Eli “the Computer Guy” brings his array of odd life experiences, business know how, and technical skill to his videos and blog posts to teach the next generation not just how to deploy and maintain technology, but how to think about why technology should be used.   Material is presented in a vendor neutral fashion always with an eye to the business rational for using particular solutions.

Eli believes that technology should be viewed as a tool that is used to further the priorities of the business or organization that is using it.  This means that technology should serve specific business needs and always be used to enhance profit for the organization.  Eli knows from first hand experience that when you make the business more profitable, the business is willing to pay handsomely.

The end goal of the material provided on this site is to improve the lives of those who enjoy it, and the organizations they work for.  The more highly qualified technicians are, the less they have to work, the more money they make, and the more they can then give back to their community and the world. (How much can a starving person donate to the Red Cross?)

Why should you listen to Eli?  The following is a portion of what would be in his CV…

Technical Training and Certifications:

  • MCSE NT 4.0
  • MCP +I
  • Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Bootcamp
  • Windows 2000 Bootcamp
  • Avaya Definity PBX Administrator
  • Avaya Definity Audix Administrator
  • Avaya Advanced Call Routing
  • Cisco CCNA Bootcamp
  • PHP
  • MySQL Administration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Red Hat Linux Administration for Windows Administrators
  • CIO Bootcamp
  • US Army Electronics Repair
  • Attended numerous world class Tech Events (CES, Interop, ISC West/ East, Voicecon)

Non Technical Training and Certifications:

  • BS Criminal Justice from University of Baltimore
  • AS Law Enforcement from Anne Arundel Community College
  • Combat Life Save (US Army)
  • First Responder (US DOT)
  • Cave Rescue
  • Fixed Wing Ground School
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Inland Search and Rescue Coordinator (USAF/ US Coast Guard)
  • Personal Protection Specialist (Executive Protection Institute)
  • NASAR SARTech 3
  • Certified FTL for Various Organizations

Cool Experiences:

  • Backpacked through India, Sri Lanka and Nepal for 4 months
    • Treked the Annapurna Circuit in 21 days going over the highest navigable pass in the world
    • Rafted the Kali Gandaki
  • Backpacked through Europe for 3 months on Eurail Pass
  • Backpacked Through Thailand for a bit over a month before being bludgeoned half to death
  • Backpacked Through Turkey, Chili (Including Easter Island) and Costa Rica at various times
  • Led and Managed Paramilitary Search and Rescue Units
  • Competed at National Level in DECA During High School (Distributive Education Clubs of America / Entrepreneurship Program)
  • Finished Bachelors Degree in two and a half years (Worked full time during the period and also completed 600 hours of emergency services and paramilitary training)
  • Hiked 24 miles in one day with a 10,000 feet ascent and descent in the Grand Tetons
  • 3 Years instruction for German, 5 years instruction for French, 2 years instruction for Spanish, ZERO retention for foreign languages…

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