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Cisco Systems and Cisco Press Celebrate 10-Year Publishing Partnership


Cisco Press Leads the Industry in Cisco Certification and Network Technology Self-Study Materials

SAN JOSE, Calif. and INDIANAPOLIS, September 12, 2006 - Cisco Systems® and Cisco Press today celebrate 10 years of developing and publishing the industry’s most popular Cisco certification and network technology self-study materials. The publishing partnership between Cisco Systems and Pearson Education created Cisco Press in 1996, and the imprint has published more than 400 titles.

Cisco Press is authorized by Cisco Systems as the official publisher of learning resources for the Cisco Networking Academy® Program and self-study materials for Cisco certifications and Cisco technologies. Leading authorities from Cisco Systems and other industry innovators write and contribute to the titles and series that make up the Cisco Press product family. Products from Cisco Press are part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems that combines instructor-led training with hands-on distance learning instruction and self-study.

“In 1997, Internet Routing Architectures by Sam Halabi was the first book published by Cisco Press and became an instant best seller,” said Kourtnaye Sturgeon, director of marketing at Cisco Press. “The success of the first title demonstrated a real market need for high-quality technical books covering networking and Cisco technology. By working closely with Cisco Systems, Cisco Press has been able to develop and deliver a wide range of learning options for our customers.”

Technologies have become increasingly advanced and integrated since the inception of the Cisco Press, which has evolved its publishing program to meet the expanded educational needs of its customers. The current program delivers an assortment of certification preparation tools such as Exam Certification Guides, Flash Cards and CCIE® Professional Development titles, as well as network technology titles including the First-Step, Network Business, and Fundamentals series. Cisco Press designs self-study materials to suit multiple styles of learning, penned by authors who are experts in their fields.

“Our longtime publishing partner Cisco Press provides a resource for our customers that is unmatched,” said Jeff Brady, Cisco Press program manager for Cisco Systems. “Cisco Press has been a vital resource for over a decade and we look forward to working together on quality education materials in a variety of new formats to meet the needs of students and professionals.”

In its 10th year, Cisco Press is venturing into new realms of electronic publishing with a CCNA Video Mentor product, eBooks, and Digital Shortcuts. Since the first co-publishing agreement was signed 10 years ago, Cisco Press not only leads the market in Cisco certification but has also gained share in publishing spaces such as routing and switching, voice and security.
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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