Indianapolis, IN–September 12, 2006– Established in 1996 as the only authorized publisher of Cisco® certification and network technology learning materials, Cisco Press has become a leader in self-study resources for both networking students and professionals. In celebration of the publishing program’s 10th anniversary, throughout 2007 Cisco Press will offer special promotions and feature interviews from Cisco Press authors and leading industry experts on Examples of promotions include added discounts, book giveaways, reader polls, and more.

The 10 year partnership between Pearson Education and Cisco Systems® began when the co-publishing agreement was signed August 13, 1996. Internet Routing Architectures by Sam Halabi was the opening act for Cisco Press, and immediately became a best seller in the industry.

“The success of the first title demonstrated a real need in the market. By working closely with Cisco Systems, Cisco Press was able to develop and deliver a wide range of learning options for our customers,” said Brett Bartow, executive editor Cisco Press.

“Our mission is to help prepare users for all levels of Cisco Certification as well as master a diverse range of networking technologies,” said Kourtnaye Sturgeon, director of marketing Cisco Press. “With an assortment of preparation tools available for Cisco certification such as Exam Certification Guides, Flash Cards, and CCIE Professional Development titles, as well as network technology products that include the First-Step, Network Business, and Fundamentals series , Cisco Press designs materials to suit various styles of learning.”

According to a December 2005 article, three of the hottest certifications in 2006 include CCNP®, CCIE® and CCSP™. Cisco certification materials are the backbone of the Cisco Press operation, which has published nearly 400 titles. In its 10th year, Cisco Press is venturing into electronic publishing with a new CCNA Video Mentor product, eBooks, and Digital Shortcuts.

Not only does Cisco Press have the needs of the professional market in mind, Cisco Press also keeps the student population prepared as well. With the only print companions reviewed and approved by Cisco Systems for use in the Cisco Networking Academy® Program, Cisco Press materials are developed to enhance the online and instructor-led curriculum of the networking academies. The program is teaching students in more than 160 countries around the world.

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About Cisco Press

Cisco Press, a partnership between Cisco Systems® (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Pearson Education, part of Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO), is the official publisher of Cisco® networking technology and Cisco certification self-study materials for networking students and professionals. With products designed to help users prepare for Cisco certifications and master the implementation and support of a diverse range of networking technologies, Cisco Press provides a variety of products to suit individual learning styles. Cisco Press resources are the only print companions reviewed and approved by Cisco Systems for use in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. Cisco Press products can be purchased at your favorite local bookstore, computer/electronic store, online bookseller, or at


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