15 episodes

Each week we provide tech lessons, answer questions, and bring you interviews of the most successful engineers and thought leaders working in the IT space across technologies like datacenter, virtualization, cloud, networking, collaboration, and cyber security. Listen in as you will gain insights, strategies, tips and more to help you level up along your journey in becoming a Rockstar SE!

Become a Rockstar Systems Engineer with Terry Kim Accelerate Your IT Career and Land Your Dream Engineer Job!

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Each week we provide tech lessons, answer questions, and bring you interviews of the most successful engineers and thought leaders working in the IT space across technologies like datacenter, virtualization, cloud, networking, collaboration, and cyber security. Listen in as you will gain insights, strategies, tips and more to help you level up along your journey in becoming a Rockstar SE!

    EP14: IronMan Athlete and Cisco SE Director Mark Moffett shares his journey, habits for success and more!

    EP14: IronMan Athlete and Cisco SE Director Mark Moffett shares his journey, habits for success and more!

    Mark Moffett leads System Engineering for State, Local Government, and Education for the Eastern United States. He and his team of 130+ Systems Engineering Managers/Systems Engineers/Architects are responsible for the design/deployment of Cisco Solutions. And he is also a ironman triathlon athlete and loves to compete!
    Your favorite quote?
    If you're lucky enough to find a person with a lot of head and a lot of heart, they will never going to come off the field second. Vince Lombardi
    Favorite Tool and Application?
     
    Tool: Rasberry Pi
    App: Spark

     
    Favorite Book:
    Extreme Ownership
     
    NEW Cisco Architecture and DevNet:
    Digital Network Architecture
    Cisco DevNet
    APIC-EM

    • 53 min
    EP13: Colin McNamara DevOps expert and cloud architect shares with us on how to secure your future in IT!

    EP13: Colin McNamara DevOps expert and cloud architect shares with us on how to secure your future in IT!

    Colin McNamara is the Founder and Principle Consultant at Farkley, where he helps Companies, Communities and Individuals succeed in a world be transformed by next generation technologies. In this episode Colin shares his secrets to success for the very first time with our listeners at the end of this episode! 
     
    Sponsor: www.zerotoEngineer.com - Level up and become a full stack network engineer!
     
    Favorite Quote: The difficult we do immediately, the impossible just takes a little longer - U.S. Navy Seabees

     

    My 2017 Experiment - What would happen if you applied the core principles of DevOps; Lean and Agile and applied them to every aspect of your life.

     
    What would happen if you took the time do it right? 

    What would happen if you took that time to grow your self, your employees and your company?
    What would happen if you ran your own life like your business, and your business like your life?
     
    Tech Topic of the Day:
    How IOT, Cognitive Compute, Robotics, Lean and Agile are are coming together with the 5G LTE refresh to change how we interact with the world around us. 
     
    Favorite Tool or Application?
    Trello Board
     
    Favorite Book: Phoenix Project
    https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP12: Cisco SE Manager (CCIE #1753) Rusty Heird shares what he looks for when hiring and more!

    EP12: Cisco SE Manager (CCIE #1753) Rusty Heird shares what he looks for when hiring and more!

    I am simply thrilled to introduce my former SE manager from Cisco, Rusty Heird. He has one of the lowest CCIE numbers I’ve seen at #1753 in R&S for 20 years and was great mentor to me helping me push myself to always grow. I can’t wait to dive into his past and current projects and gather his thoughts on what it takes to become a rockstar SE on his team and what he looks for when recruiting for top talent and more!
     
    Sponsor: www.zerotoEngineer.com - Level up and become a full stack network engineer!
     
    Your favorite quote?
    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison
     
    Favorite Tool or Application?
    Pomodoro Technique
     
    6 Steps to Troubleshoot a Network
    Dont panic Get the right resources engaged What was the last thing that changed? Get the Data that you can (Layer 1-3) Learning when to escalate Was this a process problem? How do we avoid this?  
    Favorite Book: Strength Finders 2.0
    https://www.amazon.com/StrengthsFinder-2-0-Tom-Rath/dp/159562015X
     
    What is a Vampire Tap?
    A vampire tap is a connection to a coaxial cable in which a hole is drilled through the outer shield of the cable so that a clamp can be connected to the inner conductor of the cable. A vampire tap is used to connect each device to Thicknet coaxial cable in the bus topology of an Ethernet 10BASE-T local area network.

    • 28 min
    EP11: Legendary Network Architect Russ White (CCDE#1 and CCAr) shares his habits for success.

    EP11: Legendary Network Architect Russ White (CCDE#1 and CCAr) shares his habits for success.

    Russ White has over 30 years of experience in network engineering; A Distinguished Architect during his time at Cisco, holds the highest certification Cisco has to offer as a CCAr and holds CCDE #1. He’s also a Publish author, worldwide speaker at many tech conferences, and has over 40+ patents. This guy is a legend folks in the field of networking. 
    Quote: “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.” C.S. Lewis
    Resources or Topics Mentioned:
     
    Project Falco
    Microsoft OneNote
    Notepad++
    Slack
     
    Book Recommendation: The Art of Network Architecture
     
    Tech Lesson of the Day: Disaggregation and the Future for Network Engineers
    - Vendors mentioned (Cumulus Networks, SixWind, Snap Route, Arista Networks, Dell OS 10)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP10: From Dubai to Silicon Valley, interview with LinkedIn's principal network architect Shawn Zandi

    EP10: From Dubai to Silicon Valley, interview with LinkedIn's principal network architect Shawn Zandi

    Shawn Zandi is a lead infrastructure architect with LinkedIn, where he builds large scale data center, backbone and networks. Over the past two decades, Shawn has worked as network and security architect for consulting firms from Dubai to Silicon Valley. Shawn holds many publications, patents and certifications including 3x CCIE in routing and switching, Security and eSrvice provider as well as CCDE, while through the years of practice has become a vendor-neutral consultant. He currently lives in San Francisco, in Sunny California. In addition to his commitment to LinkedIn, Shawn is a technical advisor to networking startups in the Bay Area.
    Quote: RFC1925 - The Twelve Networking Truths Rule (11)
    Every old idea will be proposed again with a different name and a different presentation, regardless of whether it works.
     
    Resources or Topics Mentioned:
     
    School of Life Youtube Channel
    Linkedin's Next Generation Data Center Design : Project Altair
    Book: Universe from Nothing
     
    Tech Lesson of the Day: Applying Machine Learning and Big Data to Networking

    • 27 min
    EP09: We are back SE Nation - Happy Holidays!

    EP09: We are back SE Nation - Happy Holidays!

    In this episode, we bring back the show! I explain why we were out of pocket for the past months and what to expect in terms of new shows moving forward. And some motivation to the start the new year off right!

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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Awesome!!!

I've listened to it and find it really helpful and great. More power!

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Great so far!

Love it, currently working on degree & certs- would be great to hear some interviews with women engineers in the industry.

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This podcast fulfilled my curiosity of being an IT engineer. Looking forward to more amazing podcasts from Jacob and Terry!

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