Ep 78 – Time to Move On

In this episode, we talk to Andy about his recent job change, from working as a Network Engineer in FinTech to a Product Manager at Juniper. Andy discusses imposter syndrome and how one interview changed his view on it, and possibly broke him of it, forever! We’ve also got some exciting news to share, butContinue reading “Ep 78 – Time to Move On”

Top 10 Book Recommendations by Network Engineers, For Network Engineers

In our Discord Server – It’s All About the Journey – we’ve got a book club where all of our server members share books that have helped them throughout their journey. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 books recommended by Network Engineers, for Network Engineers. It’s composed of tech and non-tech books alike.Continue reading “Top 10 Book Recommendations by Network Engineers, For Network Engineers”

Ep 77 – New Year, New Goals!

In this episode, A.J. and Tim are joined by Lexie (@TracketPacer) and they discuss their goals for the upcoming year! Hear how each of them goes about goal planning and the goals they’ve set for themselves for the coming year. Enjoying the show? Please take a moment to complete our 2022 Listener Survey!https://artofneteng.com/2022survey Links:Space WeatherContinue reading “Ep 77 – New Year, New Goals!”

Ep 76 – Deep Dive with Women in Networking

In this episode, women network engineers discuss the current realities for women in the network engineering space: the challenges, the support they’ve received, and how we can continue to make the industry a place that’s open to everyone. (Step one: ladies’ cut vendor t-shirts.) More from our Guests:LexieTwitter: https://twitter.com/TracketPacerTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tracketpacer EyvonneTwitter: https://twitter.com/SharpNetworkBlog: https://esharp.net MichelineTwitter: https://twitter.com/MichyfishMurphyContinue reading “Ep 76 – Deep Dive with Women in Networking”

CCNA Series – Automation and Programmability

In this article, we are going to discuss several parts of Section 6 – Automation and Programmability of Cisco CCNA Syllabus. Programmability and Automation are two huge and very hot topics in the world of Networking. Having Programmability and Automation skills is practically a requirement – so many organizations are adopting it. This article hopesContinue reading “CCNA Series – Automation and Programmability”

Ep 75 – The Automation Chou’sen one!

In this episode, we interview author Eric Chou. Eric has written one of the most important books in Network Automation – Master Python Networking. Eric shares his career journey which includes working for two of the largest cloud service providers! Eric also shares with us all of the other content he is working to createContinue reading “Ep 75 – The Automation Chou’sen one!”

Ep 74 – Holiday Special

The best way to spread some cheer is by recording a podcast for all to hear! Please enjoy our holiday special episode. Check out our Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/artofnetengFollow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/artofneteng​Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/artofneteng/​Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artofnetengJoin the group on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/artofneteng/Check out our website https://artofnetworkengineering.com​Merch Store – https://artofneteng.com/storeJoin the Discord StudyContinue reading “Ep 74 – Holiday Special”

Ep 73 – Zeros and Wons

In this week’s episode A.J. and Andy interview David Alicea! While David was exposed to the Cisco Networking Academy at a young age in High School he actually didn’t land in Networking until later on. Since then he has been a career Network Engineer and recently landed himself a position at the mothership, Cisco. HearContinue reading “Ep 73 – Zeros and Wons”

Ep 72 – Cooking up a New Career

In this episode, we chat with Chris Randall. Chris was worked as a professional chef for over 13 years and has recently transitioned into a career as a Cloud Consultant. Chris’ work ethic, drive, and ability to communicate help him stand out and have gotten him noticed, on more than one occasion. We can allContinue reading “Ep 72 – Cooking up a New Career”

Gift Giving Guide for Network Engineers

There’s no denying that network engineers can be a tricky group to shop for, especially if you aren’t a network engineer yourself. This year-round guide can help you shop for the network engineer in your life, regardless of the occasion. Use this list for some inspiration to help make their work lives a little bitContinue reading “Gift Giving Guide for Network Engineers”

Ep 70 – It’s never too late!

In this, our 70th episode, we interview Chris Denney – a very prominent member of our Discord community! Chris has built an amazing career, and the foundation is his willingness to take on anything! Chris is also a huge team player – both on and off the field. He is huge into soccer but whenContinue reading “Ep 70 – It’s never too late!”

Ep 69 – Girard Kavelines

In this episode, we interview Girard! Girard was inspired at a young age to fix some broken computers in his basement. His first tech job was in Geek Squad. There he got some essential skills troubleshooting tech and working with customers. Girard’s journey from there is really quite amazing, and he has the energy toContinue reading “Ep 69 – Girard Kavelines”

Ep 68 – Cloudy with a Chance of Networking

This week we chat with Eyvonne Sharp! Eyvonne shares how she got her start working at a small ISP in her hometown and how she has progressed throughout her career to land as an Architect working for a large Cloud provider. More from Eyvonne:Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpNetworkBlog: http://www.esharp.net/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eyvonne-sharp/ Check out our Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/artofnetengFollow us onContinue reading “Ep 68 – Cloudy with a Chance of Networking”

Ep 67 – The Buzz about NetBeez

This week we are joined by NetBeez CEO Stefano Gridelli! Stefano takes us through his career as a Network Engineer and explains how he identified the need for NetBeez and started creating it. He then goes on to discuss how he made the leap from working on NetBeez part-time to making it a full-time job.Continue reading “Ep 67 – The Buzz about NetBeez”

Ep 66 – Cisco Live!!

In this episode, we talk about Cisco Live – aka Nerd Summer Camp! Tim and A.J. share their experiences attending our industry’s largest conference. We highlight reasons to attend, and even how to pitch the idea to your manager. It’s never to early to start that process. Cisco has recently announced its intent to holdContinue reading “Ep 66 – Cisco Live!!”

Ep 65 – Enterprise Network Design

In this episode the team talks about Enterprise Network Design. We cover a lot – everything from the 3 tiered design, routed vs switch access layer, and they even dip into a little bit of wireless! Check out our Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/artofnetengFollow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/artofneteng​Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/artofneteng/​Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artofnetengJoin theContinue reading “Ep 65 – Enterprise Network Design”

Ep 64 – Non-Networking Skillz

In this episode, we’re talking about the technical, non-networking, skills you need to be successful in your career these days! We’re not talking about soft skills this time either. There’s so much we touch as Network Engineers. We talk about the skills you should have and the technologies you should understand as a Network Engineer.Continue reading “Ep 64 – Non-Networking Skillz”

Ep 61 – Home Labs!

In this episode we are talking about home labs! Where do you start? Is there actually merit in having a physical lab? We share our experiences and thoughts on the matter. Our conclusions may surprise you! (But probably not…) Affiliate Links:Nord VPN – 73% off a 2 Year Subscription + 4 Months absolutely Free!!https://nordvpn.com/taone orContinue reading “Ep 61 – Home Labs!”

Ep 60 – Return to the Office!

In this episode, Andy and A.J. talk about what returning to the office looks likes, and is it really a requirement for IT Professionals? What’s your situation? Are you being asked to return to the office full time or a portion of the time, or is it still optional? Hit us up on Twitter soContinue reading “Ep 60 – Return to the Office!”

Ep 57 – Welcome to Tom’s Corner!

In this episode, we interview Tom Hollingsworth! Tom shares how he went from being a Sr. Network Engineer at a Partner to the face of Tech Field Day! Tom also shares his journey to the CCIE, #29213. Also, if you’re interested in joining TFD as a delicate you’ll want to listen in! Links from theContinue reading “Ep 57 – Welcome to Tom’s Corner!”

Ep 56 – Documentation

In this episode, we talk about their experience and the importance of documenting the network. We also go over the various tools used to document the network as well as the different types of diagrams. We’ll even discuss how you can get started and learn how to document your network for free – no needContinue reading “Ep 56 – Documentation”

Ep 55 – Change Management

This week we discuss every IT Pro’s most hated, yet most helpful, thing – change management. What is it? Why does it exist? Why is such a pain? But, yet, why is it so helpful to us? We get to the bottom of these answers and more! Special shoutout to our Patreon members for makingContinue reading “Ep 55 – Change Management”