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SDN – A Cisco Champion’s perspective

Software defined networking (SDN for short) is going to be an important technology that will change the way we do networking. But what is SDN today and even more important, what is it going to be?

When you start reading about SDN as a network engineer, you ask yourself what your future job will look like. Will you still be a network engineer as we know you today, or a network developer, with a focus on scripting and programming your network? In my opinion, the reality will be somewhere in between. But no one can tell you today what impact SDN will have on your daily work tomorrow. Read More »

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 16. CCIE Wireless Exam Updates

CiscoChampion2015200PX#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about CCIE Wireless exam updates with Cisco CCIE Program Manager Erik Vangrunderbeek, Cisco Engineering Technical Leader Jerome Henry, Cisco Distinguished Systems Engineer Stephen Orr, and Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer Carlos AlcAntara.

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Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE.
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Cisco SMEs
Erik Vangrunderbeek, Cisco CCIE Program Manager
Jerome Henry, Cisco Engineering Technical Leader
Stephen Orr, Cisco Distinguished Systems Engineer
Carlos AlcAntara, Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Samuel Clements, @samuel_clements, Mobility Practice Manager
Andrew vonNagy, @revolutionwifi, Mobility Architect Read More »

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 15. Attack of the DevNet featuring SDN and DevOps

CiscoChampion2015200PX#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about DevNet, SDN, DevOps and ACI with Cisco Custom Application Engineer, Brett Tiller.

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Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE.
See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE.
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Cisco SME
Brett Tiller, Cisco Custom Application Engineer

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Michael Aossey, @aossey, Solutions Architect
Hal Rottenberg, @halr9000, Developer Advocate

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Lauren Friedman (@lauren) Read More »

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 14. Threat Grid

CiscoChampion2015200PX#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about Threat Grid with Cisco Business Development Manager and Threat Grid expert, Jessica Bair.

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Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE.
See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE.
Ask about the next round of Cisco Champions nominations. EMAIL US.

Cisco SME
Jessica Bair, @jessicambair, Cisco Business Development Manager and Threat Grid expert

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Michael Aossey, @aossey, Solutions Architect
Jake Gillen, @jakegillen, Senior Security Engineer

Moderator
Brian Remmel (@bremmel) Read More »

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4+1 Practices for Effective Lifelong IT Learning (Part 2)

Happy with how you go about learning, or wish you could learn more, learn more quickly, and even just do it? Today’s post continues what was begun in the previous post, namely a list of good practices to consider to improve how you go about learning throughout your IT career.

The previous post set up the issues, and made two broad suggestions:

  • Continuously learn more about learning and study, practice what you learn, and improve
  • Research and improve note-taking skills for each type of notes you take

Today’s post adds two more practices to the list, with a renewed request that you add your suggestions as well. Today, we’ll examine one type of short-term tactical goal setting with SMART goals, plus a much-neglected study activity: thinking about what you already studied.

3) Start Each Week w/ Achievable SMART Goals

Have you ever finished a week with this thought?

“I failed to make as much progress as I would have liked to make with what I’m learning right now.”

Many factors, both controllable and uncontrollable, affect whether we meet our goals. This next practice helps us achieve our short-term goals by setting and reviewing SMART learning goals weekly, every week.

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