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Newsletter: December 2013

The past year has been wonderful for CBT Nuggets. We produced more courses than ever before, added training features like virtual labs, and welcomed new trainers to the team. Thank you for your support; we plan to bring you even more great stuff in 2014!IMG_0971

New Courses

Microsoft Office Word 2013 77-418 with Chris Ward

In this 20-video course, Chris prepares viewers to use Word 2013 in a business environment. Delve into the applications that tie into Microsoft Office 2013, including SkyDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange. Plus, Chris covers the objectives of the 77-418 exam.

Microsoft MCSE SQL Server 2012 70-464 with Garth Schulte

During this 23-video course, Garth covers the latest version of developing against Microsoft’s in-demand server, including how to build, implement, optimize and troubleshoot SQL Server database, and programming objects. Real-world examples and virtual labs make this course a must-see!

The course also maps to the 70-464 exam, which is required to earn SQL Server MCSE: Data Platform certification.

Exam Walkthrough: Cisco ICND2/CCNA 200-101 with Keith and Anthony

In this 8-video course, Keith Barker and Anthony Sequeira discuss tips and strategies to help students prepare for the 200-101 exam, which is associated with the CCNA R&S certification. They also work through realistic exam problems. This course is aimed at students who have already studied for the ICND2 exam.

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Introducing the New Nugget Hero!

We asked you to nominated someone who has inspired you, and who could benefit from our training. We’re proud to introduce your new Nugget Hero, Rob Haas!unnamed

Rob was nominated by his wife, who wrote that her husband has continued to pursue a bachelor’s degree in security, despite holding a full-time job and enduring several personal tragedies, as well as his wife’s health issues. He’s also dedicated to giving back by volunteering in his community.

Rob was selected by a jury pool consisting of CBT Nuggets trainers, staff, and our previous Nugget Hero.

He won a Kindle Fire HD and one-year subscription to CBT Nuggets. We’ll check in with Rob throughout next year to see how his training is going.

Thank you to everyone who nominated a Nugget Hero. It’s inspiring to read about so many people overcoming their adversity to make a difference in other peoples’ lives.

More Virtual Labsvirtual_labs_BLOG

We’ve added more virtual labs! We currently offer virtual labs for 11 courses, and more are on the way.

Virtual labs supplement training by providing hands-on practice in a virtual environment and are included with any annual IT subscription. Learn more about virtual labs in this MicroNugget.

New Practice Exams

This month we added following exams to our practice exams library:

  • NetCert Cisco Certified Network Associate – 200-120 (Transcender®)
  • MSCert: Programming in C# 70-483 (Transcender®)

Note: Even though we currently don’t offer training specifically for the CCNA composite exam, 200-120, you can train for it using our Cisco CCENT 100-101 and Cisco CCNA INCD2 200-101 courses.

Webinar Recordings

In December, we held two webinars. If you weren’t able to attend, check out the recordings by clicking the links below:

CCNA Sweepstakes Winners

We 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.

We held a CCNA sweepstakes that offered participants chance to win a Kindle Fire HD with e-book copy of the signed study guide, or a printed edition of the study guide signed by Jeremy and Todd!

The winners have been selected and notified. Keep your eyes open for future CBT Nuggets contests for your chance to win cool prizes.

NuggetLOVE Update

Our November charity was South Willamette Valley Honor Flight. The nonprofit takes veterans to Washington D.C., free of charge, to see the monuments built to honor their service.

CBT Nuggets is donating $25,000 to sponsor a trip for 25 veterans this spring. We also will be sending a team member to film a documentary about this wonderful organization. Thanks for your support — it enables us to give back in a big way!

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