Winner of October's Cisco training course worth up to $3,995

We have a winner to last month's competition to win a free Cisco training course worth up to $3,995, courtesy of Cisco learning partner Global Knowledge.

Before we announce the winner, here's the correct answer to the trivia question that was set to enter to win:

Q: What is the name of the call-center vendor that Cisco recently announced it would purchase?this story)

A: Latigent (see

The winner is Laurie Cataldo, who is currently a level I network specialist at MidAmerica Bank, which operates in Chicago and Milwaukee. Unfortunately, Laurie's job is being phased out due to the bank's merger with Cleveland, Ohio-based National City last September. Laurie works in the telco side of the business, supporting 24 branches in Wisconsin.

Laurie Cataldo

She says: "I think I will probably take the CCNA Boot Camp training class, as that seems to be a prerequisite for some of the other classes I would be interested in.  I enjoy working in the telecommunications field, but am also interested in the areas of security and wireless communications."

Congratulations Laurie and good luck for the future.  

If you didn't win this time around, you can enter for a chance to win this month's giveaway of a free Cisco training course of your choice worth up to $3,495, this time courtesy of Skyline-ATS. Go here for more details on how you can enter to win.

Skyline-ATS is a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner offering a range of Cisco training courses, covering enterprise switches and routers, IP communications, security and more, at training locations throughout the United States and Canada.

Catch the blogs of two of Skyline's instructors exclusively at Cisco Subnet:

Wendell Odom's Cisco Cert Zone

Joe Chapman's Network Training Edge

You can also continue to follow the blog of Global Knowledge trainer, Raj Tolani's Cisco Routing & Switching Essentials here.

PLUS: Don't forget this month's Cisco Press book giveaway: MPLS VPN Security by Michael Behringer and Monique Morrow. Details here.

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