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A summation of who I am, what I've done, and where I'm currently dedicating my time.


Deirra Footman is a Senior Network Engineer specializing in Data Center Networking, Network Security, and Cloud technologies. She is a content creator dedicated to sharing her journey on her blog CCIE BY 30. Deirra is a passionate advocate for Women in Tech and Tech Education.


Deirra Footman is Senior Network Engineer and Blogger based in the DMV area. She has built her Networking and Security expertise in Cisco enterprise environments designing, implementing, and maintaining solutions. She currently holds her CCNA in Routing and Switching and is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Business and IT Management.

Deirra discovered her passion for Science and Technology at a young age growing up in Baltimore, Maryland. Deirra's love for computer technology and thirst for knowledge led her to enroll in the Cisco Network Academy in High School. Completing this program landed her an internship served as the launchpad for an exciting and challenging career in the Networking Field.

In 2016, Deirra published her blog CCIE By 30. Blogging has enabled her to share her Cisco Networking experience, technical resources, certification study tips, and career tips. Since its publishing, her work has helped establish Deirra as a leader and influencer in the tech community.  

Currently, Deirra is a Network Engineer focusing on Security and Cloud technology for a Managed Service Provider in the Financial Industry.



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