First blog post

This is my first blog post. I’m going to try and use this site to consolidate my notes from my Cisco certification studies and possibly for any articles I find interesting.

I can be found at other places on the web such as twitter – @chrismpratt87 and linkedin – chrismpratt

Disclaimer: The writing of this blog is my personal view and not that of the company that I work for.

Current studying status

As much as I would like to achieve my CCIE Routing & Switching, I need to take a break from it. Without going into too much detail in this post, I needed a change of pace. I haven’t earned a new certification in some time and would like to change that and get back into the groove of studying new material.

Currently I’m studying for the CCNA Collab – CICD 210-060. I’ve working with Cisco Collaboration at my past job and know enough to be very dangerous, but never learned the correct terminology in some cases. I’d like to take a step back and work on improving my collaboration knowledge and fill in some of the gaps.

A lot of my gap is with the legacy voice / analog systems that I’ve never had exposure to. I’ve worked with CUCM for phones and telepresence, but never had to go into any depth with CME, CUC or CU-IMP.

In future blog posts I’ll be typing up my handwritten notes to share with the world and would welcome any feedback where I may have misunderstood a topic.