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Winners of the CCNA Giveaway

by Jeremy L. Gaddis on October 3, 2011 · 3 comments

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The winners of my first CCNA Giveaway contest have been drawn and notification e-mails have been sent out!

CCNA Prep Kit

The winner of the grand prize, the Cisco CCNA Prep Kit graciously donated by uCertify, is Stuart Dyckhoff. Stuart is currently working towards the Cisco CCNA certification, maintains a blog, and is also active on Twitter as @stubbyd. In the next month or so, Stuart will be writing up a review of the Prep Kit that will be posted here. In response to my e-mail letting him know that he won, Stuart wrote:

“That is AWESOME. A fabulous birthday present for me!”

I’ve passed along Stuart’s contact information to uCertify who will be sending him a license for the Prek Kit. Happy birthday, Stuart!

CCNA Study Guide

Jacob Hudmon was drawn as the next winner. Given the choice of one of two CCNA study guides, Jacob picked Todd Lammle’s Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide. I’ll get that ordered and on its way to Jacob in the next day or two.

vRack Sessions

In addition to the Prep Kit and Study Guide, I also gave away a total of five vRack sessions. Each of these is good for eight hours of time on one of Proctor Labs’ CCIE Routing & Switching racks, consisting of Cisco 2800 and 3800 routers and 3550 and 3560 Catalyst Switches.

“EOT” was the big winner of the vRack sessions, receiving three for a total of 24 hours of “hands on” time with the Cisco gear. Derek Newland and Chad were also winners, receiving one vRack session each. I’m sure they will come in handy!

Thoughts on the Contest

As you probably guessed, my goals with the contest were to draw some traffic to the new web site and help a few people out at the same time. I think I can safely say that both of those goals were achieved.

I had hoped to have more labs written up and posted by now, but I ended up spending a majority of this past week helping some friends and family members move residences and didn’t get to do as much as I wanted. Regardless, however, there are many more articles and lab exercises in the works.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. The whole thing went off quite well and I’m hopeful that we can do it again soon!

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  • stubbyd

    Jeremy – my thanks again for running the competition and to UCertify for the donation of the prize. I’m super chuffed to have won and look forward to testing myself and the prep kit.

    And whether I’d won or not I would have continued to keep coming here. Thanks for the birthday wishes … though I have to say my son coming home (currently working in Geneva) for the w/end is news that topped even this prize.

  • Chad

    Hey, thanks for the rack time Jeremy!  I think the site is great (and a great idea to begin with), and I would be visiting with or without the giveaway.

    Congrats to all the other winners!

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