L2 Basics: Spanning-Tree Protocol

Spanning-tree protocol (STP) is one of those network technologies that is easy to forget about. It exists in the background of almost every network, and for the most part it does it’s job without any issues. However, there is still a huge benefit to understanding what STP does…

My 2018 Goal: CCIE R&S

Note: I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. This is to help support my blog and does not have any impact on my recommendations. I first completed my CCNA certification back in August of 2007. After that I started working on certifications pretty heavily, because…

Alright - Now What?

So it’s now been over two months since I finished college and obtained my magical piece of paper. It has been interesting to finally have some free time to do things that I want to do, and not having to constantly balance my time between school and work.…

College vs Certification - Which is better?

As of the beginning of this month, I have officially completed my four years of trying to balance working full time and going back to school. I finished up my last college classes and now I can sit back and appreciate having some free time to myself again. I’…