Blogging this week from Cisco Networkers in Las Vegas. This is one of the better vendor focused conferences you are likely to attend. If this week holds up to past precident. The sessions are lead by the technology and engineering folks rather than the more common marketing types. While Cisco hype is all over the place the information provided is top grade.
This morning started with another romp throught the CCIE routing and switching exam. Which I had completed but had not done the lab in the alloted period of time. Getting that lab done and the ‘CCIE’ designation is the gold standard in networking.
While the sessions are on a wide range of topics, as with any conference, you need to pick a couple of themes. Network Security and support of VOIP are the real draws this year. Both relate to the important topic of bandwidth management. You will find little philosophical debate about Network Neturality around here. This more – whatever it takes to get it done – stuff.