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Newsletter: July 2013

Another month is in the books. Here’s a look at the happenings during July at CBT Nuggets. Bring on August!

NuggetCast Premieres

We’ve come up with yet another way to get you fired up about technology: NuggetCast! blog_nuggetcast_announce

The next episode will be released Aug. 2 and features trainer Jim Anthony, who will share some info on Salesforce, a popular sales software program. Previous NuggetCast episodes covered Ajax, Jeremy Cioara addiction (trust us, it’s a growing epidemic), and Hadoop.

New episodes are scheduled to be released every other week on our YouTube channel, blog, and through iTunes. Subscribe to any of these channels and never miss an episode!

New Series Released

Microsoft Windows 8 70-689

This series is aimed at IT professionals who have their Windows 7 Microsoft Certified IT Professional certifications (MCITPs). Tim Warner will help you learn the skills needed to obtain the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Windows 8.

Along the way, you’ll also prepare for the 70-689 exam, a key step toward the Microsoft Certified Solutions Engineer (MCSE) titles in Windows Server 2012.

Wireshark

Whether you need to perform a security application analysis or troubleshoot something on a network, Wireshark is the tool for you! Learn all about this popular, open-source packet analyzer in this series with Keith Barker.

Over the course of 25 videos, Keith covers numerous topics, including installation, navigating in the GUI, creating profiles, and more!

AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Foundations

This 13-video series with trainer Jeremy Cioara is the first step on the path to the new AWS certification, Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level. This is the first of two series from Jeremy aimed at AWS CSA candidates.

Jeremy covers the concepts and configurations you need to get started using Amazon Web Services, including EC2, S3, and more. He also gives an overview of the new AWS certification track and the steps to becoming a Certified Solutions Architect.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 70-341

This 22-video series with Greg Shields covers the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, a popular messaging and collaboration system. It also prepares you for the 70-341 exam, “Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange 2013.” If you already have your MCSA on Windows Server 2012, the 70-341 exam is the first of two exams required for earning MCSE: Messaging status.

Microsoft Project 2013 74-343

This 18-video training series with Anthony Sequeira covers the latest version of Microsoft’s project management software, while also preparing you to take the 74-343 exam, which upon successfully passing earns you a Microsoft Specialist: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification.

In this series, Anthony covers a variety of topics including: Project 2013 interface, advanced task scheduling, and customizing Microsoft Project 2013.

Microsoft MCSA Windows 8 70-687

This 40-video series with James Conrad covers configuring Windows 8 in depth. Learn about driver and device management, wireless networks, system recovery, and more. This series also prepares you for the 70-687 exam, which is the first exam required toward earning the MCSA: Windows 8 certification.

iPhone App Release

It just got easier to watch, learn, and conquer on your iPhone. We’ve released an updated version of the CBT Nuggets app. new-iphone-app_BLOG

New features include:

  • Searchable video training library

  • Ability to manage video bookmarks

  • Progress bar to track how much you’ve viewed

  • Auto sign-in

If you have a current CBT Nuggets subscription, you can download it through iTunes by clicking here.

If you’re an Android user, don’t worry. An app for you will be coming soon!

PMI® Approval

CBT Nuggets is excited to announce the latest training series that has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Subscribers now can receive Category A PDUs/Contact Hours for our PMI PMP® For the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition training series.

See our PMI R.E.P. FAQ page located on our forum for a complete list of our PMI approved training and their associated PDUs/Contact Hours.

For a complete listing of CBT Nuggets project management training, visit our PM Library.

Practice Exam Update

We’ve added practice exams for the following video series:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 70-461

  • Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101:

  • Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-101:

  • Windows 8 70-687

To view our entire practice exam library, click here.

Speaking of practice exams, Keith Barker created a MicroNugget that explains how to use these exams to help you prepare for exam success! Watch it here.

Coaching Services Available

If you’re a current subscriber, don’t miss out on a valuable and free resource we offer: coaching!nugget_advisor_BLOG

We take pride in doing whatever we can to help you watch, learn, and conquer your way to success. Our Nugget Training Advisors are available to help you set goals and accomplish them. This service is free, no strings attached, and completely optional. But who couldn’t use some guidance along the way?

Check out this blog post to find out more about this coaching service and how it works. If you’re interested or have more questions, contact your Nugget Training Advisor today!

Webinars and More Webinars

Our next webinar is scheduled for 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) Thursday, August 1. During the 30-minute event, CBT Nuggets trainer and CCIE Anthony Sequeira will discuss CCNA Data Center and also answer participants’ questions. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see Anthony in action.

The webinar is free, but registration is required. You can register here.

Here are the links to previous webinars:

Cisco Live Recap

20130701_181305Cisco Live US was in sunny Florida this year, and Team CBT was there! For us, the main event was dinner. Several lucky winners got to have dinner with Keith Barker and a mystery guest, who turned out to be the one and only Anthony Sequeira!

We dined, we learned, and it’s safe to say we conquered (our appetites). There was only one way to mark this amazing occasion: With t-shirts proclaiming “I Had Dinner with Keith Barker and Anthony Sequeira.”

NuggetLOVE

During the month of June, our charity initiative, NuggetLove, raised $8,666 for FOOD for Lane County, the largest food bank in the area. For the month of August, we are teaming up to raise money for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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