Learn network skills by playing a game

Published: January 10th, 2011

Cisco Systems Inc has created a PC game designed to help people pass their CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) exams. The Cisco CCENT Mind Share Game teaches and  tests users on networking topics. It features 75 game stages discussing 15 topics. 
The game is designed to test a person's technical knowledge in addition to how well they can work under pressure. There are interactive tutorials that help teach players the key  networking concepts. No experience is necessary to play this game. Players of the game learn about topics that will be on their exams such as cabling, IP routing, binary numbers, subnetting, OSI model, IOS fundamentals, IP addressing, switch operation, wireless networking, NAT and PAT.

The game was created in collaboration with The Inspiracy, Totally Games and DigitalMill. You can buy the game from ciscopress.com for $59.99 Canadian. To install this CD on the computer, users must have Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 operating system. The CD-ROM comes with bonus content: Binary Game, Subnetting Game and Wireless Explorer.

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