About me

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Matt Thompson and I’ve worked in IT for over 10 years. Having spent several years in a number of different roles including Systems Administrator, Technical Trainer and Design Architect predominantly with a Microsoft bias, it was in 2008 that I decided to branch out and increase my networking knowledge.

At that time, I was working at an ISP with a leaning towards Cisco kit and so dived in to studying for my CCNA which I attained within six months via the two exam CCENT\CCNA route. Two years later, I was aware that I needed to renew my CCNA within 12 months and brokered a deal with my company to move full-time in to a networking role based on the experience I had gathered over the previous two years.

Twelve months of hard studying later (with my 1st Cisco Live trip thrown in to the mix for inspiration), I had restudied for and successfully resat my CCNA to confirm the standard of my foundational knowledge and also gained my CCNP.

Since then, I’ve managed a Network Operations team and done an interesting blend of consultancy and network design.

Always trying to keep busy and relevant in an ever changing IT world.

You can find me on Twitter here as @vegaskid1973 and on LinkedIn here

Please let me know your thoughts!