Empowering IT for Massive Network Change
Get the details on the network programmability certifications and training options Cisco has introduced to deliver critical skills.
VNF Testing and Validation – With Cisco There’s Never Been A Better Time #NeverBetter
Cisco's VNF Onboarding Framework will accelerate service provider NFV adoption. Including validation and support of both Cisco and third party VNFs, there's never been a better time.
Creating a New Skills Framework for the Digital Economy
In today’s hyper-connected economy, every company is a digital business. Technology professionals play an integral role in driving business outcomes, and that requires a new skills framework. There are new demands for IT expertise in a changing technology environment. For the individual, rapid change is driving the need for continuous skills refresh. For the enterprise, […]
Meeting the demand for Cloud technology skills
What makes the cloud such an attractive option for enterprises? The cloud empowers IT to act as a broker of business critical IT services. It helps the organization become a...
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 […]
4+1 Practices for Effective Lifelong IT Learning (Part 1)
The debate of what we should be learning seems to be a more frequent topic today. For instance, there’s been a long-standing question for each new networker: after learning a little about routing and switching, does a relative newbie dive deep into route/switch? Move on to learn voice? Or security? Data Center? Or for emerging […]
How Cisco Certifications Landed Me the Coolest Job in South Florida; Literally
When I started with my first Cisco router back in 1995, I never would have imagined I would someday be the technology lead for an ice arena of an NHL team. I also would never have predicted the impact that having a Cisco certification would have on being recruited to that position. Most of my […]
Winning Back the Weather Radio Channels Adds Capacity to 5GHz Wi-Fi Spectrum
In my last blog on 5 GHz spectrum, I discussed the recent FCC ruling that permitted outdoor access points to use the U-NII 1 band (5150-5250 MHz). But the...
Is Your Team Prepared for a Cyber Attack? Get Ready with CyberRange Training
The fire alarm went off in my building again, but fortunately, it was only a drill. By now, we are all used to the periodic fire drills for emergency preparedness in our workplaces. But have you ever wondered if there is a similar exercise possible for a cyber attack? The same logic applies. Your team […]