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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.

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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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Test Driven Development Concepts

Coming from the network engineering world, I had not a single thought what Test Driven Development (TDD) was. We just do it live, right? All jokes aside, as network engineers, we test out our configuration in a lab environment. Similarly for the DevNet Associate, you’ll need to understand what Test Driven Development is. Do you […]

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 […]

Passed JNCIA-Junos with Junos Genius

For many years, I’ve thought about taking a Juniper certification. Today, I have successfully achieved my first one, the JNCIA-Junos. This exam is the associate level certification for multiple tracks such as Data Center, Enterprise Routing & Switching, and Service Provider Routing and Switching. JNCIA-Junos Exam I took the exam during the COVID-19 period which […]

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 […]