Here is some information about me in a Q&A format.

Q: What have been your experiences in life?
A: I have had a passion for technology since I was a kid. I had some experiences in high school working on computers and took all of the tech related classes, such as a CompTIA A+ prep class, C++, HTML, Visual Basic, etc… I tried to get jobs at cell phone stores so I could work with technology every day, but no luck. I got married, had a kid, and started going to night classes at our community college. I opted for the Cisco Networking Associates degree, and immediately fell in love with networking. I excelled at school and planned on pursuing the Cisco Route & Switch certification path.

Q: Who are you as a person and as a professional?
A: First, I am a husband and father. I love my family and spending time with them. They are my motivation for a successful career. Second, I am Network Support Specialist currently in my career. I handle many of the day-to-day help desk tickets, but I am “The Network Guy” among our team. Since graduating from college, I have attained my CCNA Route & Switch certification. I have been in my position at work since 2015.

Q: Is this your first blog?
A: This is my first blog. I have considered it for a long time, but ever since listening to the Packet Pushers and many other podcasts, I finally decided to start one for the sake of furthering my knowledge.

Q: How can readers email you if they have questions, suggestions, or complaints?
A: Anyone who would like to reach out to me can email me at " matthew.r.alley @ outlook.com " (remove spaces) and send me a message.


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