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Holiday shopping can be difficult when trying to find something for those high-level techie-types. Gadgets go out of style and it’s hard to know if a specific technology syncs up with what they currently have --- one gift that keeps on giving is learning.

By purchasing an educational product, you are helping a professional learn a new technology or gain a certification --literally preparing them for their future.  Below are some of our hot new releases categorized by topic. Not sure about their area of interest? I suggest a subscription to Safari Books Online, where they have instant access to more than one million worth of educational technology books and videos on a variety of technologies.

General Technology

iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (covers iOs7)

My iPad mini, 2nd Ed.

Building Your I.T Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy, 2nd Ed.




Cisco CCENT INCD1 Network Simulator

Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Complete Video Course

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test


CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide and Simulator Library

CompTIA Network+ N10-005 Simulator

CompTIA Security+ SYO-301 Authorized Cert GUide, Deluxe Ed. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test, 2nd Ed.


VCP-Cloud Official Cert Guide

VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide (with DVD)

VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

Cloud Computing & Virtualization

The Art of the Data Center

VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training)

VMware vSphere 5 Jumpstart (Video Training)

Virtualizing and Tuning Large Scale Java Platforms

Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on Vmware vSphere 5

VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop


Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access

Networking and IPv4 Address Fundmentals LiveLessons

NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures, 2nd Ed.

Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud

Happy holidays!