We had a great response in turnout to Josh’s vSeminar yesterday. Thanks to everyone who made it out, we certainly hope it was beneficial for you!
A few comments from attendees in the ET helped us realize that the next Voice vSeminar, this Friday covering Simplifying Globalization and Localization, might be best held at 4pET/1pPT, rather than the 6pET/3pPT that it was originally scheduled for. So we changed it.
So why a lecture on this topic? Well, every class that I have taught over the last few months has invariably had most students walking in with a printout of the 40+ page, 3-part series on Globalization, Localization, and Mapping the Global to Local Variant blogs that I posted here on this blog a bit back. They all seem to have the same thing to say: “Excellent post, now can you simplify it just a bit for me and can you also explain why we would want to do any of this?”. So to that end – I decided to take on the task of helping you understand not only how in a much simpler way, but possibly more importantly, the why of it all.
Now while the CCIE is normally an exam based much more around the how of things, and much less about the why of things (we typically leave the why to the CCDE side of camp), then what is the reason for thinking that the why is important? The reason I submit for this is simply put that in nearly 5 years of teaching students to understand the technologies involved in any CCIE, I find that students’ brains’ tend to absorb (learn and truly grasp vs. simply learning) the material both more rapidly and thoroughly if they understand the reasons why one might want to implement any sort of technology vs. simply being told that the why of things are not important and that they simply need to learn the technology to pass the lab.
It’s going to be a great seminar that will be sure to keep your attention, simplify this seemingly esoteric topic (it’s not that esoteric by the way – that’s the point of the vSeminar), as well as provide you with invaluable information for taking and much more importantly – passing the CCIE Voice Lab exam.
So, again – just to be clear:Who: CCIE Voice and CCVP Candidates What: Free vSeminar on “Simplifying Globalization and Localization” Where: You can access this vSeminar at http://www.ine.com/free-ccie-vseminar.htm When: April 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM PDT – 2:00 PM PDT (4:00 PM EDT – 5:00 PM EDT) Why: Because we all love free – don’t we? How: I’m going to present it
See all you hard studiers there!
About Mark Snow, CCIE #14073:
Mark Snow has been actively working with data and traditional telephony as a Network Consulting Engineer since 1995, and has been working with Cisco Call Manager and voice-over technology since 1998. Mark has been actively teaching and developing content for the CCIE Voice track since 2005, and the Security track since 2007. Mark's story with both data and voice technology started out quite young, as he began learning around the age of five from his father who was a patented inventor and a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Mark started out on Unix System V and basic analog telephony, and went on from there to large data networking projects with technologies such as Banyan Vines, IPX and of course IP, and large phone systems such as Nortel 61c, Tadiran Coral, Avaya Definity and of course Cisco Unified Communications Manager in both enterprise and 911 PSAP environments across the US and internationally. Mark is also an accomplished pilot and punched his ticket in 2001. When Mark isn't learning, labing, consulting or teaching, he can be found either piloting or possibly jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, hanging off a rock somewhere or else skiing out west. He also might just be enjoying a quiet day at the beach with his wife and two wonderful young kids, Ryleigh and Judah.
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