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Jump-start your use of the Cisco Learning Network's dynamic features and vibrant community offerings. Here you will find technical information and professional networking opportunities, which will help advance your certification goals. By joining the Cisco Learning Network you will be a part of the community, prepare for success, interact with professionals, mentor, share, and achieve.

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Jump-start your use of the Cisco Learning Network's dynamic features and vibrant community offerings. Here you will find technical information and professional networking opportunities, which will help advance your certification goals. By joining the Cisco Learning Network you will be a part of the community, prepare for success, interact with professionals, mentor, share, and achieve.

    What’s the Deal With? - AI in the CCNA

    What’s the Deal With? - AI in the CCNA

    Beginning August 20, 2024, the CCNA exam topics will include Generative AI, Cloud Network Management, and Machine Learning. In this episode of “What’s the Deal with?” Cisco Learning Network Community Manager Matt Saunders and Lead Technical Advocate Kareem Iskander discuss what the deal is with Cisco’s decision to include AI in the CCNA, and the specific details of the exam topics that have changed.

    If you have a tech topic that you’d like Matt and Kareem to cover, please leave us a comment on this episode, or on the Cisco Learning Network: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/s/podcasts

    • 28 min
    What’s the Deal With? - Observability

    What’s the Deal With? - Observability

    In this episode of the "What's the deal with" series, Community Manager Matt Saunders, and Lead Technical Advocate Kareem Iskander answer the question, what’s the deal with Observability? Matt and Kareem dive deep into the finer details of Observability and discuss the resources and certifications Cisco has produced that ensure your learning and validate your skills in this emerging technology.

    • 18 min
    Women in Tech - Rita Younger's Journey and the Impact of AI

    Women in Tech - Rita Younger's Journey and the Impact of AI

    We’re continuing our series, “Women in Tech” in honor of International Women’s month by speaking with Rita Younger, the Practice Lead of Data Center Networking at a global technology service provider. Rita speaks with Learning and Certifications Marketing Specialist Stef Garraffa about her journey into a career in tech, the role of AI in the evolution of the field of networking and networking security, and the importance of mentoring and empowering women in IT.

    • 41 min
    Women in Tech - Developing Your Career - Riikka Sihvonen

    Women in Tech - Developing Your Career - Riikka Sihvonen

    In continuing our series “Women in Tech” in honor of International Women’s Month, Learning and Certifications Marketing Specialist Stef Garraffa spoke with Network Engineer Riikka Sihvonen to discuss career development in the networking field. Together, the two discuss Riikka’s career journey, the evolution of diversity and inclusion within the networking field, and the role that professional networking plays in career growth. Riikka holds numerous professional and specialist certifications and has well over 12 years of experience in design, implementation, and support.

    • 19 min
    Women In Tech - Facing Gender Bias Featuring Denise Donohue

    Women In Tech - Facing Gender Bias Featuring Denise Donohue

    In this installment of our series for International Women’s Month, we’re speaking with Denise Donohue – Business Architect, Cisco Press Author, and Cisco Certified CCIE holder since the early 2000s. Denise speaks with Learning and Certifications’ Marketing Manager Stef Garraffa about her experiences facing gender bias throughout the span of her thirty-year career. She also provides her advice for others who may be facing gender bias in their own careers.

    • 24 min
    Beyond the Router: Par Merat Spotlights Trailblazing Women in Networking

    Beyond the Router: Par Merat Spotlights Trailblazing Women in Networking

    Step 'Beyond the Router' with host Par Merat, Vice President of Learning and Certifications, as she engages with three remarkable women who are carving, or have carved, their niches in the field of networking. In this episode, Par shines a light on the diverse experiences and insights of these professionals, each at a distinct point in their career journey. They delve into the challenges they've faced, the milestones they've achieved, and the vital role that continuous learning and Cisco certifications have played in their career advancement. This discussion celebrates their achievements and offers valuable guidance for women aiming to build or enhance their careers in networking technology. Listen in as Cisco VIPs Micheline Murphy and Maren Mahoney join Cisco Champion Zoe Rose in sharing their experiences with Par.

    • 44 min

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