About The Networking Nerd


Tom Hollingsworth is a network engineer based in Oklahoma City, OK.  He is a former VAR engineer and is a voice/routing/switching/security nerd.  Also known to dabble in virtualization, surveillance, and video.  Tom now works for Stephen Foskett (@SFoskett) at Foskett Services, a company dedicated to enhancing the interaction between social media influencers and the larger IT community.

Tom also likes to takes tests.  A lot.  Tom is a CISSP, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, CCVP, CCSP, CQS: Unity Support & Design, CQS: Rich Media, CQS: UCCX, CDCNISS, MCSE 2000: Messaging & Security, Novell Master CNE, HP Procurve Master ASE: Convergence, A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Project+, and VMWare VCP.

Tom has also been studying for his CCIE for a while now, and after seven harrowing lab attempts, he got his number on June 9, 2011.  CCIE # 29213

He also enjoys other nerdy pursuits like video games, comic books, science fiction movies and books, and arguing about which captain of the Enterprise was better.

This blog is the personal creation of Tom Hollingsworth.  All opinions expressed are solely his and as such should not be assumed to be associated with any facet of his employers, past or present.

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8 thoughts on “About The Networking Nerd

  1. I too have made 4 CCIE R & S lab attempts. I’ve fallen off my horse at the moment after my last attempt. Inspiring to see you are out there giving it another go. Good Luck!!

  2. Tom,

    I wanted to let you know that we launched a new online community today for a new type of networking expert focused on wireless LAN, security and mobile device management. More information about The Aruba Airheads Community is available here: http://www.arubanetworks.com/company/communities/airheads-community.

    I hope that you’ll stop by, join and work with the community moving forward.

    Best regards,

    Wilson Craig
    Director, Corporate Communications
    Aruba Networks, Inc.
    M 408-516-6182

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