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Raymond Lacoste

Senior Technical Instructor

Raymond Lacoste has dedicated his career to developing the skills of others. His 19 years in the industry allow him to pull from experience in the areas of Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft. For the last 10 years he focused primarily on advanced IT instruction. He is also the Cisco Press author of the TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide.

Raymond is a voracious learner and is constantly studying new technologies. To date he has passed over 100 exams. His certification wall includes various certificates from Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft, ISC2, ITIL, and CompTIA. Over the past years he has also been awarded, on numerous occasions, the Cisco Sirius Top Quality Instructor Award and the Cisco Instructor Excellent Award.

Before becoming an IT instructor, Raymond was an aspiring golf professional, so golf is in his blood. When he is not teaching or designing and delivering the best in the industry training you can find him practicing or playing golf rain or shine or snow.

Certifications Held

ITIL

  • ITIL Foundations
  • ITIL Practitioner

AWS

  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Cisco

  • Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

CompTIA

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Server+

ISC2

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Courses Taught by Raymond

AWS

  • AWS Technical Essentials
  • AWS System Operations
  • AWS Architect Associate

ITIL

  • ITIL Foundations
  • ITIL Practitioner

Cisco

  • Getting to Know SDN with Cisco ACI

Microsoft

  • Getting to Know Windows 10