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7 Cisco CCIE's You Should be Following on Twitter

Posted by John Olson on Oct 6, 2016 10:02:08 AM
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Have you ever wondered which of Cisco CCIEs, influencers, and thought leaders are on Twitter?

Here is a list of seven of the most influential and impressive CCIEs you must follow and why. 

1. Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE - Networking engineer7_Cisco_CCIEs_You_Should_be_Following_on_Twitter_1.png


Self-described influencer, and networking nerd from Norman, OK. Hollingsworth makes reading about networking entertaining --that is if you are into snark.



Tom is a thought leader in IT Networking with a cynical and acerbic wit. He is the organizer of the Tech Field Day event series which focuses on networking/wireless events.


2. Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655


Banks is an industry veteran and “Interview of Nerds.” He has a successful IT podcast called Packet Pushers.

Banks is definitely a thought leader in the industry and has quite a following. He has over 20 years IT experience as a network architect. He is a frequent speaker at Interop. He co-hosts the Packet Pushers podcast. He also writes articles for various tech websites.


3. Anthony Sequeira, CCIE R&S, CCNP Security, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Voice, DCUCD-I, VCP


Sequeira started out at IBM in 1994. Left to start his own, successful consultancy company before finding his true passion, writing, and training for Cisco.


 Anthony is a prolific author for Cisco Press. He is a trainer for CBT Nuggets.


4. Aseel Othman CCIE #47754 - Cisco academy ambassador.


Aseel is passionate about tech and marketing. She is studying computer science at PSUT


She is one to watch. At 18-years-old Aseel Othman is the youngest female CCIE in the world.




A writer of many tweets, blogs, and study guides.


He is an influential blogger and writer in the IT field. Of late, he has become outspoken in his advocacy to see changes in CCIE testing. 


6. Brian McGahan 4X CCIE #8593 DC- R&S -SC-SP CCDE #2013


Co-founded INE in 2003. A company that has successfully trained > 3,600 CCIEs to date.


McGahan was one of the youngest engineers obtain his CCIE in R&S. He achieved that goal in 2002, at the age of 20. He has since forged a successful career in training.


7. Andre Laurent, CCIE, CCDE, Architect, Mentor


Laurent is the Worldwide Director of Engineering for Enterprise Networking @Cisco


Andre is a fixture on Cisco Live. He is a prolific speaker and prominent figurehead for Cisco.

“what truly drives me is people and the possibility of helping them realize lasting impact and meaningful change.” ~Andrew Laurent Cisco

In researching, we found many other CCIEs worthy of following on Twitter and many still, that do not have Twitter accounts.

The seven we profiled here are some of the most prolific, writers, bloggers, speakers, and executives. They are in all phases of their careers and each one has an interesting and unique take on CCIE and the state of IT, in general. 

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