Certifications: Why I Like Them, How I Use Them and My Plan for Security Learning

Certifications: Why I Like Them, How I Use Them and My Plan for Security Learning

The other day Daniel Dib (http://lostintransit.se) asked me an interview question.  The question was about certifications.  What do I think about them…. and are they losing their “value”. Poor certifications.  People question their value.  Of course “value” typically means for many what can the cert “do” for you once you have it.  People also getContinue Reading

My Career Planning: A Ride-Along

My Career Planning: A Ride-Along

About a year ago I shared with you (Thinking Out Loud: My Career Planning) a little about my yearly career planning process.  This time I’m going to bring you on a ride-along of this year’s annual Career Planning exercise. First and foremost I must answer a common question that I was asked a lot afterContinue Reading

Security Here I Come!

Security Here I Come!

The announcement has been made!  It is completely official!  I can finally share the awesome great news I am so excited about.  Security will be my absolute #1 focus now.  Security has always fascinated me.  My entire career.  ….. It’s just that the fundamentals of routing and design intrigued me even more.  🙂 But now? Continue Reading

My Cisco Live 2017 Schedule

My Cisco Live 2017 Schedule

It is that time once again.  CiscoLive 2017 – Summer Camp for Geeks!  This will be my 15th CiscoLive/Networkers. What is my absolute #1 suggestion to anyone going to a CiscoLive event?  Easy – “Begin with the End in Mind“.  Know what your priorities are and then schedule your week accordingly. So… here you go. Continue Reading