Joel Barrett is a senior-level wireless networking architect with Cisco Systems. Joel has attained networking certifications such as Cisco's CCNP and CCDP, Microsoft's MCSE, and Novell's Master CNE. For wireless certifications, he holds Cisco's Wireless Design and Support specializations, as well as the CWNP Program's Wireless#, CWNA, CWSP, CWAP, and CWNE certifications. He is CWNE #6. Joel is also certified to instruct Cisco's Unified Wireless and Mesh Networking courses.
Within Cisco, Joel consults primarily with large enterprise customers concerning wireless deployments. He is a senior advisor for Cisco's wireless virtual team. He is also an author and technical editor for books such as "CWNP Dictionary of Terms and Acronyms", "CWNP Wireless# Exam Mega Guide", "Wireless Networks First-Step", "CWSP Official Study Guide", and "Managing and Securing a Cisco Structured Wireless-Aware Network". He is the series editor for McGraw-Hill's CWNP Official Study Guides, of which "CWNA Official Study Guide, 4th Edition" is the first in the new CWNP Press series.
Joel and his wife, Barbara Kurth, live with their three children, Ashley, Shane, and Paige in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. His personal website is http://www.brainslap.com/joel.