SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls, Certification Valid:Sept 2015 Sept 2019 SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation Comptia: Security+ ISACA: Introduction to Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority Procurement Services: SC IT Procurement Certification.
US FIRST Robotics Coach
Technology Student Association (TSA)- Coach
National Association of Black Engineers (NSBE)- Coach
Boy Scouts of America- Mentor
Owner/IT Consultant, 07/2016 to Current Christopher Cortez Consulting – Hopkins, SC
As an IT consultant, I work in partnership with clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems.
I work to improve the structure and efficiency of IT systems in various organizations.
Implemented and administered advanced Microsoft technologies.
Information Resource Consultant II, 04/2012 to 06/2016 Department of Agriculture – Columbia, SC
Hours per week: 40 Served as the Chief Information Officer for agency.
Develop technical guides and instructions on software and operational issues for distribution to users.
Provide desktop support and user assistance for hardware and software problems.
Troubleshoot various problems when they arise concerning hardware and software issues.
Make repairs to hardware technology equipment as needed.
The agency's IT Procurement Officer.
Recommends up to date upgrades and enhancements of network and desktop system programs and secures maintenance IT Contracts and all IT renewals.
The Chief Security Officer for Agency and Enterprise Privacy Office liaison, ensure that all federal, state and local security laws are implemented and applied to secure all agency's assets.
Manage the mobile devices in agency.
Create, maintain and implement IT policy for the agency.
Edit the agency web site and procure web site domains.
I provided training class for all the end users in the department ranging from basic computer functions, email and Microsoft Office both Windows and Mac from 20032016 and cyber security.
Technology Support Technician, 05/2007 to 04/2012 Richland County School District One – Columbia, SC
Hours per week: 40 Provided technical support to users of computer software and hardware within the school district.
Secured and analysis systems for threat vulnerabilities.
Diagnosed malfunctions and operating difficulties with software applications, networking systems, etc., and resolved problems to maximize operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Received and responded to Help Desk inquiries from staff members regarding technology problems.
Bachelor's Degree: Present Ashworth College - Norcross, GA
Associate's Degree: 11/2016 Ashworth College - Norcross, GA
Midlands Technical College - Columbia, SC Some College Coursework Completed
Credits Earned: 31 Semester hours
High School Diploma: 05/2009 Lower Richland High School - Hopkins, SC