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Newsletter: February 2014

February was another big month for CBT Nuggets. We introduced new features, welcomed a new trainer, and held two Trainerpalooza events! Read on to learn more.

New Courses

CBT Nuggets released three new training courses in the month of February:

VMware vSphere 5.5 VCA-DCV VCP-DCV with Greg Shields
During this 28-video course, trainer Greg Shields gives his VMware vSphere training a complete refresh for vSphere 5.5 – covering the design, implementation, protection, and maintenance of a vSphere virtual environment.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-411 with R2 Updates with James Conrad
This Server 2012 R2 video training with James Conrad covers the latest version of Microsoft’s popular server, including topics such as Windows Deployment Services, network access protection, and Windows Server Update Services. This 38-video course is for IT pros with Server 2012 R2 experience who want to take the next step and become a Server 2012 administrator.

MPLS Fundamentals with Keith Barker
In this 15-video course, Keith walks you through concepts, implementation, and verification of Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network with an emphasis on the MPLS application of L3VPNs.

Offline Training for iOS

We just released an offline training feature for our iOS app! Annual and corporate subscribers can now download up to 20 videos, which can then be watched without internet connectivity. For more information about the offline training feature, click here.

Not an iOS user? Don’t worry. We’re currently working on adding the offline training feature to our Android app. After that, we’ll focus on a Chrome extension that can be used on laptops and desktops, and then a Windows Phone app.

Register for the CISSP Webinar 

Join us for a free webinar on CISSP! Trainer Keith Barker will go over the 10 domains covered on the CISSP exam and answer participant questions. Space is limited, so register today!

What: CISSP Webinar with Keith Barker

When: 10-10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time), Tuesday, March 11

Register here.

Course Pages, Comments, and Transcripts

We redesigned our course pages and added some features to enhance your training experience:

  • Comments. This is your opportunity to engage with the CBT Nuggets community of users. Share your thoughts on what you are watching. Ask questions. Answer questions from other CBT Nuggets users.
  • Transcripts. Transcripts let you easily and quickly search for content that’s relevant to your training needs. Transcripts also are useful for those who are hearing impaired or aren’t native English speakers. To view transcripts, click the “Transcript” tab on the course page or below the video player.* For more information about how to use transcripts, click here.

*Not all courses have transcripts.

Welcome Scott Morris! 

scott-photoScott Morris has joined our talented group of trainers! Scott has a wide range of expertise and certifications, from Cisco to Brocade.

At CBT Nuggets, he’ll be focusing first on Juniper Networking training. Learn more about Scott in this blog post. Stay tuned for details about his first course!

Infographic: 5 Security Tips

From us to you, here’s a handy infographic on 5 basic but effective ways to prevent security breaches.

CBT Nuggets in the News

We were all over the news in February! Trainer Keith Barker and CBT Nuggets COO Ryan Lee talked to TechWeek Europe about the trends in online-based learning and how IT professionals can improve their lives by gaining new qualifications.

Trainer Tim Warner talked to Lifehacker Australia about how to use a 7-day study strategy to optimize the 7-day free trial.

Finally, trainer Garth Schulte was one of 15 experts who shared his insights on 2014 IT hiring trends with TechRepublic.

Tim’s MCSE Journey

CBT Nuggets trainer Tim Warner recently took all five exams that were required to earn MCSE certification for both Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012. He blogged about his experience to help other potential exam-takers. You can access the archive of his posts here!

Trainerpaloozas Recap

This month we held two Trainerpalooza events! First up we had Keith Barker, Steve Caseley, Anthony Sequeira, Tim Warner, James Conrad, Scott Morris, and Garth Schulte. Check out the recap and watch the recording of the Q&A.

Next up we had Don Jones and Greg Shields in town. Watch their Q&A recording here.

Be on the lookout for some video recaps of both events!


We recently donated $8,797 to Benton Hospice Service, our January NuggetLOVE charity. Benton Hospice Service provides in-home hospice care for individuals who are terminally ill.

For the month of February, we partnered with Womenspace, a non-profit devoted to preventing domestic abuse and providing support to victims of domestic abuse.

Since establishing NuggetLOVE in April 2012, CBT Nuggets has donated a total of $218,607 to local organizations.


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