Diane Teare, P.Eng, CCNP, CCDP, CCSI, PMP, is a professional in the networking, training, project management, and e-learning fields. She has more than 25 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting network hardware and software, and has been involved in teaching, course design, and project management. She has extensive knowledge of network design and routing technologies. Diane is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI), and holds her Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. She is an instructor, and the Course Director for the CCNA and CCNP Routing and Switching curriculum, with one of the largest authorized Cisco Learning Partners. She was the director of e-learning for the same company, where she was responsible for planning and supporting all the company’s e-learning offerings in Canada, including Cisco courses. Diane has a bachelor’s degree in applied science in electrical engineering, and a master’s degree in applied science in management science.