Catherine Paquet is a network architect in the field of internetworking and security. Catherine has in-depth knowledge of security systems, remote access, and routing technology. She is a CCSP, a CCNP, and a certified Cisco Systems instructor. Her internetworking career started as a LAN manager, moving to MAN manager, and eventually became a nationwide WAN manager. Catherine teaches network security courses with one of the largest Cisco Learning Partners and has been a guest speaker with the Computer Security Institute (CSI). In 2002 and 2003, Catherine volunteered with the UN mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, to train Afghan public servants in the area of networking. Catherine has a master's degree in business administration with a major in management information systems (MBA MIS). She coauthored the Cisco Press books Building Scalable Cisco Networks; CCNP Self-Study: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BCSI) (first and second editions); and The Business Case for Network Security: Advocacy, Governance, and ROI; she edited Building Cisco Remote Access Networks.
Diane Teare is a consultant in the networking, training, and e-learning fields. Diane has more than 20 years of experience in design, implementation, and troubleshooting of network hardware and software, and has also been involved in teaching, course design, and project management. She has extensive knowledge of network design and routing technologies and is an instructor with one of the largest authorized Cisco Learning Partners. She was recently the director of e-learning for the same company, where she was responsible for planning and supporting all the company's e-learning offerings in Canada, including Cisco courses. Diane has a bachelor's degree in applied science in electrical engineering (BASc) and a master's degree in applied science in management science (MASc). Diane is a certified Cisco Systems instructor and currently holds her CCNP and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications. She edited Designing Cisco Networks and CCDA Self-Study: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN), and she coauthored Building Scalable Cisco Networks and CCNP Self-Study: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) (first and second editions), all from Cisco Press.
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