Jason Belk

Lead Technical Advocate

Learning and Certifications

Jason Belk is a Lead Technical Advocate based in Reno, Nevada. He lives with his wife, Erin, and their adorable black Labrador dog. His years spent supporting the network operations as a network engineer in the Cisco Corporate Campus and Branch network created a passion for helping network engineers adopt the new skills and concepts needed for network programmability and automation. While in Cisco IT, Jason learned the power and beauty of Cisco NSO and subsequently built tutorials, blogs and demos to share that experience with others. Most recently, he was a Network Automation Trainer and Consultant at Network to Code, teaching in-person classes for network operators to learn the basics of Python and Ansible.


December 6, 2023


Cisco Training Bootcamps: Get the Scoop from Subject Matter Experts

8 min read

We sat down with Cisco Subject Matter Experts John Capobianco, Bootcamp Developer Advocate, Joe Rinehart, Engineering Leader, and Palmer Sample, Software Engineering Technical Leader, to find out what makes Cisco Training Bootcamps so special.

October 5, 2023


Spice up Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Free Security Tutorials in Cisco U.

2 min read

Level up your security skills during Cybersecurity Awareness Month with fresh, new security tutorials. Get 'em while they're hot—or snack on them later. They'll be waiting for you inside Cisco U. Free.

May 5, 2023


5 Uncommon Tips for IT Career Success

5 min read

Jason Belk, Sr. Technical Advocate, shares uncommon tips to help you excel and succeed in IT based on his personal career journey.

February 4, 2023


Why you need to visit the Cisco U. Theater at Cisco Live Amsterdam

2 min read

Discover expert-led Cisco U. Theater sessions presented by the Learning & Certifications team at Cisco Live Amsterdam. With no registration required, attendees can unlock ample opportunities to learn and explore new technology areas.

June 9, 2022


The Final Countdown: Network Automation Sessions at Cisco Live 2022

1 min read

As we count down the days to Cisco Live 2022, add these sessions to your schedule to level-up your network automation skills.

April 27, 2022


5 Steps to Virtual Learning Success

6 min read

Whether you want to upskill, reskill, or certify, follow these steps to maximize your learning potential in today's hybrid learning landscape.

December 6, 2021


New Learning Labs Teach You XML/XPath for NSO

2 min read

Whether you are creating your first configuration template in NSO or hoping to craft an XPath expression to save you time in your development, these labs will teach you valuable industry-relevant skills, and help you use NSO much more effectively.

October 5, 2021


Check Out the New Yang for NSO Labs and Dev Center

2 min read

Three new Yang for NSO learning labs - beginner, intermediate, advanced - give you a working knowledge of Yang syntax and structure. Tailor-made to prepare you for using Yang in NSO. Try them!

March 17, 2021


New CI/CD + NetDevOps Learning Lab for Cisco NSO

1 min read

Try the new Learning Lab to see what applying best practices from CI/CD and NetDevOps to the network would look like using Cisco NSO.

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