Bob Clark

Senior System Engineer at Kforce Inc, sub to Clark IT Consulting

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Current
  1. Kforce Inc,
  2. Clark IT Consulting
Previous
  1. Agensys Corporation,
  2. Pac Solutions,
  3. Project Performance Corporation
Education
  1. Microsoft Education Services
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Background

Summary

- MDT 2010 deployment, image creation, testing and error code log analysis
- Enterprise migrations Windows 8 and Windows 7
- Network management and monitoring
- Active Directory and System Center Operations Manager Engineer
- Systems Analysis and Group Policy analysis
- Security Cleared Employee Active DOD
- CompTIA Security+ Certified, July 2014 ; DOD-STD-8570
- Information Security, server hardening, system patching
- Recruitment and Training of new IT personnel
- Medical ACA - NextGen Practice Management, McKesson Horizon Practice Plus Open EHR .

Plain and simple "Folks hire me to solve IT problems and get it done".

Senior Migration Engineer, Application Compatibility Tester, Consultant

July 2014 for the US Marine Corps. Server 2012 and Redhat image testing on various server hardware. SCCM 2012 training.

May 2014 for the EPA. MS Office customization and Windows 7 deployment to include customization of USMT and examination of Loadstate or Scanstate logs as well. Group Policy review in relation to USGCB settings per NIST and NSA recommendations. Patch maintenance support and deployment of system patches for client or server protection. Created Access database and reports to track applications testing and progress for my presentation in briefings.

During my tenure as Network Manager at the US Air Force Society, contributed to information security by utilizing Checkpoint products, Microsoft Forefront and System Control Center with SCOM and MOM for monitoring. Used Websense products for spam mail filtering and network intrusion prevention system security with the V10000 hardware product. Implemented dashboard intrusion and systems monitoring in our environment at the US Air Force Society. Performed server migration.

Specialties: Systems patching, Windows 7, Windows 8 testing deployment, Office customization, Microsoft SCOM, Websense, USGCB, Retina, Windows 7, Altiris suite, WAIK, MDT 2010, Symantec, Shavlik, WinPE, Loadstate, Scanstate, ImageX

Experience

Senior System Engineer

Kforce Inc
– Present (4 months)Quantico, Virginia

EEVE Project. US Marine Corps. Cleared level position. Setup DHCP, DNS, and Active Directory servers to create virtual domain and then install, configure, run and maintain SCCM 2012 in virtual environment. Perform security scans in domain.

Capturing, creating and testing of virtual server images - Linux and Microsoft Server 2012, creation and deployment of same onto various server platforms at MARCORPSYSCOM. Application of STIG settings for DOD NIST security.

Products and tools used : Windows Assessment Deployment Kit, MDT2013 version 6.2.5019 , VMware Workstation 9.0.2 , Retina Security Scanner. Presently training on usage of SCCM 2012 and Server 2012 by Microsoft at this location and project.

Owner

Clark IT Consulting
– Present (20 years 2 months)Primarily based in Washington DC, clients supported worldwide

Owner operated independent consulting firm for IT services and sales. Present projects involve 2 clients needing MDT 2010 consulting of the MDT server or for error log analysis and active directory management of users and computers for the migration. Providing for client needs in areas such as: enterprise migrations, systems integration, operating system migration needs, training and information security concerns for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Several Intrusion detection clients and anti-spam units deployed and configured during my tenure as a Websense VAR.

Also working with medical offices for ACA compliance by installing and supporting the following products : NextGen Practice Management software, McKesson Horizon Practice Plus and Open EHR .

Bob Clark, owner and CIO.

Active Directory Senior Engineer for Migrations at EPA

Agensys Corporation
(4 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Agensys and Clark IT Consulting, consultant with a US government agency and a private commercial client simultaneously to improve, document, analyze the deployment of Windows 7 using MDT 2010. Windows 8 is being deployed to a commercial client using MDT 2012. The major issues involve interpretation and resolution of the error codes and MDT logs for the client as well as Active Directory concerns during planning of the projects as well as hardware or driver issues post-deployment.

Testing and error code log analysis. Performed enterprise migrations of and Windows 7.
Examined Loadstate or Scanstate logs as well. Group Policy review in relation to EPA settings per recommendations.

Cleared Senior Systems Analyst

Pac Solutions
(2 years 2 months)Virginia

Promoted and transferred for Senior Systems Engineer duties. Perfored OS image compatibility testing analysis, functionality verification, IA compliance to the ITIL testing standards for Application Integration Test Lab. Effort to rationalize apps and then package with Admin Studio product. An interesting part of this position is to translate technical jargon and statistics for the customer as well as relating with those above and below known as "interesting to work with". Worked strongly to grow Pacsolutions consulting contracts using social media and cloud technologies. Recruitment and training of personnel for Pacsolutions was added to my duties along with establishing our web presence.

Originally hired as "Lead Coordinator" for technical review and documentation teams while engaged as systems analyst engineer to support a military migration effort for a US military branch in consolidation of NOC and other service centers to include operations analytics, virtualization, and support documentation. Planning, analysis, application technical assessments, process engineering are further skills used. DOD clearance granted. Per proper procedures, level is not specified in this public profile.

Sequestration Project closure and cancellation May 2013. Project transferred from USMC Quantico to USN at Dahlgren. Employed under both 1099 and W-2.

Senior Analyst

Project Performance Corporation
(2 months)Alexandria, VA

(1099 consultant) Windows 7 Group Policy analysis project for Federal Government client for work with the USGCB settings per NIST and NSA recommendations to make adjustments to settings such as Internet Zone security, power, and others for Windows 7 client rollout. Reviewed and gave opinion concerning settings for Windows 7 schema extension settings. Short position time caused by cellulitis infection lower leg, now cured. Public Trust Clearance.

Windows 7 Migration Engineer & Application Compatibility Tester

U.S. Department of Labor
(9 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

(1099 consultant) Performed engineering liaison duties and worked with Windows 7 WIM images project using the MDT 2010 (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) . Used Microsoft Application Compatibility toolkit version 5.6.1 ( ACT ) within the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ( MDT 2010) to analyze several hundred applications for use with the Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit and 64 bit client operating systems. Remediated applications, both custom in-house and COTS apps, via updating the said software to newer versions or creating shims as needed. Tested virtualizing apps and delivered them to desktop or running an XP sandbox in virtual machine mode as well as XP compatibility mode use. Previously deployed Windows 7 utilizing Symantec Altiris.

Participated in decision process regarding Active Directory and Group Policy as relating to features, security and deployment issues. Worked with client and user community to determine features that were enabled versus security risk of free included products when balanced against using 3rd party products such as those for VPN use and Disk volume encryption. Wrote position papers to justify such decisions and facilitate discussions. Created Access database and reports to track applications testing and progress for my presentation in briefings. WAIK and WinPE reviewed and utilized. Reviewed and gave opinion concerning settings for Windows 7 schema extension settings. Public Trust clearance level.

Network Operations Manager of Security and LAN Administration

Air Force Aid Society
(5 years 6 months)Arlington, Virginia

(W2 employee) During my tenure, I supervised 2 other technicians as well as recruiting, training and mentoring them. Trained other personnel within firm as well for use of IT products or security awareness. I was a direct report at different times to either our General, CFO or CIO. Signed contracts and performed budgeting while recruitment efforts took place to seek a Masters degreed CIO when my previous manager and SQL administrator departed.

Server 2008 and Windows 7 tested and deployed along with associated Windows 7 schema. Group policy via Server 2008 for control of Windows 7. Utilized Vmware and HyperV to virtualize servers and desktops. Forefront and Surfcontrol deployed & configured. DNS and mail bridgeheads built & deployed along with Symantec and Checkpoint routers. Built and configured our Symantec Ghost and Antivirus enterprise solutions. Wrote IT Security policy and implemented security and disaster plans along with company IT security awareness training.

LAN Operations Manager for a non-profit with 16 servers running Vista and Windows 7 clients and associated schema group policy extensions under Active Directory on Windows server 2008 and Microsoft Exchange 2003. Responsible for network security, hardware and software firewall configuration and status reports. Audited network utilizing tools via NEWT and Shavlik to search for and patch vulnerabilities. Responsible for building and patching servers using best practices to NIST specifications. Perform network security scans & security audit.

Adept with system security inventory tools (IDS IPS) such as Websense, Application compatibility tester, System Center Operations Manager (scc2007 MOM). Implemented "real time" dashboard intrusion and monitoring to audit and increase efficiency of systems.

Windows 7, Security Audits, BIOS updates, Server 2008 , Exchange 2007, SCCM, Vista, Group Policy, ImageX, WinPE, loadstate, scanstate, powershell, Access database, some SQL 2005, System Security Patching.

Contractor FedConcepts, XP migration at Dept of Labor

NetStar-1
(10 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

(1099 Consultant) Sr. Migration engineer performing application testing, repackaging applications with Wise installer for Windows XP. Creating Altiris images for 14 different hardware platforms in over 8 differing configurations to cover the various departmental groups within the US Department of Labor. Traveled to various states to supervise deployment teams as well as perform my own deployments within the schedule. Project completed on-time and on-budget.

Senior Migration Engineer

Federal Concepts
(3 years)

Performed Windows XP migration for various US government departments with extensive travel to perform Windows 2000 and XP migrations at field sites. Identified and tested required drivers and BIOS updates for over 15 different computer platform types. Created documentation and trained staff to perform migration, conducted antivirus scans and tested ghosting procedures. Utilized and configured Altiris for Federal clients. Applied, updated, and documented various security patches from Microsoft to images through SUS push, SMS advertising, scripting and hand built qchain security batch file. Standardized desktop installation with some customer requested customizing of both Internet Explorer and Netscape browsers using some JAVA scripting. Assisted users by setting privilege levels, assigning passwords and security levels in both Exchange and Windows 2000 servers.

Computer & English Language Instruction

Benedict Training
(1 year)Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Sponsored as a joint-venture with Russian Federation business visa to setup a business location in St. Petersburg, Russia to instruct individuals as needed in the field of computer networking (hardware and software) with concurrent English as a 2nd language training for the work environment.

Senior Server Engineer

Digital-NOW!
(2 years)European Union territories of service, forays into Africa and Asia

Managed the Global Field Services Division business unit. Developed processes and procedures for tracking international installations and configurations. Served as liaison for international customer issues. Increased system performance while reducing overall system manufacturing costs. Traveled worldwide to install and configure digital servers and analog photographic equipment for high speed industrial scanning of various photographic film types into network linked computers to upload photograph files for secure Internet sales to clients. Trained other technicians, instructed clients and created technician and customer procedures and manuals.

Best story from this position would be that I was asked to stay overseas in Europe for a bit longer than was anticipated after my hire and the departure of some key management personnel as our firm could not find certified personnel with passports. This ended up with my staying several weeks in Helsinki and assembling a low-speed digital foto-film scanner out of spare parts for the client. Now this might not have made the home office terribly happy, but the customer sure was pleased to ramp up their film conversion speed and they ended up purchasing 2 more "high" speed newer units the next fiscal year in appreciation. In the end it all worked out and everybody was happy !

High Speed film digitization
Kodak & Agfa Digitization Interfaces
Windows NT 4 & 2000 Server
Active Directory, WINS, DNS

Senior Health Informatics Engineer

QuadraMed
(2 years)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Supported and Installed various server and desktop operating systems for Quadramed employees and Medical office or Hospital clients needs to involve training, installation of software or hardware and security analysis of networks.

Windows NT Support Manager

iConstituent
(2 years)Washington D.C. Metro Area

iConstituent acquired the firm "Capital Correspond" whom I worked for during this time period. I mentored workers and trained employees in Windows NT, Windows 95 and Windows for Workgroups as well as memory management techniques and hardware repair. Extensive travel to Senatorial and Congressional district offices to perform IT support and training of their staff. 6 employees reported to me for scheduling and other needs. I offer Senatorial and committee references upon request from this time period.

Mainframe Operations Manager

Eastern Municipal Water District
(5 years 1 month)Hemet, California

Responsible for budget and staffing of the IT operations center for the water district. Secondary duty as programmer (RPG, Cobol, Fortran and Assembler) on said mainframe. Control of warranties renewal, training and workflow. Delegated to Shift Supervisors as needed. Chaired Public Meetings. Automated nightly batch run using a language from NCR called "Systems Command Language" resulting in a 30% efficiency increase with consequent savings in labor hours, electric usage and cooling time. Also, CPU time was then available for sale to other facilities. Attended NCR and IBM systems efficiency and performance tuning courses at the company campuses of NCR and IBM. Returned to my duties as Ops Manager and was able to tune our system and the associated jobs run stream for further efficiencies and quicker job run times. The night shift had been running until 5am, after tuning we were able to eliminate the 3rd shift and sell further CPU time or shut off cooling and systems at midnight.

IBM system 34, NCR criterion 8500, NCR 9800 hardware. Languages used - Neat/V , Neat3, SCL, JCL, Cobol, RPG.

Cryptological Signals Analyst 98--C

US Army
(2 years 1 month)Various Worldwide

Assigned initially to ASA then Inscom duties. Performed advanced analysis on intercepted communications and fusion analysis of SIGINT products. Released SIGINT reports. Supervised processing, analysis, and reporting functions. Briefed on analytical mission status. Supervised collection management of supported commands and other agencies. Provided guidance on the interpretation of SIGINT information and the employment of collection systems as well as significant military personality analysis and political event analysis.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Windows 7 migration

Head Injury Rehabilitation Srvcs
(2 months)Health

Planned , performed and executed the hardware installation of file and mail servers as well as 20 windows 7 clients into their domain. Migrated said domain to Server 2008 as well as medical data.

Opportunities Bob is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Bob cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Health
  • Human Rights

Organizations Bob supports:

  • Head Injury Rehabilitation & Referral
  • The Humane Society of the United States
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Organizations

National Society of High School Scholars

Student member based upon 3.5 or better GPA

Toastmasters

Courses

Digital-NOW!

  • Analog Devices and Digital Control Circuits
  • Physics of Light and Color in Photo Studies
  • Customer Service Fundamentals

Benedict Training

  • Teaching English as a 2nd Language

Pac Solutions

  • Security + coursework
  • A+ coursework
  • Handling Secure Information
  • Windows 8 coursework

Eastern Municipal Water District

  • ATT NCR Systems Performance Tuning
  • Management Fundamentals ( I - VI )
  • Psychology of Working Mgmt Situations
  • Municipal Budgetary and Situational Awareness
  • Municipal Motivation & Records Keeping
  • Public Meetings, Decorum, Rules Keeping

Clark IT Consulting

  • IBM ATT Capacity Planning
  • ATT NCR Systems Analysis Studies
  • ATT NCR Network Security and Intrusion Protection
  • Websense Mail, Web and Site Defense
  • Office 2007 Migration Plan & Implement
  • Office 2010 Migration Plan and Implement
  • Systems Acquisition and Management (ACQ101 Defense University)
  • SAP Platform 4 Admin Security (BOE 310)
  • SAP Platform 4 Server Admin (BOE 320)
  • SAP BI Design (BOE 330)

Air Force Aid Society

  • Symantec Firewall Training
  • Websense Mail, Web Filter Training
  • SQL Queries, Table Design and Storage
  • Information Security Assurance
  • Windows 7 coursework
  • Vista Business coursework

QuadraMed

  • Health Privacy
  • Database Query Use and Table Design

US Army

  • Communications Analysis (ABK20230-3)
  • Identifications Course (AZK20005)

Projects

EEVE project , US Marine Corps

– Present

Testing of virtual images - Linux and Microsoft Server 2012, creation and deployment of same onto various server platforms at MARCORPSYSCOM. Cleared level position. Products and tools used : Windows Assessment Deployment Kit, MDT2013 version 6.2.5019 , VMware Workstation 9.0.2 , Retina Security Scanner. Presently training on usage of SCCM 2012 and Server 2012 by Microsoft at this location and project.

MDT 2010 Enterprise Migration, error log analysis, active directory consulting

Paid consulting with a US government agency and a private commercial client simultaneously to improve, document, analyze the deployment of Windows 7 using MDT 2010. Windows 8 is being deployed to a commercial client using MDT 2012. The major issues involve interpretation and resolution of the error codes and MDT logs for the client as well as Active Directory concerns during planning of the projects as well as hardware or driver issues post-deployment.

AFAS Security Policy Implementation

Air Force Aid Society did not have a network security policy. Created, edited, implemented policy and trained staff on said policy after briefing our CEO and board.

Team members:

Systems Patching Implementation

Procured and deployed Shavlik Patch Manager as our automated patch scanner and patch deployment tool for the AFAS network. This product also performs software asset inventory, license use tracking, hardware model system configuration and user logs information gathering.

Server Systems Hardening Implementations

Reviewed AFAS server farm. Implemented NSA, NIST and Microsoft systems hardening standards for our 2003 servers, IIS and SQL units.

Dual Redundant Firewall Implementation

Replaced our Cisco PIX unit with 2 Symantec Gateway protection firewall boxes that performed rules based and stateful packet inspection. I was then responsible for adjusting rules for pass-thru, quarantine, input and output ports. Setup notification alerts to my desk. This product allowed IP blocking. Collected, verfied and then implemented a suitablely accurate IP list to block those nations we did not wish to have communications with such as North Korea, Communist China, Russia and regions such as Hong Kong or domains such as the Russian Business Network a known mafia, FSB controlled telephonic subnet with ties to spam, botnets and porn.

DNS would not bind resulting in Kerberos errors and DHCP homing errors in relation. Fixed.

Live fire introduction to using Netstat and Netdiag, while an entire domain is down, to be fixed as soon as you walk into the office and hundreds of people have called your inbox ;>) including a general !!!

DNS Split Horizon & E-Mail relay in DMZ implementation

Built and stood up 4 bridgehead servers to live in the DMZ zone for Email Forefront, IIS 5 and 6 as well as a DNS proxy server.

Team members:

AD Domain 2000 to 2003 upgrade

Inventoried Network and clients along with settings of domain, security scanned and patch level check scans of servers , backed up group policies, ran forestprep and domainprep, installed new parallel DNS server for 2003, prepared new server hardware for 2003 domain roles, transfer FSMO roles to new 2003 domain server, migrate 2000 server to windows new server 2003 using fsmt, performed DHCP Server Migration, ran domain controller diagnostics. Demoted old win 2000 server from domain controller role, then raised the domain level functionality to native Windows 2003.

Guest Network Implementation

After new firewall hardware was successfully installed and configured, I was then able to implement a "guest" network fully partitioned IP segment in our organization to isolate guest laptops and protect our domain.

Implemented Microsoft MOM network systems monitoring

Procured a server for MOM software. Installed said software. Deployed monitoring agents, set parameters and created dashboards to monitor various functions of my domain and client structure as well as SQL functioning.

"Live" dashboard network status monitoring, individually configurable by server with alerts.

Implemented "real time" dashboard intrusion and systems monitoring in our environment. Tested various products to incorporate the disparate sources of info from our firewall, mail servers, app servers, spam filter for intrusion, disk space, utilization, alerts, temperature and other info into a live, individually configurable dashboard with alerts.

Web Content Filtering Implementation

Surfcontrol Software installation and configuration in the DMZ. This product allowed IP blocking. Setup notification alerts to my desktop. Collected, verfied and then implemented a suitablely accurate IP list to block those nations we did not wish to have communications with such as North Korea, Communist China, Russia and regions such as Hong Kong or domains such as the Russian Business Network a known mafia, FSB controlled telephonic subnet with ties to spam, botnets and porn.

Security monitoring substantiation of company time abuse and objectionable website visitations

Defense firm client seeking 3rd party opinion for union court case wherein employees were abusing the web and found to be spending 40% of the work day shopping and in personal chat/mail sessions. Upon audit downloads from objectionable websites were found as well. Transcripts taken, dossiers created for firm court use. Firm prevailed after my testimony.

Chasing down Event errors 1000, 1332 & DNS & Poweruser DCOM errors

During this month, domain had thousands of logging and errors which actually bogged down the server communications. This had to be diagnosed and solved quickly. Found it was related to Microsoft updates with specific domain configurations. Due mapping loss in domain account and DCOM errors introduced from patch. Patch could not be backed out. Used CACLS to edit ACL and registry on PDC to replicate to BDC.

Vista Business Migration with Office 2007

Prepared image using BDD2007 which included use of WAIK and ACT. Stored image on deployment server as well as a DVD. Performed a mixture of manual at desktop migrations with DVD and over the network wire installations of Vista Business. Went from XP to Vista so this was not an upgrade in place. Instead had to save user settings, preferences and profiles, then wipe client disk, and then perform Vista install with final step of restoring user custom settings and desktop preferences.

Secure Wireless LAN Implementation

Changed the manufacturer password for wireless router, instituted and enabled WAP/WEP secure ID and encryption settings, enabled MAC filtering, turned off SSID broadcasting, disabled auto-connect, instituted static IP addresses for known equipment and client domain members, established separate subnet for guests.

Altiris Deployment and Backup Solution Implementation

Installed Altiris domain monitoring, backup, patching and migration software packages.

WINS server update with associated WINS info replication/backup implementation

Mixed mode environment was having some trouble with communications behind the firewall. After determining it was NOT any of the switches, hubs or associated communications tables (manual Hosts files or other auto techniques) decided to review the original WINS implementation from prior to my arrival and redo the segmenting, refresh the tables and manually cull or edit as needed for our environment. Throughput improved dramatically afterwards. Very successful implementation especially when tied in with the domain upgrade and review of FSMO roles the following year.

Symantec Anti-virus for Enterprise upgrade ver 8 to 11

Installed version 8 of Symantec Anti-virus for the Enterprise as a requirement for the "upgrade" version of 11. Built up the appropriate servers, made appropriate rules and block holes for access in firewall and desktop firewall settings. Deployed agents. Configured, deployed and then optimized operations and settings of product for various needs and various users while maintaining our security posture and keeping to standards.

Software License Metering , review and control

A 30% cost savings was achieved by implementing software metering, to control our license use. A thorough initial review of the workstations and network was performed; followed by ongoing monitoring of issuance and usage to allow us to reduce active licenses, cull those not used and reduce waste or cost as well as avoid and fines or penalties from vendors. EULA for each product was read and contact with each vendor was established and then maintained.

2008 Domain and 2008 Servers Deployment

Captured old server information via various tools - Nclookup, netdiag, sysinfo, perfmon, MOM, SCOM - and then moved to migrate said servers after capturing the system state via backup. Then upgraded BIOS as needed for RAID, NIC and backplane cards. Installed new 2008 OS onto server and installed apps as needed , moved data. Tested functionality of servers post-migration and coordinated satisfaction tests with associated customer department personnel.

Warm-Site Dynamic Disaster Recovery via periodic virtual refresh, a proof of concept

Search for suitable warm-site location for recovery after disaster. Tested capture of periodic VXD machine snap-shots; transmit to DELL 9000 equipment and array in Richmond, VA.

Active Directory Global Catalog addition, FSMO roles transfer

Mapped FSMO servers and separated by roles - schema master, then authorative time master, then DNS, then RID server were split off onto their own servers in our Active Directory forest. Secondary DNS server was setup and DNS replication with backup implemented. Global Catalog replication and backup was implemented in this month as well.

Windows 7 Image Creation, Testing and Limited Deployment

Tested the MDT2007 first and preferred the use of the Altiris deployment tool.

Upgrade Surfcontrol Web and Mail Monitoring to Websense V10000

After attending Websense training, upgraded our Surfcontrol software to an inline DMZ appliance from Websense called the V10000 unit. This also involved updating the formulas that had worked on Surfconrol to work in Websense as well as working with users to be sure their mail and data passed keyword analysis. Signed contract with Spamhaus for authorized use of their blacklist, Zen and Rokso lists as well. Primary effort at this point to block Chinese entry.

Deploy Enterprise Print Management via Group Policy 2008

Installed Print Management module and options at the server and policy levels.

Outsource AFAS Domain to reduce costs.

Worked cooperatively with hosting firm to move our domain and hardware resources to their NOC and cloud environment. Signed contract for project for my own end date and bonus plan.

Windows 7 Migration and Application Testing

Used Microsoft Application Compatibility toolkit version 5.6.1 ( ACT ) within the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ( MDT 2010) to analyze several hundred applications for use with the Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit and 64 bit client operating systems. Remediated applications, both custom in-house and COTS apps, via updating the said software to newer versions or creating shims as needed. Tested virtualizing apps and delivering them to desktop or running an XP sandbox in virtual machine mode as well as XP compatibility mode use.

USGCB settings, Windows 7 and Server 2008 via Group Policy

Windows 7 Group Policy analysis project for Federal Government client for work with the USGCB settings per NIST and NSA recommendations to make adjustments to settings such as Internet Zone security, power, and others for Windows 7 client rollout. Reviewed and gave opinion concerning settings for Windows apps and IE9 as well.

EMWD systems tuning effort

After Attending NCR and IBM performance tuning courses at the company campuses of NCR and IBM, returned to my duties as Ops Manager and was able to tune our system and the associated jobs run stream for further efficiencies, better memory utilization and quicker job run times. The night shift had been running until 5am. After tuning we were able to eliminate the 3rd shift and sell further CPU time or shut off cooling and systems at midnight. System was tuned on a job by job basis with individual command and applets based upon job tracking in a database of my design with statistical formulas.

EMWD command language enhancement

Automated nightly batch run using a language from NCR called "Systems Command Language" resulting in a 30% efficiency increase with consequent savings in labor hours, electric usage and cooling time. Also, CPU time was then available for sale to other facilities. SCL allowed automated checking of tape labels and volume disk pack numbers as well as mounting/unmounting with simple Yes or NO commands via the console to speed operations. I was also able to have conditional inputs for days of the week and monthly runs for EOM processing which was more laborious and slower prior to the introduction of SCL.

Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Russian

    Limited working proficiency

Skills

  • Active Directory
  • Windows Server
  • Network Security
  • System Deployment
  • Network Administration
  • Windows 7
  • Virtualization
  • Hyper-V
  • Computer Security
  • Group Policy
  • System Administration
  • Security Clearance
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Software Documentation
  • Networking
  • Security+
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Symantec Endpoint...
  • Operations Management
  • Training
  • Interviews
  • IT Management
  • Patch Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • System Migration
  • Network Operations
  • Large Scale Deployments
  • Spam Filtering
  • Web Filtering
  • SCOM
  • Team Management
  • USGCB
  • Security Patch...
  • Windows 7 Migration
  • System Center Suite
  • Desktop Deployment
  • WAIK
  • WinPE
  • USMT
  • MDT
  • Migration Projects
  • Microsoft deployment...
  • Security
  • DNS
  • SCCM
  • dhcp
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Exchange 2010/2007/2003
  • Powershell
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Education

Microsoft Education Services

Mari El Republic oblast, Russian Federation

"4"

Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • Travel !!! Lived in Russia and traveled that country extensively on multiple trips all the way to the Chinese border,
    • Pacific Ocean and the Northern Polar reaches of that nation. Worked as Photographic server installer in Europe for 2 years and taught English and Computer Science in St Petersburg,
    • Russia. Loved it !! Miss that city and teaching. Greatly enjoy reading foreign policy wonk books and photography as well.
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Honors & Awards

+ 3.5 GPA Gold Scholar Award
+ Employee of the Year at Digital Now

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