Clare Gough is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer(CCIE #2893) and was a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor for the ICRC, ACRC, CIT, CLSC, and CID courses. She holds a master's degree in education and a master's degree in information systems. Over the last 15 years, she has developed and taught a variety of networking and internetworking courses throughout the world for Digital Equipment Co. and various Cisco training partners. She moved from England in 1991 and now lives in San Francisco with her family.
Jorge Aragon (CCIE #5567) is a network engineer with Perot Systems Corporation (PSC) in Dallas, Texas. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico, and has a master of science degree in telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds an MCSE certification and several of Cisco's specializations. Jorge is part of the PSC Global Infrastructure team, where he designs, implements, and troubleshoots LAN and WAN networks for clients in multiple industries across the globe. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, jogging, and practicing martial arts. Jorge can be reached at [email protected].
Steve Gifkins is a CCIE and CCSI of four and five years, respectively. He is based in the United Kingdom, where he runs his own independent Cisco-only consulting and training business. He is married with no children, and his hobbies include anything to do with outdoor life. Having retired with a knee injury from playing active sports such as squash, rugby, and soccer, he has taken up new hobbies in horse eventing and show jumping. In addition, he enjoys skiing and hill scrambling.
Martin Walshaw is a CCIE (#5629), CCNP, and CCDP. He is a systems engineer working for Cisco Systems in the enterprise line of business in South Africa. His areas of specialty are multiservice (voice and video) as well as security, which keeps him busy both night and day. During the last 12 years or so, Martin has dabbled in many aspects of the IT industry, ranging from programming in RPG III and Cobol to PC sales. When Martin is not working, he likes to spend all his available time with his wife, Val, and his son, Joshua. Without their patience, understanding, and support, projects such as this would not be possible.
Steve Wisniewski is CCNP certified and has a master of science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Telecom Management. Steve works for Lehmqan Brothers as a senior implementation specialist implementing Cisco switches and routers. He has also previously edited several other Cisco books and recently authored a book entitled Network Administration. Steve lives in East Brunswick, New Jersey, with his wife, Ellen.
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