CCNA

June 19, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

We all start at Square One

I’ve been thinking about what to write for a while now.  I’m involved in some really cool projects right now, pervasive wifi in a theme park, using CMX with many zones at that same theme park and upgrading some public schools to newer equipment with full coverage wifi in the classrooms.  I think each of […]

May 1, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

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

NETWORKING

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 […]

March 17, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Why I Certify

I’m a addicted to certifications. I’ve always been good at taking tests, but I didn’t realize how rewarding it could be until relatively recently. I had been in IT for 15 years as a sysadmin and certification had never seemed valuable to me. In 2009, I made the shift from working primarily as a System […]

March 11, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep4: Cisco Certifications

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists, hosted by Cisco’s Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we’re talking about Cisco Certifications. Listen to the Podcast Featured Guests: Cisco Champion: Stephen Rodriguez (@WiFiJanitor) Cisco Subject Matter Experts: Antonella Corno, Errol Hayward (@errolhayward), Matt Saunders (@citylifematt) Highlights: Developing Cisco Certifications from the outside in, looking at currrent job roles in the […]

March 4, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep3: Cisco Networking Academy

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists, hosted by Cisco’s Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we’re talking about the Cisco Networking Academy. Listen to the Podcast Featured Guests: Cisco Champions: Richard Grotegut (@OhloneRich), Ike Ozurumba (@IkeNetworkGuy) Cisco Subject Matter Expert: Suzanne Jonas (@hitechzippy) Highlights: The early days of NetAcad and how it […]

November 14, 2013

EDUCATION

Cisco Collaborates with Partners to Provide IT Skills and Career Opportunities to Veterans in Michigan

Each year, thousands of U.S. veterans return from the battlefield with exceptional leadership, technical and other skills they have acquired overseas. Even so, many experience difficulty finding a job, and return feeling overwhelmed by the high unemployment rate they are up against. Today, in a program to assist veterans in transferring their military experience into […]

June 24, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Cisco Networking Academy Fields Dream Team for Cisco Live!

Today, I had the opportunity to speak with students of the Cisco Networking Academy. These students were selected to run the network at Cisco Live this year and run the Cisco Network Operations Center (NOC). An innovative information and communications technology (ICT) education program, the Cisco Networking Academy provides a million students worldwide with the […]

May 16, 2013

NETWORKING

Live: 802.11ac with No Strings Attached

Coming off a busy week at Interop Las Vegas, we have recorded another info-packed podcast with the popular wireless networking podcast group “No Strings Attached Show”. The topic...