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Cisco offers free online games for network professionals

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Cisco offers free online games for network professionals

Cisco Systems today launched three free online games that are integrated into the firm’s Career Certifications Program and are designed to sharpen network skills of everyone who works with computer networks. Rockin’ Retailer, Network Defenders and SAN Rover offer users a training course while engaging in competitive game play, the company said.

The Games Trilogy is comprised of three unique offerings covering IP Communications, Security and Storage Networking. Rockin’ Retailer enables users to learn the benefits of IP Communication solutions while addressing issues with communication, inventory and customer service. Network Defenders tests networking knowledge and allows users to learn how to defend against relentless security attacks. With SAN Rover, players traverse Mars in a Rover building a Storage Area Network (SAN). High scores for all games are recorded and displayed for other gamers.

The games can be accessed at www.cisco.com/go/prepcenter. Users need to enter a Cisco.com ID and password to be able to play the game. The ID can be obtained free of charge through the Cisco website. (THG)