André Laurent, 3xCCIE No. 21840, CCDE No. 20120024, is the worldwide director of engineering for enterprise networking sales at Cisco Systems and a Cisco Press author. Outside his own personal development, André has an equal passion for helping others develop their systems and assisting them with the certification process. André is recognized in the industry as a subject matter expert in the areas of routing, switching, security, and design. Although he wears a Cisco badge, André takes a neutral approach in helping clients establish a long-term business and technology vision covering necessary strategy, execution, and metrics for measuring impact.