Andres Sarmiento CCIE # 53520

Who is Andres?

With more than 13 years of experience, Andres is specialized in the Unified Communications and Collaboration technologies. Consulted for several companies in South Florida, also Financial Institutions on behalf of Cisco Systems. Andres has been involved in high-profile implementations including Cisco technologies; such as Data Center, UC & Collaboration, Contact Center Express, Routing & Switching, Security and Hosted IPT Service provider infrastructures.

What should you expect to see on this Blog?

This blog started just for my own sake of being organized and keep all my toolbox in just one place. When I started working on my blog it was also to keep track of my studies while going for my CCIE Collaboration.
Now the idea has changed a bit and you will be seeing content from different technologies as I work with them and have the time to enter and explain the solutions.

What do I think I’m capable of doing?

The following information just looks to summarize a bit of what I’m capable of doing, by no means I consider an expert in all of them nor do I try to look like one. My intention is for you and others to learn more and more every day.

Cisco Unified Communications and Collaboration (CUCM, CUCXN, IMP, UCCX, CER, InformaCast, Cisco Jabber, Cisco VCS Expressway, Cisco VCS Control, Cisco Attendant Console, Cisco UCDT), Spark, Telepresence, QM & Calabrio Products.
Unified Contact Center Architecture, Design, and Scripting.
Routing and Switching (Cisco Nexus 2K, 5K, 7K and 9K, Cisco ISR Routers 2900, 3900, 4400, Cisco Catalyst switches 4500, 6500, 3850, 3750, 3650, 2960).
Datacenter (Cisco Nexus 2K, 5K, 7K and 9K, ASR routers, VMware ESXi, VCenter, Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS Fiber interconnects, MDS switches, UCS B and C Series Servers).
Security, Cisco ASA 55XX, SSL VPN, Site to Site VPN, NGFW, Cisco FireSIGHT Manager, NGIPS.

What do I do when I’m not working?

Active member of the Cisco Subject Matter Expert Group, to produce and audit questions for CCNA Collaboration, CCDA and CDDP.
Active member of the Cisco Champions group
Currently driving a mentorship program where students learn how to gain IT experience from virtually generated labs and tickets

Most of the time I’m spending time with the family or studying for something that I consider interesting, or watching videos. Currently I’m working on few series that will be posted to this blog in the coming months. So the answer to the question, working on CollabEngineer ๐Ÿ™‚
How to get a hold of me? – In case you need, I’m available on Social Media (LinkedIN, Facebook or Twitter)

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