Past Achievements

For egotistic purposes I also have a memorial page for previously completed goals. Whenever a current goal is reached it is moved to this page.


AWS Solution Architect – Associate

Amazon Web Services is by far the largest cloud provider. The Solution Architect – Associate exam is about understanding the different components of the AWS cloud as well how to architect solutions utilizing the breadth of the platform. My experience is that many of the components on AWS are more or less the same as on other cloud platforms (i.e. Azure) and can thus also be used in the same blueprint manner.

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Aruba Clearpass Professional

Clearpass is HPE/Arubas Network Access Control product and as such a highly sophisticated Radius server (and a few other services) and can be used as the backbone for any network 802.1X implementation. The exam is about the Clearpass product but all the fundamentals are directly applicable to other NAC products as, Microsoft NPS, Cisco ISE or opensourced FreeRadius/PacketFence.

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Cisco CCIE R&S

Properly (at least for me) the pinnacle of certifications within the technical network realm. It took a few years, a few courses and a lot of books and training (including a failed lab attempt long from home, before I got the CCIE #43172 in the mail!

Related posts can be seen here.

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Palo Alto Networks PCNSE

The PCNSE is Palo Alto Networks professional level certification for utilizing their Next Gen Firewall. The certification itself is very product focused but does also provide a good general idea as to the feature sets of modern security perimeters across the vendor landscape.

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VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization

VCP-NV has a primary focus of the VMware stack, VMware NSX and related topics. The certification is about blueprinting and installing network and security services on the VMware stack.

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F5 Big-IP Administrator

The F5 Big-IP Application Delivery Controller (and then some) can be a beast to configure has it is quite a few modules and configuration options. The Big-IP administrator covers the platform and LTM modules in great depth. It naturally also encompasses all the relevant concepts of generic ADC components. (these exams were surprisingly difficult)

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Brocade Network Engineer

Building a network Infrastructure on Brocade equipment requires a little re-education coming from a classical Cisco background. The BCNE is just that. The level of required competencies are more or less equivalent to the CCNA.

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Juniper Innovative Champion

The Innovative Champion title is awarded after taking both “Juniper Junos – Associate” and the “Juniper Networks Certified Specialist – R&S” AND going through quite alot of presale material. The required technical level was properly in the range of the CCNP leel (low end anyway).

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Hitachi Data Systems Certified Professional

The HDS exam required somewhat more reading that usual as it is a Storage certification. There was a lot of general storage information which needed to be assimilated but also quite a lot of vendor/product specific information

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Master of Science in Engineering

My formal education as an engineer from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Most of my courses (course list here) where on Telecommunication and Electrical Engineering topics.

My master thesis can be viewed here.

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