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Don Wilwol

Hoosick Falls NY 12090

donwilwol@yahoo.com

 

Following you will find my qualifications and experience in the IT field. My objective is to obtain a senior level, Systems Engineering/Architect and/or Administrative role on an Enterprise team. I am not interested in relocating from the Albany NY area at this time, but a position that involves travel, is a consideration.

Since my past experience includes projects that have included technical administration, design, architecture, engineering and training, I am confident that my qualifications will provide a valuable asset to your information technology team.

I have been a Technical lead on almost any type of Microsoft migration. I’ve performed migrations from Exchange to Exchange, including to Office 365, Notes to Exchange, including to Office 365, Groupwise to Exchange and a variety of other email systems. I have performed Active Directory consolidation projects of all calibers, and Citrix migrations for worldwide organizations. I have used Quest Migration tools, Native Active Directory Migration Tools, Powershell, VBscript, and certainly some technologies no longer viable.

I have been involved with delivery, pre-sales, documentation, proposals and team building for much of my life and spanning two different careers.

I enjoy learning new technology and am constantly working to keep my knowledge up to date with current advancements.

 

 

Summary

A technical professional with the proven ability to lead technical projects, devise solutions to critical problems, and transfer knowledge and experience to others, along with a strong management and business background to provide superior technical consultant results.

Technical Skills

Technical Expert in:

  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Microsoft Exchange (5.5, through 2016)
  • Scripting (vbscript, powershell,)
  • Office 365
  • Azure
  • Dell/Quest migration products

 

Strong Qualifications In:

  • Team Building
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Industry Experienced Trainer/Teacher/Mentor
  • Managing Consultant

 

Work Experience

Dyntek Inc’s Microsoft Practice. Managing Consultant – Microsoft East. The Managing Consultant – Microsoft East at Dyntek is responsible for the delivery of all Active Directory, Exchange, Office 365, Quest Migrations and other ancillary Microsoft product projects, all with direct reports from the Microsoft East team and outside consultants working these projects. This includes pre-sales activities, writing SOW’s, resource management, and team building efforts. Also a billable senior consultant for enterprise Active Directory – Exchange, Office 365 and currently Azure along with other Microsoft applications assessments, designs, implementation and migration projects. These projects included project management, readiness assessments, designs, migrations, best practice guidelines, trouble shooting and implementations of Microsoft AD, Exchange 20xx, Office 365, ADFS, and Dell/Quest Migrations.

Microsoft Consulting ServicesMicrosoft. Senior technical consultant for enterprise Active Directory – Exchange assessments, designs and implementation projects and considered an Industry expert in AD/Exchange. Typical projects included readiness assessments, designs, migrations, and implementations of Exchange 200x-2010, best practice guidelines, trouble shooting. Project sizes range from mid-sized enterprises to worldwide organizations. It was at MCS I performed an Exchange 2010 migration design for the largest private Exchange Organization in the world (just under 1 million mailboxes).

Professional Services ConsultantDell Inc. Senior technical consultant for enterprise network assessments, designs and implementation projects and considered an Industry expert in AD/Exchange and VMWare Virtualization. Typical projects included readiness assessments, designs, migrations, and implementations of Exchange 200x-2010, Vmware vSphere, and Microsoft HyperV, best practice guidelines, trouble shooting and other misc application implementations. Project sizes range from mid-sized enterprises to worldwide organizations.

Senior Technical Engineer – nfrastructure technologies. Provide technical and project management lead at New York State Office for Technology’s Microsoft Email infrastructure. This includes migration of state agencies to a hosted Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, environments.

Director of Service Operations – Distributed Applications Technologies. My primary function – hands on technical engineering and administration whereby I provide leadership for data center design, installation and administration. This includes design and implementations for the startup technology Hosting Company and full service Consulting firm. Secondary duties include management for help desk personnel, Engineers, consultants, Change Management policies and procedures, Pre and Post sales support, Proposal writing, Customer Budget analysis, and Customer relations. Technologies include Microsoft Windows 2003, Active Directory, Exchange 2003/2007, Citrix, Terminal Server, Vmware, Clustering, Provision Networks, EMC Storage, VB/Powershell Scripting, IIS6, MS SQL 200x, Monitoring, Security, Barracuda Spam filter, Cisco ASA’s, Pix firewalls, and layer 2 and layer 3 switching.

Adjunct Instructor. ITT Technical Institute. This position consists of teaching credited network and related classes for students in an Information Technology or Electronics curriculum. This is part time, evenings.

Senior Technical Engineer – SWN Communications. Lead senior Engineer for data center setup and installation. This includes designing and implementation for a startup technology company.  I was chosen by SWN Communications, Inc. to lead the technical build out of a notification management service designed to save call-to-action time in critical situations. The fault tolerant, highly available technology ensures that key contacts can send and receive messages via any number of communication devices within minutes. Technologies included Back Up Exec, MS Clustering, Geo Clustering, MS SQL, VoIP, MS IIS, Scripting, Cisco, Load Balancing, Disaster recovery, Exchange, SMTP, RPC/HTTPS, SSL, Security, and much more.

Technical Practice Manager – Collective Technologies. Lead senior consultant for enterprise network assessments, designs and implementation projects, usually representing Dell or EMC Professional Services. These projects included project management, readiness assessments, designs, migrations, best practice guidelines, trouble shooting and implementations. Experience includes hands on work with Active Directory, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 200X server, Exchange 5.5/2000/2003, Citrix, Dell Openmanage, MS-Clustering, MS-SQL, CLARiiON solutions, and many others. This position also includes management duties that include mentoring, interviewing potential members, scoping calls, proposal writing, team leadership, business development, services development, resource management, etc.

Independent technical systems analysis/engineer and technical trainer. From this position I worked as a contractor for projects such as Microsoft and Citrix administration, migrations and analysis for medium and large network projects. I also work as a technical trainer for academic and corporate environments.    7/6/2001 – 1/30/2003  Project Lead/Senior Network Engineer – Siemens Business Services Inc. Project lead for 7+/- network engineers supporting a 1800 server, 60,000 user environment (Including 40 Citrix Servers), planning and implementing the migration to Windows 2000 AD and Metaframe XP.  This included Windows NT 4.0 & Windows 2000, NT clusters [4.0 & 2000], Project management, Active Directory, Windows 2000 upgrades, NetIQ consolidations, Citrix XP migration, server consolidation and normal day-to-day administrative work. Clients included General Electric and Cigna Insurance.

NT/Citrix Administrator – New York State Police, 1220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12226. Administration includes set up, installation and maintenance of The NT/Citrix network. The network includes approximately 4000 users, 12 Citrix servers, 14 Application servers, and IIS intranet servers. Charged with the responsibility of 4+/- administrative assistance and full time consultant and the day-to-day administration of the server environment. Responsible for the long term planning for budgetary purposes, training, resource requirements, upgrade requirements, etc.

NT/Citrix Administrator – Integrated Partners, Inc., 99 Pine Street, Albany, NY. Primary Windows NT 4.0 Administrator supporting more than 40 Windows NT 4.0 servers for the New York State Police.  Networking lead for 4 network technicians whose duties include the responsibility for the Windows NT 4.0 & Citrix Network. This position included upgrading and installing hardware and software for the implementation of their WAN. Performed installations and troubleshooting in a 95/98, Windows NT, Citrix and Novell environments. Other duties include creating and maintaining portions of their intranet web site, second and third level help desk support, upgrades and application testing, systems engineering, and documentation and proposal writing.

MCSE Trainer – Data Train Institute, 309 Fifth Avenue, Room 300-1, New York, New York 10016-6509. I taught MCSE classes at Hudson Valley Community College.

Network Technician – Atlantic Network Systems, 1873 Western Avenue, Albany, NY. Upgraded computers on a State network.  Responsibilities where; Windows 95 installs, data transfers, ghosting of hard drives and remote access setup.

Network Technician – Manpower Technical, 143 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Responsible for network installs and upgrades, PC, laptop and printer installations and troubleshooting.  Projects included: IRS, Albany and Plattsburg – Network upgrade, St. Peters Hospital – Network upgrade, Albany Medical Center – Second level Help desk. Entex for Mutual of New York – Nationwide network upgrade and restructure.

 

Education

Empire State College

Bachelors of Professional Studies in Technology

Certifications

  • (MCTS)Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (MCITP)Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Microsoft Exchange 2007 Messaging Solutions Administrator
  • (MCTS)Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, Configuration
  • (MCTS)Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration
  • (MCTS)Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist : Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • (MCSE) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on NT 4.0-2000-2003
  • (CCEA) Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator
  • (DCEE) Dell Certified Enterprise Engineer
  • MSCE Messaging Specialist 2000
  • MCSA Messaging Specialist 2003
  • Security +
  • (A+) Certified Technician
  • (CNA) Certified Novell Administrator
  • EMC Proven Professional – Associates Level
  • EMC Proven Professional Implementation Engineer – CLARiiON Solutions Specialist
  • EMC Proven Professional Sales Accreditation in CLARiiON
  • EMC Proven Professional SE Accreditation in CLARiiON

 

Previous Certifications now expired

  • (CCNA) Cisco Certified Network Associate  
  • (CNST) Certified Network Systems Technician
  • (CST) Computer Service Technician

 

Other Skills I have written practice exams for Boson Software for Microsoft and Citrix certification exams.

My communication, writing and documentation skills are excellent and can be seen on www.AtTheDataCenter.wordpress.com.

 

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