Some recommendations for the network engineers!

In this post, I will share many network engineering blogs which will be very beneficial for the network engineering and for those who want to learn more about network design.   Almost everyday I receive a message through social media or via email from the connections. What should we study ? I am new to the networking what path I should follow etc. I think many of the people which are listed below receive the same messages.

Unfortunately it is impossible to respond each and every message, at least timely manner. What recently happened let me tell you the story.   Couple months back through linkedin, someone sent me a message and asked, I want to learn the design, I just finished my CCNA R&S. What should I do.   I replied him and said, start reading each and every blog post (Except the training advertisement ones) on my website.

At the end, I think I have more than 400 blog post on the website and most of them are design related. After a while same person sent me another message and requested to join my class. I said , did you go through the posts on the website , He said no.   I told him, do you really think you can join my class just after CCNA ? It was impossible but He didn’t realise.

Thus I recommended him again, to read all the blog posts and couple basic books (I remember I recommended him , CCDP Arch v3 at that time but now new version came out which I am the technical editor, You can find it from here).  

He recently sent me another message and asked more resources.   And I thought it is a good idea to share the free resources which can be found on the Internet. I recommend all of my readers to have a look at below networking blogs at least ones every week or better to subscribe if they have mailing list.

If you haven’t following below website, I recommend every one of you to start following and read as much post as you can from these websites. By the way, start writing a blog post on your own website is a good learning method too. Just click on the person name who runs the blog and if there is a mailing list subscribe. If not bookmark them, follow via RSS and so on.  

Network Engineering Blogs: Daniel Dib Russ White Ivan Papeljnak Packet Pushers NetCraftsMen Packetlife Network Computing INE Blog   These are the ones which have a lot of free content and very good resources. Also Malcolm Booden and Michael Zsiga started blog and podcast and when they increase the number of resources I will update this post. Hope to see more from them too. If you follow other blogs, podcast which you think is useful, share your comment.  

Just an hour ago, I published a post on MPLS Traffic Engineering. I wanted to use one of my topologies, thus typed on Google ‘ Orhan Ergun MPLS Traffic Engineering ‘ and realised that at least two websites, copied and pasted my entire MPLS Traffic Engineering series on their websites.   Please, at least, next time, ask a permission.

I like to share my thoughts , most of the time freely but your action badly affect my websites rankings so people can’t find these materials when they search on search engines.   I complaint about this because, I know, this is not happening only to me but to some of the websites which I listed above as well. Ask a permission, it is good for everyone (Game Theory !)

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Orhan Ergun, CCIE/CCDE Trainer, Author of Many Networking Books, Network Design Advisor, and Cisco Champion 2019/2020/2021

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