About the Instructor
Hi Guys! My name is Dean Armada and I am your Cloud, Data Center and CyberSecurity Instructor.
My goal is to deliver easy to understand, top quality and unique kind of online courses. I develop integrated courses, something that doesn't only focus on one brand or technology.
I am proud to be one of the few instructors who records themselves during the course delivery. Whether I am presenting, whiteboarding or doing lab demonstration, you will always see me. I do this so that I will be more CONNECTED TO YOU.
I have a very diverse background in the field of IT. I was a programmer who became a Linux administrator, who became a network engineer, who became a security specialist, who became a tech manager who became a startup tech founder but training delivery will always be my passion!
I have delivered various training classes - Network, Security, Systems, Virtualization, Containerization, Programming, Storage, Servers, Cloud and Automation on both vendor certified and open souce tecnology courses. I am a certified Cisco, Arista and F5 instructor and have traveled more than 30 countries and more than 60 cities since 2011. One of the busiest technical trainer and prior COVID-19, I used to have average of 10 flights / month.
Highest rated F5 and Arista course online and with a Cisco Instructor rating of 4.9/5 (2021).
F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS), LTM
F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS), GTM
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE Security) #27437
Cisco Certified System Instructor (CCSI) #33824
CCNP (Data Center Security, Routing and Switching)
Cisco DevNet Professional
VMware Certified Professional (VCP) v6.5
F5 Certified Administrator (F5-CA)
Arista Certified Engineer (ACE-A)
And 50+ Other Certifications:
Awards and Recognition:
CCIE and CCSI by 30
10 year CCIE and CCSI veteran
First trainer to deliver Cisco Network Visibility and Segmentation (2019)
First trainer to deliver Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall Test Drive (2016)
First trainer to deliver Cisco Network as a Sensor Test Drive (2015)
Ghost Author of two of Cisco training courses (2015, 2018)
One of the first Cisco ACI Trainer (2015)
One of the first Arista Certified Trainer (2015)
One of the first Cisco Nexus 9000 Trainer (2014)
One of the first Cisco ISE Trainer (2012)
One of the first F5 Certified Trainer (2011)
First CCIE Security in the Philippines (2010)
Cisco Security Instructor Center Excellence (2018, 2020)
Cisco Data Center Instructor Center Excellence (2015, 2016)
I am always fascinated with Dean's Armada teaching style. He makes the lessons so engaging and fun, the training is not dry and is full of examples. I really appreciate Dean's countless effort and knowledge in creating this wonderful python series. I will strongly recommend it for Network engineers who want to learn automation.
Best videos ever.Highly recommend this course to anyone wants to learn F5 and pass F5-CA. Waiting for ASM desperately :)
101 passed :) 201 is otw. Thanks Dean Armada for amazing Udemy course. It's helped me alot even i'm working on F5 for years.
Development Bank of Singapore
Thanks, Dean Armada for F5-101 Exam Preparation! It's great to join your courses. First time participating in a security workshop at #cisco Vietnam in 2015
Special thanks to Dean Armada for the awesome 101 and 201 courses at Udemy. You made me really happy indeed Dean! Thanks a lot for the love you’ve added to these trainings and looking forward for the next ones together
European External Action Service
I have been working with Arista switches now for the past 3 years and I love them. I have read the Arista Warrior book and am now wanting to get a different perspective and so far I am really enjoying this class.