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Newsletter: August 2013

Between new courses being released, webinars being hosted, and other odds and ends, August was a busy month for CBT Nuggets. Here’s a quick recap and look ahead to September. 

Project Management for the Real World 

Help trainer Steve Caseley create his new “Project Management for the Real World” course. This course will be user-directed, meaning Steve is using feedback from viewers such as you to develop the content!steve_casely_pm_real_world_FEATURED

Watch this first video, then take this survey to let Steve know what you want to see and learn in future videos. Great ready for a course that’s totally catered to you!

New Courses

Cisco CCNA Data Center 640-911 DCICN with Anthony Sequeira
Eager to earn Cisco’s new Data Center CCNA? This is the course you’ve been waiting for! Anthony guides learners through an introduction to Data Center networking technologies, with a particular emphasis on Cisco technologies. Subnetting, NX-OS, VTP and IPv6 are just a few of the topics in this 20-video course.

Cisco CCNA Wireless IUWNE 640-722 with Keith Barker
This 26-video course covers Cisco wireless technology, specifically the fundamentals of wireless local area networks (WLANs). Keith covers RF 101, frame types and etiquette, and more. This course also prepares viewers for the 640-722 exam, which is associated with the CCNA Wireless certification.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Architecting for AWS with Jeremy Cioara
Jeremy created this 16-video course to help prepare viewers for the new Amazon Web Services certification track. Topics covered include principles of elasticity; S3 and CloudFront; security; and disaster recovery.

This is the second training course from CBT Nuggets designed specifically for AWS-certification candidates. The first, “AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Foundations,” lays the groundwork for the CSA Associate Level certification; the new course completes the track. Together, the course provides comprehensive online training for IT pros looking to attain and enhance cloud-based skills.

Ubuntu with Shawn Powers
During this 20-video course, Shawn covers Ubuntu server technology, which is ideal for scale-out computing. He explains the ins and outs of this open-source server, including the installation process, configuring services, and more. You’ll even learn about using Ubuntu to set up a cloud infrastructure!

Microsoft MCSA Windows 8 70-687 with James Conrad
This 41-video course covers configuring Windows 8 in depth. Learn about driver and device management, wireless networks, system recovery, and more. This course also prepares you for the 70-687 exam, which is the first exam required toward earning the MCSA: Windows 8 certification.

Practice Exam Update

We now offer practice exams for the following courses:exam-prep-image (1)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-412
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-417

These practice exams and many more can be found on our Practice Exam page.

Nuggets in the News

Our AWS courses have received some great press lately. Check out the links below to find out why!

CBT Nuggets Trainers at TechMentor

A trio of CBT Nuggets trainers — Don Jones, Greg Shields, and new trainer Jason Hemlick — are scheduled to present at this year’s TechMentor Conference Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, in Las Vegas. They will be sharing their expertise on topics such as PowerShell and virtualization. If you are planning to attend, make plans to also catch these trainers in action!

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CBT Nuggets is excited to announce the latest training course that has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Users can now receive Category A PDUs/Contact Hours for our Microsoft Project 2013 74-343 training course.

Webinar Alert

Our next webinar is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. Trainer Shawn Powers, our Linux expert, will share how to how to install a SSL certificate in Apache, as well as answer participant questions. The webinar is free, but registration is required. You can register here.

We also have recordings of all three of our August webinars:

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Monica, a CBT Nuggets team member, hosted a meetup earlier this month in Sydney, Australia. A small but diverse crowd hung out and talked IT. Monica said that the most memorable part about the evening was seeing the attendees interact with each other, especially when they exchanged contact information and picked out some CBT Nuggets swag!

Bloggin’ Trainers

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the CBT Nuggets blog. Several trainers lend their writing talent to the blog to share their thoughts on a variety of topics — from Microsoft certifications to why they enjoy training. You never know when when a trainer-penned blog post will pop up, so stay tuned. You don’t want to miss out on our trainers’ insight, advice, and humor!


Our NuggetLOVE charity initiative raised $8,156 during the month of July for Bags of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides bags of new and gently-used items including clothing, toiletries and toys for children who have their home lives disrupted. In August, we partnered up with our local Muscular Dystrophy Association chapter.


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