Meet the Networking Ninjas Tech Editing my ICND1 Version 2 Text!

I was so incredibly lucky to get two of networkings best to Technical Edit my upcoming ICND1 Version 2 text. These two men have been inspirations of mine in networking for some time now and have consistently demonstrated their expertise in the HOTTEST of networking areas including security, route and switch, data center, and both of them cross vendors. This is so important because of course in the real world, you tend to find other gadgets outside of just Cisco devices.

Ryan Lindfield

Ryan-LindfieldRyan regularly attends the following conferences to stay up to date with the latest changes in technology:

  • SANS – SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security
  • Cisco Live – Networkers
  • Blackhat – The World’s Premier Technical Security Conference
  • Defcon – The World’s Largest Annual Hacking Convention

Ryan actively works to stay abreast of the latest hacking techniques and defenses by reading approximately two books a month, the latest security texts, blogs and intelligence. He attends 1 training class per month on average, topics range from Reverse Engineering Malware to Data Center Bridging, to Server platforms.

Ryan is a proud recipient of the “Sirius” Top Quality Instructor Award. This award goes to the instructor that displays the highest customer evaluation scores in the Learning Partner Community. This instructor is identified as a “Shining Star” in the Learning Partner Community.

To contact Ryan, visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Narbik Kocharians


It seems funny to introduce Narbik to my readers since it would appear that EVERYONE knows of him already – but here goes:

Narbik a Triple CCIE has over 32 years of experience in the industry. He has designed, implemented and supported numerous enterprise networks. Some of the companies that Narbik has worked for are IBM, Carlton United Breweries, Australian Cable and Wireless, BP, AMOCO and in US, 20th Century Ins., Home Saving of America, Verizon, TTI, Trinet Inc, NLI, IPexpert, Anderson Networking and Consulting and many more. Narbik has been a dedicated CCIE instructor for over 12 years.

Narbik is the owner of an uber-successful training organization at

I cannot thank these two enough for the valuable insights they have brought to all that purchase my Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) Foundation Learning Guide, 4th Edition.

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