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Newsletter: November 2013

November was a blur here at CBT Nuggets. We were busy releasing new courses, running contests, and most importantly, helping you watch, learn, and conquer!

New Courses

Cisco CCNP Data Center 642-999 DCUCI with Anthony Sequeira
Join Anthony as he guides you through the implementation of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). You’ll learn about C- and B-series servers, the UCS chassis, Fabric Interconnects, and much more!

This 20-video course also maps to objectives for the 642-999 exam, one of the exams required to earn CCNP Data Center certification.

New Course: Cisco VoIP CCNP Voice v8.0 642-457 with Jeremy Cioara
During this 24-video training course, Jeremy covers advanced features of Cisco’s Unified Communication Manager (CUCM) in regards to multisite VoIP deployments, including multisite connections, multisite dial plans, and device mobility.

This training course also maps to Cisco’s 642-457 exam, which is required to earn CCNP Voice certification.

Check Point CCSA GAiA 156-215.76 with Keith Barker
Learn to configure and manage a Check Point deployment in this 19-video course. From installing Check Point GAiA to backup and recovery, you’ll find it in this training. Plus, Keith shares tips for the Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) certification exam.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 End-user with Tim Warner
Join Tim for this 20-video training course as he explains SharePoint 2013 fundamentals such as navigating the SharePoint hierarchy, managing web pages, and creating and using InfoPath forms.

This course also covers objectives for Microsoft’s 77-419 exam, the prerequisite for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) SharePoint certification.

Scratch 2.0 Programming with Tim Warner
Take your first step toward becoming a programmer! In this 10-video course, Tim explains how to use Scratch, an MIT-created programming platform geared toward people with no programming experience. Learn how to create a game with Scratch, including defining player controls and publishing and maintaining games.

PMI CAPM® with Chris Ward
Learn the fundamentals of managing all parts of a project, from scope and cost to communications and risk, and prepare for the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM)® exam. Chris covers the terminology and processes you need to know for the CAPM® exam in this 20-video course.

Introducing our LMS Solution


All CBT Nuggets video training is now compatible with learning management systems (LMS) that support SCORM or LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability).

It’s easy to provide our training through your LMS portal, keep track of what’s being delivered, where it’s going, and how it’s being used.

For more information about our LMS solution, call us at 541-284-5522.

And the Winners are . . .

We received a lot of truly terrifying entries in our IT Horror Stories contest. The top vote-getter and grand prize entry was from “Roadmeat,” whose remarkable tale involved an actual explosion! Learn more about Roadmeat, and see a reenactment of her story, in our special NuggetCast episode.

Congratulations also to the runners-up, Rolando Andres, Rahil Karedia, and Roman Aleksejev. There were so many good stories, that we awarded several special prizes:

  • Scariest: animated952
  • Longest: Roger G.
  • Weirdest: Kenny Blewett
  • Best use of CBT Nuggets training: Anthony Kellar

New Kaplan Transcender Practice Exam

We now offer Transcender® practice exams for the Microsoft Windows 8 70-689 exam.

Use our Transcender® practice exams to help you face test day with confidence. Learn more about our practice exams in this MicroNugget from Keith Barker.

Sweepstakes: Last Call

If you haven’t already, be sure to enter our sweepstakes to win a CCNA training package!

We’ve teamed up with Sybex on the new edition of the “CCNA Routing & Switching Study Guide.” The book was written by Todd Lammle and features MicroNuggets created by Jeremy Cioara — exclusively to reinforce the lessons in the study guide!

Ten randomly selected winners will get a Kindle Fire HD and a copy of the e-book. Another 10 winners will receive the print edition, signed by both Todd and Jeremy! Enter here by Dec. 2!

Nugget Hero 2013


There’s still time to enter the Nugget Hero contest. Deadline is 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Sunday, Dec. 7.

Who do you know who could benefit from our training? Nominate him/her and they could win a free one-year subscription to CBT Nuggets and a Kindle Fire!

It’s the season of sharing, so remember, share the love and don’t nominate yourself. Entries will be judged on quality, not quantity, so put some thought into your nomination. Why is this person deserving? How could they make their community a better place?

Redesigned Mobile Site

We recently redesigned our mobile site to feature a cleaner, intuitive look and easier navigation. We also added new features, including variable speed (up to 2 times faster) and bookmarks.

Are you reading this email from your mobile device? Visit to see the redesigned mobile site. If you get the full site, visit

CCENT Webinar with Anthony and Keith


On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Anthony Sequeira and Keith Barker will give an overview of their “Exam Walkthrough: Cisco ICND1/CCENT 100-101” course, and will work through some sample questions.

What: CCENT Webinar with Anthony and Keith

When: 10-10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Register here.

Check Point GAiA Webinar with Keith

On Dec. 18, join Keith for a webinar on Check Point. Learn how to get started with Check Point R76 GAiA and bring your questions for Keith!

What: Jumpstart Using Check Point R76 GAiA

When: 10-10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Wednesday, Dec. 18

Register here.

Find us on Spiceworks and Pinterest

pinterest_badge_redThis month, we joined Pinterest! This is another way for our fans to experience the CBT Nuggets culture and see some of the cool behind-the-scenes things.

We’re especially excited about our “GGs in the Wild” board,” a compilation of photos featuring fans, employees, and trainers sporting their Nugget gear worldwide. Using the new mapping feature, we are able to tag photos in the locations where they were taken.Check it out!

Are you a SpiceHead? CBT Nuggets has become a little spicier this month as we’ve joined the Spiceworks community. Get spicy – take a look!

PMI® Approves Chris Ward’s PMI® CAPM

CBT Nuggets is excited to announce that another training course has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Users now can receive Category A PDUs/Contact Hours for Chris Ward’s new PMI® CAPM training course!

CBT Nuggets Named to Training Industry Watch List

TrophyWe’re pleased to announce that we were recently named to Training Industry’s 2013 IT Training Companies Watch List. This was the first time we had submitted for inclusion to the list, which is based on the following criteria:

  • New and innovative service offerings
  • Unique approach to IT training
  • Quality of initial clients
  • Company reach and growth rate

Thank you for your support!

Courses, Courses, and More Courses

We recently added an “All Courses” page that lists each and every one of our training courses. Courses are listed by category, and you can filter results to find exactly what you need. Here’s how:

1. Go to

2. Click the “Video Training” tab at the top of the page

3. Click “See All Courses”

NuggetLOVE Update

During the month of November, we teamed up with South Willamette Valley Honor Flight, a nonprofit that provides trips, free of charge, to Washington D.C. for American war veterans, so they can see the memorials that honor their service to their country.

For the month of October, we raised $9,451 for Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, our second-largest NuggetLOVE total since we started the charity initiative.

To cap off 2013, we are partnering with the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.

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