About INE

Experts At Making You An Expert

INE is the premier provider of Technical Training for the IT industry. INE is revolutionizing the digital learning industry through the implementation of adaptive technologies and a proven method of hands on training experiences. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development.

INE’s mission is to be your trusted partner in reaching your professional goals. INE has cultivated innovative content and teaching methods, delivered through cutting edge technology and disseminated by the most esteemed instructors in the world. Over the past 14 years, INE has helped tens of thousands of IT professionals achieve their goals and countless Fortune 500 companies build a world class technical organization fully prepared for tomorrow’s challenges.

INE Instructors

INE Instructor - Brian McGahan

Brian McGahan, CCIEx4 #8593, CCDE #2013::13

At the age of 20, Brian McGahan earned his first CCIE in Routing & Switching, and became known as the “youngest engineer in the world.” He continued on to earn CCIE certifications in Security, Service Provider, and Data Center. Brian has developed and taught for INE since 2002, setting the bar for CCIE training and helping thousands of engineers obtain their own certifications--we’re proud to have such an accomplished and driven instructor on the INE team. When he is not developing new products for INE, he consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers. You may contact Brian McGahan at bmcgahan@ine.com or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

“Brian McGahan may be the best technical instructor I have ever encountered.” Matthew Heffler, CCIE #36646
INE Instructor - Dave Smith

Dave Smith, CCIEx2 #19125

Dave has more than 20 years of experience in the networking field, and has spent most of those working with Cisco gear. After earning his CCNA in 1999 and his CCNP in 2000, he soon began teaching to help others earn their certifications. He earned his CCIE in Routing & Switching in 2007 and has been teaching CCIE bootcamps ever since. He also consults for several small and enterprise-level customers. Dave just passed his CCIE Data Center certification and is currently studying to add CCIE Service Provider and CCDE certifications to his list of credentials. When he’s not studying, teaching, or consulting, Dave can be found spending time with his family and off-roading in his Jeep. You may contact Dave Smith at dsmith@ine.com or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

“Dave Smith did a great job of deep diving into a lot of technologies without making me want to shoot myself. It was a great class that set me on track to achieving my number!” Jason Rosner, INE Bootcamp student, CCIE #40750
INE Instructor - Keith Bogart

Keith Bogart, CCIE #4923

Keith started his networking career as customer service representative at Cisco Systems in 1996. His desire to learn more soon led him to a position as a Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineer on the “Dial-Access” team, and within six months he had obtained his Dial-ISP CCIE. He later became a network consulting engineer and obtained his CCNA certification while teaching the technologies to Cisco employees during his lunch breaks. Keith was the first instructor on Cisco’s TAC Training team, where he taught a wide range of internetworking topics and later developed and taught other courses such as routing protocols, LAN switching, MPLS, 802.1x, and CCNA. After almost 17 years with Cisco, Keith joined a small startup and focused on 802.11 Wi-Fi technologies, during which time he obtained his CWNA certification. He is now very happy to be working with INE as an instructor for Routing & Switching. Keith lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, son, and daughter. When he is not teaching INE Bootcamps, Keith can be found at home with his family, reading, or working in the yard. You may contact Keith Bogart at kbogart@ine.com or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

“I recently attended the on site CCNP R&S Bootcamp in Raleigh NC. Keith Bogart was my instructor and he was excellent. He has a great classroom temperament and is extremely thorough. We stayed late on the last day and my only regret is that the boot camp was only 7 days. I was completely engaged and fully interested the entire time.” Jason Rosner, INE Bootcamp student, CCIE #40750
INE Instructor - Rohit Pardasani

Rohit G Pardasani, CCIEx5 #21282, CCSI #34999

Rohit has been in the networking industry for more than 17 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 15 years. Rohit not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real-world enterprise and service provider experience. Rohit has assisted hundreds of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification, and has been conducting CCIE RS, CCIE SEC, CCIE SP and CCIE Collaboration for Cisco Systems worldwide. Rohit currently holds 5xCCIE’s (Routing Switching, Service Provider, Security, Voice and Collaboration). When not teaching or developing new products, Rohit consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in India and UK. Rohit is currently pursuing his CCIE Data Center certification. You may contact Rohit at rpardasani@ine.com.

"Rohit was extremely knowledgeable, perhaps the most knowledgeable Cisco instructor I've had in an ILT. The class was outstanding and I would highly recommend - I'd say it ranks in the top 5 ILT classes I've ever taken." Thomas Maier, INE Bootcamp student, CCIE #7289
INE Instructor - Piotr Kaluzny

Piotr Kaluzny, CCIE #25665

Piotr Kaluzny has been in the IT field since 2002 when he was exposed to networking and programming during his studies. His career in production networks began in 2007, right after graduating with MSc in Computer Science. Piotr quickly progressed his career by working for multiple enterprise and non-enterprise companies in different Routing and Switching and Security roles, with his responsibilities ranging from operations and engineering to consulting and management. Since the very beginning Piotr has been heavily focused on the Security track to finally prove his skills in 2009 by passing the CCIE Security certification exam (#25665) in the first attempt (he also holds R&S and Security CCNP and CCNA certifications). You may contact Piotr at pkaluzny@ine.com.

INE Instructor - Tracy Wallace

Tracy Wallace, MCT #204908, MCSE, MCSD, MCSA, Azure Solutions Architect Expert

With more than 20 years of experience, Tracy brings a treasure trove of Microsoft knowledge to the INE team. Certified as an Azure Solutions Architect Expert and Azure Administrator Associate, as well as in MCSE Cloud Platform & Infrastructure, MCSD App Builder, MCT, and MCSA: SQL Server, Tracy’s skills cover multiple facets of the Microsoft field. He holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and stumbled upon his career in technology by accident, after working as an Economic Consultant. Realizing that his favorite thing to do within any job was to work with computers, Tracy decided to follow his passion and hasn’t looked back since. Besides being a Microsoft expert, Tracy also enjoys hiking with his two children, playing disc golf, and traveling with his wife. You may contact Tracy Wallace at twallace@ine.com.

INE Contributors

INE Instructor - Mark Snow

Mark Snow, CCIEx4 #14073

You might say that Mark Snow began his networking career at the age of five, when his father, a patented research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, started sharing his knowledge with Mark. He has been working with data and voice technology ever since, beginning with Unix System V and basic analog telephony and progressing to large data networking projects and large phone systems in both enterprise and 911 PSAP environments around the world. You’ll see Mark in all of INE’s Voice video courses and live Bootcamps. Mark Snow is also an accomplished pilot, and when he isn’t learning, labing, consulting, or teaching, he can be found jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, hanging off a rock somewhere, skiing out west, or just enjoying a quiet day at the beach with his wife and two wonderful kids. You may contact Mark Snow at msnow@ine.com, follow him on Twitter, or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

INE Instructor - Petr Lapukhov

Petr Lapukhov, CCIEx4 #16379

Petr Lapukhov has more than 12 years of experience working with Cisco Systems products. Not only is he the only person in the world to have earned four CCIEs (Routing & Switching, Security, Service Provider, and Voice) in just two years, he also passed every exam the first time. He shares his knowledge and experience with INE’s students through our various products and programs. Petr works with all of the technologies covered within his four CCIE tracks on a daily basis, staying current with any changes in the industry. He has also received his Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) certification, joining a small group of distinguished individuals who have achieved this status. Petr is a contributor to INE’s blog and our INE IEOC Community Forum. You may contact Petr Lapukhov at petr@ine.com.