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What's new with Cisco?

We have a great partnership with Sunset Learning for our schedule of guaranteed to run authorized Cisco training classes.  This week we wanted to take a few minutes and show you what’s new and remind you about some recent important updates to Cisco’s associate level certifications. 

What’s New in CUCM 9.0 Video

In this prerecorded webinar, Sunset Learning Instructor Maren Mahoney demonstrates new features in Cisco Unified Communications Manager 9.0 and discusses some of differences from earlier versions.

Topics include: LDAP and Manual User Support, Native Call Queuing, Deterministic Codec Selection, Enhanced Locations Call Admission Control, CUCM URI Registration and Dialing, CUCM IM and Presence, Extend and Connect, New User Pages, and Pause in Speed Dial.

Administering Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unity Connection v8.0

Administering Cisco Unified Communications Manager (ACUCM) v8.0 provides system administrators and networking professionals with an understanding of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System. This course teaches the concepts of IP telephony based in system administration, including its function, features, and configuration. This is an entry-level course that begins with the basic concepts of IP telephony and very quickly moves the learner forward into an understanding of system concepts: clustering, creation of phones and users, route plans, digit manipulation, media resources, and phone features, which are all important to supporting IP telephony in the enterprise network. The course focuses on Cisco Unified Communications Manager version 8.x.

Advanced Administration of Unified Communications Manager and Features 9.0

Advanced Administration for Unified Communications Manager and Features 9.x (AAUCMF) is a 5-day instructor led course that is intended for experienced unified communications administrators who need in-depth knowledge of Cisco Unified Communications Manager advanced features, services, and troubleshooting. This course is intended to be a follow-on course to ACUCM+AUC, and combines elements from off-the-shelf courses CVOICE, ICOMM, CIPT 2 and TVOICE as well as additional material developed exclusively by Sunset Learning Institute.

Reminder: Recent Changes in Cisco Associate Level Certifications 

On March 26, 2013, Cisco redesigned the Cisco Associate-level Certification programs and evolution of the CCNA On March 26, 2013, Cisco redesigned the Cisco Associate-level Certification programs and evolution of the CCNA certification to CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Cisco Associate-level certifications such as Routing and Switching, Security, Wireless, Voice and Design are aligned with evolving industry job roles. These alignments will enable candidates to pursue advanced technology Associate-level certifications in an accelerated manner.

CCNA certification has evolved from a foundation certification to a concentration certification, and renamed CCNA Routing and Switching. Cisco has redesigned the training curriculum for ICND1, ICND2 and CCNAX and has introduced new exams

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 v2.0

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) v2.0 is a five-day, instructor-led training course that teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats.

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices part 2 v2.0

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) v2.0 course provides entry-level network administrators, network support, and help desk technicians with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. ICND2.

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Accelerated v2.0

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX), is a course consisting of ICND1 and ICND2 content in its entirety, but with the content merged into a single course. Overlapping content between ICND1 and ICND2 is eliminated and content is rearranged for the purpose of the course flow. 

-Matt