Posted by: Ed Tittel
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[Updated 3/11/2009: see update info at end of post!!!]
On February 9, I blogged about Pearson/Cisco Press’s CertFlashCardsOnline offerings. One of their publicists contacted me to let me know they’d seen the post, and offered me a pair of free licenses to a couple of different products:
- CCNA Security 640-553 Cert Flash Cards Online by Brian D’Andrea
- CCENT 640-822 Network Simulator (author credit attributed to Pearson Certification)
Though the publisher is ponying up the licenses I get to decide who earns them. I’m hereby declaring a competition to earn these items, and will award them one week from today on March 11. In the meantime, anyone who posts a comment to this blog that provides the following information will be eligible to win:
- First name, last initial, and approximate location (for example: “Ed T, Central TX” in my case).
- Exam of interest (that means either 640-822 or 640-553, but not both, please)
- When you plan to take the exam by month and year (for example “April, 2009″)
- What other study materials you’re using (for example “Exam Cram, practice tests, and CCCure.org”)
- Employment status (for example “working at a small private company doing IT,” “unemployed,” or “full-time student”)
- A brief statement as to why you think you should get this award (for example “nearly ready to take the exam, and could benefit from some additional review materials”)
Next Wednesday, I’ll post three finalists for each item, and ask them to contact me by e-mail to get their winnings. Stay tuned! I’m curious to see what kind of response this will provoke.
[Update 3/11/2009]: While the contest was supposed to end today, thanks to Cisco Press’ generous addition of Flashcards for exam 640-460 CCNA Security, I extended it until this Friday, March 13. Please check back that morning to see if you’ve won, and also see my blog for March 6 for more information about that addition. You still have two more days to post to any of these blogs to enter yourself for consideration. I’ll be giving at least three copies of each item away, so don’t be bashful!!!