Guerrieri & Dick Achieve CCENT

Guerrieri & Dick Achieve CCENT

ClearPointe’s technical staff is engaged every day with customers in a variety of environments – on-site datacenters, collocation facilities, and full or hybrid cloud infrastructure.  Regardless of the environment, a core skill each of our staff needs to be able to effectively address customer issues is networking. “Network connectivity is the foundation of all services. Servers and their services simply can’t function if the network is down,” explains John Allis, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Client Support Engineer.

Allis launched an internal effort to prepare Network Operation Center (NOC) analyst that were interested in achieving a Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician […]

Watch MVP Webinar

Watch MVP Webinar

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Microsoft MVP and ClearPointe’s Senior Director of Technology John Joyner, held a webinar to discuss the most current topics surrounding cloud and datacenter management. John was recently awarded his eleventh MVP designation in recognition for his outstanding contributions in cloud and datacenter management. You can read more here or watch the webinar below.

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Joyner Named 2018-19 MVP

Joyner Named 2018-19 MVP

John Joyner, ClearPointe’s Senior Director of Technology, was recently presented with the 2018-19 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in recognition for his outstanding contributions in cloud and datacenter management. This award acknowledges Joyner’s exceptional leadership in the technical community over the past year.

Joyner is one of 302 individuals in the world to receive this specific designation, and one of only 46 in the United States. “The Microsoft MVP program is one of the most distinguished awards in our industry. John is continuously pushing the envelope in our field and exploring new paths – he is a true technologist and […]

The Long Road to Becoming a CCIE

The Long Road to Becoming a CCIE

This blog is a personal account by John Allis, Client Support Engineer at ClearPointe.

Years ago, when I started my network career, I heard people speak of “the guy who knows a guy that once met a CCIE”. They’d speak of these CCIEs as almost mythical creatures; like unicorns that everyone talks about, but nobody seems to have ever met. I never thought – even for a moment – that I’d actually become one.

My Cisco journey started in 2013. I managed to gather the inspiration to pass the CCENT and CCNA tests. It took months of studying and seemed impossible at […]