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...Home ... Resources ... Contributors ..Writers Wednesday: April 23, 2014

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  • Tracy Acosta
  • Zubair Alexander
  • Chip Andrews
  • Andy Barkl
  • Damir Bersinic
  • Randy Bird
  • Dawn Bjork Buzbee
  • Robert L Bogue
  • Michael Boyett
  • Tony Bradley
  • Roberta Bragg
  • Harry Brelsford
  • J. Peter Bruzzese
  • Joy Cantelmi
  • Alan R Carter
  • Michael Chacon
  • Christine Connolly
  • Larry Cooper
  • Steve Crandall
  • Anil Desai
  • Douglas Dickerson
  • Michael Domingo
  • Emmett Dulaney
  • Jeff Durham
  • Patricia England
  • James Ervin
  • Mark Ferelli
  • Robert M Flemen Jr
  • Jill Gebelt
  • Chris Golubski
  • Marcus Green
  • Roger A Grimes
  • Michael Harding
  • Adam Hayes
  • Marie R Herman
  • Hinne Hettema
  • Jeffrey Hicks
  • Dale Holmes
  • Dan Hong
  • William Jackson
  • Karen Jaskolka
  • Don Jones
  • Thom Jorgensen
  • Elias Khnaser
  • Doug Klippert
  • Kevin Kohut
  • Paul Korzeniowski
  • Todd Lammle
  • Andrew G Mason
  • Andrew G Mason
  • Bridget McCrea
  • Derek Melber
  • Umair Mohsin
  • Scott Morris
  • Jeremy Moskowitz
  • Connie Myers
  • Becky Nagel
  • Greg Neilson
  • Gerry O'Brien
  • Ron Oglesby
  • Lee Pender
  • Brien Posey
  • Bob Potemski
  • Eric Quinn
  • Karen Robertson-Kidd
  • Rob Ross
  • Dian Schaffhauser
  • Richard Shanks
  • Barry Shilmover
  • Stan Spotts
  • James Michael Stewart
  • Adam Stone
  • Clare Van Daele
  • Nicholas Wells
  • Faithe Wempen
  • David A Williams
  • Dave Woodside
  • Warren E Wyrostek
  • More about the writers that make CertCites:

    Tracy Acosta
    Tracy Acosta, a Corporate Trainer, resides in Dallas, Texas and can be contacted by e-mail at tacosta@gdclaw.com.

    Zubair Alexander
    Zubair Alexander, MCSE, MCT, MCSA and Microsoft MVP is the founder of SeattlePro Enterprises, an IT training and consulting business. His experience covers a wide range of spectrum: trainer, consultant, systems administrator, security architect, network engineer, author, technical editor, college instructor and public speaker. Zubair holds more than 25 technical certifications and Bachelor of Science degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Information Systems. His Web site, www.techgalaxy.net, is dedicated to technical resources for IT professionals. Zubair may be reached at alexander@techgalaxy.net.

    Chip Andrews
    Chip Andrews, MCSE+Internet, MCSD, is Security Officer and Database Architect for Tango Networks Inc. (www.tango.net) in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in SQL Server application development and all things security-related. He and his wife, Heather, are owned by two pugs that make sure any free time they have is spent housecleaning. Reach him at chipandrews@usa.net.

    Andy Barkl

    Andy Barkl, CCNP, CCDP, CISSP, MCT, MCSE:Security, MCSA:Security, A+, CTT+, i-Net+, Network+, Security+, Server+, CNA, has over 19 years of experience in the IT field. He's the owner of MCT & Associates LLC, a technical training and consulting firm in Phoenix, Arizona. He spends much of his time in the classroom but has also been responsible for many Microsoft Windows 2000, Exchange 2000, and Cisco networking deployments for many clients across Arizona. He's also the online editor for MCPMag.com, TCPMag.com, CertCities.com, and a contributing author and editor for Sybex and Cisco Press. He hosts a multitude of exam preparation chats monthly on MCPmag.com, TCPmag.com and CertCities.com. You can reach him at andy.barkl@wetrainit.com.

    Damir Bersinic
    Damir Bersinic is an Infrastructure Consultant with Trecata Corporation, a systems integration consultancy in Toronto, Canada. He has more than 20 years of industry experience and has written a number of books on Oracle, Windows, SQL Server and Active Directory. His most recent book is "Portable DBA: SQL Server" from Osborne McGraw-Hill. He is also an Oracle Certified Professional (DBA), MCSE, MCDBA and MCT. He can be reached by e-mail at dbersinic@hotmail.com.

    Randy Bird
    Randy Bird is a consultant with 20 years of experience in networking hardware and software. He can be reached at rbird@rara-avis-design.com.

    Dawn Bjork Buzbee
    Dawn Bjork Buzbee is a MOUS Master Instructor for Office 2000 and 97, MOUS 2000 Master, and MOUS 97 Master as well as a self-employed software trainer and consultant in Denver, Colorado. When she is not in front of a computer or a client, she is often daydreaming about her next scuba diving vacation. She can be reached at Dawn@SoftwarePro.com.

    Robert L Bogue
    Robert L. Bogue is an MCSE (NT 4.0 & Win2K), MCSA, etc. He runs Thor Projects, a systems consulting company in Carmel, IN. Robert is also the lead author of Que Certification's MCSA Training Guide (70-218): Managing a Windows 2000 Network (ISBN 0-7897-2766-8, Available June 2002). If you want to learn more about Robert's other books go to http://www.thorprojects.com/author.

    Michael Boyett
    Michael Boyett, a former pastry chef turned techie, is an international telecommunications trainer for Inet Technologies Inc. headquartered in the Telecom Corridor in Richardson, Texas. He also teaches occasional technical courses for Crash Course Technical Training based in Dallas, Texas. Currently Michael holds A+, Network+, MCSE, MCT, Server+ SME as well as many vendor-specific certifications. When not on the road, his days are spent teaching classes on SS7 or on specific products for Inet, and teaching Microsoft and CompTIA classes on weekends and evenings for Crash Course. If Michael is not at work, most of his time is taken by school (he is working on a degree in Telecommunications Management) or his family (Michael has a wife of four + years and a nine-month-old daughter.) You can reach Michael by e-mail at michael_boyett@hotmail.com.

    Tony Bradley
    Tony Bradley is a consultant and writer with a focus on network security, antivirus and incident response. He is the editor of About.com's Guide for Internet/Network Security, providing a broad range of information security tips, advice, reviews and information. Tony also contributes frequently to other industry publications. For a complete list of his freelance contributions, visit Essential Computer Security.

    Roberta Bragg
    Roberta Bragg, MCSE, MCT, CISSP, runs her company, Have Computer Will Travel Inc., out of a notebook carrying case. She's an independent consultant specializing in security, operating systems and databases. She is a contributing editor for Microsoft Certified Professional magazine. You can reach her at freouwebbe@msn.com.

    Harry Brelsford
    Bainbridge Island, Washington author Harry Brelsford, MCSE, MCT, is the founder and CEO of NetHealthMon.com, a Seattle-based firm providing fee-based remote network monitoring for BackOffice 2000 and Small Business Server 2000. The author of eight technology books including MCSE Consulting Bible (IDG), Teach Yourself Small Business Server 2000 in 21-Days (Macmillan) and Windows 2000 Server Secrets (IDG), Harry is a long-time faculty member at Seattle Pacific University (www.spu.edu/microsoft) where he teaches MCSE certification courses online. Reach him at harryb@nethealthmon.com.

    J. Peter Bruzzese
    J. Peter Bruzzese, MCSE+Internet, MCT, CNA, is an instructor for New Horizons in Princeton, New Jersey. He's the author of MCSE Windows 2000 Directory Services Design Exam Prep (Coriolis Press). Contact him at editor@certcities.com.

    Joy Cantelmi
    Joy Cantelmi is a Market Support Consultant of Insurance Operations for Allstate Insurance of Canada, at their head office in Ontario, Canada. She can be reached at joyc@acncanada.net.

    Alan R Carter
    Alan R. Carter, MCSE+Internet, MCT, has installed and supported complex networks while working on staff for national and regional value-added resellers. Alan is an independent trainer and the author of two books from IDG: Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Study Guide and Windows 2000 MCSE Study System. Alan can be reached at alan_carter@usa.net.

    Michael Chacon
    Michael Chacon, MCSE, MCT, is a directory services architect, focusing on the business and technical issues surrounding identity management in the enterprise. He is the co-author of new book coming from Sybex Publishing that covers the MCSA's 70-218 exam.

    Christine Connolly
    Dr. Christine Connolly, SCJP, is a freelance Java trainer. She has developed computer programs for scientific and engineering applications in a variety of languages including Fortran, Pascal, C, C++ and Java, and is an experienced teacher and lecturer. She has recent business experience developing a research idea into a commercial product.

    Larry Cooper
    When he's not spending time with his wife, Tami, and their son, Zachary, Larry Cooper, MCSE, MCT, is an independent enterprise computing consultant in the Southern California area, specializing in portals and enterprise application integration (EAI).

    Steve Crandall
    Steve Crandall, MCSE, brews his own beer in Cleveland, specializing in IPAs (not IPX) and killer stouts. He is also assistant professor of Information Technology at Myers College and a contributing writer for Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine. Send comments, questions or queries to stephen@crandall.net.

    Anil Desai
    Anil Desai, MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA, is technical architect for QuickArrow, Inc. in Austin, Texas. He specializes in developing and managing solutions based on Windows NT 4.0/2000 and Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Anil is the author of several books, including MCSE Fast Track: Windows 2000 Directory Services Administration Exam Guide (Sybex), SQL Server 2000 Backup & Recovery (McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing) and Windows NT Network Management: Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (New Riders).

    Douglas Dickerson
    Douglas Dickerson, MCSE+Internet, MCT, CNA, A+, Network+, is a Technical Education Instructor with Levi, Ray, & Shoup Inc. in Springfield, Ill. He has been working in IT since 1991 and has supported everything from stand-alone PCs to high-end networks running multiple platforms. You can reach him at ddickerson@lrs.com.

    Michael Domingo
    Michael Domingo is executive editor of MCPmag.com and hosts the Redmond Radio podcasts.

    Emmett Dulaney
    Emmett Dulaney is the author of several books on Linux, Unix and certification. He can be reached at eadulaney@anderson.edu.

    Jeff Durham
    Jeff W. Durham, MCP, A+, i-Net+, Linux+, is the recent co-author of the Security+ Short Course. E-mail any questions or comments to jdurham@indy.rr.com.

    Patricia England
    Patricia England is a self-employed corporate trainer living in Nova Scotia, Canada. She can be contacted at pengland@accesscable.net.

    James Ervin
    James Ervin is alone among his coworkers in enjoying Michelangelo Antonioni films, but in his more lucid moments suspects that they're not entirely wrong.

    Mark Ferelli
    Mark Ferelli is a freelance technology writer.

    Robert M Flemen Jr
    Robert M. Flemen Jr. is an IT professional with more than seven years of experience in the IT field, including time as a network administrator, technical support analyst and IS quality control analyst. Certifications held include: MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, iNet+, Linux+, CIW-A, LCP, and LPIC Level 1. You can visit his forums at http://www.syn-4ck.org or contact him at rflemen@hotmail.com.

    Jill Gebelt
    Jill Gebelt, MCSE, MCT, has been a Computer Science Instructor and a river guide. Jill currently works as a trainer at MicroCert in Salt Lake City. She also holds A+, Network+, and CCNA certifications. When she’s not spending time with her husband, Ray Smith, and their perfect son Jorman or getting ready for the birth of her second child, Jill can be contacted at jillgebelt@hotmail.com.

    Chris Golubski
    Chris Golubski, MCSE+Internet, MCDBA, MCSD, MCT, MCP+Site Building, is an independent trainer and consultant, and a major techno-geek. When he's not geeking out or studying for an exam, Chris is busy tending to the leaseholder on his apartment, his cat Blackie. Chris also holds Novell, Lotus, Prosoft, Cisco and CompTIA certifications. He welcomes comments and questions at cgolubski@midnightnet.net.

    Marcus Green
    Marcus Green has been working with PCs since 1986 and with Internet technologies since 1992. He has written extensively on Sun's Java Programmer exam, and is the co-author of several books, including "Java 2 Programmer Exam Cram (310-035)." He also runs a Web site about the SCJP exam, jchq.net. He has written database-backed Web sites using Perl, PHP, and JSP, and he uses Linux as his default operating system.

    Roger A Grimes
    Roger A. Grimes, MCSE, MCT, CNE, A+, is a computer security consultant, trainer, and writer with 15 years of experience protecting Windows networks. He is author of Malicious Mobile Code: Virus Protection for Windows (O'Reilly) and the upcoming Honeypots for Windows (Apress), plus dozens of magazine articles for leading industry publications.

    Michael Harding
    Michael T Harding, CCNP, CCDP, MCT, MCSE Win2K, is an IT instructor in the Las Vegas area teaching primarily Microsoft and Cisco certification. Previously, he worked in Florida and Michigan in the healthcare industry as a system engineer focusing mainly on infrastructure systems. He can be reached via e-mail at michael_t_harding@hotmail.com.

    Adam Hayes
    Adam Hayes, MCP, Network+, is the head of the IT department for a medium-size company with a strong focus on e-commerce. When not working or sleeping, he's studying for the next certification. He can be reached at adamh@cyberservices.com.

    Marie R Herman
    Marie Herman is an information coordinator for whodoweknow.com, a valuation accelerator for dot coms. She lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and spends her free time learning nifty new Microsoft Office tricks. She can be reached at mherman@goldencorridor.org

    Hinne Hettema
    Hinne Hettema works for a large computing outsourcing firm in Auckland, New Zealand, specialising in the area of Application Service Providers. He is Microsoft (MCSE NT4 and W2K), Citrix (CCA) and Cisco (CCNP) certified and has a PhD in computational chemistry and an MA in philosophy. He lives in a 1930s villa on the edge of the Manukau harbour with his wife, daughter and three cats, as well as numerous computers. He is also the editor of 'Quantum Chemistry: Classic Scientific Papers' (World Scientific, Singapore 2000). He can be reached at hinneh@hotmail.com and likes to receive email.

    Jeffrey Hicks
    Jeff may be reached at Jhicks@jdhitsolutions.com.

    Dale Holmes
    Dale Holmes, MCSE, CCNA, CNE, is a partner and senior technical consultant for Allnet LLC in Baltimore, Maryland. He can be reached at techtalk@allnetllc.net.

    Dan Hong
    Dan Hong is the associate Web editor of MCPmag.com, CertCities.com, TCPmag.com, Redmondmag.com and RCPmag.com. He can be reached dhong@101com.com.

    William Jackson
    William Jackson is a senior writer for GCN.com.

    Karen Jaskolka
    Karen Jaskolka is the Internet Systems Product Manager in the US-USOR Internet/Intranet Strategy division of Microsoft. She’s also the co-author, with Mike Gilbert, of Microsoft Office 97 Programming With VBA for Dummies ($29.99, ISBN 0-76450-182-8), published by IDG Books.

    Don Jones
    Don Jones is the owner and operator of ScriptingAnswers.com, a speaker at national technical IT conferences, and the author of nearly twenty books on information technology. His latest book is "Managing Windows with VBScript and WMI" (Addison-Welsey) and he's completing "Windows Administrator's Automation Toolkit" (Microsoft Press). You can reach Don at his Web site or at don@scriptinganswers.com.

    Thom Jorgensen
    Thom Jorgensen, CCNP, CCDP, FNCNE, MCSE, CCA, is a WAN Engineer for Netcom Group in Grand Rapids Michigan. When he's not building networks he can be found at the coffee shop reading a book and drinking too much Sumatra. You can reach Thom at thomswork@lycos.com.

    Elias Khnaser
    Elias Khnaser, MCP+I, MCSE, CCNA, CCA, CCEA, is currently the Citrix network engineer at General Growth Properties in Chicago, the second largest mall owner and operator in the world. His current focus is on the design and implementation of Microsoft and Citrix technologies. He is also co-authoring his first book, Configuring Citrix MetaFrame XP with Feature Release 1, which will be published by Syngress Media.

    Doug Klippert
    Doug Klippert, MOUS and MCSE, is an independent trainer who enjoys teaching people in far-flung parts of the world. You can reach him at doug@klippert.com.

    Kevin Kohut
    Kevin Kohut has been involved with information technology in some form or another for over 18 years, and has a strong business management background as well. As a computer consultant Kevin has helped both small businesses and large corporations realize the benefits of applying technology to their business needs.

    Paul Korzeniowski
    Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance writer based in Sudbury, Mass. He has been writing about networking issues for two decades, and his work has appeared in Business 2.0, Entrepreneur, Investors Business Daily, Newsweek and Information Week.

    Todd Lammle
    Todd Lammle, CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCVP, CEH/CEFI, FCC RF Licensed, popular Sybex author and trainer, has been involved in computers and networking with Fortune 500 companies for more than two decades. He's worked for large companies such as Hughes Aircraft, Xerox, Cisco and IBM, among many others. Todd has shared his networking knowledge and experience in more than 45 Sybex study guides, including his best selling "Cisco CCNA Study Guide." Lammle is president of GlobalNet Training and CEO of RouterSim LLC.

    Andrew G Mason
    Andrew G. Mason, CCIE #7144, CCDP, CSS1, CCNP, CCSP, is the technical director of Boxing Orange (www.boxingorange.com), a UK-based Cisco VPN/Security partner specialising in the design and implementation of Cisco security solutions. Andrew has 13 years experience in the networking industry and has provided services for many large organisations worldwide.

    Andrew G Mason
    Andrew G. Mason, CCIE #7144, CCDP, CSS1, CCNP:Security, CCSP, is the technical director of Boxing Orange, a U.K.-based Cisco VPN/Security partner specialising in the design and implementation of Cisco security solutions. Andrew has 13 years experience in the networking industry and has provided services for many large organizations worldwide. Andrew is the author of four Cisco Press books.

    Bridget McCrea
    Bridget McCrea is a business and technology writer in Clearwater, Fla.

    Derek Melber
    Derek Melber manages AuditingWindows.com, the first dedicated Web site for Windows auditing and security. Online training related to Derek's latest book series, "Auditing Windows Security," is available at AuditLearning.org. Derek also provides customized training. Contact Derek at derekm@braincore.net.

    Umair Mohsin
    Umair Mohsin, SCJP, SCWCD, is an IT consultant in Karachi, Pakistan. He's well versed in a vareity of technologies, including XML, UML, Java and Oracle. Umair is a student at IBA, the leading university for business studies in Pakistan, working toward his MBA. He's also a student at Operation Badar, an IT education movement. His articles on technology and business topics have been published in newspapers across the country. To reach Umair, send an e-mail to editor@certcities.com and put "Attn: Umair" in the subject line.

    Scott Morris
    Scott Morris, quadruple CCIE and Uber-Geek can often be seen traveling around the world consulting and delivering CCIE training. For more information on him check out www.uber-geek.net or for CCIE training check out www.ipexpert.com.

    Jeremy Moskowitz
    Jeremy Moskowitz is an Enterprise Architect for InfoSystems,Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware. He has recently finished co-authoring Teach Yourself Windows 2000 Server in 24 Hours (SAMS). Since becoming one of the world's first MCSEs, he has performed Windows NT, Windows 2000, and SMS planning and implementation for some of the nation's largest organizations. Jeremy has written for Windows NT Magazine, BackOffice Magazine, Windows PRO Magazine, Inside Technology Training Magazine, PC Magazine, and Ziff-Davis' Windows Professional Journals. He can be reached at jeremym@boutell.com.

    Connie Myers
    Connie Myers, a technical editor, lives in Columbus, Ohio. She can be reached at csmyers@earthlink.net

    Becky Nagel
    Becky Nagel, editor of CertCities.com, is an award-winning journalist with almost 10 years experience covering the tech industry. She was hired to create CertCities.com in 2000, and has been editor of the site since. She can be reached at bnagel@101com.com.

    Greg Neilson
    Greg Neilson, MCSE+Internet, MCNE, PCLP, is a Contributing Editor for Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and a manager at a large IT services firm in Australia. He's the author of Lotus Domino Administration in a Nutshell (O'Reilly and Associates, ISBN 1-56592-717-6). You can reach him at editor@certcities.com Attn: Greg.

    Gerry O'Brien
    Gerry O'Brien has been working with computers since the days of the Commodore VIC-20. Over the past five years he's done network administration for The Hardman Group Ltd., a real estate management/development company, and owns Canadian-Based GK ComputerConsulting, which provides hardware and software sales, consulting, and development services to a wide range of clients. Gerry is currently pursuing his MCSE, MCSD, CompTIA, and Oracle development certifications. He can be reached at gkcomput@fundy.net or gkcomput@nbnet.nb.ca.

    Ron Oglesby
    Ron Oglesby is the Citrix and Terminal Services team leader at Progressive Network Solutions in Downers Grove, Illinois. When he is not hacking the registry on his Windows 2000 server he is busy trying to finish his computer lab in his basement. He can be reached at citrix_guy@hotmail.com.

    Lee Pender
    Lee Pender is executive editor of Redmond magazine.

    Brien Posey
    Brien Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft MVP and the co-founder and vice president of research at Relevant Technologies, which specializes in IT best practices and information security. Posey is the author of many technical articles for online publications, and has also written numerous white papers.

    Bob Potemski
    Bob Potemski is a writer and Certified Technical Trainer currently living in the Kansas City area. A transplanted New Yorker, Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s from Long Island University. In addition to his technical training certification, Bob is iNet+ certified by CompTIA, and is a member of ASTD, the American Society for Training and Development. When he’s not writing or training, Bob moderates the new Technical Writing forum at www.brainbuzz.com, and also develops and validates e-certification tests for www.brainbench.com. His outside interests include dogs, (he has four), Harleys, (he’s still saving for one), theater, comedy and New York sports teams the Mets and the Rangers.

    Eric Quinn
    Eric Quinn, CCNP, CCDP, CCSI, is a security instructor and consultant. He is also co-author of the CCNP Remote Access Exam Cram by Coriolis Press. He writes the “Link State Update” column for TCPmag.com, and is a contributing editor for CertCities.com. Reach him at halthron@yahoo.com.

    Karen Robertson-Kidd
    Karen A. Kidd is an independent contract technical writer based in Saint Petersburg, Fla. She provides technical manuals, articles and other writing on various network concepts and IT business practices for business and online publications, including CertCities. The Marshall University graduate holds Cisco, CompTIA, Novell and Microsoft certifications.

    Rob Ross
    Rob Ross is currently an independent consultant involved in developing Digital Media Asset applications in Java for the entertainment industry.

    Dian Schaffhauser
    Dian Schaffhauser is the editorial director of Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, CertCities.com, TCPMag.com and ENTmag.com. She can be reached at dian.schaffhauser@mcpmag.com.

    Richard Shanks
    Richard Shanks (rshanks@harc.edu) is a freelance writer and network administrator with the Houston Advanced Research Center.

    Barry Shilmover
    Barry Shilmover, MCSE+I, MCT, owns Shilmover Consulting Services, a Microsoft Solution Provider specializing in Windows NT/2000 and Exchange 5.5/2000 solutions. He has co-authored books that include Windows 2000 System Administrator’s Black Book and Exchange 5.5 Exam Cram, both from Coriolis Press. You can reach Barry at mcpmag@shilmover.com.

    Stan Spotts
    Stan Spotts, MCSE+Internet, MCSD, MCDBA, MCT, MCP+Site Building, MSS, CCA, A+, is a managing consultant at a leading international full service provider for growing e-Businesses. Fan mail and questions, but not spam, may be sent to him at sspotts@breakaway.com.

    James Michael Stewart
    James Michael Stewart is a writer and trainer focusing on Windows NT/2000/XP/.NET, security, and certification. He has contributed to over 50 books and numerous print publications and online communities. He develops certification courseware and is a regular instructor at Networld+Interop. Michael holds the following certifications: CISSP, TICSA, CIW SA, CCNA, MCSE NT & W2K, and iNet+. You can reach Michael by e-mail at michael@itinfopros.com

    Adam Stone
    Adam Stone is a freelancer writing on business and technology issues from Annapolis, Maryland. He can be reached at inkbiz@yahoo.com.

    Clare Van Daele
    Clare Van Daele is a trainer based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She works at Varsity colllege, where she teaches Office as well as Communications and Information Systems. Clare is married with two children and four step-children, and likes to relax camping in the Drakensberg mountains.

    Nicholas Wells
    Nicholas Wells is the director of Corporate Business Strategy at embedded Linux vendor Lineo Inc. Wells presents and writes on a variety of Linux-related topics to worldwide audiences. He holds a masters degree in business administration and worked for a time as the director of technicalmarketing at Caldera Systems and also as a principal technical writer at Novell. More recently, Wells was an independent author and training consultant. He has authored more than 10 Linux-related books, including titles from Que, Sybex, Coriolis, and IDG.

    Faithe Wempen
    Faithe Wempen, M.A.,is a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor and an instructor in the Computer Technology Department of Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. She is the author of over 50 books on computer hardware and software, including A+ Jumpstart: PC Hardware and Operating System Basics. She also co-owns the Sycamore Knoll Bed and Breakfast.

    David A Williams
    David Williams is an Information Systems Network Analyst for a large healthcare organization. He is the sole technical support person for over 250 users. His experience includes Novell NetWare, Windows 9x, Windows NT/2000, SQL Server, Exchange 5.5, Windows CE, and Office 97/2000. He is currently working on implementing Citrix MetaFrame, a secure VPN system, and an intranet for his organization. His interests outside of work include Linux, Visual Basic, and spending time with his family. David plans to begin MCSE & A+ studies this summer if he can find some time!

    Dave Woodside
    Dave Woodside is a consultant for Info Systems Inc. in Wilmington, Del. He is an avid Linux user and evangelist and a community member of the University of Delaware Linux
    Users Group
    . He lives in Newark, Del., with his wife and son.

    Warren E Wyrostek
    Warren E. Wyrostek, M.Ed., MCNI, MCSE+Internet, MCT, CIW CI is devoted to technology education as reflected by his list of certifications including MCNI, MCNE, MCIWA, A+, Network +, i-Net+ and CCNP. Warren’s main joy comes as a contract trainer in Prosoft, Microsoft, Novell and CompTIA technologies. At heart, he is a teacher who loves what education offers. You can reach Warren at wyrostekw@msn.com

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