Brent Challis
Principal: IT
  • Melbourne,
  • Australia
Member Since: 2011/06/02
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Professional Background
Principal: IT
Challis Consultancy
October 2015 – Present
Melbourne, Australia
Technical Instructor
DDLS
December 1995 – October 2015
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Lecturer
Manawatu Polytechnic
January 1991 – November 1995
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Education
Canterbury University
Bachelor of Electrical Engioneering
Microcomputers
1975 – 1978
Faculty of Technology, Massey University
Master of Technology
Ergonomics, Product Development
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I started out as an Electrical Engineer in the 70's working with microcomputers when the Intel 8080/8085/Zilog Z80 ruled supreme.  I have always worked with microcomputing technologies since then.

I have a Master's degree in Technology.

I put my first Network (Novell Netware 2.0a) in in the mid 80's.

I started coding in Algol/Fortran/Assembler in my engineering degree and have supplemented that with Pascal, many flavours of BASIC, Java and now the .NET languages.

Most recently I taught in the Higher Education sector in Information Systems and now work as a Microsoft Certified Trainer with Dimension Data Learning Solutions in their Melbourne (Australia) office, specialising in .NET Development, SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell.

At the age I am now not many of the 'new' technologies actually excite me with what they offer - PowerShell, however,  is one of them.

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