Kerry Cordero

Sr Network Architect

I have been in the IT industry for 20+ years. In the beginning, I decided while I was in college to get my MCSE and CCNA. I knew I needed these to get started. I was the youngest person in the class when I took a couple of MCSE courses. I was in my teens when I got my NT4.0 MCSE. This exam was HOT, and I met people making 100k+ with their MCSE and experience. I also got my CCNA around the same time. For a while, I was doing both Microsoft and Cisco work. I got my MCSE 2003 and CCNP along with the Cisco Specialist Firewall and VPN cert years later. I started to do more and more Cisco work and loved it. I’ve been a Network Architect while working in the IT industry for over 20+ years and want to share my thoughts and experiences.

20+ years of experience and proven performance in large scale enterprise network infrastructure architecture, design, implementation, migration, security, operation, troubleshooting, leading/managing teams, and budgets.


B.S. in Information Technology – Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Degree from WGU
Master’s Degree in Management – University of Florida Warrington College of Business


CCNP x2(Enterprise and Security), CCIE*, Palo Alto PCNSE, Palo Alto ACE, A+, Project+, Linux+, MCSE

Some Projects (last couple years):

Several Data Center Migrations including International (Hardware includes: Cisco Nexus Switches, Cisco ASR Routers, Cisco ASA Firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls, F5 Load Balancers, etc…)
Several new Data Center and WAN Designs and Implementations
Many Circuit Migrations and Installs
Cloud Integrations with Azure and AWS
NAC Profiling with Cisco ISE
MFA Implementations with Cisco ISE & Okta
New network build outs for High Availability
Server Infrastructure Migrations (Dell, IBM, & HP Hardware)
QOS Implementations
Policy Based Routing Implementations (with routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP))
External/Internal Traffic Load Balancing
MPLS Dual WAN Configurations
Akamai DDOS Protection
F5 WAF Design and Implementation
SSL Offloading Design and Implementation with both F5 and Palo Alto Devices

These are just some of the projects over the years. All projects consisted of Planning, Spec’ing out the correct hardware/software, Testing, and Documenting.


Routing, Switching, Load Balancing, Data Center, Firewalls, VPNs, VOIP (network side), Wireless, Security, Designing, Migrations, Monitoring, Documentation, Budgets, Leading & Managing Teams.

Experience with:

PCI Compliance
HIPAA Compliance
SOX Compliance
Palo Alto Firewall’s 5000, 3000, 500 (Panorama)
Palo Alto Cortex XDR
Palo Alto Traps
Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000, 5000, 2000
Cisco Catalyst 9600, 9500, 9400, 9300, 9200
Cisco ASR 9000, 1000
Cisco ISR 4000, 1000
Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewall’s
Cisco ACI
Cisco ISE
Cisco ACS
Cisco Wireless WLC 9800/5500
Cloud AWS & Azure
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
Fireeye Devices
SIEM’s like Splunk
Load Balancers (F5, Citrix Netscaler, Cisco CSS/ACE)
VSS & Gigamon Taps
Monitoring Software like Solarwinds Orion and Cisco Prime
Policy and Procedure Documentation
Visio Diagrams Documentation
Python Scripting
PBR (Policy Based Routing)
Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
Troubleshooting (Packet analysis with Wireshark and other TCPDump tools)
Windows AD
and more….

*Passed both the CCIE lab and troubleshooting, just not on the same day 🙂