I am John McManus a freelance technical consultant based in Scotland, I specialise in Cisco Networking and have held CCIE status since 2001 (#7742).
I have always had a passion for sharing knowledge and when going freelance in 2008 I did mean to do much more, however I never really got into it. More recently I have stumbled across a number of network bloggers through packetpushers.net and etherealmind.com and had the opportunity to write some posts on Greg Ferro's site etherealmind.com. I have been enjoying it so much I have decide to give myself my own space on the web.
I have had networking-guru.net since 2004 and I thought the name was quite good at the time, however I do not consider myself a guru but do feel I have worthwhile knowledge and opinions that can be shared.
I have been a consultant for 14 years working with a variety of customer in financial, legal,publishing and government. The skills required for working in such a diverse customer base expands beyond purely technical skills, therefore I also hope to share some of these experience too.
As I said I am no guru, the majority of the past 14 years I was working as a Microsoft consultant only in then past three years in have been dedicated to networking and quite frankly they have been the most enjoyably and challenging.
Enjoy the web site
you can also find me on twitter at @_johnmcmanus_