Links is pleased to provide the following links for our site's visitors. Each of the sites listed below are frequently used and highly recommended by our ZoneMasters and/or subscribers to help them prepare for Cisco Certifications, better understand existing networking technologies, stay aware of emerging technologies and help solve the problems they encounter in their daily work. welcomes nominations for additional links from all of our contributors, subscribers, and visitors. When submitting your nomination(s), please include a statement explaining why you feel the site you are referring would be helpful to those pursuing Cisco Certifications and careers in networking. All link nominations can be e-mailed to Sales-Service Department

Information Technology Professional's Resource Center
CertificationZone has been named as the Information Technology Professional's Resource Center's "Link of the Week" for the week of December 26, 1999. This award is given each week to a web site that provides extremely useful content for IT Professionals.

Cisco Systems
Nobody does it better. One of the most successful sites on the Internet and a must-visit-frequently necessity for any networking professional or student who is serious about pursuing Cisco Certifications.

Merit Network, Inc.
Merit Network,Inc. is a nonprofit corporation charged with promoting computer networking in Michigan and beyond. Merit combines depth of experience with consistent delivery of state-of-the-art products and services.

Merit leads two software development consortiums: the GateD Consortium for routing protocol work and the Merit AAA Consortium for authentication, authorization and accounting in support of dial-in services.

Merit played a vital role in building today's Internet. Merit pioneered asynchronous and synchronous wide-area dial-in and was one of the first organizations to operate a multi-host WAN.

Merit continues to advance the state-of-the-art in networking today.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers,operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual.

The actual technical work of the IETF is done in its working groups, which are organized by topic into several areas (e.g., routing, transport, security, etc.). Much of the work is handled via mailing lists. The IETF holds meetings three times per year.

The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG)
The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) provides a forum for the exchange of technical information, and promotes discussion of implementation issues that require community cooperation. Coordination among network service providers helps ensure the stability of overall service to network users.
This site is the companion web site for the popular Cisco Certification Mailing List. The purpose of the mailing list is to bring together people who are studying for the various Cisco Certifications such as the CCIE. is pleased to direct all general technical questions regarding cisco related networking technologies to this outstanding forum. Many of the ZoneMasters at are also active contributors to the groupstudy forum.

Advanced Network Information, Inc. (ANI).
Advanced Network Information, Inc. (ANI) is an outstanding source for Cisco Training.

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