Anybody who’s been around the Cisco world for awhile knows about the company’s trade shows, called Cisco Live! Those same people also know that Cisco is moving aggressively into telepresence, video conferencing, and virtual training and lab technology. Well, in the grand tradition of “eat your own dog food” (Silicon Valley argot for “we use our own technology” or perhaps even “we are the premier and best-informed users of our own technology”), Cisco is bringing its upcoming trade show to be held in Las Vegas from July 10-14 to the virtual as well as the physical world.
I blogged about this in detail yesterday for PearsonITCertification.com in a piece entitled “Cisco Live Virtual: The Next Best Thing to Being There (It’s FREE, too).” While I recommend you read this item for more information, its net-net is that Cisco is offering online registration and attendance to Cisco Live Virtual at no charge to anyone who’s interested. Better still, there’s already a raft of training, certification, and product information available through this portal site already, with more to come as the kick-off date on July 10 approaches, and streaming live video from numerous show venues once the event gets fully underway.
There’s some pretty peachy online certification content already available online, with PDFs from 10 courses to be delivered at the show already downloadable. If you’re of the Cisco persuasion, or considering Cisco certification, you definitely want to check this out. It won’t cost you anything except some time and energy, either!