Cisco CCIE Consultant
IT, Networking and Security Technologies have always fascinated me. Since 1997 I have been working as a freelancing Network and Security Consultant for clients around the globe. My clients range from small to medium sized businesses up to large enterprise blue chip companies, government-, military- and intelligence institutions as well as Internet Service Providers.
My main focus is on Cisco geared networks and products, but I am very skilled on other vendor platforms as well. In July 2004 I achieved my CCIE # 13708 (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certification, which is deemed to be the most valuable and difficult IT certification in the market today. As a Senior Cisco CCIE Consultant, I help clients designing, configuring, securing, troubleshooting and maintaining Cisco Network Infrastructures.
In summer 2006 I have passed my Cisco Systems Certified Instructor (CCSI) certification (CCSI # 31274) and started delivering Cisco Authorized Training Courses for the global Cisco Learning Solutions Partner Fast Lane. Between 2006 and 2010 I have trained close to 1500 Cisco students in 37 different countries to all certification levels (CCNA, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, CCDA, CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCNP Security, CCSP, CCDP, CCIP, and CCIE R&S). I truly enjoy being a Cisco Instructor.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the Technical College in Munich, Germany and various Cisco Certifications (please see CV section for details) as well as the Certified Ethical Hacker certification from the EC-Council in the US. I am fluent in English, German and possess conversational Spanish skills as well. Being very internationally orientated, I have travelled to 85 countries until the present day on both business and holiday purposes. In my spare time I always try to travel to new countries in order to see and learn about different cultures.
Cisco Support Consulting
In 2007 I have set up a start-up company in the UK (Layer 8 Networks) providing remote Cisco Consulting Services, which turned out to be very successful. In early 2009 myself and 2 others have set up the Cisco Consulting company One 4 Networks Limited. We have numerous Cisco CCIE Consultants and Cisco Instructors in our team. Amongst us we are able to cover every Cisco Technology.
Cyber Security Consulting
In 2009 I launched a separate business unit focusing on Cyber Security. This became a very successful line of business and eventually resulted in the incorporation of the company Cyber 51 Limited which offers Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments and other Cyber Security related services.
I am still actively engaging in Cisco Consulting, Cisco Training and Penetration Testing, but I now spend 50% of my time on developing new technical strategies, product lines, services and look after Online Marketing.
Online Marketing Expert
Additionally, I provide Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC), generic online marketing and lead generation. I help clients worldwide to rank on Top of Google in order to increase website visibility, traffic, leads and customers.
Over the first years I taught myself about SEO and PPC over the past 5 years in order to promote my Cisco skills online. I then started meeting fellow SEO-, Adwords- and PPC-Experts and eventually became an Online Marketing Expert myself.