Ep 100 – Community, Friendship, and 100 Episodes of AONE

This is episode 100 of The Art of Network Engineering! In this episode, we celebrate you our fans, the Network Engineer Community at large, and all the friends we’ve made over the last 100 episodes. Thank you! 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/artofnetengJoinContinue reading “Ep 100 – Community, Friendship, and 100 Episodes of AONE”

Ep 99 – Mental Health 2

In this episode, Tim, Lex, and Andy talk about Mental Health and how they cope with it. Mental Health is a real problem in our industry as IT Professionals, as well as a serious problem around the world. Take the time for yourself and your mind. If you need help, get help and talk toContinue reading “Ep 99 – Mental Health 2”

Ep 97 – Ramtin Rampour

In this episode, sponsored by Opengear, we talk to Ramtin Rampour. Ramtin is currently a Solution Architect at Opengear, but he started there as a warehouse employee packing and shipping units. His career journey is certainly one you don’t want to miss. Then we talk about the importance of Out-of-Band Management, and the Opengear Difference.Continue reading “Ep 97 – Ramtin Rampour”

Ep 96 – Jeff McLaughlin

In this episode, we talk to Jeff McLaughlin a Sr. Director of Technical Marketing at Cisco. Jeff, Andy, and Lexie talk about working for large tech companies, network automation, and a whole lot more, in addition to Jeff’s career. More from Jeff:Blog: https://subnetzero.info/Substack: https://subnetzero.substack.com/ Check out our Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/artofneteng Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/artofneteng​Continue reading “Ep 96 – Jeff McLaughlin”

Ep 95 – Kori Younger

In this episode, we chat with Kori Younger! Kori shares with us how she was inspired by her own mother to seek a job in tech. She also shares her recent experience landing a job at Cisco and pursuing her CCNA, DevNet Associate, and CCNP. Hear all that and more on this episode of AONE!Continue reading “Ep 95 – Kori Younger”

Ep 94 – Geoff Anderson – CCNA PM

In this episode, we interview Geoff Anderson, Program Manager for the CCNA Certification Program. Tim, Lexi, and Geoff talk about the program, how questions are selected for the CCNA question pool, the value the certification holds, and so much more! You can find more of Geoff: Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ganders2112 Check out his Blog:Continue reading “Ep 94 – Geoff Anderson – CCNA PM”

Ep 93 – Adam Hill

This week we chat with Adam Hill. Adam is consulting engineer for an ISP. He helps customers connect their networks to the cloud, and ensures quality and highly available connections. Adam is extremely hard working and great at focusing his energy. Check out Adam’s motivational story! You can find more of Adam:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamehill87/ Check outContinue reading “Ep 93 – Adam Hill”

Ep 92 – AONE Live Asheville!

In this episode, we were recording live at our event in Asheville. Check out our first-ever live event! 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 Study group – https://artofneteng.com/iaatj

Ep 91 – Our First Time Recording Together!

This episode is the first time in our history we recorded together in the same room! A.J., Andy, Dan, and Lexie discuss their time in Ashville, what it’s like meeting each other for the first time, and then they recount the history of the podcast, and we also discuss its future. Unfortunately, Tim’s travel wasContinue reading “Ep 91 – Our First Time Recording Together!”

Ep 90 – Rocket Girl!

In this episode, we interview Lexie about her amazeballs new job as an Avionics Integration Engineer at Blue Origin and we count the times she says “I can’t really talk about that.” We think she’s seen the aliens, but we can neither confirm nor deny that claim. More from Lexie:Twitter: https://twitter.com/TracketPacerTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tracketpacer Check out ourContinue reading “Ep 90 – Rocket Girl!”

Ep 89 – SheNetworks

In this episode, we interview SheNetworks, aka Serena. Serena is most known for her work on TikTok as a content creator where she makes 60-second videos mostly focused on Network Engineering. Serena has spent years working as a Cisco TAC Engineer. During her time in TAC, she got some of the best experiences anyone canContinue reading “Ep 89 – SheNetworks”

Ep 88 – John Capobianco Returns!

In this episode, John returns to give us an update on his new position at Cisco as a Developer Advocate! John has also been working on numerous automation projects for the community, and a whole lot more! You can find more of John:Twitter: https://twitter.com/John_CapobiancoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-capobianco-644a1515/Blog: https://www.automateyournetwork.ca/ Check out our Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/artofnetengFollow us on TwitterContinue reading “Ep 88 – John Capobianco Returns!”

Ep 87 – There’s a Villa and It’s Real

This week we talk to Jordan Villareal. Jordan has a very interesting start to his career, but it’s an exciting journey nonetheless. Jordan also shares some exciting news about a new position he has recently started! More from Jordan:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SystemMTUOneTwitter: https://twitter.com/SystemMTUOne SponsorsPathSolutions – What if you knew as much as your network does? Check outContinue reading “Ep 87 – There’s a Villa and It’s Real”

Ep 86 – Shouldn’t you know everything your Network knows?

This Episode is sponsored by PathSolutions In this episode, we talk to Tim Titus, founder, and CTO of PathSolutions. Tim shares his network troubleshooting woes over the course of his 30-year technical career and then walks us through PathSolution’s automated troubleshooting platform. Tim is one of us; a cabling tech turned network engineer turned directorContinue reading “Ep 86 – Shouldn’t you know everything your Network knows?”

Ep 85 – Bofhgirl

This week we interviewed Heather, aka BOFHgirl in our Discord. Heather has been working in Network Engineering/IT for over 20 years. She graduated from college with her degree, her CCNA, and her CCNP thanks to Cisco’s Networking Academy. She currently works as a Senior Network Engineer for Wayfair. She with us her enthusiasm for NetworkContinue reading “Ep 85 – Bofhgirl”

Ep 84 – TAC – Technical Attorney Center

In this episode, Lex and Tim talk to Christopher Hart, from Cisco. Christopher was formerly a Cisco TAC Engineer focusing on the Cisco Nexus Data Center Platform, specifically Nexus running NX-OS (as opposed to ACI). Recently, Christopher has shifted to a new role in Solution Validation Services, where he gets to help Cisco’s customers validateContinue reading “Ep 84 – TAC – Technical Attorney Center”

Ep 83 – Salary Negotiation

We are going LIVE! Join us on April 9th in Asheville, NC for the FIRST EVER Art of Network Engineering Live Show! Click here for details. In this week’s episode, we bring back two previous guests – Tim McC and Brittany Mussett. The group discusses the art of Salary Negotiation, what has worked for usContinue reading “Ep 83 – Salary Negotiation”

Ep 82 – Automate your Network with Itential!

This episode is sponsored by Itential. In this episode, we talk to Peter Sprygada. Peter is the VP of Product Management at Itential. Peter shares his career and experience and then, we dive into the Itential Automation Platform! Peter then introduces us to the Itential Network Automation platform. Itential can build in intelligent pre andContinue reading “Ep 82 – Automate your Network with Itential!”

Ep 81 – Real World Design Discussion

We are going LIVE! Join us on April 9th in Asheville, NC for the FIRST EVER Art of Network Engineering Live Show! Click here for details. In this episode, A.J. shares some of his experience overhauling IT for a small manufacturing company. Lexie and Andy ask questions and dig deeper into the process of revampingContinue reading “Ep 81 – Real World Design Discussion”

Ep 80 – Nick Russo

In this episode, we interview Nick Russo! Nick is a Technical Leader at Cisco, a 2x CCIE in Routing and Switching and Service Provider Networks, as well as his CCDE. Nick is often called upon to help solve complex networking issues with Cisco’s customers. Nick talks about his career in the military and how heContinue reading “Ep 80 – Nick Russo”

Ep 79 – LabEveryDay

In this episode, we speak to Du’An Lightfoot! Du’An has recently moved into a new role as Sr. Developer Advocate for Amazon Web Services. Du’An talks about his time in the military and the experience he gained from it. He also shares with us how he started creating content and his brand – LabEveryDay! NetmikoContinue reading “Ep 79 – LabEveryDay”

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”