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Cisco Curriculum Meets Government Security Training Standards

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2003 – Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the addition of a government-specific security curriculum for network professionals. The new Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professional validates the knowledge and skills specified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) for federal systems engineers. The INFOSEC Professional is the only vendor-specific curriculum that meets the rigorous standards of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the CNSS.

CCNA Offers New Exams for Those Entering Networking Field

ORLANDO, Florida, June 24, 2003 – Cisco Systems, Inc. announced today three enhancements to the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Program at Networkers 2003 in Orlando, Florida. As the entry-level certification of the Cisco Career Certifications Program, CCNA represents a strong foundation and understanding of IP networking and troubleshooting. The enhancements are based on customer feedback, the need for an accessible entry path into the certifications and upgrades to the exam for addressing emerging networking technologies.

Cisco Introduces First Courses in Security Design for Enterprise Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2003 – Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the expansion of its security certification and training program to reflect the latest advances in Cisco security technology and industry expectations for IT professionals. Cisco has added two new comprehensive security design training courses, Designing Perimeter Security (DPS) and Designing VPN Security (DVS), and has also updated exams for the CCSP, Cisco Firewall Specialist, Cisco VPN Specialist and Cisco IDS Specialist certifications.

Cisco Launches New Knowledge Sharing Portal for Certified Customers

Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of a new community portal exclusively designed for Cisco certified individuals. The portal will provide an interactive forum for customers with valid Cisco certifications to network with Cisco subject matter experts, employees, partners, resellers and other customers as well as share and gather networking best practices.