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I’ve been involved in the Information Technology game since 1999. I’ve worked my way up to my current position as a Senior Systems Engineer. Within my organization, there’s no real specialties or focuses. We’re really a jack-of-all-trades kind of place. I’ve managed and/or been put on projects ranging from VMware ESX upgrades to File Share migrations to Server OS upgrades to Disaster Recovery and Backup implementations.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Technology through Purdue University and am currently in progress with a Computer Science Masters, also through Purdue University.

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Twitter: @kmruddy

Cisco Champion – 2014, 2015
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Network+
GIAC – Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN)
Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional: System Administrator (MCITP:SA)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer – Server 2003 (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator – Server 2003 (MCSA)
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Network Security Certificate – Purdue University
VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administrator 5 (VCAP-DCA)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Design 5 (VCAP-DCD)
VMware Certified Professional 3, 4, & 5 (VCP)
VMware vExpert – 2012, 2013, 2014

Cisco UCS – DCUCI 5.0
Dell EqualLogic – Advanced Management and Business Continuity
SANS: What is New For Security In Windows 7 and Server 2008-R2
SANS: Clickjacking and UI Re-dressing Attacks against Web Applications
SANS Security 505: Securing Windows
SANS Security 564: Security Architecture for Systems Administrators
SANS Security 577: Virtualization Security Fundamentals
VMware Infrastructure 3: Deploy, Secure and Analyze V3.5
VMware View: Design Best Practices
VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop v5.1

VMworld 2010, 2012, 2013, & 2014
Dell Storage Forum 2011

Speaking Engagements
VMworld US 2014 – MGT1868 – Troubleshooting Storage Devices Using vCenter Operations (2 Sessions)
VMworld EU 2014 – MGT1868 – Troubleshooting Storage Devices Using vCenter Operations