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Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
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Issue 7-August 2008
Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter

_News & Announcements_

_New CCNA products from Cisco Press_
Cisco Press recently launched new print and electronic learning tools to
prepare candidates for new CCNA(r) concentrations including CCNA
CCNA Voice, and CCNA Wireless. Click here to read sample chapters or
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_Microsoft Subnet: The Independent Voice of Microsoft Customers_
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during the month of August.

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_User Groups of the Month_

_Atlanta, GA: Atlanta SPIN_ provides a forum for the free and open
of software process improvement experiences and ideas. Meetings are open
all individuals, companies, universities, and government organizations
have an interest in software quality, maturity, and process improvement.
goal of the group is to enhance members' knowledge and skills through an
active program of networking, publication, local and national speakers,
recognition of excellence, and mutual support. Learn more at
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_Evansville, IN: Evansville Cisco User Group_'s goal is to provide a
experience in gaining and sharing knowledge, achieving professional
development and career achievement in the realm of Cisco technologies.
group formed out of a desire to start a regular meeting place where
professionals can meet, hear educational speakers and, most importantly
learn, from each other. Fore more information, visit
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_Highlights from July_

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[ http://www.informit.com/title/0672330288 ]Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

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       By Rand Morimoto, Jeff Guillet

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_Authors and Events: August_

_August 1-31-Cisco Subnet_
Follow Cisco Press author Yusuf Bhaiji as he guest-blogs during the
month of
August on [ http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco ]Network World's
Cisco Subnet.

_August 5-7-LinuxWorld_
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_August 12-Simms Jenkins at AAM_
Simms Jenkins, author of _The Truth About Email Marketing_, will be
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