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Register to Win Cisco Learning Labs, Practice Exams

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

It looks like we’re not the only Web site offering free IT certification-prep stuff right now. I just got the latest Learning@Cisco newsletter on Friday February 17, and learned the company is giving away learning labs and practice exams for the ICND1 and ICND2 exams through its Learning Center.

ICDN stands for “Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices” where passing part 1 by itself confers the Cisco Certified Entry-level Networking Technician or CCENT credential, and passing both parts 1 and 2 results in earning the Cisco Certified Networking Associate or CCNA credential.

Contestants are required to register for the Cisco Learning network, before they can enter the raffle. But both of these things are free, and take minutes (register) and seconds (raffle) to complete. The following screen shot recaps the prizes involved for those interested in helping the Cisco Learning Network celebrate reaching 500,000 individuals:

Cisco Raffle PrizesCisco Raffle Prizes If you’re working on a CCENT or CCNA, or there’s either or both of these certs in your future, head on over to the Cisco Learning site to register and enter the raffle. Good luck!

Ed Tittel is a 30-year-plus veteran of the computing industry, who’s worked as a programmer, a technical manager, a classroom instructor, a network consultant and a technical evangelist for companies that include Burroughs, Schlumberger, Novell, IBM/Tivoli and NetQoS. He has written and blogged for numerous publications, including Tom's Hardware, and is the author of over 140 computing books with a special emphasis on information security, Web markup languages and development tools, and Windows operating systems.

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