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Skills

Technical Skills
Operating Systems:     Linux (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Debian and others), Mac OS X, Windows NT/200x Server Network Protocols:    Cisco IOS, TCP/IP Packet Debugging (Wireshark), HTTP (including cookies/sessions), SMTP, SNMP, DNS, PPTP, IPSec, SSL/SSH tunneling System Scalability:    Radware WSD Load Balancers, RRDNS, Cacti/RRDTool monitoring, memcached, rsync System Security:    CISP/PCI compliance, OWASP standards, Snort, Tripwire equivalent IDS, chkrootkit Software: Microsoft Office suites, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Browsers (IE, Firefox), Remedy, Netware, Symantec Anti-Virus, Symantec Backup, Quest Migration Manager, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Goodlink Server

Work experience

Tactical Data Network Specialist

United States Marine Corps
  • Network design and implementation for tactical environments, including but not limited to Windows 2003, 2000 and NT 4.0 Server, Unix Management, Radio and satellite integration.
  •  User Administration and management for 2500+ users.
  •  Forest level administration, responsible for 12 child domains, located throughout Iraq and Kuwait.
  •  Microsoft Exchange 5.5 implementation and management.
  •  500+ hours of intensive training and Military certification in Cisco routing, Microsoft Network Administration, Cryptographic Communications

Network Administrator

  • Responsible for Administering, optimizing, and supporting internal LAN/WAN infrastructure consisting of Windows 2003 server, 2000 server and NT 4.0.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Active Directory management and optimization.
  • Monitored and supported network security measures, for internal and external operations, including secure FTP site management, Online Payment Acceptance, and Biometric system and area access.
  • Telephony Management, for 200 plus connections, voicemail support and installation of new phones.

Network Consultant

Tek-Systems
  • Top level help desk handling escalated tickets
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 migration planning, including clustering, bridging and support of NOS/Data Centers
  • Blackberry Enterprise Server/ Goodlink Server administrator support 4000+ users.
  • Remedy Software Certified, Trained in Quest Migration Manager, Citrix Mainframe Development, Visio for Network Topologies.
  • Created and maintained a policy for trouble ticket resolution
Nov 2008Present

Owner, Information Technology Specialist

ReadySetGo! Consulting

u Small Business Consulting, including Infrastructure, Wireless access,

Email server setups, Web design and PC/laptop ordering and installation

u Established a contract support schedule, with varying tiers of support, including 24/7 local support with an average response time of under 40 min.

u Worked as third party contractor to fill help desk remote trouble shooting for various companies.

u Created help desk policies to help track and diagnose current trends in client support needs and upgrade scheduling.

Jun 2009Present

Desktop Migration Specialist

Image multiple laptops and desktops with standard government  load out daily

Migrate all user data and programs to new laptops and desktops, ensuring 100% data retention for all personal files and folders

Install and setup of specialized accounting, security and banking applications

provide customer support for recently migrated users, with a response time SLA of less than one hour

Jun 2008Nov 2008

Network Manager

Precision Industries
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management and Policy Creation, supporting 500 stores nationally VPN Server and remote access security manager, supporting a large scale WAN network, bridging DSL and cable client access via IPSEC, and MPLS node creation and managment.
  • Implemented VMWare Server/client software to increase efficiency for large scale programming projects.
  • Created help desk policies to help track and diagnose current trends in client security and performance.
  • Implemented large scale inventory management solutions for SOX    compliance, and future growth tracking needs.
Mar 2007Nov 2007

Regional Network Manager

  • Help desk\Network manager for Southwestern Texas regions
  • VPN management and troubleshooting for 85 remote site
  • Systems Analysis for upgrades to network hardware/software
  • Testing and evaluation of network load and overall performance
  • Created and maintained policies for trouble ticket resolution

Education

Tradeschool

C3 Communication Schools, USMC
  • Certificate -Microsoft Exchange 5.5, 2000 and 2003
  • Certificate – Network Design and Implementation
  • Certificate – Network Basics and Troubleshooting
  • Certificate - Help Desk Support
  • Certificate -Operating system installation and managemen
  • Certificate - Server operating systems installation and implementation
  • Certificate - Tactical Data Security Management
  • Training - Satellite integration and secure radio tramissions

Certifications

Microskills Certification Center

Coursework and Training for

  • A+
  • N+
  • MCSE
  • MPC
  • CISSP
  • MSDT

Summary

  • Experienced in working in large scale corporate and government environments, in support of up to 25,000 employees.
  • Fully qualified hardware technician on equipment ranging from servers, desktops and laptops.
  • Trained and certified in Windows operating systems ranging from XP, 2000, 98, ME. Server OS include NT4.0, 2000, and 2003.
  • US Marine Corps Certified Network Engineer and Topology Instructor.
  • Global Microsoft Exchange migration manager and team leader

Military Awards

  • National Defense Medal
  • Purple Heart
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Naval Unit Citation
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Outstanding Technical Performance.

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