Kaplan University (Computer Security)
Kaplan University (Graduate Coursework)
Michael got his start in computer networking graduating from the Cisco Networking Academy with honors. He majored in both Computer Networking and Network Security, twice awarded the National Science Foundation Scholarship for both awarded majors; he is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in his field by the Cyber Security & Information Assurance Center (CSIAC). He has sat on the board of advisors for the undergraduate college he attended, providing input to the curriculum and course materials. Michael instructs college level courses that he advises. His demonstrated ability to deliver complex technical instruction in a clear and understandable manor has earned him recognition by the Southern Association of Colleges as an outstanding educator in 2010.
Some of the technical courses he has authored/instructed are, Introduction to Cisco Networking, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), Ethical Hacking [College level Capstone course], Introduction to Linux, Linux Administration.
He has been a featured guest speaker at the Atlanta Advanced Persistent Threat Summit, the NETCOM Cybersecurity Workshop and Cybersecurity informational workshops for corporate companies such as HP, Booze Allen and Northrup Grumman and others.
Michael plans, organizes and executes risk management and Department of Defense Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) activities, identifying security vulnerabilities utilizing a variety of classic and modern exploit tools and techniques. He is a highly skilled IT consultant focusing on large-scale software upgrades and rollouts, network troubleshooting, modernization and design. Configuration and support for Intrusion Detection/Protection Systems, Firewalls, and Network Security.
Michael has also provided network modernization and design consulting services for the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps specializing in secure virtual infrastructure design and deployment. Additionally, he has helped many IT professionals achieve not only their desired certifications but also, their advanced degrees in both Computer Networking and Network Security. Michael’s students have gone on to secure employment within the DoD, State, Federal and commercial arenas.
Regardless of your current skill and knowledge, Michael can help you learn the valuable skills that you desire. Whether to pass a class in High School or College, pass a certification exam, or to just learn a new skill, he can help. Michael got his start in computer networking graduating from the Cisco Networking Academy with honors. He majored in both Computer Networking and Network Security, twice awarded the National Science Foundation Scholarship for both awarded majors; he is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in his field by the Cyber Security & Information
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I have certification in Linux (CompTIA Linux+)
I have a degree (graduating with a 3.9 GPA) in Computer Security and Computer Networking whose curriculum included the Microsoft Office Suite.
I have written and been responsible for writing policy documents for and advising Sr. Executive Level (3 and 2 Star Generals and Sr Executives in the US Government) in network security and computer networking for over 10 years. I also have a degree (graduating with a 3.9 GPA) in Computer Security and Computer Networking.