My Networking Adventure – Part 1?

A server rack painted in the fashion of Salvador Dali.

Oh, the world of networking, where my love for math (as long as it doesn’t involve differential equations) and technology combine. Like most people, I’m assuming, when I first saw IP addresses, I just shrugged and assumed the magical world of technology did it all, so what else was there to learn? Well, boy was I super wrong. There is so much involved with it, and I freaking love it. Binary, hexadecimal, and subnetting? Yes, please, I will take it all. Networking has been a really fun subject to study so far. David Bombal’s classes and Network Chuck’s YouTube videos have really ignited a passion I never knew existed. The best part is that I can try all the things they talk about at home, and if it gets really complicated, Packet Tracer has been a blast to work with.

There is still a lot to learn, but understanding the methodology on how things move around the internet has been tremendously fun. I’m still struggling a bit with memorizing a full IP packet, but I can at least use Wireshark and have a good enough understanding of what is going on. I’m looking forward to eventually finishing up with my A+ certification and moving onto focusing more on networking. Still not sure if I want to tackle CCNA or Network+ though.

I just wanted to make a quick post on the matter. Catch you all later, and let me know if there is anything you think I should pursue.

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