Faraz Shamim, CCIE No. 4131, is a Network Consulting Engineer with Cisco Systems. He has a bachelor's in computer science from the University of North Texas at Denton and a master's in telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has written several documents, white papers and technical tips for OSPF, RIP, IGRP, EIGRP and BGP on Cisco Connection Online, www.cisco.com. He has also been engaged in developing and teaching the Cisco Advance Training Bootcamps on Routing & IPv6. Faraz actively speaks at the Cisco Networkers Conference worldwide on the topics of link state protocols & IPv6. Faraz has been with Cisco Systems for the last 9 years.