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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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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.

 

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

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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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Zero Knowledge of Coding

In April 2018, I was able to attend Cisco DevNet Create in Mountain View, CA as a Cisco Champion. The idea of seeing DevOps from the devs themselves had me intrigued. Which means I’m learning about this new term, NetDevOps. Later on, this event would leave a positive impact on me. I’ll get to that […]

Top 5 Certifications For Network Engineers In 2020

[Update 04/15/2020: Starting April 15, 2020, Cisco is allowing online testing of their certifications due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Eligible candidates may take the CCNA, DevNet, and other exams online. Read more here.] A new year often means looking at what we’d like to achieve. There are many reasons to pursue a new certification, whether […]

UniFi Adoption

There is a strong demand for affordable enterprise-grade wireless solutions. Ubiquiti UniFi appears to be filling that need.  Ubiquiti may be well known for their point-to-point products but recently, there’s been a decline in that product line and a gigantic increase in the UniFi solution. UniFi rivals the larger enterprise wireless providers but offers it […]

Start Coding: Learn Python The Hard Way 3

This is my experience into learning Python from a network engineer’s perspective. Previously, I started this path with Zero Knowledge of Coding. Is Learn Python The Hard Way 3 (LPTHW3) the best place to start coding? Sure! One of the worst things you can do is spend endless amounts of time figuring out where to […]

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 […]