Allan's Professional Biography

Allan has worked in the Information Technology industry since 1987

He started as a field service technician and progressed to Systems Engineering
While he was a Professional Services Engineer he received Novell NetWare Administrator and Engineer Certifications in Netware 4.X and 5.X
In 2003 he completed the MCSE 2000 program at Clark University.   He has acquired Microsoft Certified ProfessionalMicrosoft Certified Systems Administrator and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certifications on Windows 2000 Pro, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server.
He has also been working with Windows Server 2003, 2008 SBS, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019.  In addition he has worked on Application servers Exchange 2007, 2010 and cloud solutions from Microsoft 365 & Azure.

His extensive background includes
Network Operating Systems from Microsoft, Windows 2000, 2003 & 2008 and Novell, NetWare 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x and 6.x.
Virtualization Technlogy,  vmWare ESXi 4.x-7.x and Microsoft HyperV
Messaging clients from;  Microsoft Exchange/Outlook/Outlook Web Access/Outlook AnyWhere 
Network Protocols; TCP/IP.
Desktop Operating Systems from ; Microsoft DOS 3.x - 6.2x, Windows 3.1x, 95, 98, Me,  NT Workstation 4.0, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8.x and 10 
Network Topologies; Ethernet
Network cabling standards and practices using coaxial, twisted pair and wireless media.
Network and Desktop Anti-Virus systems; Symantec Endpoint Protection;  (Symantec) Norton Anti Virus; Trend Worry Free Business Security, Microsoft Security Essentials and BitDefender
Network Backup systems; Symantec Technical Specialist - Backup Exec 2010  |  Barracuda | Carbonite eVault | vmWare vSphere Data Protection
He also has worked with a list of third party software and hardware products too extensive to list here.

Technical Achievements:
Allan has worked with many corporations on a wide range of projects and services.
Projects include support, development and implementations of new technologies.
Allan is continuously increasing his knowledge of computer technologies and keeps up to date with the latest innovations.


Novell Certified NetWare  Administrator 4.11

Novell Certified NetWare Administrator 5.1

Novell Certified NetWare  Engineer 4.11

Novell Certified NetWare  Engineer 5.1

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 2000 & 2003

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2000 & 2003