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The Hidden Automation Tax No One Talks About

Automation. In the Information Technology (IT) arena we have heard over and over it can make our lives as administrators and operators easier. Our mundane daily tasks can be automated to give us more time to do ‘real’ work, whatever that may be. There are more tools than we can shake a stick at to …

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Learn Networking With a FREE CCNA Lab Guide

One of the things I talk about at length in my book IT Architect Series: The Journey (A Practical Guidebook for Anyone Interested in IT Architecture) is gaining theoretical and practical knowledge in a number of infrastructure areas of expertise. As an IT architect, it is important to learn about everything we’re going to touch …

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Review: The Pomodoro Technique for Time Management

Many of us are always searching for the optimal way to manage our time, after all, it is the most precious resource we have.  I’ve tried a number of things, and varied from liking them, to hating them, to kind of dealing with them.  I haven’t found the perfect method for me yet, but I …

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A Guide to Cisco’s CCNA and CCNP Data Center Updated Exams

Recently I found myself in the labyrinth of Cisco certifications, specifically the CCNA and CCNP on the Data Center track.  I’ll be honest, I haven’t even looked into a Cisco exam in at least ten years, so I was sort of lost at first.  I’m also sort of spoiled by the way VMware certifications work …

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The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS Certifications

More and and more people are beginning to get on board with Amazon Web Services (AWS), especially the certifications.  For many, a certification is a great way to get started with a new technology, by studying for the certification one will be exposed to many different aspects of the technology. I’ve noticed a trend with …

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