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Chris A. | Elance
 
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Chris A.

Seasoned IT/CS Veteran - Gov't and Corporate
   United States
  |   Lawton, OK
  |  3:52 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $140

I am a seasoned IT professional and Mensa member with 10 years of experience in IT, both in the private sector as well as the military. I am a graduate of West Point with a degree in computer science. I specialize in nontraditional network configurations and leveraging the power of open source software to cut costs and improve performance. I am also well versed in traditional Microsoft-centric environments.

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Wrote Malware scanner for *nix platforms. Uses the Team Cymru MHR to query local files...

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Service Description

If you are looking for a laundry list of certifications, look elsewhere. I have none, and never will. I would rather immerse myself in new bleeding-edge technologies than spend our time earning arbitrary acronyms to stick on my resume like three-lettered lawn gnomes. Did I mention I am a straight-shooter?

I'm not saying that we're the only thing standing between your network and roving bands of packets wielding blood-soaked ACKes (See what I did there?), but I know what I'm doing. I don't deal in buzzwords or marketing fluff.

I can assist with the following:

- User-level helpdesk support (virus removal, etc.)
- Server Issues (Failing hardware, MTA issues, Application Errors, etc.)
- Domain/Network Issues (Directory Services, DNS, DHCP, etc.)
- Network Security (Audits, Firewall Confgurations, etc.)
- Network Design, Planning, and Purchasing
- General IT consulting

I have the ability to leverage a unique skill set that very few other people can offer. Most IT professionals either deal strictly in Microsoft-Related products, or *nix platforms, but I do both. I have built entire networks incorporating both types, utilizing free and open-source software as the core of the network, and using the traditional Microsoft environment as the front end. This allowed clients to avoid spending unnecessary money on products/vendors such as Hyper-V, VMWare, Symantec BE/AV, Exchange, EMC, and Cisco, and instead utilize products/vendors such as Xen, Idera, Sophos,...

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Employment

Crawley & Associates
Network Engineer/Chief of Strategic Operations
2004 - Present
Started off as a junior network engineer and worked my way up to being in charge of engineering and overall strategy. Oversaw the transition from reliance on expensive proprietary software to...

Education

United States Military Academy
Computer Science
2008 - 2012

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