I get asked this question a lot by others in the Telecom industry and by recent graduates, what training and further education is pertinent once in the professional industry of Telecommunications? In today's atmosphere of ever changing technology it is difficult to ascertain what training and education pertains. Our industry is has been moving in the IP direction for some time and many who have been in the industry are still trying to catch up with this technology. What would be some non-vendor specific training that would help professionals, like myself, gain the edge on these ever changing technologies like IP, MPLS, CoE, etc.?