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Cisco certification product giveaway



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
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In light of Cisco’s Unified Computing announcement — and to coincide with the wrap-up of IT career and training expert Ed Tittel’s Cisco Press giveaway, we thought now would be the perfect time to run yet another Cisco certification contest. In the event you missed Ed’s contest, there is still time (until April 1) to redeem yourself. CCNA Secuirty 640-553 Cert Flash Cards Online

As it is the first day of spring, SearchNetworking.com would love to spring for your certification training material to help you in these tough economic times.

What type of material, you ask?

Six CCENT 640-822 Network Simulators

Two CCNA Security 640-553 Cert Flash Cards Online

Since these network simulators and flashcards are online, this means we can finally open up our contest to SearchNetworking.com members outside of the United States!

As IT Career JumpStart blogger, Ed Tittel, writes In today’s job market, prospective employers want it all:

An abundance of candidates to choose from means that employers can become extremely selective about whom they’ll bring on board to fill open positions…That means advanced degrees, serious certifications, and lots of direct relevant experience are what it takes to get through the door and on board these days.

If you find yourself lacking in any of these areas, now’s the time to go to school, keep working (or volunteering if you don’t have work), and start adding certifications to your resume. And we would like to do everything in our power to aid you with the certification process.

If you can follow these two steps, you can qualify to win the Cisco certification product of your choosing.

Contest Details:

First: Post to our blog (by clicking on the “comment” link at the bottom of this post) with responses to the following 5 questions:

  1. What is your job title (if you are a student or not working just write “full-time student” or “unemployed”)?
  2. If applicable, what type of business do you work for?
  3. What TechTarget websites do you use?
  4. What do you use that site for?
  5. What are your biggest work-related challenges?

Second: After you post your entry, send us an email so that we can contact you if you win. Make sure to include:

  1. Your blog comment username
  2. Your exam of interest (either the 640-822 or 640-553, but not both, please)

We’re giving you until midnight of April 1 to respond. Contest winners will be chosen by Ed Tittel who will guest post for us on April 2 with the contest results.

Good luck to all, and thanks for participating!

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  • Vcavendish
    Hi Folks, I'm submitting for entry on this contest to win a CCENT 640-822 Network Simulator. To answer the questions in order: * IT Systems/Engineer Programmer * Engineering / Environmental Engineering * Searchnetworking.com, searchsecurity.com * News / search responses. * Biggest work-related challenges would be campaigning for internal Service Level Agreements and Requirements. Which would facilitate a lot of the work done in house, reduce misscomunication, and ensure all company members (users, management, and it) are operating on the same level of service.
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  • ITM
    I'm the IT Specialist in the banking sector. I use many TechTarget websited, mostly to keep current on technologies I don't have time to research in depth. Try to keep up on management challenges. Biggest challenges now are implementing more projects with less.
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  • Jimbarino
    Hello, [I] 1. What is your job title (if you are a student or not working just write “full-time student” or “unemployed”)? [/I] Network Engineer [I]2. If applicable, what type of business do you work for?[/I] A large software company. [I] 3. What TechTarget websites do you use?[/I] Just this one. [I] 4. What do you use that site for?[/I] Researching work-related problems. [I]5. What are your biggest work-related challenges?[/I] I suppose it would be the mind-numbing paperwork related to work requests, changes, etc., and meetings. I enjoy the technical challanges, but they seem to take up very little of my time...
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  • Smasiello
    Job Title: VP of Information Security Business Type: Email and Web Filtering MSP TechTarget Websites: searchcio.com, searchcompliance.com, searchdatacenter.com, searchnetworkingchannel.com, searchsecurity.com, searchsoftwarequality.com, searchstorage.com, searchstoragechannel.com Site Uses: To keep up to date on current best practices and cutting edge security paradigms Biggest Challenge: Ensuring that the non-security folks in the organization buy into and understand the strategic business needs behind implementation and enforcement of best practice security policies.
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  • Mbutler
    1. What is your job title (if you are a student or not working just write “full-time student” or “unemployed”)? Principal Software Engineer 2. If applicable, what type of business do you work for? Software company 3. What TechTarget websites do you use? Search Networking, Search Security, and Search Backup 4. What do you use that site for? A lot of personal education and industry information 5. What are your biggest work-related challenges? Creatively demonstrating need for resources, and generating new ideas for product and direction, while keeping clients moving on their development of product.
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  • Stacky
    Hi, I'm a IT support/network technician, I'm working in the people transportation industry. I'm using a lot of TechTarget website to stay up2date to the current and next technology and to know how they works. One of the my biggest challenge is to be able to tell non-IT related person, how thing works and our need in IT, like budget. Alose do more with less, use less space, less energy, less waste of money and more.
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  • Criggl001
    What is your job title? [B]IT Coordinator[/B] If applicable, what type of business do you work for? [B]Non-Profit Research Institute[/B] What TechTarget websites do you use? [A href="http://searchdatacenter.com"]searchdatacenter.com[/A] [A href="http://searchnetworking.com"]searchnetworking.com[/A] [A href="http://searchcio.com"]searchcio.com[/A] What do you use that site for? [B]Researching and staying up-to-date[/B] What are your biggest work-related challenges? [B]Budget issues and maintaining a dynamic networking environment with minimum resources.[/B]
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  • Guycos
    IT Instructor College Educator Networking/Windows Lastest information on future technology Getting other certifications ie CCNA, MCSA, Security+ as we are changing our class directions.
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  • Mukul
    Hello, Below are my answers to win CCENT Network Simulator. Job Title: Lead QA Engineer Type of Business: Products based on Emerging Wireless like LTE TechTargets websites I use: http://www.searchnetworking.com/, Bitpipe Sites used for: Whitepapers Biggest work-related challenges: concise documents covering a particular topic in details.
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  • DavCo
    Hi, I am an IT Enterprise System Administrator currently contracted to IBM Global Services. I have used Tech target Networking and Data Center and Windows websites to keep abreast of current events in these environments. I also enjoy reading Tech Target's other sites occasionally just to see whats going on in other facets of IT that I am not directly involved in. One of the biggest challenges at work is scheduling, coordinating and performing systems change requests.
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  • Indytex1
    Hi, I have started this with answering the questions that were identified. It is great to know that the market and tools to keep that market moving forward is and seems to be TechTarget’s objective. I would like to say thanks for help the techies of the world stay current. What is your job title (if you are a student or not working just write “full-time student” or “unemployed”)? Senior Network Engineer If applicable, what type of business do you work for? Healthcare What TechTarget websites do you use? Networking Security Job Opportunities What do you use that site for? Research New technologies Issues with installed technologies Jobs Where the market believes that it is headed What are your biggest work-related challenges? Providing the best of the market for the best in the market Healthcare Providing the bleeding edge with the least amount of staff (1 to 4,000+) Identifying the best ROI Trying to get the work done to the customer/patient satisfaction with time to see the family before they forget who you are Working smarter to provide the best of class
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  • B3nny0
    [B]What is your job title (if you are a student or not working just write “full-time student” or “unemployed”)? [/B] I currently work as a Network Technician focusing on Administration and Security [B]If applicable, what type of business do you work for? [/B] I work for a large Health Care provider in Western Pennsylvania [B]What TechTarget websites do you use? [/B] I currently use : SearchNetworking.com Information Security Magazine SearchSecurity.com And some others depending on my needs [B]What do you use that site for? [/B] It depends on what I am working on at that particular moment. [B]What are your biggest work-related challenges? [/B] My biggest work related challenges include: - Managing multiple projects - Ensuring employees adhere to HIPAA policies - Implementing new security measures and teaching employees how to use them - Keeping up to date with HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley rules
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  • DiegoDH
    1- What is your job title ? Sr.Security analyst 2- If applicable, what type of business do you work for? Manufacturing. 3- What TechTarget websites do you use? Several! Mostly search-security. 4- What do you use that site for? Research, news, keeping up-to-date, tips. 5- What are your biggest work-related challenges? a- Convincing the business about the need of investing in Security; b- convincing IT of the need to embed security in developments / infrastructure / solutions. Cheers!
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  • Heinemannmc
    Exam of interest: Six CCENT 640-822 Network Simulators 1. What is your job title: Systems Administrator 2. If applicable, what type of business do you work for? Contracting Company 3. What Tech Target websites do you use? Google is always my first stop and branch out from there as needed. 4. What do you use that site for? Quick answers for problems I don’t face on a daily basis. 5. What are your biggest work-related challenges? Customer today are demanding a broader range skill set from employees as the market gets tighter employers are looking for people who can function on a multiply level playing field. The days of being just a windows systems administrator are gone. Today you must be able to work with many different technologies such as, VMware, Linux, Windows, Storage Area Networks, switching, V-LANs. Today if you want to help sell an idea you must be fluent in the lingo and technology.
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  • Kuroiinu
    I'm submitting for entry in the contest ;) I am a full time student. I use search storage and search security as well as search networking. I use them for information searches and general learning puroposes. I think the biggest challenge will be getting a job in a market where everyone else has more experience than I do!
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  • Maji
    Greetings, I. I am current a IT Contractor II. Working currently in Academia III.& IV. I uses various Tech Target sites to review white papers and refernece post help for various problems. V. Biggest challenges are trying to stay current with required certifications and also being able to impliment and perform task in the most efficient way possible. Keeping staff educated and making sure procedures are followed across the board.
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  • Sailingswede
    What is your job title (if you are a student or not working just write “full-time student” or “unemployed”)? Network Engineer If applicable, what type of business do you work for? Hospital What TechTarget websites do you use? Nothing regularly What do you use that site for? n/a What are your biggest work-related challenges? time to use helpful sites
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  • Ponsudhakar
    Hi Team, I’m submitting for entry on this contest to win a CCENT 640-822 Network Simulator. To answer the questions in order: What is your job title (if you are a student or not working just write “full-time student” or “unemployed”)? As a Network Engineer, If applicable, what type of business do you work for? ISP-Internet service provider What TechTarget websites do you use? This site only. What do you use that site for? To exchange and gain knowledge on networking. What are your biggest work-related challenges? I love challenges , to specify, VOIP related issues and virus related are the big or often facing. Thank you. Ponsudhakar.
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  • Ggp
    Hello, 1. What is your job title System Analyst 2. If applicable, what type of business do you work for? Sea Port. 3. What TechTarget websites do you use? This website at the moment. 4. What do you use that site for? Gain more information on Networking. 5. What are your biggest work-related challenges? Sort out the Networking and Internet related problems Regards George
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  • SJC
    Contest winners have been announced in our [A href="http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/networkhub/cisco-certification-product-giveaway-winners/"]Cisco certification product giveaway winners[/A] blog entry of [A href="http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/networkhub/"]The Network Hub[/A], posted today (April 3, 2009). Thank you all for participating!
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