I’ve been thinking about where I wanted to direct my focus within the networking industry of late.


I’ve always been interested in security and privacy, so studying the Cisco Security pathway¬†made sense.

Working in a NOC type environment has a use for security, but it doesn’t come up all that much past access lists, securing the router, VPN’s and locking down various other protocols. What does come up in a frequent manner is routing and troubleshooting routing/switching, which I’ve often found myself looking for assistance from higher knowledgeable colleagues. I’m the kind of person who is shown how to troubleshoot/fix an issue once, and can do it after without an issue.

I feel my security knowledge is sufficient for the industry at this stage, and having already gained my Cisco CCNA R&S, I’ve decided to go for my CCNP R&S, likely starting with Switch, Route and then T-Shoot. I’ll be aquring my CCNA (S) by the first half this year, and then moving onto Switch.

Watch this space as I update my study progress


About The Author


Timothy started his networking career in 2014, working for one of the largest telecommunication operators in Australia. When he's not working, he's obsessing over German Shepherd Dogs.