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CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:10 am

What's going on?

networking-forum.com is offering a scholarship to one person who would like to earn a Cisco Certified Network Associate specialization certification (CCNA Security, CCNA SP Operations, CCNA Voice, or CCNA Wireless). The scholarship will provide study material, a separate forum specifically dedicated to the candidate for his or her use during their studies with feedback from the site's members, and reimbursement of the exam fees after they pass their exam.

The Specializations/Exams

  • CCNA Security - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (640-553)
  • CCNA SP Operations - Supporting Cisco Service Provider IP NGN Operations (640-760)
  • CCNA Voice - Administering Cisco Voice and Unified Communications (640-461)
  • CCNA Wireless - Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Network Essentials (640-721)

How is the recipient chosen?

To qualify for the scholarship, candidates will need to write an essay about why they want to earn their CCNA specialization certification and why they make a good candidate for the scholarship. All essays must be received by May 18th, 2011 and posted in this thread. The essays will be judged by our staff and a few prominent members. The recipient will be announced in this thread and notified via a site private message on May 25th, 2011.

The Judges

What is expected of the recipient?

The recipient of the networking-forum.com CCNA Specialization Scholarship is expected to do the following:

  • Keep the community informed of their progress by participating in the dedicated forum.
  • Write 3 750+ word blog posts on a topic of their choice.

Other details

  • CiscoPress is sponsoring the scholarship by providing books. Thanks to them for supporting the site and the cause.
  • The recipient has 3 months to pass their exam after being chosen.
  • The recipient must have an active CCNA to qualify for the scholarship.
  • Proof of the passed exam(s) must be provided to receive reimbursement.
  • A picture of the candidate's face and dated score sheet will need to be posted on the site or sent to Steve.
  • Reimbursement for passed exam fees will be made via PayPal.com or check and will not exceed $250 USD.
  • The recipient can not be reimbursed by another party for the same exam.
  • The rules and or details of the scholarship may change at any time.

News/updates/changes

Any news/updates/changes will be posted here.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:13 am

i am glad to see another scholarship is not only happening but happening so quickly after the last one.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:22 am

Cool! Good luck everyone!

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:29 am

i really would like to see someone try ccna sp ops just to get some insight into the material covered.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:31 am

Yeah, or the new Voice ICOMM..

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:39 am

So -
(1) All CCNA N-F members get writing
(2) All other members get publicising

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:46 am

Any help getting the word out is greatly appreciated. FB shares, likes, blog posts, anything at all to let folks know about this. The more the merrier. :)

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:52 am

I just shared the info out via twitter. Hopefully some good candidates step up.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 10:58 am

Steve wrote:Any help getting the word out is greatly appreciated. FB shares, likes, blog posts, anything at all to let folks know about this. The more the merrier. :)
it's out there - over 90 likes and 11 comments in less than 20 minutes over on http://www.facebook.com/cisconetworkingacademy and no one has asked "What do I do?" yet! :shock:

Edit: And this forum just hit new record of 772 users online, not wait 792, ah, let's just say 800. Coincidence?? Seems like they're coming from everywhere to have a look :mrgreen:
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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 11:10 am

Sweet, thanks Aubrey.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 11:30 am

Gee, and I thought all those users were from my blog posting...

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 11:48 am

What do you do ? :P

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 11:49 am

Hyosuke07 wrote:What do you do ? :P


Read "How is the recipient chosen?"

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 11:50 am

candidates will need to write an essay about why they want to earn their CCNA specialization certification and why they make a good candidate for the scholarship


Write an essay and submit it in this thread.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 11:56 am

Steve wrote:
candidates will need to write an essay about why they want to earn their CCNA specialization certification and why they make a good candidate for the scholarship


Write an essay and submit it in this thread.


Ohh.. i read that,thnks, just misread some other thing :P... I'll prepare my essay then :D

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 11:59 am

Sweet, our first interested party. GL!

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 12:08 pm

id be all over this. so wanna do voip after my ccna. pity my exam is on the 27th of may, 10 days to late..... :(

dare i reschedule for the 17th...... ooooh the drama.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 12:11 pm

student01 wrote:dare i reschedule for the 17th...... ooooh the drama.


Do it..

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 12:19 pm

scottsee wrote:
student01 wrote:dare i reschedule for the 17th...... ooooh the drama.


Do it..


il see how i feel. got college on weds and will be doing a couple ccna practice tests there. i probably will. 2 weeks hardcore revision would surely be enough. i know the stuff, its just getting sharp. plus id have to win. the prize does outweigh the risk of a resit though as this is what i want to do.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Mon May 02, 2011 3:24 pm

I love this forum. You guys rock.
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