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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

Mobility Field Day 3 – What To Expect

What I love most about the tech industry, and more specifically the Wi-Fi industry, are the events that are held throughout the year. One of my favorite events is Mobility Field Day (MFD) hosted put on by the fine folks over at Tech Field Day. I’m happy to announce that I will be taking a […]

Income Report – Q1 2021

Organizations are persevering through the pandemic as many begin to get vaccinated and operate in safer environments. As a result, they are investing in their Wi-Fi and network infrastructure. I continue to create these income reports as a view into how I run a side business while working full-time. Occasionally, I will share my experience, […]

Spectrum Analysis with Ekahau Analyzer

As an IT professional, there are too many tools to select from. It’s easy to get carried away and have some tools that whose purpose may overlap. There are a handful of spectrum analyzers available for purchase. Some better than others, yes. But one of those tools, the Ekahau Sidekick, can be multipurpose. A few […]

Python – Parsing Cisco AireOS Configuration

As I progress with my learning of Python and network engineering, I’m beginning to find its use cases. I’d like to share something simple I created for a task I was doing often.

Identifying 802.11ax Support with Wireshark

We’re beginning to see vendors come out with their latest and greatest access points touting 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) support.  At the Cisco JustTheTech event, I was given a Cisco C9115 to try out for the purposes of testing Wi-Fi 6. At the time, the controller code didn’t have these features enabled.  How can a vendor […]