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Melissa Craft

Melissa Craft (CCNA, MCNE, MCSE, Network+, CNE-3, CNE-4, CNE-GW, CNE-5, CCA) is the vice president and CIO for Dane Holdings, Inc., a financial services corporation in Phoenix, Arizona, where she manages the Web development, LAN, and WAN for the company. During her career, Melissa has focused her expertise on developing enterprise-wide technology solutions and methodologies focused on client organizations. These technology solutions touch every part of a system's life cycle, from assessing the need, determining the return on investment, network design, testing, and implementation to operational management and strategic planning.

In 1997, Melissa began writing magazine articles on networking and the information technology industry. In 1998, Syngress hired Melissa to contribute to an MCSE certification guide. Since then, Melissa has continued to write about various technology and certification subjects.

Melissa holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and is a member of the IEEE, the Society of Women Engineers, and American MENSA, Ltd. Melissa currently resides in Glendale, AZ with her family, Dan, Justine, and Taylor.