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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

Passing CCNA Wireless 200-355

For almost a year I’ve had a goal of passing the CCNA Wireless exam. With a smile, I can say that I’ve successfully passed the CCNA Wireless exam after spending 40 minutes in the testing center. My Cisco certifications have been renewed until 2022. My Cisco certifications date back 10 years ago when I first […]

A Company Of One

In 2017, I decided to incorporate a business. Focused on wireless professional services, I had been receiving enough work to make it a structured entity. That’s when the business was registered online though,, as a single member LLC. Why an LLC? My business really started in San Diego in the year 2015. As a […]

Intro to JSON for DevNet

In continuation with the DevNet Associate Challenge, I look at the JSON structured data format. It’s heavily used with Cisco documentation and training. If you’re studying for the Cisco DevNet Associate certification, it will be critical to understand JSON and how it will be used with scripting and APIs. JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. […]

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 […]

MAC Address Table on Cisco Switches

Network switching fundamentals are required for CCNP Enterprise Core studies. We’ll review the MAC address table on a Cisco switch to learn how a device to port mapping is created and why it is needed. We don’t think much about connecting our hosts to a Cisco switch. Whether 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps Ethernet ports, […]