Yo! Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my journey & experiences with me!

So, who am I?

My name is Michael Cifelli.  Everyone that knows me personally knows that I go by Mike.  Professionally, I am a senior network engineer with a variety of skills ranging across all things networking, pki, and linux.  I specialize in network security with my bread & butter being Network Access Control. 

I blog frequently on the Cisco Communities Support Forums, and have been designated as a 2x Cisco VIP in both Network Access Control & Digital Network Architecture (2020; 2021).  I also have a newly found passion for all things automation (ansible, python, consuming APIs in general).  

I have been in the IT industry for roughly 8 years now.  Primarily as a contractor supporting a variety of contracts.  I have several certifications, as well as a Master's degree from Univ. of Maryland - College Park.  

So, why this site?

I want to use this site as a means for not only myself as I pursue professional growth (CCIE Sec; for now :) ), but also as a resource for other engineers going through the same experiences & journeys.  Over the last few years I have been approached by some past/present teammates that have always asked why I don't host a youtube channel, or a blog site so if you are one of those people, and are still reading this, thanks for the extra motivation!

Lastly, outside of work, I love sports (hockey/football), crossfit, beers/scotch, good food, family, friends, and my wife!  To find out even more about me check out my LinkedIn and Cisco Support profiles!

*ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN AND HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MY CURRENT EMPLOYER*

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