| About Dan Holme and Orin Thomas, EditorsOrin is a writer, editor and systems administrator who works for the certification advice Web site Certtutor.net. His work in IT has been varied: he’s done everything from providing first level networking support to acting in the role of systems administrator for one of Australia's largest companies. He has authored several articles for technical publications as well as contributing to The Insider's Guide to IT Certification. He holds the MCSE, CCNA, CCDA and Linux+ certifications. He holds a bachelor's degree in Science with honors from the University of Melbourne and is currently working toward the completion of a Ph.D in Philosophy of Science. Orin would like to thank his beautiful, amazing wife Oksana for being more wonderful and loving than he could ever have dreamed. Orin wants to thank their son Rooslan for making fatherhood so easy and fun. He would also like to thank the following friends and family: Ma, Mick, Lards, Gillian, Lee, Neil, Will, Jon, Alexander, Irina, Stas and Kasia as well as the entire Certtutor.net tutor team who offer great free advice to those who are interested in getting certified. |
A graduate of Yale University and Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, Dan has spent 10 years as a consultant and trainer, delivering solutions to tens of thousands of IT Professionals from the most prestigious organizations and corporations around the world. His clients have included AT&T, Compaq, HP, Boeing, Home Depot, and Intel, and he has recently been involved supporting the design and implementation of Active Directory at enterprises including Raytheon, ABN AMRO, Johnson & Johnson, Los Alamos National Laboratories and General Electric. Dan is the Director of Training Services for Intelliem, which specializes in boosting the productivity of IT professionals and end users by creating advanced, customized solutions that integrate clients' specific design and configuration into productivity-focused training and knowledge management services (firstname.lastname@example.org). From his base in sunny Arizona, Dan travels to client sites around the world, and then unwinds on his favorite mode of transportation—his snowboard. It takes a village to raise a happy geek, and Dan sends undying thanks and love to those, without whom, sanity would be out of reach: Lyman, Barb & Dick, Bob & Joni, Stan & Marylyn & Sondra, Mark, Kirk, John, Beth, Dan & June, Lena and the entire crazy commando crew.