About Me!!

After leaving University I still wasn’t sure what career I wanted to follow and eventually found myself working in Information Technology. The great benefit of working in IT is that is is constantly changing and you are always learning new skills. The downside is that you have to keep up with all the new developments which means that you are constantly reading books, browsing the internet and taking exams!!!

I am based in the UK and have spent most of my career working as a consultant for Investment Banks. I was once told the following quote “If you take the pennies from your purse and invest it in knowledge then that knowledge, will in turn, fill your purse with gold” I am a firm believer that you need to keep your skills up to date if you want to be successful and I currently have the following qualifications.


Southampton University: M.Sc with Honours in Management Sciences
Exeter University: B.Sc with Combined Honours in Geology & Geography


Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com)
MCSE: Server Infrastructure
MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
MCSE: Private Cloud

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com)
MCSA: Windows Server 2008
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
MCSA: Windows 7

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) – Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com)
MCITP: Server Administration (Windows 2008)
MCITP: Enterprise Administration (Windows 2008)
MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician (Windows Vista)
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator (Windows 7)
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (Windows 7)
MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
MCITP: Database Administrator 2008
MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010
MCITP: Lync Server 2010 Administrator

Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) – Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com)
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure Configuration
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
MCTS: Configuring Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager 2007
MCTS: Configuring Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager 2007
MCTS: Configuring Microsoft System Centre Data Protection Manager 2007
MCTS: Configuring Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006
MCTS: Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployment
MCTS: Windows 7 Configuration
MCTS: Windows Vista Configuration
MCTS: Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance
MCTS: Lync Server 2010 Configuration

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) – Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com)
MCSE: Windows 2003
MCSE: Windows 2003 Messaging
MCSE: Windows 2003 Security
MCSE: Windows NT4

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) – Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com)
MCSA: Windows 2003
MCSA: Windows 2003 Messaging
MCSA: Windows 2003 Security

Master Certified Novell Engineer (MCNE) – Novell (http://www.novell.com)
MCNE: Novell IntranetWare 4.11 and Windows NT Integration

Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) – Novell (http://www.novell.com)
CNE: Novell NetWare 6
CNE: Novell NetWare 5
CNE: Novell NetWare 4

Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) – Novell (http://www.novell.com)
CNA: Novell NetWare 6
CNA: Novell NetWare 5
CNA: Novell NetWare 4

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) – VMWare (http://www.vmware.com)
VCP5: Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DV)
VCP5: Desktop (VCP5-DT)
VCP5: Cloud (VCP-Cloud)

Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) – Citrix (http://www.citrix.com)
CCA: Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration
CCA: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration
CCA: Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration

Prince 2 Practitioner (Expired)
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) http://www.prince-officialsite.com/

ITIL V3 Foundation
ITIL (http://www.itil-officialsite.com)

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