About the Authors:
Kevin Wallace, CCIE No. 7945, is a certified Cisco instructor and a full-time instructor for SkillSoft. With 18 years of
Cisco networking experience, Kevin has been a network design specialist for The Walt Disney World Resort and a
network manager for Eastern Kentucky University. Kevin holds a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from the
University of Kentucky. Kevin is also a CCVP, CCSP, CCNP, and CCDP with multiple Cisco security and IP communications
Michael Watkins, CCNA/CCNP/CCVP/CCSP, is a full-time senior technical instructor with SkillSoft. With 12 years of
network management, training, and consulting experience, Michael has worked with organizations such as Kraft Foods,
Johnson and Johnson, Raytheon, and the United States Air Force to help them implement and learn the latest network
technologies. In addition to holding over 20 industry certifications in the areas of networking and programming technologies,
Michael holds a bachelors of arts degree from Wabash College.
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