Rodney Barnhardt
Server Administrator
  • Hickory,
  • North Carolina,
  • United States of America
Member Since: 2003/08/23
Industry: Manufacturing/Production/Operations
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I have over 30 years in the IT industry. During this time I have worked with a variety of products in a variety of industries.

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Professional Background
Server Administrator
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry
December 2008 – Present
Currently, on the server team responsible for day-to-day maintenance on company servers (Cisco UCS, HyperFlex, VMware, Nutanix) and Active Directory. Work on a team with 2 other individuals. My primary focus is maintaining the company's data backups with EMC Avamar, although I also have experience with NetBackup, BackupExec, and Data Domain. Part of this responsibility also includes maintaining the storage infrastructure (Unity and Isilon). I have an extensive background in data backup and recovery. I also work with Exchange from 5.5 to 2016, ProofPoint, and Citrix XenApp\XenDesktop 7.6. For the past seven years, I have been working on the document retention and eDiscovery task. As part of this process I am primarily responsible for data protection. This has involved implementing Varonis for file monitoring and alerting. In 2021, I graduated from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Management - Cybersecurity.
Systems Manager
LandDesign
May 2004 – November 2008
Provided end-user, network, and server administrative-support services, including backup and recovery systems. Primary person responsible for the network re-design and deployment, including maintaining the company's Juniper firewalls and VPN mesh. Tested and developed both the deployment and upgrade plan for the roll out of Newforma.
Sr. Field Service Engineer
Advanced Technology Services
June 1999 – June 2004
Worked in client locations performing server and end user support. Traveled frequently.
Engineer-In-Charge
BancTec
September 1988 – September 1999
Performed routine and repair maintenance on check procesing equipment in banks. Also, performed Dell warranty work. Managed 18 field service engineers.
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Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Master of Science in Information Technology Management
CyberSecurity
2018 – 2021
This degree program stresses subjects that will educate individuals with in-depth skills, who wish to manage or who currently manage, and wish to improve their skills.
Strayer University
Bachelor of Science in
Information Systems Concentration in Networking
2004 – 2015
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Studied
Information Systems Security
2007 – 2009
Central Piedmont Community College
AAS
Electronic Engineering
1987 – 1989
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Full Biography

I have worked in the IT industry for nearly 20 years. In that time I have been in a wide range of environments from power generating wind turbines, to manufacturing, to the office environment. Below is a summary of my experiences:

Systems Manager
LandDesign, Inc, Charlotte, NC
Part of the IT team that performed desk side support for users in each of our six offices. Configure deployed and maintained Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 servers, and Windows XP workstations, NetScreen firewalls, and Cisco routers. Tested and deployed a variety of products. Familiar with using the following applications: Veritas, Real VNC, DameWare, Symantec Ghost, Symantec Antivirus, NetMeeting, Microsoft VPN, and Netscreen VPN client.

Senior Field Representative
Advanced Technology Services, Charlotte, NC
Duties Included:  Maintaining on-site support for local customers. Repaired all hardware issues on servers, PC’s, and printers. Configured, installed, and administrated desktops and servers. Traveled extensively to other accounts as technical support. Performed both network and server administration.

Engineer-In-Charge
Banctec Service Corporation, Charlotte, NC
Duties included: Managed 18 local and remote technicians on a daily basis. Ran day to day operations in the area which included interviewing/hiring employees and tracking monthly P&L. Generated monthly reports based on each persons performance. Provided Tier II support to the local technicians on PC’s, servers, networks, and custom manufactured banking systems.  Performed service and support on IBM 3890 check sorters.

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