CCIE Pursuit Blog

February 20, 2008

Network World’s 20 Useful Sites for Cisco Networking Professionals

You may want to read this with your eyes closed as I am going to indulge in a little self-congratulatory revelry.  I was surprised and delighted to see the following comment today:

Hi CCIE Pursuit, I couldn’t find a contact address for you so I am posting my message here. I wanted to let you know that your site is one of Network World’s 20 useful sites for Cisco networking professionals

Nice job!

Linda Leung, Network World Assistant Site Editor.

I was pretty excited to see my blog make the list (I’m on page 18).  That is,  until I found out that CCIE Journey had made the cut as well.  The bar must be set very low for him to make it in.  🙂  Just messing around.  Mad love to CCIE Journey.

I can always count on my better half to deflate any small victories I might achieve:

“Check it out.  My blog made a top 20 list in Network World”
“Great.  Can you translate that from Nerd to English?”
“No, I can’t dumb it down for you.”
“Well, I just made a list of 20 useful things you can do around the house.”

Everyday she kills another little piece of me.  🙂

Anyhoo…check out the list.  Any list that doesn’t include CCIE Candidate is incomplete, but I think that they did a good job.  I strongly encourage you to check out the sites that they list.  I was acquainted with most of the site, but the article did expose me to a couple of interesting sites that I had not seen before:

Networking Forum

TechWise TV



  1. Congratulations.
    I’ve been reading your blog, as well as Mr Banks for a few months now. I’ll admit that a pretty large chunk of your posts are over my head, but I have learned a lot frmo your blog already, and I’m looking forward to being at your level someday.

    Comment by jon kintner — February 20, 2008 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  2. My wife keeps asking me if I met any Cisco groupies to run off with yet… I personally believe God put her here on earth to torture me and keep my ego inline…

    Comment by cyost91 — February 20, 2008 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  3. I emailed the link to you as well a few days ago, not sure if you gotten it.

    Comment by cyost91 — February 20, 2008 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  4. Congratulations on being recognized in a trade publication – that’s pretty cool, man!

    Comment by Ethan Banks — February 21, 2008 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  5. Congratulations! And the interchange between you and your better half generated quite a few laughs here in our office, too!

    Wanted to know if you’d be interested in offering a new free network management solution to your readers. We (PacketTrap) are a a startup that is trying to develop a new set of network management tools to make life easier for network engineers. I know that every vendor says the same thing but we’ve enlisted a bunch of gamers to develop the interface of our tool suite because they understand usability and eye/screen interaction better than most. The result is a great UI/dashboard that is the foundation of our solution and at the very least, we’d like to run it by you to get your thoughts…we are always looking for feedback from experts in the industry and you’re clearly an influencer.

    Perhaps most interesting to you will be our Cisco config tool – with 7 functionalities in a single screen/tool. Let me know if you’d be up for a 10 minute demo via LiveMeeting…

    Thanks much,

    Comment by Anna — February 21, 2008 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  6. Thanks for the link love! We were surprised our little wiki got noticed…( Please check out the show when you get a chance. We did a deep dive on the Nexus 7000 today and NAC Design is coming up next… We welcome input from you and your readers on what kind of stuff you want to see more of on the show.


    Comment by Robb Boyd — February 21, 2008 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  7. Networking Picture Book

    Comment by Seema — June 12, 2008 @ 12:17 am | Reply

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