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Certifications


As a MCTS, you can be sure that I have a deep understanding of the Windows 7 Operating System, with a special focus on large scale deployment methods.

Qualys certified specialists can deploy, operate and monitor the
Qualys Security and Compliance Suite to implement, manage and
protect their IT systems and web applications.


CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.


CompTIA Network+ certification proves knowledge of networking features and functions and is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals.

CompTIA A+ certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support.

About Brad Ainslie

EXPERIENCE:

2011 to Present Network Administrator at AmeriSys; Oviedo, FL

> Supported all aspects of Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, Citrix Servers, network and telecom infrastructure at four locations and the day to day operational support of office staff and remote users
> Designed, implemented, and maintained a Windows Server Cluster based on Windows 2012, using an EMC VNXe 3150 SAN, ISCSI and MPIO technologies
> Successfully deployed Microsoft Hyper-V technology to virtualize physical infrastructure of 22 Servers to improve uptime and reduce costs
> Successfully converted the company from antiquated T-1 based infrastructure to a fiber based telecom and internet service provider for improved WAN performance and savings to the company's operational budget
> Designed and implemented Cisco ASA 5520 firewalls with Active/Standby failover capability to improve uptime.
> Migrated remote users to Cisco AnyConnect VPN software.
> Enforced Security Policies using tools such as Watchgaurd XCS 370 mail Security Appliance, IBoss Secure Web Gateway, Bandura Poliwall, Kaspersky Antivirus and Cisco Firewalls.
> Responsible for running nightly backups of data, and managing the tape rotation. Proficiency with Backup Exec and ArcServe software.
> Responsible for developing, revising and testing business continuity and disaster recovery documentation
> Conducted regular security testing on all publicly accessible servers and appliances using Qualys Vulnerability Management, taking necessary action to enhance security.
> Responsible for compiling quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley compliance documentation and assisting with annual audits
> Responsible for writing, submitting, and staying within the IT Capital Budget.

 

2009 to 2011 Technology Support Analyst at Kaplan University; Orlando, FL

> Supported IT requirements of the day to day operations of a 1000 person call center utilizing a Windows domain infrastructure and VOIP.
> Directed resource allocation efforts and space planning to meet rapid growth from 24 agents to 1000 agents in the call center in less than one year's time.
> Created the corporate Hardware Independent Image for Windows 7 supporting seven models of laptops and five models of desktops.
> Created a custom Image Deployment solution that easily adapts to more than 100 campus locations and 35,000 machines.
> Configured a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server and migrated all users from old Windows 2003 print server to prepare for Windows 7 rollout.
> Created a customized inventory solution that tracked the location and serial numbers of all computer equipment in the building, including desktops, laptops, docking stations, phones, printers and more.
> Responded to alerts created by Symantec Endpoint Protection and took appropriate action to remove malware and threats from desktops and laptops.
> Set up equipment for employee use, ensuring proper installation of operating systems and appropriate software.
> Installed and performed minor repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design and installation specifications.

2008 to 2013 IT Consultant (Part Time) at Hester Family Care, Eustis, FL

> Complete network redesign; Centralized data on a Windows 2003 server and upgraded to a gigabit network.
> Implemented daily backup and remote access solutions, ensuring compliance with HIPPA laws and regulations
> Assisted with evaluation, selection, and implementation of new EMR Software to manage the office.
> Deployed Symantec Endpoint Protection on the server and clients to ensure the network was protected from malware and virus threats.

2005 to 2008 IT Technician at Engle Homes, Orlando, FL

> Responsible for maintaining day to day operations of networks, computers, and blackberries in a Windows 2003 Server based domain of over 250 users and more than 50 field offices.
> As the lead technician responsible for new office setup, office moves, and office closings; Coordinated with staff, users, and management to establish requirements for field offices.
> Supervised the installation of Internet service and low-voltage wiring in sales and construction offices so that they could conduct business.
> Used GRE VPN tunnels and Cisco 871w routers to connect field office LANs to corporate data center.
> Designed and implemented Windows Server Update Services using existing hardware to automate the distribution of Windows Updates to client PCs.
> Maintained record of daily data communication transactions, problems, and remedial action taken using help desk software.

EDUCATION:

Master of Science in Information Assurance
Capital College Laurel, MD
Graduated with Honors

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
Graduation honor status: Cum Laude

Associate of Arts
Lake Sumter Community College Leesburg, FL
Graduation honor status: Summa Cum Laude

TESTIMONIALS:

Brad's refreshing work ethic made him a pleasure to work with and someone that could be considered reliable and responsible.
He is a consummate professional that works well with remote and local team mates and management. His value would be immediately
apparent as he has all of the qualities of a technical superstar.

Naresh Samlal
IT Manager, Kaplan University

 

Reference Letter written by Naresh Samlal, Kaplan University

Reference Letter written by Rolando Gonzalez, Engle Homes

Reference Letter written by Eddie Jackson, Kaplan University