John Mc Hale
Forensic Computer Examiner, Analyst/Programmer & Database Architect
  • Naas,
  • Ireland
Member Since: 1997/05/02
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Professional Background
Forensic Computer Examiner, Analyst/Programmer & Database Architect
An Garda Siochana
September 2008 – Present
EnCase level I and II, C.E.E.C.S, C4All Expert, Trainer & Mentor. Developer of the MySQL database schema for C4All V2.0 aka "Strategy", Microsoft C#.Net Winforms application architect, SQL Server Database Administrator, Microsoft Access/VBA Analyst/Programmer. Microsoft ASP.Net Analyst/Programmer. MySQL Server 5.5 DBA/Programmer/Analyst. Active participant in C4All Support Forum (http://c4all.e-crime.on.ca/forum/member.php?919-johnpmchale) & Experts Exchange (http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_92877.html). Committed to continued personal development & life-long learning via MOOCs' such as Coursea & Alison.
Offical Garda Representative at the CEPOL 13th Meeting of the E.N.W.G.
An Garda Síochána
September 2008 – September 2008
Expert group to discuss and contribute to the stratregic development of the CEPOL e-Learning Platform
Database Analyst/Programmer
An Garda Siochana
January 1999 – September 2008
Microsoft Access Database Analysis & Design, Visual Basic Programmer
Microsoft Office Master Instructor
An Garda Siochana
January 1999 – September 2008
Microsoft Office 2003 Specialist & Certified Instructor in:
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Offical Garda Representative at the CEPOL 12th Regular Meeting of the E.N.W.G.
An Garda Síochána
June 2008 – June 2008
Expert group to discuss and contribute to the stratregic development of the CEPOL e-Learning Platform
Security Architect, Analyst/Programmer
An Garda Siochana
August 1994 – January 1999
Security Architect, Development Architect, Programmer/Analyst on PULSE project. Development tools specialist, Oracle Designer 2000/ Oracle Database expertise, Microsoft Access specialist, Visual Basic & C++ Analyst/Programmer. Windows NT Client & Server Administrator.
Garda
An Garda Síochána
1986 – 1987
Foot Patrols, Mobile Patrols, Criminal Investigations, Road Traffic Accident Investigation & Reporting
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Education
IACIS 2009 Conference, Maintz
Computer Forensics
2009 – 2009
Trinity College, Dublin
B.Sc. (Hons)
Computer Science
1994 – 1999
Trinity College, Dublin
Bachelor's degree
Computer Science
1990 – 1995
The Brothers, Sligo
1970 – 1975
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Full Biography

•      30+ years’ in I.C.T. sector.
•      Published Technical Writer, ASP Publications Your Commodore issues (1 - October 1984, 2 - November 1984, and 14 - November 1985), Home Computing Weekly, Personal Computing Today and Irish Computer.

•      B.Sc. (Hons), Trinity College Dublin, 1995.
•      Qualified Forensic Computer Analyst with Guidance Software EnCase 5 and 6.x to Level II. Excellent Knowledge of FTK and other tools, such as IEF, FTK Imager, NetAnalysis etc. Expert C4All Mentor.
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•      Top-Drawer Analyst/Programmer (Visual Basic, C++, C#, Object Pascal & Assembly Language) and Database Developer (MS Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL & SQLite). Currently learning Python/wxWindows.

•       Excellent Scripting Skills in ASP.Net/JQuery/HTML/CSS with strong skills in PHP.
•      5 Years’ Experience as Technical, Development and Security Architect on 3-Tier Client/Server Application (Garda PULSE Project).

•      Qualified Microsoft Office Master Instructor & Teacher/Trainer.
•      MS Office Suite Productivity Expert (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access). Excellent Knowledge of Apache OpenOffice Versions 3 and 4.

•      Expert in Moodle e-Learning Versions 1.6x Through 1.8x.
•      Certified Expert in MS Access, Windows Workstation & Server, Internetworking with TCP/IP, Systems Management Server, SQL Server Administration, Visual Basic, Lotus Notes Programming & Administration, Oracle Designer 2000 and CA Unicentre.

•      Expert in Database Design Methods and Technologies ERM, RDO, ADO, OLEDB, ODBC, PLSQL/TSQL,

•      Expert in Microsoft COM, ActiveX & .NET Technologies.
•      Expert Developer in Microsoft Visual Studio V8, 9 & 10 and Web Developer 10.
•      Excellent Reverse Engineering and Malware Detection Skills.
•      Excellent Destop Publishing Skills using Microsoft Publisher.
•      Expert WinHelp Author using Microsoft Word and Authoring Tools.
•      Excellent Reporting & Technical Writing Skills.
•      Excellent Knowledge of Borland C++ and Delphi.
•      LINUX and Bash Skills.

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Languages
French
Elementary Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency
Irish
Elementary Proficiency

Level Progress

Current: Level 13
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LVL 14
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  • Microsoft Access
    12
  • Databases
    4
  • Microsoft Office
    3
  • Microsoft Applications
    2
  • SQL
    2
  • Apache Web Server
    2
  • Microsoft Development
    1
  • Visual Basic Classic
    1
  • Web Components
    1
  • PHP
    1
  • ASP.NET
    1
  • Spreadsheets
    1
  • Web Development Software
    1
  • Microsoft Word
    1
  • SSL / HTTPS
    1
  • .NET Programming
    1
  • C#
    1
  • Linux Networking
    1
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    1
  • Multimedia Programming
    1
  • MySQL Server
    1
  • VB Script
    1
  • Visual Basic.NET
    1
  • Web Servers
    1
  • Windows 7
    1
  • Windows OS
    1
  • Windows XP
    1
  • XML
    1