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« Posted: October 12, 2006, 01:08:31 PM »


Cisco is committed to making its products, services, Web sites, and documentation accessible and usable by people with disabilities, either by design or through compatible use with assistive technology.Dedication to customer success is the foundation of the company?€™s culture. Cisco integrates methods for learning and responding to customer needs into its business practices and combines these with quality improvement tools and processes in order to deliver the greatest value to customers.

Different Certifications Given by Cisco are as follows

CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification is valid for three years. Certificate holders have a number of options for renewing their valid CCNA certification.It is important to note that it is not possible to renew a certification after the expiration date has passed.All Cisco certification exams are administered through Cisco Test Delivery Partners, Prometric and Pearson VUE, worldwide.

Cisco Certified Network Proffessional (CCNP) certification validates a network professional's ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes. Network Professionals who achieve the CCNP have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core, as well as edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network.

The Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) certification validates advanced knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCSP, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to secure and manage network infrastructures to protect productivity and reduce costs. The CCSP curriculum emphasizes secure VPN management, Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), PIX firewall, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Cisco Security Agent (CSA), and techniques to combine these technologies in a single, integrated network security solution.

The CCDP certification indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of network design. With a CCDP, a network professional can design routed and switched networks involving LAN, WAN, and dial access services, applying modular design practices and making sure the whole solution responds optimally to the business and technical needs and is designed to be highly available.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Cisco's highest level of professional certification.CCIE is the Industry Most Respected IT Certification.For over ten years, CCIE has identified networking professionals with the highest level of expertise. Less than three percent of all Cisco certified professionals earn their CCIE.

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Cisco Systems
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
   
Type   Public (NASDAQ: CSCO)   
Founded   1984   
Headquarters   San Jos?, California, USA   
Key people   CEO: John Chambers
Chairman: John Morgridge   
Industry   Telecommunications hardware   
Products   Switches, Routers, Firewalls   
Revenue   $24.801 billion USD (2005)   
Operating income   $7.416 billion USD (2005)   
Net income   $5.741 billion USD (2005)   
Employees   49,926 (2006)   
Website   www.cisco.com   

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, SEHK: 4333) is a global company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs and sells networking and communications technology and services under three brands: Cisco, Linksys, and Scientific Atlanta. Initially Cisco manufactured only enterprise multi-protocol routers, but today Cisco's products can be found everywhere from the living room to the enterprise, to service provider networks. These include, but are not limited to:


Ethernet switches
Branch office routers and CPE (Customer Premises Equipment)
IP Telephony products such as IP PBXes (CallManager), VoIP gateways and IP phones
Network security devices such as Firewalls, VPN concentrators, Network and Host Intrusion Prevention and Software
Metro optical switching platforms
Large carrier grade core and edge routers / MPLS switches
Carrier and enterprise ATM switches
Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSes)
DSL subscriber aggregation / concentration equipment
Remote access and universal gateways
Storage Area Network (SAN) switches and appliances
Network management software and appliances
Wireless [1]
Home networking products (via the Linksys division)
Cable television products (via the Scientific Atlanta division)

Corporate history
 
A Cisco ASM/2-32EM router deployed at CERN in 1987.
 
One of the many buildings on the Cisco Systems campus in San Jose

Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner (Bachelor of Science from California State University, Chico, Masters in Econometrics from Claremont University, Masters in Statistics and Computer Science from Stanford University), a married couple that worked in computer operations staff at Stanford University, founded Cisco Systems in 1984. Bosack adapted multiple-protocol router software originally written by William Yeager, another staff employee who had begun the work years before Bosack arrived from the University of Pennsylvania, where Bosack had received his Bachelor's degree.

While Cisco was not the first company to develop and sell a router (a device that forwards computer traffic from one network to another), it did create the first commercially successful multi-protocol router to allow previously incompatible computers to communicate using different network protocols. As the Internet Protocol (IP) has become a standard, the importance of multi-protocol routing as a function has declined. Today, Cisco's largest routers are marketed to route primarily IP packets and MPLS frames.

In 1990 the company went public and was listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Bosack and Lerner walked away from the company with $170 million [3], and later divorced.

In late March 2000, at the height of the dot-com boom, Cisco was the most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation of more than 500 billion dollars [4][5]. In 2006, with a market cap of about 110 billion dollars , it is still one of the most valuable companies [6].

Using acquisitions, internal development and partnering with other companies Cisco has made inroads into many network equipment markets outside of routing, including Ethernet switching, remote access, branch office routers, ATM networking, security, IP telephony and others. In 2003, Cisco acquired Linksys, a popular manufacturer of computer networking hardware and positioned it as a leading brand for the home and the end user networking market (SOHO).

Cisco has set up "Cisco Networking Academies" in 150 countries aimed at teaching students to design and maintain computer networks.

Cisco provides certifications to professionals in the networking field. These include:
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert)
CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional)
CCIP (Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional)
CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional)
CCVP (Cisco Certified Voice Professional)
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate)
CCSI (Cisco Certified Systems Instructor)

The company has its corporate headquarters in San Jose, California and also many outposts in other countries.


Executives

John Chambers is currently the President and CEO.

Other senior executives include:
John Morgridge - Chairman of the Board
Brad Boston - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Charles H. Giancarlo - Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Dennis D. Powell - Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Susan Bostrom - Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
John N. Stewart - Chief Security Officer, Corporate Security Programs Organization
Wim Elfrink - Senior Vice President, Customer Advocacy
Joe Pinto - Senior Vice President, Technical Services
Rick Justice - Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations


Origin of the Cisco name

The name "Cisco" is an abbreviation of San Francisco. According to John Morgridge, employee 34 and the company's former president, the founders hit on the name and logo while driving to Sacramento to register the company -- they saw the Golden Gate Bridge framed in the sunlight [7]. The name cisco Systems (with the lowercase "c") continued in use within the engineering community at the company long after the official company name was changed to Cisco Systems, Inc. Users of Cisco products can still see the name ciscoSystems occasionally in bug reports and IOS messages.

The company's logo reflects its San Francisco name heritage: it represents a stylized Golden Gate Bridge. In October 2006, Cisco publicly launched a new logo. The revised logo is graphically simpler and more stylized than the original.


A partial list of products
Hardware
Application Network Services
Broadband Cable products: uBR7100 series, uBR7200 series, uBR10012 CMTSes. A line of Cable Modems, the uBR900 series and CVA122 series, were also made in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but have since been discontinued.
Clean Access Server
Content Networking
DSL & Long Reach Ethernet
Interoperability Systems
Optical Networking series: 15xxx Series: 15302, 15305, 15310, 15327, 15454, 15600, 1580x, 15900(wavelength router, but end for sale)
Routers: SB107, 700, 800, 100x, 1600, 1700, 1800, 2500, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700, 3800, 4500, 4700, 7000, 7200, 7400, 7500, 7600, 10000, 12000, and CRS-1
Security & VPN products: Anomaly Detection and Mitigation Appliances, Cisco AVS 3110 Application Velocity System, Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances, Cisco PIX 500 Series Security Appliances, Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrators, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/7600 Series WebVPN Services Module, IPSec VPN Services Module (VPNSM) for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers
Server Networking & Virtualization
SPA Phone Adapters
Storage networking
Switches
Catalyst series: 500 Express, 1200, 1600, 1700, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2800, 29xx, 3000, 35xx, 37xx, 40xx, 45xx, 5xxx, 6xxx, etc..
Metro Ethernet ME 3400 Series Access Switches
MGX 8800 Series Multiservice Switches: MGX 8830, MGX 8850
Universal Gateways & Access Servers
Video
Voice & IP Communications: 7900 Series IP Phones: 7940, 7960 and 7970
Wireless: Wireless Integrated Switches and Routers,Wireless IP Telephony, Wireless LAN Access, Aironet Wireless Bridges and Workgroup Bridges, Cisco Wireless LAN Client Adapters, Wireless LAN Controllers, Wireless Network Management, Wireless LAN Management, Wireless Security Servers, Wireless IP Phone 7920|Wireless IP Phone 7920

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Software
Cisco CallManager
Cisco IP Transfer Point (ITP)
Cisco Multimedia Conference Manager (MCM)
Cisco Fabric Manager
CiscoView
CiscoWorks Network Management software
Cisco Intelligent Contact Management
Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS)
Cisco Access Registrar (AR)
Cisco Security MARS (Monitoring, Analysis and Response System)
Cisco Clean Access Agent, Cisco Clean Access Manager
Cisco LocalDirector load-balancing appliance
Content Loadbalancers (acquired from Arrowpoint)
Content Engine
Wireless LAN Solution Engine
VPN Concentrator
Packet Tracer
Cisco IP/TV
Cisco IP/VC
Cisco CallManager Express (CCME)
Cisco MeetingPlace
Cisco Unity
Cisco Secure Desktop
Cisco Security Manager
Cisco Transport Manager
Cisco Enhanced Device Interface
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