Hi, I’m Tom

Cisco & Python student. Network engineer focused on latest technologies. Currently working as Network engineer at international technology company. I would like to invite you to my journey to become IT Professional.


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Welcome to my Blog!

The purpose of this blog is to share my knowledge, experiences, documents, LABs I am working on and other stuff which I came across my journey to become Network Professional. Maybe you are asking yourselves who am I…

Well, my name is Tom. I was born and I live in small country in Central Europe called Slovakia. My journey to become Network Professional started in 2009 when I started to study Information and Network technologies at Secondary Technical school for Electricians. During studies I came across with multiple technologies such as Linux and Windows servers, programming in C, C++, Arduino, Web technologies (HTML, CSS) and Cisco. And this was the time when I fell in love with networking. After 4 years I passed the school-leaving exams and got Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching right after that. My longing to know more about networking didn’t end there. That was the reason why I applied for Technical University. At the University I studied Telecommunications field and I extended my knowledge of other IT and communication technologies. After 3 years I completed my Bachelor thesis which dealt with FSO (Free Space Optics) systems and I became Bachelor in Telecommunications. But there were also difficult times. Problems occurred when my father died. Therefore, I had to find some part-time job to be able to pay all school bills and successfully complete the University. Fortunately, I got the part-time job in ABB company where I worked as IT administrator. I have got perfect opportunity to get some experience with real problem solving what helped me in future jobs. Few months before the master’s degree examination I decided to change this job to more senior, so I started to work as Network Engineer in AT&T. I spent all my free time to complete my diploma thesis. The result of my work was programme (in Python) which was able to define current extent of visibility based on images obtained from camera of Raspberry PI.

Finally, I finished the University and I became Master of Science in Multimedia and Communication Technologies. Furthermore, I had 2-year experience in IT field. Then I decided to try new position within AT&T in Architecture & Design team. After 2 years of doing network performance and capacity planning I wanted to try something new. Currently I am working as Network engineer at international technology company.

As I have learned more from people I was surrounded by, I would like to share my knowledge with you in hope that maybe it can help you on your own journey.

Thank you for stopping on my blog! I hope you enjoy it.

Latest posts

Python: Getting JSON data from remote NX-OS device

In this quick guide I am going to show you how to reach remote Cisco Nexus 9k (sandbox) and get some JSON data using Python. JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation and it is basically a syntax for storing and exchanging data. Python has a built-in package called json, which can be used to work with JSON data.

GNS3 vs Packet Tracer

In this article I will talk about new Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam, especially what is needed to be prepared for the exam. In my opinion, the most critical piece is practicing the theory you’ve learned. There are several ways how to practice your knowledge. I have experience with 2 software for practicing networking and I would like to review and compare them and hopefully it will help you with your studies.