My Koalifications


Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate: Routing and Switching

    Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer's network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience. The CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician

    Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

  • CompTIA Security+

    CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.

  • Palo Alto ACE (Accredited Configuration Engineer) 8.1

    The Palo Alto Networks ACE - Accredited Configuration Engineer exam tests your knowledge of the core features and functions of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, and serves as an objective indication of your ability to configure Palo Alto Networks firewalls using PAN-OS.

  • Ubiquti Solar Residential Specialist

    This course covers the following: The Solar Industry, The Fundamentals of Electricity, Photovoltaic Techology, Marketing and Pre-Sales, Customer Sales, Preparation and Safety of the System, Installation of the System, and all Post Install tasks of a Ubiquti SunMax Solar System.

  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate: Networking Fundamentals

    The Pennsylvania Skills Certificate recognizes students who are technically prepared for postsecondary education and high-skill, highwage careers. Student Occupational Competency Testing is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE) for all secondary concentrators in approved career and technical education programs in the Commonwealth who are anticipated to leave school at the end of the current school year.

    Results: Advanced

Employment

November 2016
Present

PITT OHIO

Network Engineer III

PITT OHIO Responsible for the design, maintenance, implementation, and support of the PITT OHIO National Infrastructure, and that of their subsidiaries. Function as part of the datacentre team and assist other teams as necessary.

  • - Mentor all lower tiers in a non supervisor role.
  • - Highest point of escalation for network and telephony related issues.
  • - Streamline processes through network automation.
  • - Participate in discussions with other groups to help influence the design of their solutions and optimize any network pieces.
  • - Frequently review infrastructure and make adjustments as necessary to further stabilize the environment.
  • - Plan for long term network services and infrastructure.

Network Engineer II - November 2016 to November 2018

Responsible for the design, maintenance, implementation, and support of the PITT OHIO National Infrastructure, and that of their subsidiaries. Function as part of the datacentre team and assist other teams as necessary.

  • - Plan for and implement 3 to 5 year network services.
  • - Provide Tier3 support and troubleshooting of networking events.
  • - Provide mentorship to lower tiers in a non-supervisor role.

January 2016
November 2016

University of Pittsburgh

NOC Network Engineer

University of Pittsburgh Working out of the University's Network Operation Center, I am part of the Networking and Telecom team. Some of our responsibilities include: advanced troubleshooting of network related events, administration of our datacenter network, the Oakland campus, and connections to and from each of our campuses. We also provide Tier 3 networking support for the tens of thousands of individuals and growing who rely on us.

September 2014
January 2016

Precision Business Solutions

VoIP Specialist & Technologist / Web Developer

Precision Business Solutions I started on with Precision Business Solutions in September of 2014 as a Technologist and Web Developer and have since worked my way up to being able to work on all tech issues from Desktop to Server Issues. In December I assumed the role of VoIP specialist focusing more on voice and network related issues, as well as serving as the primary point of contact for all voice related issues. When I'm not doing tech work I will be dabbling with websites picking up the occasional new website or redesign for a client or making any changes that need to made on the sites that we manage.

Additional history omitted online, information is available via request for reference.

Formal Education

Oct. 2012
July 2014

Pittsburgh Technical College

A.S. Information Technology, Network Administration

Here I obtained instruction in Network Administration. During this time I was exposed to an array of infrastructure environments, including Windows, Linux, and VMWare. Hands on labs and field experienced instructors strengthened my skills, while my career and general education courses refined me as an individual.

2010
2012

Admiral Peay Area Vocational Technical School

Graduate, Networking Technology & Entrprenueship Sales & Marketing

This is really where I decided what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I gained instruction in Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing before diving into the Networking Technology Course. From there I just took off as a student of the Cisco Networking Academy and a truly amazing instructor. Classes encouraged deep thinking discussions, problem solving, and out of the box thinking.

Additional history omitted online, information is available via request for reference.

Skills

Highlighted Skills

Operating Systems: Windows (Server and Desktop Platforms), Mac OSX, Cisco IOS, ASA-OS, NX-OS, JunOS Android, Linux (Most Familiar with CentOS and Debian-based), and Android.
Networking Hardware: F5 BIG-IP Load Balancers, Citrix Netscalers, Cisco Routers / Switches (Catalyst/Nexus/Smart), Cisco Meraki, SourceFire, Juniper Routers, Ubiquiti Airgrid and Unifi, Opengear, Net Optics, Cisco Wireless.
Network Technologies: VRFs, LAG, HSRP, TrustSec, VDC, vPC, IP SLA, MPLS, ACI, VXLAN
VoIP: FreePBX / Asterisks, Cisco CUCM/UCCX/CUPS/, Allworx, Talkswitch, and Avaya Systems. Familiar working with Bandwidth, Broadvox, and Sprint.
Virtualization: VMWare - ESXi, Workstation, and Veeam, Hyper-V
Network Security: RSA SecureID, Cisco ISE, Dell SonicWALLs, Cisco ASAs
Monitoring: Syslog (Kiwi/Splunk/Solarwinds), Solarwinds Orion, SNMP (PRTG), IBM Netcool, Cisco LMS, Cisco Prime, Cacti
Misc: OwnCloud, iTALC, Azure, ScreenConnect, ISPConfig, Bluecat, CPanel, Energywise

Languages

  • English - Native Language
  • Dansk - Limited Proficiency