Please introduce yourself [Aug 2017 - Feb 2019]

CarolineS
Community Manager

Please introduce yourself [Aug 2017 - Feb 2019]

UPDATE: We've archived this post and created a new space for introductions here.

 

Welcome to the Meraki Community. We are excited to provide this forum as a place for our customers and partners to interact with us and with each other. We’d love to get to know you.

 

Reply to this thread to let us know who you are, what you do, what expertise you have to share, what you may be looking for in this community, your hobbies… anything you’d like. Just hit that first big green "Reply" button below to get started.

 

Pro tip: when replying, you may wish to UNCHECK the "Email me when someone replies" checkbox (screenshot below). This thread is popular and you might not want an email each time someone posts on it!

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We look forward to meeting you!

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JimTiedeman
New here

Hi Jim Tiedeman

 

New here and love my Meraki gear. Work for AT&T based in Frankfurt Germany area.

Love the training and support from Cisco- Meraki team.

@JimTiedeman wrote:

New here and love my Meraki gear. Work for AT&T based in Frankfurt Germany area. Love the training and support from Cisco- Meraki team. 

Welcome, Jim - and congrats on making your first post! You're now eligible for a First Post Week prize. Glad to hear you love the gear, training, and support we provide. We hope you also come to love the Community 😀

 

Have a great day!

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F_Fukumoto
Conversationalist

Hello everybody!

I'm Francisco Fukumoto, I work for BT as a technical designer for new business (pre sales), based in Sao Paulo/Brazil. Looking forward to learning with this community.

Cheers

@F_Fukumoto wrote:

I'm Francisco Fukumoto, I work for BT as a technical designer for new business (pre sales), based in Sao Paulo/Brazil. Looking forward to learning with this community.

Welcome, Francisco and thanks for joining the Meraki Community! You're now eligible for a First Post Week prize - stay tuned for the announcement of the winners next week. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the relevant product's board in our Product & Technology Discussions.

 

Cheers!

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JonMAlexander
Conversationalist

Hello Meraki Community. Jon from Best Buy for Business here. Happy to be apart of the group!

@JonMAlexander wrote:

Hello Meraki Community. Jon from Best Buy for Business here. Happy to be apart of the group!

Welcome, Jon! You're now eligible for a First Post Week prize - congrats!  Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners next week. 

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Emilion
Conversationalist

It's nice meeting with new folks in here!

I am Emil Baccay from the beautiful country of the Philippines. 

Please tag me with codename "Milion"

I have been in the IT networking for more than 10years now and I am currently excited with upcoming big projects involving Meraki SDNs.

I look forward for a fruitful learnings & sharing of ideas & stuffs in this community.

 

best of luck to all of us here..

 

best,

Emil

CarolineS
Community Manager


@Emilion wrote:

 

I have been in the IT networking for more than 10years now and I am currently excited with upcoming big projects involving Meraki SDNs.

Welcome, @Emilion! Best of luck in your upcoming projects! If questions arise as you work on these, please don't hesitate to ask them in our Product and Technology boards.

 

Cheers!

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Leejohn1
Here to help

Heyyy guys!! 🙂

 

Its Lee from DiData Philippines. 

 

You know what? Ive been in the Wireless industry for quit some time and I can see more and more innovative ideas in this kind of Technology 🙂 Meraki really simplifies technology and more of a user friendly stuff on doing things (good job)

 

"Been working on one of our project with MX and MS devices and our client saw how easy and fast we deploy the network. And no worries even if some expansion will come...."

 

Its nice to be part of this growing community of innovators whom I could share with, collaborate with... 🙂 Expecting more on the latest updates and how we can improve this technology for the better.

 

BTW, anyone here is fond of drones? ping me up buddy!! 🙂


@Leejohn1 wrote:

 

You know what? Ive been in the Wireless industry for quit some time and I can see more and more innovative ideas in this kind of Technology 🙂 Meraki really simplifies technology and more of a user friendly stuff on doing things (good job)

 

 


Welcome, @Leejohn1! So glad to hear that you are having a great experience with Meraki products. Thanks for joining the Meraki Community!

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Thanks Carol
ChrisDenny
Conversationalist

My name is Chris and I'm in the Louisville KY area.  I've been in IT for around 10 years.  I enjoy learning about technology and am fascinated by all that Meraki has to offer.  It seems like they are adding new features all the time that makes life as a network engineer easier.


@ChrisDenny wrote:

My name is Chris and I'm in the Louisville KY area.  I've been in IT for around 10 years.  I enjoy learning about technology and am fascinated by all that Meraki has to offer.  It seems like they are adding new features all the time that makes life as a network engineer easier.


Hi @ChrisDenny - welcome to the Meraki Community! We're so glad that Meraki has made your life easier... ooh, actually, you may enjoy our Community Challenge next week, as it's on a related topic... stay tuned! (I'll post an announcement about it in the Community Announcements blog)

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Jason_P_Beal
New here

Hey all- I am a CCNP Collaboration and CMNA Engineer in Maine playing with different collab technologies and troubleshooting SIP trunks, building Call Managers and Spark PBXs, etc. Outside of that I play guitar and drums in a surf rock band, record music, go boating/fishing and I tinker with electronics. You can also find me on various social media platforms as JasonBealVoIP if you want to talk media streams or codecs!

 

Cheers,

 

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Jason


@Jason_P_Beal wrote:

Hey all- I am a CCNP Collaboration and CMNA Engineer in Maine playing with different collab technologies and troubleshooting SIP trunks, building Call Managers and Spark PBXs, etc. Outside of that I play guitar and drums in a surf rock band, record music, go boating/fishing and I tinker with electronics. You can also find me on various social media platforms as JasonBealVoIP if you want to talk media streams or codecs!

 @Jason_P_Beal - very nice to meet you, and welcome to the Meraki Community!

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Eli_Gelber
Conversationalist

Hello Meraki Community!

 

In July, I will celebrate 10 years at Cisco!  Woo hoo! For the last 9 years, I have been a Systems Engineer working on the NC Public Sector team out of RTP.  I work with K-12, Higher Ed and Local Government entities.

 

Meraki is my favorite acquisition in my tenure.  Meraki has made the biggest impact on my Home Network and on my ability to help customers manage their Networks.

 

I suffer from Meraki Dashboard addiction - please send help!

 

All the Best,

 

Eli 


@Eli_Gelber wrote:

 In July, I will celebrate 10 years at Cisco! Woo hoo! For the last 9 years, I have been a Systems Engineer working on the NC Public Sector team out of RTP.  I work with K-12, Higher Ed and Local Government entities.

Wow, congratulations on the 10-year anniversary!

 

Meraki is my favorite acquisition in my tenure.  Meraki has made the biggest impact on my Home Network and on my ability to help customers manage their Networks.

That's great to hear!!

 

I suffer from Meraki Dashboard addiction - please send help!

There is no cure. However, I do hope that your next addiction is the Meraki Community. 😀

 

Have a great evening!

- Caroline 

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got any tips and ticks or ways for me to be more efficient in Meraki
--Diego Gutierrez--

Hello everyone!

I'm Steven (as you probably figured from the username). Working in networking pre-sales for an IT reseller. Started at the company just over 5 years ago, around the same time when Cisco made the acquisition, which was also when we started to sell Meraki.

Just completed the CMNA course last week, should have done it ages ago but cancelled due to laptop issues as well as finding the time. Really good course and was worth the wait... using that dashboard is certainly a lot nicer than having to use CLI!

TechGuy84
Conversationalist

Hi, my name is Nate and I am the Technology Director at a small school district. I have 2 buildings I’m responsible for. I have just finished converting our JH/HS building to all Meraki equipment (6 Meraki switches, 27 access points, MX100 security appliance). The Elementary building is my next project. Right now I have a MX100 and 15 access points in that building. I am here to meet other Meraki fans like myself and to seek guidance when needed.

 

Thanks


@TechGuy84 wrote:

Hi, my name is Nate and I am the Technology Director at a small school district. I have 2 buildings I’m responsible for. I have just finished converting our JH/HS building to all Meraki equipment (6 Meraki switches, 27 access points, MX100 security appliance). The Elementary building is my next project. Right now I have a MX100 and 15 access points in that building. I am here to meet other Meraki fans like myself and to seek guidance when needed.


Hi @TechGuy84 and welcome to the Meraki Community! Best of luck in your elementary school deployment - and if you run into any snags or questions, please don't hesitate to ask our friendly community.

 

Have a great evening!
- Caroline

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wreti
Conversationalist

Hi Everyone,

 

I'm Chris and work at Structured Communication Systems in the Pacific Northwest as a Systems Engineer. We are a Cisco/Meraki partner and a VAR/MSP, offering, security and networking solutions, systems and storage solutions, cloud offerings, and a 24/7 managed services department. I work mostly in security/networking and work with Meraki products frequently, so I'm excited to utilize this new community for suggestions when things get hairy.

 

I look forward to working with everyone! 🙂

CarolineS
Community Manager


@wreti wrote:

I'm Chris and work at Structured Communication Systems in the Pacific Northwest as a Systems Engineer. We are a Cisco/Meraki partner and a VAR/MSP, offering, security and networking solutions, systems and storage solutions, cloud offerings, and a 24/7 managed services department. I work mostly in security/networking and work with Meraki products frequently, so I'm excited to utilize this new community for suggestions when things get hairy

 


Welcome to the Meraki Community, @wreti! You're right, this community is great for suggestions when things get hairy. Maybe instead of having an astronaut as our unofficial mascot, we should have some sort of hairy beast. (🦁? 🐻? 👹? 🦍?)

 

Cheers!

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GB4Meraki
Conversationalist

Hi, my name is Jerry and I am a Cisco CCNP wireless and Meraki CMNA engineer.  I work at Heartland Business Systems which is a Cisco/Meraki Partner and reseller in Little Chute, WI.  Meraki has been a great solution for us and I have well over 75 customers that I support ( and growing weekly).  I love watching Meraki wireless evolve and release new features and products.  Meraki has made the role as a consultant, to stay on top of the client's environment and quickly address issues, much easier.  

 

Thank you.


@GB4Meraki wrote:

Hi, my name is Jerry and I am a Cisco CCNP wireless and Meraki CMNA engineer.  I work at Heartland Business Systems which is a Cisco/Meraki Partner and reseller in Little Chute, WI.  Meraki has been a great solution for us and I have well over 75 customers that I support ( and growing weekly).  I love watching Meraki wireless evolve and release new features and products.  Meraki has made the role as a consultant, to stay on top of the client's environment and quickly address issues, much easier.  

 


Hi @GB4Meraki and welcome to the Meraki Community! We're glad to hear that Meraki has made your life easier. If any issues or questions should arise, please don't hesitate to ask our friendly community.

 

Cheers!

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RonG
Here to help

Hi everyone, I'M Ron and I work for Cisco in the North Texas Territory Region. 

CarolineS
Community Manager

@RonG wrote:

Hi everyone, I'M Ron and I work for Cisco in the North Texas Territory Region. 


Hi @RonG and welcome to the Meraki Community! It's always great to have our Cisco brethren here!

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NSGuru
Getting noticed

Hi Everyone,

 

To start off my name is Dustin and I work for a company known as cloudIT. I help to strategically plan, setup and implement networks for a variety of customers. If you ever feel like you need a helping hand let me know. 

 

Thanks everyone! 

Cloud Network Engineer | cloudIT
Certified Meraki Networking Associate

Kudo this if it helped! 🙂
CarolineS
Community Manager


@NSGuru wrote:

To start off my name is Dustin and I work for a company known as cloudIT. I help to strategically plan, setup and implement networks for a variety of customers. If you ever feel like you need a helping hand let me know. 

 


Hi @NSGuru and welcome to the Meraki Community! You might enjoy perusing the Unanswered Questions here on the community to see if you can lend a hand.


Cheers!

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Thanks Caroline ill go check it out!!! 

Cloud Network Engineer | cloudIT
Certified Meraki Networking Associate

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Eissam_Khoury
Conversationalist

Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Eissam Khoury and I am working in Technical Support on YEDA  Team at Cellcom & Netvision.


@Eissam_Khoury wrote:

My name is Eissam Khoury and I am working in Technical Support on YEDA  Team at Cellcom & Netvision.


Hello @Eissam_Khoury and welcome to the Meraki Community! We're glad you have joined us; please don't hesitate to ask technical questions in our Product & Technology boards. We also have contests once or twice a month, which are announced in Community Announcements.

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thanks !!
vassallon
Head in the Cloud

Figure seeing how I have waded into the community I might as well introduce myself.

 

I'm a system administrator for a school district in Oregon. I handle the MDM side for the district and we manage over 4500 iPads in a 1 to 1 deployment. I was instrumental in implementing MR34s throughout every classroom in the district, climbing a ladder to hang 200 APs in a week before school was fun. 

 

I've worked closely with both Apple and Meraki in the past to help shape and troubleshoot how Apple School Manager/ Apple Classroom and Meraki play together and love the auto-tagging features that have arrived with ASM.

 

If you ever have any questions about how we do things in the district feel free to reach out and I'll let you know how I've done things and lessons I have learned.

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@vassallon wrote:

If you ever have any questions about how we do things in the district feel free to reach out and I'll let you know how I've done things and lessons I have learned.


Hello @vassallon and welcome to the Meraki Community. Thank you so much for offering your knowledge and experience to your fellow members, and for the posts you've made thus far in the Endpoint Management board!

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Dandri
Here to help

Hi there!

I´m David and i am from Iceland. I am planning to study CCNA and more but at the moment i´m just learning on some cisco gear that i bought and am playing with at home.

CarolineS
Community Manager


@Dandri wrote:

I´m David and i am from Iceland. I am planning to study CCNA and more but at the moment i´m just learning on some cisco gear that i bought and am playing with at home.


Hi @Dandri and welcome to the Meraki Community! Do you have any Cisco Meraki gear, or just Cisco?

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Thank you @CarolineS

 

I have a mr18 AP plus two non meraki switches at the moment but i am planning on getting more meraki gear later since i like it a lot.

CarolineS
Community Manager


@Dandri wrote:

Thank you @CarolineS

 

I have a mr18 AP plus two non meraki switches at the moment but i am planning on getting more meraki gear later since i like it a lot.


That's great to hear, @Dandri! If you have any questions as you start getting familiar with the Meraki setup, please don't hesitate to ask them in our Product and Technology boards.

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RKacz1
Comes here often

*Waves* 

 

  Hi, I’m Rick, IT Director for the Village of Plainfield in Illinois.  I’m a new Meraki user (wireless and MDM).

 

CarolineS
Community Manager


@RKacz1 wrote:

*Waves* 

 

  Hi, I’m Rick, IT Director for the Village of Plainfield in Illinois.  I’m a new Meraki user (wireless and MDM).

 


*Waves Back - WITH AN EMOJI!* 👋 

 

Welcome to the Meraki Community, @RKacz1! Please don't hesitate to ask any questions of our friendly community. Enjoy the rest of your Friday!

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Haydn
Getting noticed

Hi Everyone!

Haydn here, I'm a 'Network Technician' at a Non-Profit on the south coast of England (Hamble-Le-Rice, Southampton). We currently have Meraki AP's, Switches and SM. Potentially looking at the MX's in the future.

 

I've been a lurking for a bit so good to post at last! 

CarolineS
Community Manager


@Haydn wrote:

Hi Everyone!

Haydn here, I'm a 'Network Technician' at a Non-Profit on the south coast of England (Hamble-Le-Rice, Southampton). We currently have Meraki AP's, Switches and SM. Potentially looking at the MX's in the future.

 

I've been a lurking for a bit so good to post at last! 


Hi @Haydn and welcome to the Meraki Community! Thanks for posting! Sounds like you may well join the Meraki Full-Stack club soon. Ooh, that gives me a good idea for a community profile badge... 

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DwightD
New here

Hello I'm Dwight, a sysadmin, developer, general dogsbody and massive Meraki fan. I manage several Meraki networks, including one at my own home!

CarolineS
Community Manager


@DwightD wrote:

Hello I'm Dwight, a sysadmin, developer, general dogsbody and massive Meraki fan. I manage several Meraki networks, including one at my own home!


Hi @DwightD and welcome to the Meraki Community! I just had to look up the word "dogsbody," so thanks for teaching me something today (here's the wikipedia entry). If you have any Meraki-related questions, please don't hesitate to ask them in our Product and Technology boards.

 

Cheers!

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ccruz
Comes here often

Hi everyone!!

 

My name is Carmelo and I am from the beatiful island of Puerto Rico.

 

I became a Meraki Partner before the Cisco aquisition, so it was love at first sight.

 

After that, Meraki has been our #1 solution for Security Appliances and Wireless Networks.

 

Looking forward for more successful years to come!!

 

 

CarolineS
Community Manager


@ccruz wrote:

My name is Carmelo and I am from the beatiful island of Puerto Rico.

I became a Meraki Partner before the Cisco aquisition, so it was love at first sight.

After that, Meraki has been our #1 solution for Security Appliances and Wireless Networks. 

Looking forward for more successful years to come!!


Hi Carmelo, and welcome to the Meraki Community! We are so glad to hear you are enjoying your Meraki experience. Please don't hesitate to ask any Meraki-related questions you may have - or share your expertise - in our Product and Technology boards.

 

Cheers!

 

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ecoen
Comes here often

Hello, everyone.

 

I work for Cisco in the US Partner Organization as an Enterprise Networking Technical Solutions Architect (say that 3 times fast).  I'm a Route/Switch CCIE, and have been in the industry.... well, a very long time.  In Cisco, I try to keep up with all of our route, switch, wireless, data center & collaboration products and solutions.

 

I started as a programmer and switched to networking later in my career.  My hobbies are network programmability, home automation & volunteering as an official for USA Swimming.

CarolineS
Community Manager


@ecoen wrote:

I work for Cisco in the US Partner Organization as an Enterprise Networking Technical Solutions Architect (say that 3 times fast).  I'm a Route/Switch CCIE, and have been in the industry.... well, a very long time.  In Cisco, I try to keep up with all of our route, switch, wireless, data center & collaboration products and solutions.

 

I started as a programmer and switched to networking later in my career.  My hobbies are network programmability, home automation & volunteering as an official for USA Swimming.


Hi @ecoen and welcome to the Meraki Community!

 

It's great to have more of our Cisco brethren here. If you're interested in home automation, you may enjoy these threads: Meraki & Amazon Alexa Integration and Cisco Meraki Presence Based Remote Control.

 

Cheers!

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DanK
Conversationalist

Hey Everyone,

 

My name is Daniel, I am the Social Media Manager for Hummingbird Networks, a Meraki Partner.

 

I love all things social media, and come from a direct-to-consumer marketing background; so this audience is a bit new to me.  Looking forward to getting to know you all a little better and contributing in any way I can!

CarolineS
Community Manager


@DanK wrote:

My name is Daniel, I am the Social Media Manager for Hummingbird Networks, a Meraki Partner.

 

I love all things social media, and come from a direct-to-consumer marketing background; so this audience is a bit new to me.  Looking forward to getting to know you all a little better and contributing in any way I can!


Welcome, @DanK and thanks for joining the Meraki Community! You may get a kick out of some of our "fun" threads in the Off the Stack board, like the "Before and After" pictures and Where in the world has your Meraki swag been? Take a look! We also run a lot of (perhaps Tweetable? :-)) contests & promotions, which are announced via the Community Announcements blog.

 

Cheers!

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Mprivat
New here

Hello Everyone!!

 

    My name is Martin Privat and I am a Sales Engineer for an MSP/ISP. While not keeping an eye on our fine Sales Folks I enjoy live music and being active outdoors-

CarolineS
Community Manager


@Mprivat wrote:

My name is Martin Privat and I am a Sales Engineer for an MSP/ISP. While not keeping an eye on our fine Sales Folks I enjoy live music and being active outdoors-


Welcome, Martin! Those sales folks can indeed be wily 🙂

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Tytan
Comes here often

Hi Everyone,

 

Tyron here from JB HiFi Solutions i work in the connectivity practice team and we're currently one of Meraki's biggest partners here in Australia. We specialise in everything from professional services, managed services, telco and AV. 

 

https://solutions.jbhifi.com.au/

 

CarolineS
Community Manager


@Tytan wrote:

Tyron here from JB HiFi Solutions i work in the connectivity practice team and we're currently one of Meraki's biggest partners here in Australia. We specialise in everything from professional services, managed services, telco and AV. 


Hi @Tytan and welcome to the Meraki Community! Please don't hesitate to dive right in to the Product & Technology discussions to ask any Meraki questions that may come up in your work — or lend your knowledge by chiming in on the unanswered questions.

 

Have a great day!

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LorenzoPalma
Conversationalist

Hi everyone, i'm Lorenzo and i work like System Engineer based on Meraki solutions. Usually i work on installation of Meraki devices in Africa.

Regards


@LorenzoPalma wrote:

Hi everyone, i'm Lorenzo and i work like System Engineer based on Meraki solutions. Usually i work on installation of Meraki devices in Africa.

Regards


Welcome to the Meraki Community, @LorenzoPalma! If you have any technical questions, please feel free to ask them in our Product & Technology discussions. Also, if you have interesting installation stories to tell, we'd love to hear them in the Off the Stack board (which is for general Meraki-related topics).

 

Have a wonderful day!

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jannemikola
Conversationalist

Hey you all!

 

I am Janne Mikola, Product Manager for Telia SD-WAN service. From Telia, obviously. In case someone is not familiar with Telia, we are a service provider from Nordics + Baltics, but we do operate globally with our Telia Carrier function and in the matter of fact based on sheer amount of IP transit, Telia typically ranks top 1 or 2 in the world. We are also so-called "tier 1" operator.

 

I'm an SDN enthusiast, I wrote my Master's thesis on SDN Nothbound APIs some years ago and since then it has been even referenced twice in peer reviewed academic IEEE papers, which is kind of cool to me at least. I'm mostly interested in Meraki from the SD-WAN capability angle. E.g. cameras and phones don't interest me so much. MX devices for the most part.

 

Just earned my CMNA a couple of days ago and looking to get accepted to CMNO as well.

 

(Someone should try to clarify the difference of CMNA and CMNO somewhere better than it has been done. A very simple question for example: which one is more valued? Or a higher level certification? I did read that CMNO will move to an exam based model in couple of months, and it already has unique certification IDs so even though it's online, I'm leaning towards the idea that CMNO > CMNA. Typically people are stating other way around in these forums.)


@jannemikola wrote:

 

Just earned my CMNA a couple of days ago and looking to get accepted to CMNO as well.

 

(Someone should try to clarify the difference of CMNA and CMNO somewhere better than it has been done. A very simple question for example: which one is more valued? Or a higher level certification? I did read that CMNO will move to an exam based model in couple of months, and it already has unique certification IDs so even though it's online, I'm leaning towards the idea that CMNO > CMNA. Typically people are stating other way around in these forums.)


Welcome Janni

 

If you have CMNA, that is broadly equivalent to CMNO, except A comes before O and some CMNOs would rather have a CMNA!

 

Based on your Telia experience and academic qualifications, you probably want to aim yourself at Meraki Masters rather than an exam that you could pass without ever having had access to an MX. Presumably you also have MIEEE and MACM?

 

I cannot recall if Telia offers managed services, but the Meraki kit is a very good fit to the requirements in that sector.

 

Personally, I would like to see the VoIP offering expanded to Europe (Spanish, German, French and Italian versions released), but the product as presently set up is not a very good fit for European requirements (no surprise there).

 

What we do need is more people asking Meraki to get on with SHA-2, IPv6 and multicast the way many of the ISPs offer it (IGMP-proxy).

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel


@jannemikola wrote:

 

(Someone should try to clarify the difference of CMNA and CMNO somewhere better than it has been done. A very simple question for example: which one is more valued? Or a higher level certification? I did read that CMNO will move to an exam based model in couple of months, and it already has unique certification IDs so even though it's online, I'm leaning towards the idea that CMNO > CMNA. Typically people are stating other way around in these forums.)


Hi @jannemikola and welcome to the Meraki Community! We're glad you have found us!

 

To answer your question about CMNA vs CMNO - CMNA and CMNO are roughly equivalent, but CMNA is directed at Cisco / Meraki partners, whereas CMNO is for customers (the "O" stands for "Operator"). If you have your CMNA, you do not also need a CMNO; the content is very similar. I'll give your feedback to the team about the need for greater clarity describing these two certifications.

 

Also, stay tuned for some additional training programs the team is working on! 

 

Cheers!

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Gerhard
Conversationalist

Hi, my name is Gerhard, I work for World Vision, I am based in Bolivia and we are Meraki users. I am also a CMNO, I am here to help and to learn.

 

Greetings.

CarolineS
Community Manager


@Gerhard wrote:

Hi, my name is Gerhard, I work for World Vision, I am based in Bolivia and we are Meraki users. I am also a CMNO, I am here to help and to learn.


Hi @Gerhard and welcome to the Meraki Community! We're glad you have joined us. Please ask any technical questions you may have in our Product & Technology Discussions, and any questions about the community itself in this board (Community Tips & Tricks). And stay tuned for contest announcements in Community Announcements!

 

Cheers!

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sepinto
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Hi Everyone! My name is Sérgio Pinto and I'm a Systems Engineer in Cisco Portugal. I'm thrilled to finally have achieved my CMNA certification.  Meraki rocks!

CarolineS
Community Manager


@sepinto wrote:

Hi Everyone! My name is Sérgio Pinto and I'm a Systems Engineer in Cisco Portugal. I'm thrilled to finally have achieved my CMNA certification.  Meraki rocks!


Hello Sérgio -

 

Welcome to the Meraki Community, and CONGRATS on being a part of our first Portugal CMNA session! 

 

Please don't hesitate to ask technical questions in our Product & Technology Discussions, and any questions about the community itself in this board (Community Tips & Tricks). And stay tuned for contest announcements and swag giveaways in Community Announcements!

 

Cheers!
- Caroline

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki
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Pugmiester
Building a reputation

Hi, Martin here from Manchester UK. A recent addition to the Meraki community and as of Wednesday the 9th, a Meraki CMNO (certificate's in the post).

 

A network guy for the last 15+ years (mainly Cisco Catalyst) and I look after our current EU wide Meraki wifi install (30 sites, around 200 AP's), soon to be expanded to include firewalls and switches too.


@Pugmiester wrote:

Hi, Martin here from Manchester UK. A recent addition to the Meraki community and as of Wednesday the 9th, a Meraki CMNO (certificate's in the post).

 

A network guy for the last 15+ years (mainly Cisco Catalyst) and I look after our current EU wide Meraki wifi install (30 sites, around 200 AP's), soon to be expanded to include firewalls and switches too.


Hi @Pugmiester and welcome to the Meraki Community! Congratulations on your CMNO! We'd love to hear any words of wisdom you have from your 200-AP installation - do feel free to post them in the Wireless discussion board.

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki
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mmaese
Comes here often

Hello! I'm Manuel and I work as presales engineer at Axtel in Mexico.

 

 

CarolineS
Community Manager


@mmaese wrote:

Hello! I'm Manuel and I work as presales engineer at Axtel in Mexico.

Hi Manuel and welcome to the Meraki Community! Thanks for joining us. If you have any technical questions, you can check out our Product & Technology Discussions. Or check out some of our fun discussions in our general area, "Off the Stack" - a couple examples: swag, before & after pictures.

 

Cheers! 

 

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki
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Sachiko
Here to help

Hello everyone!

My name is Sachiko Joko. I'm working as a SE in Tokyo Japan.

Good to join Meraki community!

CarolineS
Community Manager


@Sachiko wrote:

Hello everyone!

My name is Sachiko Joko. I'm working as a SE in Tokyo Japan.

Good to join Meraki community!


Hi @Sachiko & welcome to the community! Please don't hesitate to ask any technical or design questions you may have in our product & technology discussions. And keep an eye on Community Announcements (or even subscribe for updates) for upcoming contests & promotions.

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki
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NinoBrugioni
Conversationalist

Hi to all

Thanks for the invite, my name is Nino and I work for Vodafone Group as a consultant, I look forward to being part of the greater Meraki team.


@NinoBrugioni wrote:

Hi to all

Thanks for the invite, my name is Nino and I work for Vodafone Group as a consultant, I look forward to being part of the greater Meraki team.


Hi @NinoBrugioni and welcome to the Community! We're glad to have you here. If you have any technical questions, please do ask them in our Product & Technology Discussions. And stay tuned for contests and other announcements in Community Announcements.

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki
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DLinMA
Conversationalist