Monthly Archives: February 2013

Journey to Numberland

I passed my CCIE lab and received my number less than a week ago (on 21 Feb, 2013), so a lot of things are still sinking in. Just after I announced the news, a past co-worker of mine asked me for some details on my journey. The following is a recap of the timeline and milestones in my CCIE journey that I provided him in response to his query. I hope to expand on some of the topics mentioned but I thought I’d share this timeline as it may be of interest to those who are considering the great journey from competent network engineer to insane, fire-breathing network maniac.

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hello, world

Welcome to Herding Packets! I’m Bob McCouch, a full-time geek and network engineer who has been designing and building networks for over 10 years now. I recently completed the CCIE lab to earn CCIE #38296 (Routing and Switching track), and finding myself with a head full of ideas and a lot more free time so if you haven’t gotten enough of my rambling on Twitter you can get your fill here too!

I’m looking forward to doing some research, learning, and writing on a variety of networking-oriented topics. Look for a series of posts related to the CCIE experience as well as anything I can muster on current events in IT/Networking and other topics of interest for seasoned IT veterans and newcomers alike.

I hope you’ll check in from time to time and find something interesting or helpful here.


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