Brandon B.
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IT Infrastructure & Security Professional (VCP, CEH, CCNAx3, MCP)

I am a multi-talented IT professional who brings 15 years of experience to all areas of IT Infrastructure & Security. I'm a Master's degree holder and have 15+ IT certifications across many different technologies. I have held positions from Desktop/Phone Support, Systems Engineer/Administrator, Senior Technical Support Engineer for an Enterprise Technology Company to a "Hands On" IT Infrastructure Manager with overall responsibility for its multi-million dollar IT Infrastructure services. My excellent work ethic and wide range of experience ("jack of all trades") is what separates me from many others that work in IT. I have experience working for the largest financial institutions in the St. Louis Area: -NISA Investment Advisors (Largest financial asset manager in St. Louis) -Wells Fargo Advisors (Largest securities broker-dealer in St. Louis) -Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. (4th largest securities broker-dealer in St. Louis) I am a 2-time EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Hall of Fame Finalist (Invitation-only recognition program for EC-Council members who scored at least 90% on the CEH exam) I also have experience working with many high profile customers such as the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard), CENTCOM, DHS, DARPA, DISA, FBI, NSA, NYPD, FDA, FEMA, Disney, Universal, AT&T, Caesars Entertainment, FedEx, and Comcast. Technical Skills: Networking: Cisco Routing (2900/3900/4000 Series, ASR 1000), Cisco Switching (6500 Series, Nexus 3000/5000/9000 Series, 3750G, 3750-X, 2960-S), Cisco Meraki, Citrix NetScaler, F5 (BIG-IP) Cloud: Microsoft & Office 365 Administration, AWS S3 Administration Systems Monitoring: Nagios, VMware vROps, VEEAM ONE, Cacti, LogicMonitor, NetApp OnCommand Balance, Cisco Prime Infrastructure Security: Cisco IPS (Cisco ASA w/ FirePOWER Services), Cisco FireSIGHT Administration, Cisco ASA (5500 Series), Cisco ASASM/FWSM, Cisco ISE, Websense, RSA SecureID Administration, Nessus Administration (On-Prem & Cloud), SecureWorks Administration (IPS/Firewall Log Monitoring & RedCloak), Trend Micro Deep Security, Sophos, Webroot, OpenVAS, Metasploit, Burp Suite, Kali Linux, Nmap, Wireshark, Ninjio Telephony & Collaboration: Cisco CUCM/Unity/CUPS, FXS/FXO, PRI, SIP, Voice Gateways, Trunks, IPFlex, InformaCast, Bridge Operator Console, Cisco Expressway/MRA, Microsoft Lync, Cisco Jabber, Slack Servers: Dell (M100e Chassis/PowerEdge M620 Blades, 12th, 13th, and 14th Generation), Lenovo (x3650, SR630, SR650, SR655), Cisco UCS (5100 Series Chassis/B200 M3/M4 Blades), Cisco FI’s/Fabric Extenders, Supermicro Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI): Pivot3 (Surveillance & Data Center) Operating Systems: Windows 7/8/10/11, Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019/2022, Linux (Red Hat/CentOS) Virtualization: VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop (Citrix PVS, DDC, StoreFront) E-mail: Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010/2013/2016, Office 365, Barracuda, Reflexion, Global Relay, Good for Enterprise, BES, GoSecure Email Security Systems Management: Ivanti Patch (Formerly Shavlik Protect), AppSense (Policy/Personalization), Microsoft FIM, Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft WSUS, ServiceNow, BMC (Numara) FootPrints/AMP, Citrix ShareFile, Cisco WebEx (On-Prem & Cloud), PagerDuty, Continuum RMM, ConnectWise Manage, N-Able RMM, Zendesk Wireless: Cisco Aironet Access Points (1140/2600 Series), Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller, Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2), Ruckus Wireless (ZoneDirector 1200 with R500/R610 APs) Storage: NetApp Data ONTAP (FAS2040/3220/3250/8020 Series Controllers), Pure FlashArray (//m20), HP Nimble (AF3000/CS1000), Cisco UCS Storage Server (S3260), NAS, SAN, FC, FCOE, CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, DataDobi (Enterprise NAS Migration), Spectra Library Tape Administration Backup & Replication: VMware SRM, Zerto, vSphere Replication, VEEAM, NetApp Snap Features (SnapMirror, SnapVault, SnapRestore, SnapManager), NetApp SnapProtect (Re-branded CommVault Simpana), Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM), Datto Certifications: o VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization o Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) o CCNA: Routing and Switching o CCNA: Voice o CCNA: Security o SSFIPS: Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire IPS o Citrix Certified Administrator: Citrix Netscaler 9.2 o Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) o LPIC-1: Systems Administrator (Linux Professional Institute) o NetApp NCDA: Data ONTAP 7-Mode o CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+ Professional Training (Onsite/Classroom Based): o SANS - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling (Taught by renowned Information Security Instructor, John Strand) o NetApp Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode o SecureNinja – Certified Ethical Hacker v8 Training o Guru Labs – LPIC-1 & Enterprise Linux System Administration o VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage o Basic Administration for Citrix NetScaler 9.2

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