I am a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master for Exchange Server and
an Office Servers and Services - Exchange Server MVP.
I began my Microsoft certification series in 1998,
achieving my first Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) for Windows NT
4.0 in 1999, and continue recertification to this day. I do this both for professional and
personal reasons, since these credentials demonstrate a thorough understanding
of the technologies that I work with every day.
In 2008 Microsoft's
new generation certifications replaced the
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) credential with the new Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
credential. The broad Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification was replaced by the more specific Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
(MCTS) certification. In 2012 Microsoft brought back the MCSE as
the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.
In 2007 I became certified as a Certified Information
Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an independent information security
certification governed by the International Information Systems Security
Certification Consortium (commonly known as (ISC)²). With this
certification I perform security audits and reviews for organizations.
I was awarded
Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in 2009 for my continuing work in the technical community and have been awarded every year since. In October 2015 my expertise changed
from Exchange Server MVP to Office Servers and Services MVP to reflect my experience with Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud solutions.
In October 2011 I became a Microsoft Certified Master for
Exchange. This is grueling three week program held at the Microsoft campus
in Redmond, WA. It was one of the most challenging and gratifying
experiences of my career. If you are an Exchange expert and really want to
go to the next level, I encourage you to contact me about this program.
This certification was replaced with the Microsoft Certified Solutions
Master (MCSM) in 2012, before it was unfortunately discontinued January 1, 2014.