Wayne Lewis, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Honolulu Community College. Since 1992, he has served as a math instructor, as the state school-to-work coordinator, and as the lead instructor for the Cisco Academy Training Center (CATC). He has authored seven Cisco Press books on network troubleshooting, multilayer switching, and, most recently, intermediate routing and basic switching. As a consultant for Cisco, he coordinated the development of several iterations of the curriculum for the CCNP and served as a project manager for the development of the Securing Cisco LAN Devices course for the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Group. When he is not managing, teaching, writing, consulting, or spending time with his wife and kids, he enjoys surfing the North Shore of Oahu during the winter months and the South Shore of Oahu during the summer months.
Diane Teare, CCNP, CCDP, CCSI, is a professional in the networking, training, and e-learning fields. She has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting network hardware and software and has also been involved in teaching, course design, and project management. She has extensive knowledge of network design and routing technologies and is an instructor with one of the largest authorized Cisco Learning Partners. She was also recently the Director of e-Learning for the same company, responsible for planning and supporting all the company's e-learning offerings in Canada, including Cisco courses. Diane was part of the team that developed the latest version of the BSCI course. She has a bachelor's degree in applied science in electrical engineering (BASc) and a master's degree in applied science in management science (MASc). She co-authored the Cisco Press titles Campus Network Design Fundamentals and three editions of the Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) Authorized Self-Study Guide; she also edited CCDA Self-Study: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) and Designing Cisco Networks.