Experienced, detail-oriented and dedicated Wide Area Administrator with a wide and varied background in Cisco routers, gateways and switches. Also experienced in Solarwinds network management solutions as well as in various UPS and RPS power solutions, security/firewalls and project and end-user Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7 support. Strengths in technical writing, documentation and procedure analysis.
|Skills||Experience||Total Years||Last Used|
|Cisco IOS||Professional Level||14||September 2014|
|Network Design||Professional Level||14||September 2014|
|Best/Powerware/Eaton UPS||Professional Level||14||September 2014|
|Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor||Professional Level||7||September 2014|
|Solarwinds Network Configuration Manager||Professional Level||6||January 2014|
|Wireless LAN||Advanced Level||4||September 2014|
|Solarwinds Network Traffic Analyzer (NetFlow)||Professional Level||3 1/2||Janaury 2014|
Enterprise Network Improvements (October 2014 - continuing)
Enterprise Network Improvements (January 2014)
Hot/Redundant Site (March 2012)
Central Site Move (August, 2006)
Review, recommend and assist with installation of major network infrastructure improvements in national enterprise (California, Chicago and Pennsylvania.) Installed Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor with traffic analysis, application & virtualization management, configuration management and other modules additionally installed. Tuned modules, customized the specific platforms used and trained staff. Support other smaller customer sites on similar analyze-recommend-implement site-wide upgrades and troubleshoot issues.
Senior Network Administrator - Managed central site move while creating site infrastructure documentation and procedures. Moved to Solarwinds products for Network Performance and Configuration Management. Replaced original network site equipment with best-in-class routers switches and gateways. Assisted with wireless and VoIP installations. Designed and built a remote redundant hot-site infrastructure using cost-efficient design comprising layer 3 and layer 2 equipment. Equipment connected via bundled low-cost VPN links to production central site replicating all user programs and data in real-time protecting enterprise from potentially crippling central site disasters.
Senior Network Administrator - Specified products, designed network, installed, maintained multiple site local, state and national wide area network with over 20 sites, scores of test and production router, switches, gateways and hubs. Also selected, installed, configured and managed dozens of UPS units and a Network Management System.
Transitioned from end-user support to project-driven duties, tier 2 support. Began study for Cisco certification. Senior PC Support Specialist - Supported Netware and Windows. Installed first network infrastructure and then transitioned network from Token Ring to Ethernet adding Cisco switches. Moved over to an all-Cisco network in 1999 by installing a dual core and then using smaller switches at the edge. Installed branch routers at remote sites. Assumed duties as lead UPS and Network Management engineer.
Junior PC Support Specialist - Joined JUF on August 14, 1989 in role of Junior PC Support Specialist. Primary tasks involved end-user support DOS 3.X/4.0 as well as assisting Network Specialist with PC-MOS (time-slicing serial line terminal-based network) and later with Netware 286. Also assisted with WordPerfect and Lotus for DOS and other niche application support. Installed and replaced/repaired computers and components including (but not limited to) motherboards, memory, hard drives, video cards and other system components.
Graduated from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois in June of 1977. Majored in Speech Communication Arts with a minor in Psychology. Member of various campus organizations such as honor society and varsity soccer team. Also participated in campus theater and college debate team (extemporaneous speaking.)
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