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April 4, 2019
Get to Know Your Instructor: Trent Darrow
April 4, 2019
Fun Facts About Trent:
- What courses do you teach?GNS3 and CCNA ICND1
- What is an interesting fact about you?I enjoy rocking out to metal music and driving my Focus ST around (not fast...)
- Your favorite food?Bacon-wrapped Venison backstraps on the grill
- Can we connect with you on social?LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trenton-darrow/
The Q & A
Tell us about yourself"I have always had a love for IT and technology. I grew up ripping apart computers with my twin and putting them together with different parts to make a better computer, which sometimes broke it (before I knew things). I started as helpdesk like almost everyone in this field and am trying to advance my skills, teach others to do the same and hope they can share my love and enthusiasm for learning to break things safely. On the military side, I started as Infantry and moved into Rocket Field Artillery. Currently, I work with the Defensive Cyber Element and the Cyber Protection Team in a few capacities. In my little bit of spare time I get, I like working with Raspberry Pi’s and building my own home automation. The next goal for me is either the CCDA, CySA+ or the PenTest+ certification. Lastly, I like to pretend like I know things when I get on HackTheBox."
What brought you to teaching on Cybrary:"I wanted to provide an opportunity to help spread some knowledge about the true basics of Cyber Security and Networking. I want to help others gain that initial entry knowledge to get the “itch” to continue learning in this field. When I first started learning, I didn’t have the internet more than dial-up and some outdated books at my school so that is why I started out by ripping apart PC’s and electronics. Let me tell you, trying to load a youtube video on 56k was a lengthy process and I didn’t have the patience for that. We really didn’t have much for free learning platforms either besides some basic Youtube teardown videos so I greatly enjoy being apart of an organization that allows for free viewing of the video content for everyone who can access the web. It is great for the industry as we can get more knowledgeable employees and entry-level workers who will continue to progress. The mentorship that Cybrary can provide its viewers is amazing as well because it can be a daunting task to determine where to get started in this field as there is a plethora of certifications and technologies. Lastly, the sweatshirt I received was the 'icing on the cake' to become an Instructor for Cybrary."
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