Who is Zig?

Zig’s Bio

Michael “Zig” Zsiga II, CCDE™ 2016::32, CCIE™ #44883 has been in the networking industry a little over 15 years. He is currently a Lead Technical Architect at ePlus in the New England region of the United States. Zig holds an active CCDE and two CCIE certifications, one in Routing and Switching and the second in Service Provider. Zig also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Park University. Zig is a father, a husband, a United States Marine, a gamer, a nerd, a geek and a big soccer fan. Zig loves all technology and can usually be found in the lab learning and teaching others. Zig is a co-organizer of The Boston Network Operators Group (www.bosnog.org), runs multiple CCIE Study groups, and is a newly published author. Zig lives in New Hampshire, USA with his wife, Julie and their son Gunnar.

My Family

My wife’s name is Julie.  We have been married just over nine years now.  We have a handsome and crazy young son named Gunnar who is turning four in a couple of weeks.  He is our world and he keeps us on our toes daily.  We are also fur parents, with five animals in total.  We have 3 cats named Yoda, Yuki, and Binx.  We then have two dogs named Sophie and Kya.  This makes a pretty crazy household on any given day but we love it.  My wife has supported me so much through our lives together, I couldn’t have accomplished what I have without her Love and support.  She is my rock and foundation.

 Setting Expectations

What should you as readers expect from this site?  I think its important in almost everything I do to set proper and realistic expectations upfront.  This allows us all to understand what you are and are not going to get out of something.  I want to give back to this amazing community that I have worked in for so many years.  This is the mission and the goal of this site.  Your expectations from this site and myself is honest, personal, and real information regarding my experiences.  I will share the good, the bad, and the ugly on anything and everything I believe should be out there.  I will occasionally be funny but most of the time I will be corny and direct.  I’m a literal person so be prepared for me to miss things, it happens all of the time.  Its cool to make fun of me when I do, I totally expect it.  If you don’t, my wife will!

What I expect from you as the reader.  I expect honest feedback.  I don’t care of the feedback is positive or negative, as long as its honest.  Providing proper criticism will help me to make this site and the content on this site better for everyone.  I do ask that we leave the trolls at the door!  There is no need to waste anyone’s time with trolling.

This site and the content I create on it, is not currently tied to any vendor and will never be tied to any vendor or company.  From time to time, I might endorse a vendor or a product, but I will not do so without my own personal research.  My general rule is if I wouldn’t purchase, deploy, and / or implement said product in my own environment, I will not be endorsing it, period!

To read about my background and story, checkout this blog post titled “Zigga What…Zigga Who?”.