Technical Knowledge of Alexander H. Hackenberg
Of course I have very good knowledge of basic networking:
OSI seven layer model, ethernet, token ring, bridging, ATM, X.25, Frame-Relay, Serial lines, etc.
Also Detailed knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite:
IP, TCP, UDP, Routing protocols (RIP, (E)IGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP4, policy routing), DNS, BootP, IP Multicasting, HTTP, SNMP, etc.
Because of my working history I know pretty much about Networking in traditional IBM mainframe environments:
SNA, VTAM, NCP, X.25, SDLC, APPN, etc.
When I was working for PSK I was also responsible for security issues for Cisco routers and switches as well as for the firewall connecting the bank to the internet. Therefore I still have good knowledge about network security.
Of course over all these years I build myself pretty good knowledge about several operating systems including Windows (v3.11 up to windows 7 and NT Server up to Server 2008), Unix (eg. AIX), Linux (Suse, Ubuntu) and Novell Netware and the IPX/SPX protocol suite.
In the last couple of years I was also into 'new' techniques like MPLS and IPv6, where IPv6 is a real hobby of mine and I really hope that we will have it enrolled rather sooner than later (no more NAT - horray!).
Since about 2001 I got also invoved into load balancing, first with the Cisco CSS then with the CSM and the ACE. Not only that I teach the load balancing classes but I also was taking part in several consultings about the CSM and the ACE.
Since 2005 I got myself more and more into storage systems (NAS, SAN, Fibre channel fabric, etc.) involved, and so it came that I also teach Netapp classes and courses about the Cisco storage switches now.
Last but not least I work intesively with Data Center Networks since 2008. That includes Layer 2 Networks in Data Center(s), Virtualization of Networks (inclusive virtual firewalls, load balancer, etc.) and Server (VMWare and Blade Server) and the UCS technologie of Cisco Systems.
I am certified by Cisco to teach the following courses :
ICND Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 + 2
QOS Quality of Service
BGP Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers
IP6FD IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment
CSSOC Content Service Switches Operation and Configuration
ACESM Implementing the Application Control Engine Service Module
ACEAP Implementing the Application Control Engine Appliance
DCASI Data Center Application Service Implementation
DCASD Data Center Application Service Design
DCNI-1 Data Center Network Infrastructure 1
DCUFI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
DCUFD - Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
ICSNS - Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions
DCSNS - Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions
DCNX1K - Implementing the Cisco Nexus 1000V
DCNX5K - Implementing the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 2000
DCNX7K - Implementing the Cisco Nexus 7000
I also teach these official Netapp courses:
DOTF Data ONTAP Fundamentals
CIFS Data ONTAP CIFS Administration
NFS Data ONTAP NFS Administration
SAN Scaling and Architecture
SANIW SAN Implementation Workshop
ant others on demand ...