Hi! My name is Arjay Villavicencio, Network Engineer at a Data Center in Philippines. I created this website to share and to inspire people (hopefully) who wants to be a Network Engineer. I will provide Free CISCO CCNA Networking Fundamentals Tutorial to those aspiring Network Engineers, who wanted to be advance on topics before taking CCNA Training or Boot Camp.
You can test your CCNA troubleshooting skills by solving the Packet Tracer Labs that I created. I will also do my very best to teach you the basics of Juniper device configuration.
Am I a pro? No! At least not yet. One of my purpose in creating this website is because I want to force myself to learn more.
Why I chose to be a Network Engineer?
I chose to be a Network Engineer because I LAB (LOVE) COMPUTER NETWORKS!
I have been into different jobs since I graduated from college. I used to be a Sales Clerk in a Hardware Store, Computer Technician, Web Master at UpWork and Web Publisher. Why am I keeps on changing career!? No, it is not like what you think, I am not saying that I can do it all. I am 2 year IT course graduate and the competition on IT field is pretty high. Only those BS Graduate or has experienced are having a high chance on getting the job. As a person who needs to earn for a living, I have no choice but to get any job that is available. Why did I not took a 4 year IT course? Money problems 🙁
How did I become a Network Engineer?
When I was working as a Web Publisher, I watched videos and read books about CCNA when there was a free time at work. I only use GNS3 and Packet Tracer for creating lab environment since I am short of money to buy real equipments. After one year of self studying I took the exam and passed it.
Thought that I got the Network Engineer job easily? NO! I had applied into different companies and got rejected. Most of the companies were looking for Network Engineer with atleast 1 year of experience in related field. So what I did is to keep on practicing while looking for a company that will hire me. After two months of applying I got hired at a Data Center. YIPPEEEE!!!
What should I learn first? Cisco or Juniper?
It’s up to you! I learned Cisco first because looking at job directories, many companies are looking for CCNA than Juniper. I am studying Juniper because my current company will also be using Juniper router and switch. Isn’t it good if you are knowledgeable with both vendors?
Are you now interested to learn networking? Click here and lets get started.