Are you smarter than a network administrator?

That is what NetQoS wants to learn.

The network performance management vendor Thursday launched the Network Rockstar Challenge. The online trivia game -- awaiting players http://www.networkrockstarchallenge.com/  -- quizzes players on their high-tech knowledge with questions ranging from what does the acronym ATM stand for to what is the speed of an OC-3 network line. Players nailing seven out of 10 questions sucessfully earn the right to go on tour. Those that fall short get bounced to the alley.

The basic premise of the game has players choosing an online character and fielding questions in rounds. The more rounds won, the higher the status of the player -- who wins the opportunity to change online personas with more points. Players not only participate for fun, they also get a chance to win a Fender electric guitar. And those that land in the top 25 eligible players on the leaderboard each month will receive a Certified Network Rockstar T-shirt.

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