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Newsletter: May 2013

Another month flew by here at CBT Nuggets! Here’s a look at all of the happenings during May, as well as a look ahead to June. MayNewsletter

New Series

Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-101

Get ready for Cisco’s new ICND2 exam with this series.Trainer Jeremy Cioara covers all of the new ICND2 exam objectives, including VPN, EIGRP, OSPF, HSRP, GLBP, and of course, IPv6!

Jeremy starts the series with a five-part “cram” lab on ICND1, to make sure you have the foundation necessary to tackle ICND2. From there, he jumps into the 200-101 topics. Gain an in-depth understanding of ICND2, and make the CCNA yours, with this series.

Microsoft System Center 2012 70-246

Learn how each System Center component contributes to Private Cloud operations in this series with trainer Greg Shields.

Greg shows you tricks and tools, and goes much further, explaining why Private Cloud isn’t so much a technology, as it’s a way of thinking. This series covers the objectives for Microsoft’s 70-246 exam, one of the required exams in the MCSE: Private Cloud certification path.

Dinner With Keith Barker and a Special GuestGoogle_1000x750

Are you attending Cisco Live in Orlando? If so, how would you like to have dinner with CBT Nuggets rock star Keith Barker and a special mystery guest?

Enter our contest! There are two ways to enter:

Option 1: Finish the following sentence:

I want to have dinner with Keith Barker at Cisco Live because…

Post your response, in 250 words or less, as a comment on our blog. Don’t forget to include your email address.

Option 2: Create a video (30 seconds or less) telling us why you want to have dinner with Keith. Post your video as a response to Keith’s here.

But wait, there’s more! Everyone who enters has the chance to win coveted Nugget swag. We’ll pick some of the best, most creative, awe-inspiring entries (we call ’em as we see ’em) to get swag.

Deadline to enter is June 9. Then, we’ll pick finalists and open up the voting to Nugget fans, who will choose the winners.

Just a friendly reminder, by uploading videos, you give us permission to use them. No purchase of our products/services is necessary to participate. However, you should be planning to attend Cisco Live–we aren’t giving away airfare, lodging, or conference passes. Dinner event is Monday, June 24, 2013, in Orlando. Winners will be notified no later than June 17, 2013.

Meet Don and Greg at TechEd

If you’re attending TechEd 2013 in New Orleans, don’t miss your chance to meet CBT Nuggets trainers Don Jones and Greg Shields!

Between presenting at the conference, Don and Greg will stop by the Transcender/CBT Nuggets booth (2412) for meet & greet sessions:

Greg Shields: 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Central Time), Tuesday, June 4
Don Jones: 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Central Time), Wednesday, June 5

Come by and say “hi” to Greg, Don, and members of Team CBT!

In the News

Windows Server 2012 is hot and getting hotter. In advance of Microsoft’s marquee event, TechEd, trainers Don Jones and Tim Warner talked to TechRepublic about the good, the bad, and the innovative in Server 2012.Don

Specifically, Don and Tim talked about the impact Server 2012 has on IT pros’ careers. From the article:

Q: What career opportunities does Windows Server 2012 create for IT managers and professionals?

Don Jones: “Automation. 2012 is the first version of Windows (Server) with significant Microsoft investment in management automation, and they’re going to continue building heavily on that investment. IT managers should start to find “click Next, Next, Finish in a Wizard” unacceptably inefficient for their environments, and they should start to automation.”

Read the full article here.

Shawn and Jim Update

CBT Nuggets is pleased to announce that trainers Jim Anthony and Shawn Powers are now full-time members of the CBT Nuggets team! Powers has made video training for CBT Nuggets since 2009, while Jim started last year.

What this means to our subscribers is that you can expect even more video training from Shawn and Jim—training that’s informative, meaningful and engaging.

To get a glimpse of Jim and Shawn’s musical sides, check out this music video from Trainerpalooza 2!

You Picked Shawn’s New Phone

Speaking of Shawn, he recently found himself in a modern quandary: iPhone or Android?

For guidance, he turned to CBT Nuggets fans. Exactly 200 votes later, you made your choice clear: Android won with 71.5% of the votes.

Shawn, and his new Galaxy phone, thank you for your input!


Trainerpalooza 2: The Recap

Early this month, CBT Nuggets HQ was the site of Trainerpalooza 2, featuring four trainers: Jeremy Cioara, Jim Anthony, Shawn Powers, and Anthony Sequeira. We kept them busy for two full days, doing everything from a live Q&A broadcast to a music video.IMG_2455

As expected, it was a wildly fun two days. See some of what happened behind the scenes, and keep an eye on the blog to find out more about the trainers.


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