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Beginning early 2021, I started to dive more into Palo Alto Networks firewalls. This led me to start looking into their Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator, or PCNSA. Join me as I learn the features of the Palo Alto Networks firewalls.

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Even after passing the Cisco DevNet Associate exam, I continue to learn how to create a Python script which interfaces with the Meraki API to create a desired output. In this video, I'm tackling a specific objective of the DevNet Associate exam: Listing network devices from Meraki using the API.

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

— Stephen Covey

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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

Aruba IAP-514 for APoS

My trusty Aruba IAP-514 has been sitting collecting dust for a while since I’ve let my Aruba Central license expire. But I’ve renewed interest in my Aruba IAP because apparently I can run it in standalone mode. There’s an upcoming project where I need to use my IAP for an AP-on-a-Stick survey so I thought […]

Python Day 1: Functions

The start of my 30 Days of Code begins with Functions. I had already read about flow with For and While loops.  Today I read into Functions.  Functions are like independent programs within a program. And it is defined before it is ever called.  To utilize the function, it is called within the program or […]

Python – Basic API Access with Mist Wi-Fi

The Mist access points were designed with API first. The information you’re able to retrieve from their API is quite impressive. It’s enough for you to build your own dashboard, if you dare to take that leap. The Mist API architecture is simple. It starts with the REST API client, which in this example, is […]

DevNet Associate Challenge

For over a year I’ve been making excuses when it comes to learning how to code. In the beginning I had chosen Python as my coding language of choice. Now we have the DevNet Associate certification! With the announcement of the new Cisco DevNet certifications, I’ve kicked around the idea of really taking the plunge […]