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Keith Barker, CCIE No. 6783 (R&S and Security), is a 27-year veteran of the networking industry. He currently works as a network engineer and trainer for Copper River IT. His past experience includes EDS, Blue Cross, Paramount Pictures, and KnowledgeNet, and he has delivered CCIE-level training over the past several years. As part of the original set of Cisco VIPs for the Cisco Learning Network, he continues to give back to the community in many ways. He is CISSP and CCSI certified, loves to teach, and keeps many of his video tutorials at http://www.youtube.com/keith6783. He can be reached at Keith.Barker@CopperRiverIT.com or by visiting http://www.CopperRiverIT.com. Scott Morris, CCIE No. 4713 (R&S, ISP/Dial, Security, and Service Provider), has more than 25 years in the industry. He also has CCDE and myriad other certifications, including nine expert-level certifications spread over four major vendors. Having traveled the world consulting for various enterprise and service provider companies, Scott currently works at Copper River IT as the chief technologist. He, too, has delivered CCIE-level training and technology training for Cisco Systems and other technology vendors. Having spent a past life (early career) as a photojournalist, he brings interesting points of view from entering the IT industry from the ground up. As part of the original set of Cisco VIPs for the Cisco Learning Network, he continues to give back to the community in many ways. He can be reached at smorris@CopperRiverIT.com or by visiting http://www.CopperRiverIT.com.
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