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I have over 10 years experience working in the computer industry. I spent many years before that troubleshooting and working on machines informally. Computers have always been a hobby and I collect machines of different architectures just to compare their performance and abilities; Alpha's (by the former Digital Equipment Corporation) will always be my favorite. I keep up on the latest computer news and visit many sites and communities daily to learn about the latest tools and security holes. The industry is in a constant state of flux and it is a full time job staying ahead of possible problems. I really enjoy the challenge.

Since August 2001 I have (and currently):
· Provided cross platform solutions to business and institutional customers
· Served as principle systems architect for business and institutional customers
· Managed and installed business solutions for customers
· Designed databases using standard Open Source SQL
· Done security analysis and solution implementation
· Evaluated and assessed backup needs and implemented solutions
· Designed infrastructure solutions for remote business locations

Education:

Western International University, Phoenix, AZ Summer, 2001 to Summer 2002
· Master’s of Science in Information Systems Engineering. Thesis focused on business model of distance education in the K-12 environment.

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Fall, 1995 to Fall, 1996
· Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minor in Anthropology (Political
Anthropology), Latin American Emphasis.
· Served as Vice President of the Political Science Honor Society chapter (Pi Sigma Alpha).

Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala, C.A. Spring, 1995 to Summer, 1995
· Arranged personal study-abroad program resulting in 18 upper division credits
· Prepared all papers, projects and exams, and attended all lectures in Spanish.
· Designed, conducted and interpreted original social science research.

 

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Hardware platforms: DEC Alpha (AXP), M680x0, MIPS, PA-RISC, PPC (Apple and Non-Apple), SPARC, x86 (i386);

Networking: DSL,Cable, VSAT, Ethernet, Router, Token-Ring, Fiber Optic, VLAN.

Storage: SCSI, SCSI-RAID, IDE, IDE-RAID, Optical writers.

Operating Systems: DOS, FreeBSD, HP-UX (10.2), Linux (Debian, RedHat, SUSE), MacOS 6.x – 8.x, SunOS, Solaris, Windows 3.11, 95, 98, NT3.51, NT4, 2000, ME, XP.

Software: Apache, Microsoft Office, MySQL, NFS, NIS, NTOP, PHP, Samba, Shell Scripting, Snort, SSL, SSH, Visual Basic.


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