A few weeks ago, I posted on Twitter about some fundamental commands/configurations that I feel all new network engineers should spend time on learning. As with most things on Twitter, if they get good engagement, I know there is interest for more information.

8 Things New Network Engineers Must Know | CCNA, Network+, JNCIA-Junos
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So, I decided to do a bit of a deeper dive into that list. I understand that the list is subjective. From my perspective, these are the first hands-on configurations I would teach a new engineer who is configuring devices for the first time. The nice thing about this list is, it’s vendor agnostic. You should learn these things whether you work on Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Dell, etc…

After watching this video, what do you think? Leave some comments under the video if you agree or feel some things are left out. I’m going to do a follow-up video where I talk about some security-focused commands as well!

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If you’re looking for somewhere to start with learning and practicing these configs, check out some Network+ and CCNA practice lab videos I’ve done.