In the Beginning


It all started while I was a student @ Lagos State University, LASU as it was popularly called. I wasn’t satisfied with what school had to offer. Though I was in my 2nd year of a 5-year engineering course (Electronics & Computer Engineering) I just felt unfulfilled. I always believed the Uni couldn’t offer me what I wanted. I felt there was a bigger picture, and indeed there was!

I remember attending a Big Tent church meeting where Jacquie McCullough preached “No more abortions” and I knew I couldn’t even afford to drop out of school at that stage……there had to be another way!!!!

I started my IT journey with Microsoft 1999. Back in the days, folks were running NT 3.51 and NT 4.0. I passed my first Microsoft certification and got my MCP in October 2000.

Somewhere along the line I stumbled on serious networking (cos I don’t consider Microsoft as networking ;-)) and delved into CompTIA Network Plus in the year 2001.

Later in 2001, I came across CISCO and I said to myself this is it. Eight years later I’ve got CCNA, CCNP and CCVP under my belt.
I should have gone for the R & S CCIE a while ago, but I wasn’t motivated enough to even start to study for it.
Somewhere along the line I stumbled on Asterisk and Cisco voice and the rest is history.
I’m now working towards CCIE VOICE and would like to put my thoughts together and present it to the world to see. The CCIE journey has been quite exciting and challenging. Since I started my CCIE pursuit I’ve learnt so much; practically, I’ve learnt something new everyday. I’ve also learnt that I know so little, so little it could discourage, but I can’t let the passion die…….NEVER!!!!
The passion has brought me thus far in my love-affair with Cisco………..WELCOME TO MY BLOG!!!!!!


4 Responses to In the Beginning

  1. Jay El-Opia says:

    Hi sky, um my name’s nero, i graduated last year & just finished service. Well unlike most people around me who begun their networking journey back in the day, i opted for a world of programs & programming, however i got a bit lost in the haze having learnt several of them without any obvious mastery. Now resolute on a path to take, i have determined in my heart to take the cisco voice path but unlike all the r& s guys in naija i dont know any1 here who has done voice, I did a search & stumbled on ur blog, was wondering if u could give me some form of mentoring, guidance as i pursue this path. I choose voice cos i believe that the world’ll largely depend on unified communications in the near future, Looking forward to ur response. Thank u.

    • skybaba says:

      Hey Nero, did we ever get to communicate? I can’t recall sending you an e-mail.

      I’ll drop you a mail.


  2. Kiran says:

    Nice blog mate. I have been following your comments @ Sadikhov site since early last year and have been a great fan of yours. I am also based in London and working in the voice area since a while but never dared dream of CCIE LAB…until I read your blog here. Very motivating…

    Congratulations mate and good luck…you got your number.


    • skybaba says:

      Hi Kiran,

      I know it’s two years since you droppped the note. I was wondering if you’ve managed to go for the CCIE Lab…..take care.


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