Featured Systems & Security Admin Student for June 2018
I spent several years troubleshooting and researching PC problems and network issues among my home computers. Online forums were instrumental in my troubleshooting. I devoted twelve years to the United States Army, as both an Infantryman and an Allied Trades Specialist. After separating from the service, I decided to pursue my passion for technology with formal education at Centriq Training, where I earned my CompTIA A+ certification. I have been amazed at the vast opportunities within the IT career field.
Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: I have a very good friend from the Army that attended Centriq. We were having a discussion over lunch and he strongly encouraged me to reach out to Russ Mondry. I knew this was my future the moment we started touring the second floor of the building.
Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: The CompTIA 901-902 material was the most interesting subject matter to me, it’s also what I was most familiar with. Cisco couldn’t have been more impactful. Then I was reintroduced to PowerShell. Following that was Active Directory. I couldn’t possibly pick one favorite. There is nothing I haven’t enjoyed yet!
Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: I am new to the industry and haven’t determined where I may excel. I love to work with my hands, using tools, not keyboards. That’s not to say I’m not proficient with a keyboard!
Q: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
A: I grew up working on cars. Specifically, building small-block Chevy engines. Without question, that is where my passion for tinkering began. On any clear night, you can probably find me behind the telescope looking at the moon. I enjoy having a fishing pole in one hand with a craft beer in the other. If it’s too windy for fishing, I try to fly one of my kites for a few hours at the lake.