programming .NET 4 Software Development Fundamentals 98-361, with trainer Garth Schulte. This training series will benefit you if you’re looking to pass the 98-361 exam, start a software development career, or brush up on your skills.
Scrum Certification, with trainer Steve Caseley. With Steve as your guide, you’ll learn about various Scrum roles, including Scrum Master, and examine the six different Scrum certifications from the Agile Alliance.
Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac, with trainer Chris Ward. Mac users who want to use Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet application will not want to miss this series.
Juniper Networks Junos Associate, with trainer Michael Shannon. The Junos Associate is the entry point for Juniper Networks’ high speed, reliable switching routers. Learn the basics of Juniper, as well as test tips, from Michael.
Want to know what upcoming video series are currently in the works and available to view now? Check out these series titles, and watch the first two minutes of any completed video in each series.
Jeremy Cioara featured on Twitter Chat in May
Training legend Jeremy Cioara will be featured live during a Twitter Chat for two hours May 10, beginning at 9 am PT. The first hour-long session (9-10 am PT, follow hashtag #CLUS) will be hosted by Cisco; the second hour-long session (10-11 am PT, followhashtag #CBTchat) will be hosted by CBT Nuggets.
Use your favorite Twitter client or TwitterSearch to follow the chat hashtag. During the event, you can follow the discussion, contribute questions, and submit comments by using the same hashtag.
Greg Shields Named CTP
Congratulations are in order for CBT Nuggets trainer Greg Shields, who was recently selected as one of 10 people worldwide to receive a 2012 Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award.
According to Citrix, the CTP award recognizes and supports the contributions of highly visible, credible and accessible individuals who have invested a tremendous amount of time, resources and expertise in Citrix products and solutions. These individuals have consistently demonstrated their real-world knowledge, industry expertise and technological insights.
This is just the latest honor Greg has added to his resume. He has also been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a VMware vExpert. Greg is one of just a handful of people to ever receive all three awards in the same year!
Greg’s newest CBT Nuggets series, “Mastering VMware View 5 and Preparing for the VCP510-DT Exam,” is now available in its entirety.
NuggetLOVE Program an Early Success
CBT Nuggets has kicked off a new program this month aimed at championing some of the worthy charities in our community.
We call it NuggetLOVE, and each month we’ll select a different charity to highlight.
The first NuggetLOVE charity is Bridgeway House.
Located in Eugene, hometown of CBT Nuggets, Bridgeway House serves the needs of children with autism and related disabilities while educating and supporting their families. The organization provides a wide array of services, including treatments, therapies, social groups, fitness classes, education, support groups, advocacy, and more.
We encourage Nugget Nation to join us in supporting these inspirational organizations and their worthy causes. Learn more about NuggetLOVE, Bridgeway House and how you can participate.