ENCOR Journey Series

As I have progressed through my study toward the Cisco ENCOR exam, I have received some really solid advice. First, as far as materials, I have been leveraging the following: CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Official Cert Guide Cisco On Demand E-Learning CBT Nuggets Cisco VIRL/CML Mind maps Just starting digital flashcards (specialContinue reading “ENCOR Journey Series”

Podcast Review – ZigBits Episode 67

Podcast: ZigBits Network Design Podcast Episode: 67 – Top 5 Network Design Principles with Daren Fulwell This episode of the ZigBits Network Design Podcast around network design fundamentals was the inspiration for me to start this blog series around podcast reviews. Either with work or study, I’m always finding myself thinking about design. I thinkContinue reading “Podcast Review – ZigBits Episode 67”


In early August, I wrote about excitement around community involvement. To re-cap, throughout my career up until recently, my passion for network engineering was kept mainly to myself. Within the last couple of years I started listening to tech/networking related podcasts and started this blog site earlier this year. This summer, I found a podcastContinue reading “BE A PART OF IT!”

Learning Log – ENCOR Update

As I continue to prepare for the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 ENCOR) exam, I wanted to give an update. The main reason for this post is to share some small “successes” in an attempt to give you all some encouragement to get out there and learn. I wouldn’t call myself an expertContinue reading “Learning Log – ENCOR Update”

Conversation Starter: What do certs mean to you?

Over the years, I have had an “on again, off again” relationship with IT certifications. I tend to take what I think is a long time to prepare, and I’m not a fan of failing when I have dedicated so much time to preparation. I won’t say that my reasoning for pursuing certifications has changedContinue reading “Conversation Starter: What do certs mean to you?”

Opinion Post: “Intelligent” Direction

When deciding on direction, tools, and ultimately purchases related to IT in an organization, it is very easy to get caught up in trends and buzzwords. Every product and service can quickly become the “next best thing” and you don’t want to be left in the dust, right? I do believe that in order toContinue reading “Opinion Post: “Intelligent” Direction”