Hi everybody I'm Tyler West. I'm probably a bit of an oddity in this group but I like it that way. I have been in the industry for a while and have specifically been a network engineer at one level or another for over 20 years. I grew up as a beef cattle farmer in a small town in KY and by some miracle got exposed to computers at an early age. My first experience was on a Tandy Model III which pretty well gives some of you an idea of how old I am. Besides the network engineering I'm quite an experienced Linux/BSD hack, love my Mac, and have no small amount of disdain for Windows. Of course I have achieved my CMNA but I am also a CCNP, CCDP, and CCNA Wireless as well as Aruba ACMP (Keep the boos and hisses to a minimum please. It was forced upon me). I did pass my CCIE written not long ago and sat for my lab in RTP but that didn't go so well. As we would say in the south that lab is made for a bunch of 20 and 30-something young whippersnappers. My brain is wise and experienced but just not that fast anymore. Aside from all that I have a wonderful wife and a son who is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do as well as two extremely spoiled dogs. I am a huge music fanatic and work when I can as an amateur sound engineer.
... View more