As many of you know already, the CCNP certification exams are changing. The old exams, BSCI (Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks), BCMSN (Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks), ISCW (Implementing Secure Converged WANs), and ONT (Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks), will be available through July 31, 2010. The new exams, ROUTE (Implementing Cisco IP Routing), SWITCH (Implementing Cisco Switched Networks), and TSHOOT (Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks) will be available in March and April of 2010.
Cisco Press, the official publisher of Cisco, has announced their new portfolio of exam preparation materials which includes a new type of product for them called Cert Kits. The kits are considered quick reference material to be used in conjunction with the official books to prepare for the exams. Included in each kit is video, online flash cards for your mobile device or desktop, and a quick reference guide for last minute studying.
With that said, it is my pleasure to announce that Pearson Education has graciously agreed to provide 4 sets of copies of their new CCNP Cert Kits to our members. I am making this announcement today and will post a follow up this coming Monday morning (CST) on how you can win one of these sets of 4 CCNP Cert Kits. Please stay tuned as further details will follow.
And of course, please make sure you link your friends, coworkers, and blogs to this post. I'd like to see lots of new faces try to win one of these prize packages.
Want to get a head start on this one? Create a link to this thread announcing the contest on your Cisco blog or website then reply to this thread with the link to your link. Doing this will move you up in the contest by one spot and will break the tie for somebody who doesn't link to it.
The deadline for this advantage is Sunday at 12PM CST.