Hello Everyone; I have been into computers since I was a kid; I got interested in hacking and computers after watching the movie “War Games.” (1983, This gives you an idea of my age and how long I have been at this..)
I built my first computer when I was 13 years old and managed my high computer lab. I had the Hacker mindset most of my life.
I have worked as an IT professional for 20 years now, working mostly as Windows (Wintel) Systems Administrator, and sometimes I work as a network administrator managing Cisco switches, routers, and PIX/ASA and I currently work as an Applications Analyst for a staffing company in NYC Area.
My original goal when I became an IT Professional was to work my way through college and learn computer programming and game design; after graduating, I wanted to create video games. Things didn’t work out that way.
The truth I learned is professionals work on and develop their skills and push beyond the everyday routine, but just doing things to get the job done. I had forgotten about the passion I had for computers, science, engineering, and technology before I started working as a professional.
So, in the last 2 years, I have come back to basics; I am rebuilding Computer/Hackers labs and built and new computer room, and I am working on new notebooks.
I am learning Linux Administration and DevOps engineering and improving and advancing my skills in Windows (Wintel) systems administration and network administration.
What is the difference between a professional and a non-professional? I use to think it was knowledge, but no is it is love and passion for what it is that you do.
Anyone can develop the skills and knowledge but can do have the passion and love to do what you do. That is the real difference. Over 20 years of experience in, Professionally IT services and Support Industry!
Charles is Currently Studying Computer Science At Borough of Manhattan Community College and Computer Engineering at Queensborough Community College.
I am currently updated my certifications at Edureka! Online Courses in Linux Administration, DevOps, Full Stack web Development, Java programming and scripting, Python, and Cloud Architect .
Security Certifications and licenses Completed:
- New York State Security Guard 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training.
- New York State Security Guard 16 Hour On-The-Job Training (OJT).
IT Certifications Completed:
- CompTia A+ (2002)
- CompTia Network+ (2002)
- Microsoft MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) Windows 2000 Professional (2003)
- Microsoft MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) Windows 2000 Server (2003)
IT Certifications being Completed:
- Linux +
- Server +
- Security +
- Linux Administration
- Full Stack Web Developer
- Data Science
- AI and Learning Machines
- Cloud Architect
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