Will Szymkowski
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  • Kitchener, Canada Area,
  • Canada
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Since being a member of EE it allows me to keep my skills sharp. I also enjoy coming on here and helping out others and learning in the process.


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www.wsit.ca

Awarded 2015 MVE
http://blog.experts-exchange.com/ee-blog/introducing-the-2015-most-valuable-experts/

Experts Exchange Spotlight
http://blog.experts-exchange.com/ee-blog/expert-spotlight-will-szymkowski/?Social_110315

Updated January 1st 2016
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It was a great year and as 2015 comes to an end, I placed 2nd overall.

At the beginning of 2015 the only goal I had was to reach 5,000,000 points overall. I had not been active on EE in 2014 so January 1st 2015 was a clean slate and I had no questions that would help my start for 2015.

During 2015 I reached 5,000,000 points only by answering questions (no tutorials or videos) alone. That being said I never thought that I would place 2nd overall and at the midway point compete with Andrew Hancock for 1st place. After being extremely active up until September 2015 I realized that it is hard to compete for 1st solely on questions alone.

The reason I say that is because when you create tutorials videos etc you are Guaranteed 3,000 points off the bat and then sub sequential points thereafter for people viewing and rating your tutorials. Questions alone lies in the hands of the asker, and there are times where a question would not get accepted for weeks or months which can set you back points. Another thing is based on how the asker rates your answers and splits the points you are not Guaranteed 2,000 which is the max for Non Neglected questions.

So at that point I realized that I would be able to meet my original goal of 5,000,000 points overall and I could not compete with Andrew for 1st any longer. I was approx. 500,000 points ahead of 3rd place, at that time. This meant I was just going to maintain 100,000 points to reach my 5,000,000 goal and also to maintain 2nd place overall for the year.

2015 Points Per Month Break Down
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January -            220,900
February -          346,400
March -               365,600
April -                  323,600
May -                   351,700
June -                   398,200
July -                     364,200
August -              198,200
September -       198,700
October -            103,700
November -        176,200
December -        155,400

Avg ppm - 266,900

2015 Zone Rank
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1st Overalll
- Exchange
- Active Directory
- Windows Server 2008
- Outlook
- Email Servers
- Windows Server 2003
- DNS
- IT Administration
- DHCP

2nd Overall
- Powershell
- Windows Server 2012
- MS Server OS
- Windows Networking
- Email Clients
- Microsoft Enterprise

3rd Overall
- OS Security
- Email Protocols
- MS Server Apps

2015 Total Points Overall: 3,202,873

I just want to say that this has been a great year where I have learned a lot and also contributed back to the online community. Thanks for all of the support and encouragement!



Updated (03/03/2015)
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As you might know the Experts on this site volunteer our own time to come on this site and share our knowledge with the rest of the community. Please remember to award points fairly, although it really is not all about the points it is the only way we get recognition from answering questions correctly.

If I post a comment and you simply disregard what I have said or ignore my post I will unsubscribe from the question.

Another thing I would like to mention is about asking questions. The more info you can provide in the question the better. Also making sure that if your question is answered, and you have additional questions relating to this, please open another question to ensure the consistency of the originally asked question.

If there is a question you would like me to participate in just send me a message with the link to the question and I will do my best to answer it.

From: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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