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Networking Courses

Cisco Enterprise Networks: Basic Networking and IP Fundamentals

Ben knows how to present ideas in a simple way that even a newbie can easily follow. Great job.

Great instructor, clear easy to follow theory followed up by a good practical lab!

Really good - also added extra detail occasionally which is interesting and helpful.

This is a very high quality course. I felt like every sentence spoken was a line item worth including in notes. This was well thought out and much appreciated.

Superior stuff

Cisco Enterprise Networks: Layer 2 Troubleshooting

Ben is Brilliant! Love the way he teaches stuff.

Cisco Enterprise Networks: VLANs and Trunking

Wow! Private VLANs are difficult to conceptually grasp. Thanks Ben for the clear explanations - I get it now! Really good stuff!

I've watched and read a lot of material on private VLANs and this is the first time it has ever made sense to me. In fact, the way Ben explained it made it seem so remarkably simple that I don't understand how nobody else has been able to do that.

Ben is a great instructor and he explained all the topics in a great way in which anyone can understand. The examples shown in the course was great and everything about the course was well put together. Thanks.

Ben does a great job presenting and explaining the material covered in the video.

Other Cisco courses

Hey Ben! I just wanted to personally thank you for all your efforts making networking courses on Pluralsight.

I can say without a shade of doubt that among all the CCNA/P courses I've taken from others on Pluralsight and INE that your courses stand above all the others. You can drill theory and protocol details all you want.. but at the end of the day, your methodology and practical approach to teaching/troubleshooting really solidified networking concepts and pretty much made everything click for me.

For example, going through your courses for CCNP Tshoot had me a little wary for the exam. Although I have yet to take it (waiting for that cert compensation paperwork to go through here at work), I've just started going through other practice tickets that are supposedly what the exam uses.. and I almost had to pinch myself! For some reason I thought the exam tickets were just like they are in your courses (an aside- it's super impressive and really I appreciate you building out all those topologies/configs for each course). But it would seem that the exam tickets pale in comparison to yours. Your courses make most of these tickets trivial! I'm confident that when I sit the exam, I will pass with room to spare.

Outside of Cisco exam world, I just landed a Network Engineer position at an ISP here in upstate NY - I like to think that you had a hand in making that possible!

Mike Agnew


Good morning Ben,

I just wanted to let you know that my employer the London ambulance service provided access to the Pluralsight for us to learn new skills. I was interested in moving on with my CCNA knowledge and I found your “Switch” course of modules on Pluralsight helped greatly with my self study on this subject.

I am pleased to report that having taken the Switch exam on Friday 21st February, i was successful and i now have my CCNP switch certification.

John Yeates


Hello Ben,

I’m a very big fan of you. I’ve been watching your course "Practical Networking" in pluralsight, and I’ve to say is that I LOVE YOU MAN! You’re amazing in the way you explain things, I’m really thankful to you.

Ibrahim Muhammad


Ben,

I recently obtained my CCNP certification and used your Pluralsight courses as my main source for studying. I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for the great courses, especially the VIRL stuff for the TSHOOT exam. Being able to follow along with you troubleshooting a network like that with multiple routers and switches really helped!

Thanks again!

Andrew Ritz


Hi Ben,

I just wanted to take a second and reach out and say thank you for the content you’ve put on Pluralsight for the CCNP Route Switch course. I’ve been using it to prepare for my Switch exam and I just love the way you go through the content. I haven’t felt like I’ve struggled with any of the concepts you’ve discussed thus far. The labs help put things into context and I practice those labs over and over again until feels like 2nd nature to me.

Taking the 300-115 next Friday and I feel like I’ll be just fine!

Thank you,

A.J. Murray


Ben! thanks for making those videos it really help me pass and helped get me out the help desk

Reddit user CCNPAT


I have been working through your CCNP. It is helping me a lot.

Shif Schiffman

Practical Networking

Never thought i could understand networking concepts. Thanks a lot to the author to make me understand these. I owe you a party.

By far this has been a most effective course in terms of helping me learn networking. Finally, all those terms I have been reading and taking notes on are starting to make sense! Most things are finally coming together and actually starting to make sense since I begun this course. Thank you for the real world examples and defining the terms you are referring to throughout the course.

I'm only at the start but Ben has made every concept make sense

The best presentation and explanation so far. Thank you Ben

old guy, new to the IT world. I can say this session really helped me understand more of where to look and a direction to move in for troubleshooting and also realizing some technical aspects I didn't know

To be honest, Ben has true professor skills, I'm glad I stumbled upon his course. This is just the first, next ones coming up right away.

This was probably the most relevant, useful, well thought out, and presented course I've done so far on Pluralsight. 10/10

Combination on technical accuracy and presentation style is perfect

Wonderful for the beginners in networking...

Incredible course. Very clear and informative. Can't praise high enough.

AWS Courses

Architecting for Reliability on AWS

As always Ben Piper nails it when it comes to explaining networking

Ben Piper is excellent!!

AWS Networking Deep Dive: Route 53 DNS

This course is really awesome!! One of the best course/training that i have ever taken before. Thank you so much Ben!!

Thank you for making these concepts so easy to understand, I was afraid of starting this module in the beginning but your explanation made it so crystal clear

This is the best course I have ever taken. Thanks Ben!

AWS Networking Deep Dive: Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

If teaching is an art, Ben Piper is a sensei at it. The curriculum covered everything I needed to know and went deep enough so I could really understand it. Given his strengths and roots in networking, I would love to see him author or co-author additional courses such as Azure networking constructs, Cloudfront, app deployments across regions to account for a cloud provider's regional outage, and application deployment across multiple cloud providers (AWS & Azure) for cloud provider diversity. With all said and done - kudos on a job well done!!!

Best session on Loadbalancing. Covered all the Load balancing concepts in a clear manner.

Ben Piper is solid!

AWS Networking Deep Dive: Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

For me a AWS was a grey are so far, Ben has helped me understand the concepts very well. He is an excellent trainer that I came to know of using Plural Sight. Thanks a lot Plural Sight for having such excellent trainers on your platform!

Ben Piper is now my new favorite instructor!

This is the first Video after i watched almost 20 hours + videos where my concepts got clear. Very precise explanation. I'd rate 100% this course.

Must watch course..!!

Awesome Teacher and very detailed explanation of concepts

Ben Piper is really awesome !

Other AWS courses

I just completed a second PluralSight course from you, Operational Excellence. I really appreciated them and consider you and one other author the best of the courses I have taken so far. So I want to say Thanks.

Chad Mitchell


Hi Ben,

First a compliment 🙂 I'm following your course having done many AWS courses on Pluralsight, and I'm certainly enjoying yours the most.

Matt Shickell