Quinn Snyder

Senior Technical Advocate

Learning & Certifications

Quinn Snyder is a Senior Technical Advocate for Cisco Learning and Certifications, focused on building tutorials, labs, and instructional how-to’s in order to ease the burden and lower the barrier to entry for folks looking to obtain Cisco certifications. Prior to his work at Cisco L&C, Quinn was a Developer Advocate with Cisco Developer Relations (formerly known as Cisco DevNet) and has also worked in both pre- and post-sales around Cisco technologies and architectures for nearly 20 years, covering utility, finance, retail, and service provider verticals. Quinn is a published Cisco Press author, a Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker, and enjoys engaging with networking communities both online and in-person.  When he's not working, Quinn is usually behind a grill, behind a camera lens, or behind the handlebars of his road bike.  He resides in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona with his wife of 10 years, two kids, and two fluffy dogs.  You can find Quinn on Twitter and GitHub @qsnyder.


November 6, 2023


Cloud Connectivity: Learn How to Connect the Cloud (The Right Way)

Learn how to connect to the cloud, no matter your current skill level. Explore all-new tutorials on cloud connectivity, upcoming releases, and the ENCC Specialist certification, available now as a concentration exam in the CCNP Enterprise certification track.

August 15, 2023


Making Your First Terraform File Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Gain momentum on your Infrastructure as Code (IaC) journey as Quinn Snyder, Sr. Technical Advocate, Learning & Certifications, offers a beginner's look at Terraform.

April 27, 2023


Technology Porter at Your Service

When he saw members of the tech community struggling, he knew what he had to do. Quinn Snyder shares the story of how—and why—he made the choice to become a senior technical advocate and what his new role means for the Cisco Learning and Certifications community.

October 6, 2022


Come Play in the New Sandbox for Nexus Dashboard and NDO

This sandbox allows developers to test the latest platforms and APIs that they can then use to manage their modern datacenter fabrics. See how Nexus Dashboard can help reduce workload and toil in your day-to-day.

July 25, 2022


Troubles Automating Your Cisco EVPN Fabric? DevNet Has Your Back!

Increase your NetDevOps knowledge. The new Learning Track helps you understand datacenter fabric automation with DataCenter Network Manager (DCNM). You'll become familiar with DCNM, explore the APIs, and then use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tooling to perform typical fabric operations.

June 3, 2022


Codify Your Deployments Using Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

See how Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools provide a quick way to orchestrate configuration across one or more domains.

May 12, 2022


Get Hands-On with Infrastructure-as-Code at Cisco Live

Learn the basics of using HashiCorp’s Terraform to apply configuration changes to a REST-driven network controller. And how to use Ansible to build a generic set of configurations across multiple device types to baseline device configuration compliance.

February 23, 2022


Developer-Led Network Automation Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

See how HashiCorp's Consul-Terraform-Sync helps keep applications secure as they are dynamically scaled across the network infrastructure. Check out the new learning lab, sandbox, and code repo.

February 15, 2022


Putting Your IaC in a Pipeline Without the Plumbing

Learn how infrastructure developers can utilize the standard pull request (PR) to perform Terraform actions (plan, apply) and drive infrastructure automation at the drop of a git push.

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