Chris Roessler

Network Engineer

Chris has been in networking since 2007.  Starting out, Chris spent his time in Computer Science developing his programming skills before discovering Cisco.  Since 2007, Chris has broadened his knowledge, earning his CCNA, gaining experience in systems administration, building storage area networks, managing large projects, and working on networks at a global scale.  When he's not at the console, Chris enjoys spending his time with his family and spending time in the great outdoors.


January 12, 2015


It’s Not The Network

All too often we networkers spend our time defending the network not only from security threats but from blame as the root cause (actual or perceived) of performance problems. The network is guilty until proven innocent. So how do we counter these arguments, put the issue to rest, and uphold the integrity of the network? […]

August 18, 2014


Alternative Learning Tactics for the Busy Professional

When it comes to career development, time is a currency that must be spent wisely. I myself am a full-time dad, a full-time network engineer, and that leaves little time for personal endeavors. However we must still allocate time to develop our skillsets outside of work. Here are some tips for doing just that.

May 1, 2014


Summary: The Value of Certifications – A Top Five List

I hold Cisco certifications in high regard not only for providing excellent training for supporting Cisco products but for first and foremost providing a firm foundation and platform on which to grow as a network engineer. Read my full article to find out my top five reasons for certifying.

May 1, 2014


The Value of Certifications – A Top Five List

I’m new to the blog writing world but have been in the networking industry for several years now.  When I got started back in 2007, I was working my first job after graduating college and was recruited into a communications role, fresh out of the help desk, which I had landed the year prior. Cisco’s […]