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Wendell Odom

Founder, Certskills

Guest Blogger

Wendell has been a networker focused layer 1-3 technologies since his first IT job. The job roles have varied - pre-sales engineer, post-sales technical support, network engineer, consultant, teacher, and book author – but the jobs all related to network infrastructure.

Wendell has always been interested in helping others learn, so many of his job roles included teaching as a part of the job. For instance, one job at IBM included the responsibility to learn pre-release TCP/IP products, create labs, and then teach hands-on skills to networking specialists near the product release date. Another example: He also taught a large number of Cisco authorized courses over the years (routing, switching, ATM , SNA, QoS, SAN, MPLS…).

Wendell currently works for himself, writing books and blogging. He has written introductory networking textbooks, and certification books from CCENT to CCIE, including the ICND1 and ICND2 Cert Guides from Cisco Press.

For fun, he’s been getting into the latest big networking transition related to SDN and NFV. As for fun away from work, Wendell loves hanging with the family, hiking in the woods, reading, and watching futbol.

More from Wendell, and find links to blogs, at: www.certskills.com and @WendellOdom

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