Tomorrow, July 8, from 8 AM until 2 PM PDT (GMT/UCT -08:00), Cisco is providing a free online educational event to provide active and retired military personnel and their families (and other “interested parties,” so I guess that means it’s open to all comers, with an emphasis on folks with some kind of military connection). The topic is IT certification and training with a special emphasis on information security (or “information assurance,” as it’s known in milspeak), and an eye toward establishing or further IT-related jobs and careers.
The hosts include Tejas Vashi, Cisco’s Senior Manager of Global Market Development, and Michael Adler, the Program Manager for Applied Intelligence at Cisco. The aim of this virtual shindig is to provide resources for individuals currently working in networking or communications roles, or who may be interested in pursuing careers in IT and networking areas. Fast-growing technologies that include wireless, voice, data centers, and (information) security will receive special focus and attention, and you can bet that how those subjects map into Cisco certifications such as CCNA and CCNP (and various flavors for ISP, voice, and security subject matters) will get lots of attention as well, along with relevant Cisco specialist level credentials.
Register today for this event at http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=619&seid=31. There should be plenty of opportunity to learn more about Cisco training and certification, and possibly also to hear about special offers and discounts available for same to active and retired military personnel and dependents.