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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

WLPC Prague – Community At Its Best

After a total of fourteen and a half hours from San Jose, California I had found myself in Prague. A couple of firsts for me. First time in Prague and a first time attendee at WLPC. With the sun setting, I made it to NH Hotel located at Mozartova 261/1, 150 00 Praha 5-Smíchov, Czechia. […]

UniFi Switch Port Profiles

Consistency in configuration is key for management and troubleshooting. The UniFi platform allows the configuration of Profiles. I’ll be looking at Switch Port Profiles in order to quickly set parameters to a switch port with just a drop down option. In my lab, I have an 8-port UniFi switch, UniFi Cloud Key Gen2 Plus, and […]

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 […]

XML Basics for DevNet

Understanding the basic concepts of the XML format and the content it contains will be important when dealing with APIs and writing scripts. I continue my series in studying for the Cisco DevNet Associate certification. XML stands for Extensible Markup Language and is a way to describe sets of data. Its purpose is to be […]