Paul MacDonald
Director, Information Systems
  • United States of America
Member Since: 2010/01/18
Industry: Computer & IT
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IT guy with something like 40 years in the industry.  I'm a generalist, and so have had my hands in just about everything to some extent.

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Professional Background
Director, Information Systems
July 2002 – Present
Newport News, VA
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Education
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Passed
MCSA certification
2000 – 2000
Took and passed the MCSA exam.

CompTIA Network+
Passed
CompTIA Network+ certification
2000 – 2000
Took and passed the CompTIA Network+ exam.
CompTIA I-Net+
Passed
CompTIA I-Net+ certification
2000 – 2000
Took and passed the CompTIA I-Net+ exam.
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Passed
MCSE certification
2000 – 2000
Took and passed the MCSE exam.  I was one of the first 1000 people in the world to take and pass this test.
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Passed
MCT certification
2000 – 2000
Took and passed the MCT exam.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Passed
MCP certification
1999 – 1999
Took and passed the MCP exam.
CompTIA A+
Passed
CompTIA A+ certification
1999 – 1999
Took and passed the CompTIA A+ exam.
Intergraph - various systems and software classes
Graduated
Propietary systems installation, maintenance, and repair.
1991 – 1995
Various classes on proprietary hardware and software, including large format printers/plotters, digitizers, scanners, and Unix workstations.
U.S. Navy Class "A" and Class "C" Schools
Graduated
Data Systems
1984 – 1986
Studied basic electricity and electronics, the fundamentals of analog and digital computing, data storage, data transmission, and how to diagnose and repair such systems.  
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Languages
English
Native or Bilingual Proficiency

Level Progress

Current: Level 46
Paul needs 166,231 points to level up.
LVL 47
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    46
  • ASP.NET
    16
  • Active Directory
    14
  • Windows OS
    13
  • Windows Server 2008
    13
  • Networking
    12
  • .NET Programming
    11
  • DNS
    10
  • Windows Server 2003
    10
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
    10
  • C#
    10
  • Exchange
    10
  • HTML
    10
  • Windows 10
    9
  • Visual Basic.NET
    9
  • Web Development
    9
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    8
  • CSS
    8
  • ASP
    7
  • Security
    7
  • Miscellaneous
    7
  • Windows Server 2012
    7
  • Hardware
    7
  • Windows 7
    7
  • Microsoft Legacy OS
    7
  • Microsoft Server OS
    7
  • Azure
    6
  • Outlook
    6
  • DHCP
    6
  • Web Browsers
    6
  • Storage
    6
  • JavaScript
    6
  • Windows Networking
    5
  • Microsoft Office
    5
  • Windows Server 2016
    5
  • Software
    5
  • Web Servers
    5
  • Windows XP
    5
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    5
  • Hyper-V
    5
  • SQL
    5
  • Server Hardware
    5
  • SSL / HTTPS
    5
  • VPN
    5
  • Routers
    5
  • Powershell
    5
  • Desktops
    5
  • Microsoft Development
    5
  • PC
    5
  • Domain Controller
    4
  • Web Languages and Standards
    4
  • Dell
    4
  • Email Servers
    4
  • Network Architecture
    4
  • Windows Server 2019
    4
  • Components
    4
  • VB Script
    4
  • IT Administration
    4
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    4
  • Laptops Notebooks
    4
  • SBS
    4
  • TCP/IP
    4
  • Storage Software
    4
  • Microsoft Excel
    4
  • Vulnerabilities
    4
  • PHP
    4
  • Network Management
    4
  • Microsoft 365
    4
  • Databases
    4
  • Programming
    4
  • Networking Hardware-Other
    4
  • Web Applications
    4
  • Internet Protocols
    4
  • Scripting Languages
    3
  • Wireless Networking
    3
  • Group Policy
    3
  • Networking Protocols
    3
  • WordPress
    3
  • Email Clients
    3
  • Printers and Scanners
    3
  • VMware
    3
  • Virtualization
    3
  • Operating Systems
    3
  • Microsoft Applications
    3
  • Microsoft
    3
  • Disaster Recovery
    3
  • Storage Hardware
    3
  • Web Development Software
    3
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
    3
  • Remote Access
    3
  • Microsoft Server Apps
    3
  • RAID
    3
  • Anti-Virus Apps
    3
  • Visual Basic Classic
    3
  • Android
    3
  • Displays / Monitors
    3
  • Network Security
    3
  • Google
    3
  • AWS
    3
  • Software Firewalls
    3
  • Email Protocols
    3
  • Installation
    3
  • Microsoft Access
    3
  • Internet Marketing
    3
  • Network Operations
    3
  • Fonts Typography
    3
  • Switches / Hubs
    3
  • Windows 11
    3
  • Wireless Hardware
    3
  • OS Security
    3
  • Linux
    3
  • Microsoft Word
    2
  • Cell Phones
    2
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    2
  • Images and Photos
    2
  • E-Commerce
    2
  • Peripherals
    2
  • MySQL Server
    2
  • Microsoft DOS
    2
  • Chrome
    2
  • Encryption
    2
  • AJAX
    2
  • Cloud Computing
    2
  • Math / Science
    2
  • Email Software
    2
  • Cisco
    2
  • jQuery
    2
  • Hardware Firewalls
    2
  • Network Analysis
    2
  • WCF
    2
  • Windows 8
    2
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    2
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    2
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    2
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    2
  • iPhone
    2
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    2
  • Web Components
    2
  • HTTP Protocol
    2
  • Server Software
    2
  • Automotive
    2
  • Mobile
    2
  • Web Services
    2
  • VBA
    2
  • Internet / Email Software
    2
  • Microsoft Hardware
    2
  • Anti-Spyware
    2
  • File Sharing Software
    2
  • .NET App Servers
    2
  • SSH / Telnet Software
    2
  • SSRS
    2
  • Apache Web Server
    2
  • PDF
    2
  • Computer Games
    2
  • Troubleshooting
    2
  • Windows Batch
    2
  • Microsoft Virtual Server
    2
  • Java
    2
  • Consulting
    1
  • Voice Over IP
    1
  • Personal Electronics
    1
  • IP Telephony
    1
  • Oracle Database
    1
  • AntiSpam
    1
  • Editors IDEs
    1
  • Veeam
    1
  • Web Frameworks
    1
  • Shell Scripting
    1
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
    1
  • Acronis
    1
  • MultiMedia Applications
    1
  • Telecommunications
    1
  • Gmail
    1
  • System Utilities
    1
  • Responsive Web
    1
  • Project Management
    1
  • SonicWall
    1
  • Microsoft SharePoint
    1
  • Digital Audio
    1
  • Business Administration
    1
  • Digital Cameras / Camcorders
    1
  • Windows Vista
    1
  • Mailchimp
    1
  • UI/UX
    1
  • Broadband
    1
  • Digital Forensics
    1
  • Multimedia Programming
    1
  • Smartphone Programming
    1
  • Crystal Reports
    1
  • iPad
    1
  • CAD/Architecture Software
    1
  • Programming Theory
    1
  • SSIS
    1
  • Visual C++.NET
    1
  • Technical Writing
    1
  • Cyber Security
    1
  • .NET MVC
    1
  • Web Graphics Software
    1
  • FTP
    1
  • Internet Protocol Security
    1
  • Game Programming
    1
  • Analytics
    1
  • Mac OS X
    1
  • Photos / Graphics Software
    1
  • Tax / Financial Software
    1
  • Apple Hardware
    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
  • DevOps
    1
  • Productivity Apps
    1
  • Enterprise Software
    1
  • Programming Languages-Other
    1
  • System Programming
    1
  • Unity
    1
  • Application Servers
    1
  • ACT
    1
  • Git
    1
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise
    1
  • Microsoft Dynamics
    1
  • Xero
    1
  • Google Chrome OS
    1
  • JScript
    1
  • Sales
    1
  • Cloud Services
    1
  • Google Workspace
    1
  • Illustration Software
    1
  • AWS RDS
    1
  • Microsoft OneNote
    1
  • Adobe Flash
    1
  • Linux Networking
    1
  • PayPal
    1
  • Web-Based CMS
    1
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    1
  • Business Management
    1
  • Project Management Software
    1
  • Social Networking
    1
  • Content Management
    1
  • Citrix
    1
  • Adobe Acrobat
    1
  • Windows Phone
    1
  • Joomla
    1
  • vSphere
    1
  • Conferencing Software
    1
  • Internet Explorer (IE)
    1
  • Apple Networking
    1
  • Exclaimer
    1
  • Firefox
    1
  • Game Consoles
    1
  • Internet Explorer (IE)
    1
  • Statistical Packages
    1