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Newsletter: October 2012

Welcome to the October 2012 edition of the CBT Nuggets newsletter.

Instagram Contest

There’s still time to enter our Instagram contest, but you’ll need to hurry! Snap a picture of your server room–the good, the messy, the clean, the crazy–tag us (cbtnuggets) and use the hashtag #serversforCBT. Photos are due by Nov. 1. Five lucky winners will win Nugget gear! Check out the entries here.

Expanded Phone Hours

We’ve increased our hours of operation to better serve our customers around the globe. You can now reach Nugget Training Advisors by phone at almost any time Mondays through Fridays, no matter where you are. The specifics: Our phone lines are staffed from 2:30 p.m. Sundays to 4 p.m. Fridays, Pacific Time.

You can also chat with a Nugget Training Advisor during our new hours of operation. And of course, you can always reach us via email.  To convert the open hours to your time zone, use this online time converter.

Jeremy Cioara Talks Cloud
Thanks to the release of his Amazon Web Services (AWS) training series, Jeremy Cioara was even more in-demand than usual this month. Jeremy authored a guest post for Cloudline,’s blog “dedicated to chronicling and understanding the most important shift in the technology landscape since the dawn of the personal computing era,” cloud computing. Jeremy wrote about the benefits of moving services to AWS, and described his new training series.

Jeremy also got some love from Network World,CRN and CloudPro.

Last Call: AWS for $1

There’s still time to get in on our October special. Get access to “Amazon Web Services: AWS Foundations” for just $1 during October!

Get a month’s access to this series and delve into the world’s leading cloud service, Amazon Web Services (AWS), with Jeremy Cioara. Jeremy’s engaging training shows you why AWS can supercharge your organization and how to get started. You’ll also learn about Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and more.

The fine print: This special offer is not renewable. Limit one per customer. Offer expires midnight UTC Nov. 1.

NuggetLOVE Lifts Veterans 

In September, NuggetLOVE was humbled to support Honor Flight. This organization transports veterans to Washington, DC, to visit war memorials. After hearing how meaningful these trips are to participants, and how sharply the WWII veteran population is decreasing, CBT Nuggets decided to step up: We sponsored an additional flight to Washington, DC.

On Oct. 25, nearly 60 veterans and two CBT Nuggets employees departed Oregon for a four-day trip to Washington, DC. They visited numerous memorials, were honored in a wreath-laying ceremony, and were met with gratitude by citizens young and old.

New series released 

Cisco CCNP Security VPN v2.0 642-648 with Keith Barker
Learn to design, implement and troubleshoot ASA-based SSL and IPsec VPN solutions. Get ready for the 642-648 exam and get crucial hands-on practice of every VPN for real-world implementation. If you’re working towards a CCNP, this series is for you. Network pros who support VPN users will also find significant value in this series, which is packed with content that directly applies to real-world implementation of VPNs.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 70-410 with James Conrad
Get to know the foundations of installing and configuring Server 2012, from the best new features to essential components. From managing Active Directory Domain Services to implementing server virtualization with Hyper-V, James shows you how to make Windows Server installations much more compact, efficient, and secure–and get on the MCSA track.

CompTIA A+ 220-801, 220-802 with James Conrad
A+ certification is a critical first step for anyone starting in the IT field. This series will have you prepped for the two required A+ exams, 220-801 and 220-802, and the real world of IT. Using the core material from 220-701 and 220-702, this series contains an additional 13 videos of brand-new content to offer a comprehensive training on concepts and skills needed for the new exams. The 220-701 and 220-702 exams will retire next year, so get your training on track and up-to-date with this series.

Cisco CCNP Security Firewall 642-618 with Keith Barker
“Understanding how to implement ASA–how to make it dance as well as troubleshoot security issues–is a critical skill when working with networks that are using the ASA to reduce risk,” Keith said. “This series is a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to master ASA firewalls.” See the entire process of implementing the ASA on the network, and learn how to create a complete ASA virtual lab environment for hands-on practice. This series maps to all the objectives for the 642-618 exam, which counts towards Cisco Firewall Specialist, ASA Specialist and CCNP Security certifications.


In September, we asked how often you watch CBT Nuggets on a mobile device. You are a mobile bunch, as 55% of you said you train on a mobile device “frequently.”

This month, we’d like to know if you will be–or already are–using Windows 8.

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