Cisco Press Celebrates First Decade

Cisco Press, the training resource provider designed to complement Cisco Systems’ certification program, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. During the past decade, the publishing company has produced nearly 400 book titles and a variety of flashcards, exam guides and e-learning offerings to certification candidates around the world.

“It’s really exciting to reach 10 years,” said Doug Ingersoll, executive product marketing manager, Pearson Education, who handles the Cisco Press account extensively. “I’ve been with Cisco Press only for six of those 10, and I still feel like I’ve seen a great deal of that growth. It’s been a really exciting time to see the networking community develop, change, adapt and grow. I can tell you, from a publishing professional’s perspective, it certainly hasn’t been dull — it’s been very active, and that’s really fun for us. It’s fun to be publishing to an environment that’s undergoing so much exciting and innovative change.”

Through the years, Ingersoll and the Cisco press staff and authors have seen some amazing changes, both within the certification program and the IT industry on the whole.

“I think in the last part of our decade, the recent growth of Voice-over IP technology in a real fashion has been very exciting,” he said. “When I started about six years ago, we had a few Voice books out, but it was more theoretical than actual. Now seeing it come into play in the real world has been exciting.

“I think the…



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