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Gabriella Tedesco

Marketing Specialist

Gabriella is a graduate of the University of Florida, and began her full-time career at Cisco as a New Grad Marketing Specialist in August 2019, on the Cisco Store team in Global Corporate Marketing and Brand. 

Meet the Author Guide: Cisco Live US 2020

Cisco Press books

Cisco Live may be different this year, but we are bringing the same fun and exciting opportunities to attendees! That fun includes a brand new virtual “Meet the Author” series, brought to you by Cisco Press and the Cisco Store! These events will give attendees front row access to their favorite authors, who will give attendees an inside look into some of their newest books and the writing processes around them. Check out the Meet the Author Guide below for everything you need to know about the event!


Tuesday, June 16th

11:00 AM PST

Bradley Edgeworth, Ramiro Garza Rios, Jason Gooley

Featured title: CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Official Cert Guide

About the book: CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine using proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

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3:00 PM PST

Scott Empson 

Featured titles: CCNA 200-301 Portable Command Guide

CCNP Enterprise and Advanced Routing Portable Command Guide

About the books: The CCNA 200-301 Portable Command Guide summarizes all CCNA certification-level Cisco IOS Software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing you with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios. Throughout, configuration examples give you a better understanding of how these commands are used in simple network designs.

The CCNP Enterprise and Advanced Routing Portable Command Guide summarizes all Cisco IOS software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts associated with the CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core (ENCOR 350-401) and CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI 300-410) certification exams. Tips and examples help you apply commands to real-world scenarios, and configuration samples show their use in network designs. 

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Wednesday, June 17th


3:00 PM PST

Tim Szigeti, Dave Zacks and Matthias Falkner

Featured title: Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-Based Networking for the Enterprise

About the book: This guide systematically introduces Cisco DNA, highlighting its business value propositions, design philosophy, tenets, blueprints, components, and solutions. Combining insider information with content previously scattered through multiple technical documents, it provides a single source for evaluation, planning, implementation, and operation.

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Interested in attending the first ever Cisco Live US digital event? Register here! Shop 24/7 for Cisco Press books here and shop Cisco Store merchandise here

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Cisco Store Mother's Day


Mother's Day is right around the corner, and it's the perfect time to show your mom and all the important women in your life how much they mean to you! Whether you're celebrating your mom, grandma, or wife, we know your favorite lady deserves the best, and that's why we have created an exclusive Cisco Store Mother's Day collection to shop this year! From comfortable and classic apparel to bold new drinkware, we have the perfect Cisco gifts to bring a smile to your loved one's face this year! Here are a few of our favorite store picks for Mother's Day: 


Sponge Hoodie

Give the gift of style with this hoodie that will become a staple for your mom's wardrobe. The strong, durable fabric delivers exceptional softness, creating the most comfortable hoodie your mom will own! Side seams are designed to achieve a slimmer silhouette, and finished with a full zip and rib knit cuffs and hem, to give a classic and stylish look. 


Sponge Hoodie


Binary and GRL PWR Totes

These tote bags will become your moms favorite versatile accessories! Trendy and practical, these bags feature the Binary and GRL PWR designs exclusively created by The Hatch, Cisco's internal creative agency. Measuring 14 by 14 inches, there is plenty of space to hold all of mom's necessities on the go! 



Women of Impact T-Shirt

Mother's Day is all about celebrating the impactful women in your life! Show your support for the strong women you love with our new Women of Impact T-shirt. Featuring the Women of Impact design exclusively created by The Hatch, Cisco's internal creative agency this t-shirt is designed with comfort and softness in mind, and will become your mom's favorite new graphic t-shirt. 


Women of Impact T-Shirt


Monaco Mug

"Anything is possible when you have a bridge to get you there." Treat your mom this Mother's Day with this unique mug, the perfect cup to sit back and enjoy a cup of her favorite beverage with. Made from ceramic, it's highly durable and an eye-catching metallic finish adds a touch of modernity. It also features a design created exclusively by Cisco's internal creative agency, The Hatch. 



GRL PWR Marble Notebook

Your mom deserves the best, even when it comes to her office supplies! Help your mom show off her girl power this Mother's Day with this elegant journal, equipped with a trendy and elegant marble-printed cover. This journal will give your mom plenty of space to brainstorm and jot down notes and daily doodles! 


GRL PWR Notebook


Cisco Store Europe and Global E-Gift Card

We all know our moms have the best taste, so why not leave it up to them? Treat your mom to a Cisco Store E-gift card this Mother's Day to let her choose her own perfect gift. Gift cards are available for both the Global and European Cisco Store sites.

No matter what gift you decide on this year, we are wishing everyone a very Happy Mother's Day, from all of us at the Cisco Store! 



Interested in the products featured above, or want to explore other options? Visit the Cisco Store website for 24/7 shopping, and don’t forget to log in to receive your employee discount! A virtual tour of The Connected Cisco Store in San Jose is also available here!