Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks is a podcaster and writer with a BSCS and 20+ years in enterprise IT. He's operated data centers with a special focus on infrastructure — especially networking. He's been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655. He's the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC where he creates content for humans in the hot aisle.

Lab Equipment

I’m planning on building a lab with 2 6513’s, 2 3550’s, 4 3750’s, at least 1 3845 (I think I can put my hands on one), and 2 or 3 or 4 2600’s I have available.  That’s not the hugest priority for me today as I have to get through the written exam.  But…I’m going …

Roll That Blog

In the future, I’m going to try to blog studies daily, while the information is fresh in my mind. I wasn’t sure I was going to set up the CCIE blog, so it wasn’t ready when I started studying this week. I’ve spent the last couple of hours fiddling with WordPress settings, and figuring how …

The Quest Begins

While I wouldn’t call it a New Year’s resolution, I’ve made the mental commitment you have to have to go for your CCIE. I know I want to do it, and I’ve begun preparations. I’m going for the Routing & Switching CCIE, like most other folks. My strategy is pretty simple. First things first – …