One of the most challenging aspects when studying for the CCDE practical is to find scenarios to practice with. It’s difficult to find a scenario that has enough background information, requirements and constraints to emulate the experience of the real
I was reading Ivan’s blog as I often do when I came across this post about why certifications suck. The author Robert Graham had a sample question from the GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) exam. The question looked like this:
By default, which protocol do Linux systems use to transmit packets for tracing a network path?
A friend was looking for some input on low latency queuing yesterday. I thought the exchange we had could be useful for others so I decided to write a quick post. The query was where the rule about the priority
The next person I interviewed about the future of networking is my friend Pete Lumbis. Pete used to be the routing escalations TAC leader at Cisco and now he is working at Cumulus as a SE. Pete holds both a
Hello my friends, Lately I have been thinking a lot about the future of networking and the career paths in this domain. As you probably know I like to guide and mentor people and with everything going on in the
Introduction There has been a lot of talking about the future of the network engineer for the last couple of years. Many articles have declared that we MUST learn to program or we will be banished from the world by
Hi everyone, I have some exciting news to share with you. I’ve been working on a book lately together with Russ White. It’s called Unintended Features – Thoughts on thinking and life as a network engineer. The book is partly
On May the 17th I passed the CCDE practical in Madrid and became Swedens 2nd CCDE, CCDE #20160011. This post describes my journey to passing the CCDE practical in my 1st attempt and the materials that I used to do
Hi everyone. I’ve not been posting lately because I have been studying very hard for the CCDE practical. Passed the lab in Madrid? Isn’t this guy from the North? I was supposed to take this exam in Frankfurt on Tuesday
In the previous posts I talked about why it’s important to build a network and how you can do it but there is still one component missing. Any guesses? How do we maintain our network once we have built it?