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Kennedy Clark is a CCIE instructor and consultant for Chesapeake Computer Consultants, Inc. (CCCI), a Cisco training partner. As a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI), Kennedy was one of the original Catalyst instructors for Cisco. Having focused on Catalyst and ATM switching since 1996, he has taught a wide variety of switching classes. As a consultant for CCCI, Kennedy has been involved in the design and implementation of many large, switched backbones.
is also an instructor and consultant for Chesapeake. As a CCSI, Kevin spends most of his instructional time teaching the Cisco Catalyst and ATM courses. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Kevin worked for 11