About the Author

Howard Hooper, CCIE No. 23470, CCNP, CCNA, CCDA, JNCIA, works as a network consultant and trainer for Transcend Networks Ltd., specializing in network design, installation, and automation for enterprise and government clients. He has worked in the network industry for 10 years, starting his career in the service provider field as a support engineer, before moving on to installations engineer and network architect roles, working on small, medium, enterprise, and service provider networks. In his spare time, Howard is a professional skydiver and Cisco Academy instructor. When he is not freefalling from more than 13,500 feet at his local drop zone, he is teaching the CCNA syllabus at his local Cisco Academy.

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