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I’m a husband, father, network engineer, and consulting business owner bringing what I know and learn to you. Let’s learn together through video, labs, community, and other digital content.

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I’m building a community, Network Junkies, where anyone from beginners to experienced network engineers can get together to learn, speak, and ask any question (there are no stupid questions) in a safe space. Get to know others in the community and improve your skills. Join me on Discord today!

What I’m Working On

I did a live stream 7 days straight to discuss network engineering during this weird time. I’m doing this to challenge to myself in public speaking & to encourage myself to do more learning and labbing. I will continue to do a live stream regularly.

Recently passed the Cisco DevNet Associate and now I’m helping others learn so they can work towards automating and managing network devices more efficiently and obtain the DevNet Associate certification.

 

Starting in December 2020, I will be pursuing the Cisco CCNP ENCOR certification. Join me on my journey through labs and videos as I take on each topic. The primary goal is to improve upon routing knowledge and skills with Cisco routers. Who knows, maybe I’ll move onto CCIE!

Featured Video

It's time to parse XML using Python. I've learned how to use the requests module to form a GET request to a network device. Taking the response, I convert it into a string which will be fed to xml minidom to create an XML variable containing the content I want. From that content, I'll parse out specific information using XML elements and attributes. I found this useful for studying the Cisco DevNet Associate.

If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

— Stephen Covey

Technology and Imagery

Playing with technology. Borrowing moments in a photograph.

I focus on Wi-Fi. Designing, configuring and testing connectivity for enterprise companies. When I’m not doing Wi-Fi I’m traveling, eating, and wandering.

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Featured Posts

What do you mean I have to do sales

You can start a business, but to keep it afloat, you have to bring in sales. It doesn’t come automatically. An IT consulting company needs to bring in revenue to survive. That means doing sales. I’ve been fortunate to have had referrals and repeat business from existing clients at Packet6. Those referrals will eventually dry […]

Parsing JSON with Python

JSON seems to be a popular data structure to use with APIs. I work with Meraki often and noticed the decision they went with. You can see the output easily with an API dev environment such as Postman. When working with the Meraki API, I receive data in the form of JSON. In my example […]

Meraki To Release 802.11ax Access Points

I had forgotten to add a Links & Resources section to the Clear To Send show notes for episode 60. I was adding links to the upcoming Cisco 802.11ax access points. When obtaining the links I needed, I came across new Meraki 802.11ax access points: MR55-HW MR45-HW These FCC applications were submitted in January 2018. […]

Initial Cisco C9115AX Testing

With a brand new Cisco Catalyst 9115AX access point in my hands, it’s time to start testing. Before we begin testing Wi-Fi 6, I had acquire a compatible client. So after an Amazon order and waiting two days, I am a proud owner of an unlocked Samsung S10. To be fair, testing Wi-Fi 6 with […]