A quick detour though CCNA DC….

A couple months ago I started this thing as documentation of my journey to CCNP Route and Switch. 60 days into the journey things changed, and my focus was shifted. Simply put, the forecast calls for clear skies not a cloud in sight. So my target has changed from CCNP R&S to CCNA Data Center. I’m on an accelerated plan. I would like to clear CCNA DC by the end of June. Then decide between NP R&S or DC……

I’m really excited for this opportunity even though it’s detoured my CCNP R&S plans.┬áThe idea of this blog remains the same though. It’s a journal of my study habits, my thoughts and my questions that exceed 140 characters.

I’m hoping in the next two weeks I can sit the first half of CCNA DC which is the DCICN 640-911 exam. It covers mostly basics like subnetting, spanning-tree, and of course the fundamentals of NX-OS. If you have any words of wisdom feel free to drop me a line on Twitter (@eric_stover) or leave a comment below.


Oh Hey!

Welcome! I’ve decided that after taking part in some interesting conversations, I needed an area to expand on my thoughts. 140 characters is a great platform to start conversations, but tagging people in a conversation and the sequencing of posts can be annoying. So here we are. 

Professionally, I spend most of my time in the Network side of IT. I consider myself a generalist as I’ve worked on everything from wireless controllers to Cisco UCS. I take a particular interest in wireless networks at the moment because I’ve spent a good portion of my time building a wireless networks for a Fortune 500 company that is growing at break neck speeds. In my spare time I’m becoming less of a Python noob. 

I also take a serious interest in career development and IT Ops. I did the job hop thing for awhile until I got to a place where I felt like I was getting full exposure to everything from data center to access layer.     My interest in IT Ops comes from a strong dislike of inefficiency and non-standard things. Gives me the chills just thinking about it. 

Personally, I’m also going through a bit of a transition. At the end of 2015 I’ll no longer be a formal student. I’ve been taking some sort of formalized education since I was four years old. Now, at 29, that phase of my life is over and I couldn’t be happier. Now that I have some spare time I’m trying to rediscover some hobbies that were culled and develop new hobbies. I’m hoping to share some new adventures here.