Michael W. Krout
  • United States of America
Member Since: 2011/09/17
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Professional Background
Idea Dudes LLC
March 2008 – Present
Microsoft Certification camps

Welcome to Microsoft Certification Camps the leader in Microsoft Certification training. Idea Dudes is proud to offer Microsoft Certification Camps at a price that is affordable. We back out training with over 30 years of IT real world experience. If you are looking for Exchange Server, SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010, Hyper-V, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio, SCCM 2007, SCOM 2007 or any of those Microsoft Certifications, then don't look any further.

You will get trained and certified. See Microsoft Certification camps does not just train but also lives and breathes the technology. At Microsoft Certification Camps we practice what we preach. We live and breathe Microsoft. Why not other certifications, because we are good at what we do. Keep focused and you will suceed. Broaden your horrizons to much and end up like Icarus. If you business is Microsoft centralized then learn all you need to know. Try our 100% test pass guarantee. We have a 97% pass rate on the first try.

No business problem is too big or too small. We always have an Idea on how to help you lower your total cost of ownership. We back our training with over 30 years of hard knocks learning. Who would you rather train you, someone in the field or someone just learning the software? Microsoft Certification Camps is your one stop for Microsoft Certification.

Look for our free videos and our action packed Microsoft Certification boot camps held at beautiful CoCo Key Resorts, where fun and learning go hand- in-hand. Idea Dudes also has award winning online training so you can learn in the office or at home. If you have a training idea, let us know we can design this for you. Take the Microsoft Certification camps challenge; get a FREE technical analysis of your business.

We will show you how we can custom tailor a solution for your business. Also, visit our sister site How Do You Do This Videos.com for in-depth videos on the newest of technologies.
Financial Advisor
Financial Leadership Advisors Inc
2006 – Present
Financial Representative....
MCT Trainer
Idea Dudes LLC
January 2001 – Present
Training individuals around the US in Microsoft Technologies.  I have consulted with several companies in designing, presenting and consulting of Microsoft Training.
Idea Dudes LLC
January 2000 – Present
We are a Microsoft Training and Consulting firm.  We have over 30 years of experience and have taught thousands of individuals.   Located in sunny Florida, we strive to bring innovation to businesses of all sizes.
Idea Dudes
December 1987 – Present
•      Developed Videos for Sale – Exchange 2007 , Vista , SQL 2005/2008

•      Developed Questions for Microsoft Exams

•      Developed questions for the Windows Server Codename “LongHorn” server tests 640, 642, and 643 for Microsoft.

•      Perform migrations from Windows NT, 2000 to Windows 2003. Also migrated Exchange 5.5, 2000 to Exchange 2003.

•      Design documentation and Network Architecture documentation utilizing VISIO and Office 2000 tools.

•      Designing interactive websites using Flash 5.0, ASP 3.0, FrontPage 2000 and HTML.

•      Designing applications in Visual Basic and Access 2000. Designed reports utilizing Crystal Reports and built-in tools within Access and Visual Basic.

•      Designing training courses utilizing PowerPoint and Audio Software such as Magix 2000.

•      Developing a Mortgage Software package for the last 14 months.    The program is developed in Visual basic 6.0 and interfaces with XML.  

•      Designing E-Commerce and low cost web sites.
Idea Dudes LLC
December 1987 – Present
Idea Dudes is a company engaged in the development of hi-tech solutions, which include web design, networking, application development, training, business consulting, and entertainment packages.  Idea Dudes brings to the arena vast years of IT experience with new outlooks for solutions to common problems.  

The purpose of Idea Dudes is to provide comprehensive solutions to business problems, not just providing solutions but also training the client on how to develop solutions on their own.  Combined with honesty, integrity and creativity, Idea Dudes is a think tank that combines our business knowledge and technical prowess to assist businesses in coming up with solutions that are well thought through and cost effective.
Microsoft 549 Exam
2008 – 2007
Audited the exam
Network Engineer
Infinity Technology Group
1999 – 2000
I was a infrastructure consultant.   I dealt with Windows servers and backup etc.
Network & Applications Engineer
Infinity Technology Group
January 1998 – January 2000
Peformed as a Network Engineer for Microsoft Windows platform.  Also worked on DR plans for companies and other consulting projects.
FutureTec Training Centers, Inc.
1996 – 1999
I was the inventor of the concept.   I created classes, dealt with customers, hired instructors, developed strategic business alliances, consulting, everything that dealt with the business.
US Air Force
May 1983 – March 1987
I was trained a 902.  War time as a triage Medic and peace time worked in the Resource Management of the hospital.  I was was stationed at Upper Heyford, England.
Consolidated School of Business
Associate of Science (A.S.)
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
1987 – 1988
Dallastown Area High School
College Prep
1981 – 1985
Full Biography

Michael is CEO of Idea Dudes LLC which is a Microsoft Gold Partner and CPLS. Michael is an entrepreneur who is passionate about creating solutions for businesses. He has over 28years of architecture, analysis, development of Information Processing Systems and training. Michael's expertise centers around developing business solutions and training. He started his career in the United States Airforce (USAF)where he worked with the IBM 36 and Burroughs systems.  He then went on to start his networking career with Novell 3.12.  He has been working with Windows since the early days of Microsoft. Previously, Michael has worked with U.S. Pentagon, Social Security Administration, and other companies throughout the United States.  He currently holds MCSE NT 4.0, MCSE 2000, MCSE 2003, MCSE 2012, MCSA 2012, MCTS SharePoint Services 3.0, MCTS, Active Directory Configuration Windows 2008, MCTS Windows 2008 Application Infrastructure, MCTS Windows 2008 Network Infrastructure, MCITP Windows 2008 Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator and MCT.  He also a member of Strathmores Whos Who Worldwide.  He has a wife and son.  Visit http://www.ideadudes.biz to see FREE videos on subjects such as Exchange Server 2007, SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows SharePoint Server 3.0, and more.  

We are looking at closing the training gaps for companies.   We want to help make it easier and more cost efficient to get trained.   We want to help companies become more efficient with their current technology and not so gun shy to try something new.

You can view some of his work at http://www.microsoftcertificationcamps.com/videos.aspx.   He has also created content for Gogogh Traing.   You can view his certification videos on Windows Server 2008.   He is currently working on videos for Exchange Server 2013 , SharePoint 2013 and more.

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  • Windows Server 2008
  • Exchange
  • Microsoft Legacy OS
  • Active Directory
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Microsoft Applications
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Windows Networking
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
  • IT Administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Server Apps
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Server OS
  • Email Servers
  • SBS
  • Windows 7
  • Web Servers
  • Laptops Notebooks
  • Storage Software
  • Microsoft Access
  • SSRS
  • Server Software
  • Web Browsers
  • Web Development
  • Windows OS