About:

The purpose of this blog is more of a generic knowledge base. Disclaimer: Material on this blog are mainly re-posts. No copyright infringement intended.  I do not publish any documents that I have created for the companies I have worked for.

One obviously is security, and secondly I am not publishing documentation written for the company from a standpoint of being paid by that company for that documentation.

History:

I started in computers at the age of 9 in 1982 while I was in 2nd grade with the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A. Atari 2600,  then I graduated to the Apple IIe in the fourth grade.  That was the beginning a lifelong enjoyment of systems and networks.  Around that same time I also fell in love with photography.  Through the years I have continued to enjoy both as hobbies.

Education:
I took time off from college after an internship lead to a full-time position to become a Novell Systems Administrator – Network Technician at a very large corporation all the way to Active Directory/VMware/Clustering Systems Engineer at that large corporation.  After 18 years, I have re-enrolled and am currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science: Security Emphasis.

My current role is a System Engineer at a different company with a jack of all trades.  EMC VNX SAN, Active Directory, Exchange 2013, SCCM 2012, Cisco UCS servers, Cisco Ironport Webfilter, Citrix XenApp, VMware vSphere… and some other things.

OFFICIAL TRAINING – Minus real world experience: Technical books, Tech Blogs, Webinars, Online Training, KB articles and a lot of white papers.

New Horizons: 6451B Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
New Features in Exchange Server 2010 SP2
Citrix XenApp 6
Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1
CBT Nuggets: Active Directory with R2 Updates (70-640)
VMware vSphere 5
Exchange Server 2010 High Availability
Best Practices for Running XenApp / XenDesktop on vSphere
Citrix XenServer 6
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator (70-647)
Windows Server 2012 Installing and Configuring (70-410)
Windows 7 Deployment (70-681)
VMware vSphere Troubleshooting
Managing VMware vSphere with PowerCLI
Microsoft Server Virtualization
UMSL: Introduction to SQL Server Administration v.2005
Quilogy: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
TechSkills: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (70-642)
New Horizons:3236L: VMware vSphere: VCP5-DCV

Technology and Photography are my hobbies, so I am very grateful that I enjoy my career and that it requires constant learning.

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