coolsport00
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Cheers...and welcome to my profile. I joined EE in May '08 moreso for searching purposes for work. I started contributing soon after joining, but for most of '09 I took a several month break. The beginning of this year I started contributing again and have earned a few more EE expert *ranks*.

Outside of EE, I'm a Senior Systems Engineer for a school district in the Kansas City, MO area. My history consists of formerly being an aerospace medicine specialist in the military (Air Force) for 8yrs, finished college in '01 (MIS with honors), and performed tech support at a hospital for 4 1/2 years prior to my current position. I'm now responsible for all aspects of AD, Group Policy, Exchange, Patch Mgmt (Shavlik, WSUS), Anti-virus, Web Content, SPAM filtering (both Barracuda appliances), WatchGuard XCS, server virtualization - MS VS R2 and VMWare vSphere/View, Avamar backup (& Veeam for VMs), DNS, DHCP, and a host of other things. :)

I enjoy sharing the knowledge I've gained from my experiences, occupationally and via research. I'm still relatively new in Technology (in my opinion...only in it since '99), but find it very intriguing. I'm quite passionate about my career choice. Technology to me is like Calculus; finding the answer isn't my only goal, but the "why" and the process by which the answer is achieved is what I'm probably most passionate about. I guess I'm all about the old clichè that "knowledge is power". :)

Some personal 'disclaimers', if you will:
My answers are given on an 'as is' basis. They are correct to the best of my knowledge either by experience, testing, research, failures, via other EE experts, or a combination of all. My recommendation before applying any of my suggestions?....TEST, TEST, TEST! :)

You can contact me offline to address your EE posts (please provide the link in your email) at coolsport00 @ gmail . com!...or, just to say 'hello' :)

I was just awarded VMware's vEXPERT for a 3rd consecutive year. I am honored to be a part of such an elite group of VMware evangelists.

vEXPERT 2011 | 2012 | 2013
VCAP5-DCA, VCP-CLOUD, VCP-DT, VCP-DCV, EMCCAe, MCSE

I hope you enjoy using EE as much as I do...happy searching & posting!

Follow me on Twitter! @coolsport00

UPDATE:
(This space will be used to post times of being away from EE, either because of a vacation [what's that???], or I may just need a break away from EE for a while)
*** Vacations planned for Nov, and of course VMworld in Aug/Sep...woohoo! :) ***

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