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Newsletter: November 2012

Animals may be getting ready to hibernate for the winter, but here at CBT Nuggets, we are working and playing as hard as ever! We’ve got a lot to share with you in this newsletter.

Get the GNS3 Series for $5* 

Keith Barker just released his new training series, “GNS3: The Definitive Guide for Working with GNS3.” Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but we’re still going to offer a special deal: You can get one month of access to the GNS3 series for $5. For just $5, you can learn how to use GNS3, a free, open-source tool that provides emulation of network hardware. Keith will show you how to practice, configure, and troubleshoot network scenarios all in a virtual environment running right on your own computer.

Take your training to the next level. Get the GNS3 series for $5 now!

*This special offer is not renewable. Limit one per customer. Offer expires 11:59 p.m. UTC Dec. 26, 2012.

We’re Hiring

CBT Nuggets is looking for some new team members! We have openings for mobile, web, and back-end developers, as well as salespeople. If you want to bring your skills to an energetic, innovative, award-winning company, visit our Jobs page to see the position descriptions and application instructions.

Two More Series Available for PDUs or Contact Hours

CBT Nuggets is excited to announce two more training series have been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for PDUs or Contact Hours.

  • PMI® Agile with Steve Caseley. This 42-video series will prepare you for the PMI®-ACP certification exam and counts towards 21 Category “A “PDUs. Steve will train you to increase the versatility of project management methods, validate the ability of lead Agile teams, and provide framework for Agile training.
  • ITIL® Foundation with Michael Shannon. For IT departments to perform well, there are processes that need to happen and that is what this training series provides. Learn the basics of the IT Infrastructure Library and how to manage the processes within an IT department to make it run smoothly. This training counts towards 6 Category “A” PDUs.

For a complete list of CBT Nuggets training approved by PMI, visit our PMI R.E.P. FAQ page.

ITIL® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited.

Congratulations to the #serversforcbt Instagram Contest Winners

The winners of our Instagram contest have been revealed! Congratulations to mattie47, pnwood, imayroam, yopajb, and willproc. To see all the entries, check out our Instagram web profile ( or search #serversforcbt on Instagram.

To take part in future contests, follow our Instagram account (@cbtnuggets).

New Series Released in November

Wow, it has been a busy month at CBT Nuggets! We released six new series and about 20 new MicroNuggets. Here are the series that were released in November:

Cisco VoIP CCNP Voice CVOICE v8.0 with Jeremy Cioara

Get the knowledge you need to lay a solid the foundation for a VoIP system with this training. Jeremy shows you how with the addition of Cisco Unified Communication Manager Express (CUCME) in the new CVOICE 8.0, you can build an entire VoIP system for a small-to-midsize office. If you’re looking to move from an old PBX system to VoIP, or have a CCNP Voice cert in your sights, this series is for you.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-413 with Don Jones

This series with trainer and MVP Don Jones covers all the topics and concepts you’ll need to succeed on the new 70-413 exam, the first step towards a Server Infrastructure MCSE. Combined with some hands-on practice and experience, this series will put you on the path to becoming a Server Infrastructure expert!

Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 with Greg Shields

Globally-recognized virtualization and cloud expert Greg Shields shows you what that “Create Cloud” button in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 does, and what you need to know before you even consider clicking it. Learn how to get your Microsoft Private Cloud operational, and the topics and technologies you need to pass the first of two MCSE: Private Cloud exams, the 70-247.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 70-462 with Garth Schulte

Learn what it takes to administer and manage SQL Server 2012, including planning, installing, troubleshooting, recovering and securing instances and databases. This series prepares you for the 70-462 exam, a prerequisite for the SQL Server 2012 MCSA certification.

Microsoft Office 365 77-891 with Chris Ward

This end-user view of Microsoft Office 365 shows you how Office 365 brings email, documents, spreadsheets, and even PowerPoint to the Cloud! Anyone who wants to get their MOS for Office 365 will want to check out this series, as will end-users and IT pros wanting to understand the basics behind this cloud-based solution for home and small offices.

GNS3 with Keith Barker

In this exciting new series, trainer Keith Barker shows you how to use GNS3, an open-source program, to gain hands-on lab experience right on your own computer. Learn how to use GNS3 to practice, configure, and troubleshoot network scenarios in a virtual environment running on your hardware.

NuggetLOVE Giving Continues to Increase

In November, NuggetLOVE is supporting Eugene Mission, a Gospel Rescue Mission that provides food, shelter, clothing, and social services for homeless people. During a time of year when many of us will give thanks for food and family and the comforts of home, we’re also thankful for the work of the Eugene Mission.

Earlier this month, we presented our October charity, Relief Nursery, with a check for $8,550. So far in 2012, the NuggetLOVE program has donated more than $71,000 to non-profits in Oregon. You can find out more about each organization, and how you can help, at our NuggetLOVE page and here on the blog.

Gift Guides for Everyone
Are you in a holiday mood? Whether you’re dropping hints or giving presents to others, we’ve got gift ideas. Check out the blog for inspiration to and from the IT pro. And coming soon, the CBT Nuggets trainer wish list!


Windows 8 was released in October, and we asked how excited you were for it. Not surprisingly, most (53.8%) of you are early adopters and already have Windows 8. Another 19.2% plan to get it. About  11% are still on the fence, and the rest of you either have a Mac or a strong dislike of Microsoft (or possibly both).

This month we want to know: How often do you check your email?


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