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ABOUT Kevin Hodge

Who is Kevin Hodge?

Simply put, I am Kevin Hodge and I am someone who enjoys computers a bit too much sometimes. I have been tinkering around with this stuff since the early 90's back when I got my first computer, an AppleIIe with two big floppy disk drives. I had "crossed over" into the IBM clones while learning Windows 3.1 and then windows 95 when it came out. I have enjoyed working with computers and watching them grow as systems even today it amazes me the types and kinds of items you can get to make your system work.

I am also a technician that enjoys helping out other people. There is a stigma that most people don't like some IT technicians. I usually make them think twice about "categorizing" us geeks. I am a down to earth guy that understands that you may not know everything but you sometimes want to know some details on repairs and how things work. I can fill that void if you like, or fix your stuff and leave you alone. I am able to deal with stressful situations and remedy them in the most efficient and time effective manner possible.

What is Kevin's qualifications?

A brief overview of my experience is the following:

Bachelor of Science Applied Management from Grand Canyon University
Associates Degree in Networking from University of Phoenix
Cisco Certified - CCNA
Cisco Certified - CCDA
Certified Meraki Network Associate - CMNA

Years computer hardware repair - More than 15
Years of networking experience - more than 15
Years of Telephony experience - more than 15
Years of VoIP experience - more than 15

Software / Security Software / Security Appliances:
Microsoft operating systems - Windows 10 / 7 /8 , Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 2003 server, Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft Exchange administration as well as Microsoft SBS.
Microsoft office suites
Novell Servers
Adobe Acrobat Pro and Standard.
Unix - Ubuntu / Knoppix / Solaris / AIX
ESX Virtual Machines / Microsoft Hypervisor
Cisco Call Manager 4.X to 11.X
Unity with unified communications
Emergency Responder
SA Announce
Cisco IPCC / UCCX Contact Queue software
Netmotion and RSA Integration
Cisco ASA / RSA Integration
Solarwinds Orion Network Performance Monitor
RSA Security Server
Syslog tools / implementation.
Forescout Network Access Control
Cisco NAC
Fortinet FW / Web Filtering
Forcepoint Websense Web Filtering

Compaq / HP servers - variety of servers from ML270 to the DL380
Dell Servers - variety of servers from SC400 to Power Edge 6XXX, including R900's, and the Dell Blade Enclosures / Servers.
All types of Desktops including home built desktops with Intel and AMD chip sets.

Cisco networking gear - including VoIP, routers (Core and Access), switches (Core and Access), Cisco ASA / PIX Firewalls, Checkpoint Firewalls, SNORT IDS, Orion Solarwinds Network Monitor, implementing QoS, Spanning Tree, Call Center applications, Cisco VoIP Telephones, Unity, Call Manager Administration, Call accounting, SA Announce, all Linksys home and small business routers and firewall's, and more.
Nortell Networks - Routers, Switches, implementation of security for these devices.
Netgear switches, routers, and medium switches.
3 Com switches.
Dlink routers and switches.
Good understanding of the following routing protocols - RIP(v2), OSPF, EIGRP, & BGP. Also HSRP / GLBP (Hot Standby & Load Balancing Routing Protocols).


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