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Drew Bird

Drew Bird, holder of MCP, CNI, MCNE, Network+, Server+, and Linux+ certifications, has been working in the IT industry for more than 13 years. Originally from England, Drew has completed technical training and consultancy assignments for a wide variety of organizations including the Bank of England, The London Stock Exchange, Iomega, and the United Nations in Geneva. He now operates a successful technical training, consultancy, and writing business with clients in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Technical Experience:

  • More than 13 years of real-world, hands-on experience in companies of all sizes, from small, home-based businesses to multinational corporations
  • Detailed technical understanding of modern network environments including products from Microsoft, Novell, Cisco, Red Hat, Nortel, Compaq, and IBM
  • Detailed understanding of network-related technologies such as Directory Services, TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, and remote access technologies
  • Strong appreciation and understanding of technical issues that face business including security, disaster recovery, fault tolerance, and virus protection

Writing Experience:

  • Currently coauthoring .NET All-in-One Exam Guide (McGraw-Hill).
  • Coauthored Network+ Training Guide (Que).
  • Coauthored Linux+ Study Guide (McGraw-Hill).
  • Coauthored the Server+ Exam Prep (Coriolis).
  • Coauthored Information Technology Careers (Coriolis).
  • Managing Editor for two technical Web sites, www.IntranetJournal.com and www.EnterpriseStorageForum.com.
  • Contributing Editor since 1998 for Inside NetWare technical journal published by ElementK.
  • Completed magazine article assignments for Network Computing, IT Skills Magazine, Exploring Windows NT, and Certification Magazine.
  • Presenter of Technology Today slot on CBC Radio One. The slot is scheduled once a month for five to eight minutes and addresses technology issues as they affect the public. Jointly responsible for selection of topics and writing content.
  • Developed technical curriculum for a number of training companies.

Training Experience:

  • More than 700 days of classroom training experience teaching technical training courses
  • Developed curriculum for training companies
  • Presented seminars and workshops to groups of between 2 and 200 people