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Newsletter: March 2013

March was another busy and exciting month at CBT Nuggets. We had a Trainerpalooza, unveiled a new logo, and started accepting bitcoin! Here’s a look at the other great things that happened during the month, as well as a look at upcoming events.

New Logo and Tagline

After months of research, development and discussion, we rolled out a new CBT Nuggets logo and tagline!

Our new tagline, based largely on feedback from YOU, is:

Watch. Learn. Conquer. logo_web

We’re dedicated to creating training that gives you the confidence to take on and conquer new challenges, whether they be earning a certification, getting a job, or solving a real-world problem.

New Series Released

Cisco VoIP CCNP CIPT1 v8.0. with Jeremy Cioara

Need help preparing for the 642-447 exam? With Jeremy’s guidance, you’ll learn how to master CUCM v8.0 and more!

The 642-447 exam tests your ability to install and configure a Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution, focusing primarily on CUCM v8.0, the call routing and signaling component.new_nugget

Cisco CCDA 640-864 with Anthony Sequeira

A CCDA-certified network professional possesses the knowledge and skills to design a network infrastructure, including necessary components like security, remote access and more.

Anthony breaks down and explains the CCDA and the skills you need to get your CCDA certification. Topics he covers include trends driving standard network designs, top-down network design and data center design.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-416 with Greg Shields

An expert desktop administrator is a critical component of any IT department, a person with both the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of every user. As an MCSE, that could be you.

Greg covers all the topics of Microsoft’s 70-416 exam, including Group Policy Software Installation, Configuration Manager, App-V, RDS RemoteApps, and Microsoft VDI, that will allow take the next step toward becoming an MCSE.

PowerShell Summit

To say that Don Jones is excited about next month’s PowerShell Summit is an understatement.Don

“This will be the first time that this kind of content has been available to folks who aren’t PowerShell MVPs,” said the veteran CBT Nuggets trainer. “We’re going to have a half-dozen team members speaking and attending sessions with us, which is pretty unique.”

Don is organizing the three-day event scheduled for April 22-24 at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., of which CBT Nuggets is a proud sponsor. The summit will feature presentations from PowerShell experts, opportunities to learn advanced techniques and the chance to interact with other Powershell users.

“It’s very deep, very intense content, which you can’t find at conferences or even in traditional classes,” Don said. “Unlike conferences, where speakers are usually just a few well-known experts, we’re featuring sessions by regular folks in our community.”

And Don isn’t the only one excited about the PowerShell Summit. The event oversold and has waiting list of about 100 people. The good news is that Jones hopes to land a larger venue for next year’s event. He encourages people not wait long after registration opens for the 2013 summit.

“It’s my hope that the event can grow in much the same way as the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) has grown over the years,” he said.

For more information about the PowerShell or the summit, click here.


Like a display of the Northern Lights, the first Trainerpalooza of 2013 has come and gone and left us awed.

James Conrad, Keith Barker, Steve Caseley, Tim Warner, Garth Schulte, and Chris Ward visited CBT Nuggets HQ last week to work, play, and teach.

One of the highlights was a live Q&A session via, what else, streaming video. During the hour-long event, they shared their expertise, answered questions submitted by you and shared a lot of laughs.

If you missed the chat or simply want to rewatch it, you can see the video on our YouTube channel.

The trainers also participated in the first CBT Nuggets dance video. Yes, that’s right — dance. Check out the trainers’ moves here. Who knew they had such rhythm? (Or are we confused about what “rhythm” is?)


Coming soon: The second Trainerpalooza of 2013!

We Take Bitcoin

CBT Nuggets doesn’t just make Bitcoin training—we now also accept Bitcoin as a form of payment!

It’s easy to pay for any CBT Nuggets product with Bitcoin. Just select it as the payment method when you check out.

New to Bitcoin? Check out our Bitcoin training, including the Bitcoin Basics series from Keith Barker.

CBT Nuggets in the Press

Speaking of Bitcoin, the digital currency is getting quite a bit of press recently.

We were in some of that press, including an article in The WHIR about our training series. CBT Nuggets also made an appearance in a TechWeek Europe article on Bitcoin.

Keith Barker got some additional press over at TechTarget for his IPv6 series.

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