Adam Bennet

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Jan 22, 2024
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Hello everyone! I'm new to CompTIA as of December. I'm looking forward to attending the events, getting to know members, and helping out the community CompTIA has worked hard to foster.

I've been a cybersecurity professional for 20+ years, working in both private and public sectors. If anyone is interested to chat on any cyber topic, feel free to hit me up!

Cheers!

-Adam
 
Hi Everyone. I got a bit confused and think I have introduced myself in a few places already here :) but better more than less I guess.
I have been working in IT for more than 20 years and for the last 14 dealing mainly with Data Protection, Backup and Replication. I have worn many hats and now am Community Manager at Object First . Apart from Data Protection I am very interested in Kubernetes. Finding these forums very informational and useful. I will be attending the Community Event in Chicago in March and hope to meet as many of you in person as possible. Cheers Geoff
 
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Hi Geoff, Sam and I will be there and we would love to get any input from you as we are starting these discussions. See you in Chicago!

Sielecas Sharpe

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Jan 31, 2024
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Hello everyone,
My name is Sielecas (Suh-lee-kiss) and I'm super excited to be here and to participate. I am from Orlando Florida, and what brings me here is wanting to participate and give back to my local community by helping to show disadvantaged kids future opportunities in the tech field. I currently hold Net+ Sec+ and in a few short days (CYSA+) will be next on my list of achievements! I have been working in the DoD industry for the last 8 or so years doing software / hardware Integration and Test and I am trying to land my very first cybersecurity role. I took a leap of faith and decided to not renew my contract this January in hopes of landing my first cybersecurity analyst position.

Lets see...an interesting fact about me...In my spare time, I like to play the drums and I dabble in the realm of 3D printing (Bambu Lab X1-Carbon).

I'm happy to get involved in any way that I can as I am soaking up tons of information in this exciting new field for me.
 

Nilesh Kulkarni

New member
Feb 4, 2024
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Hello Everyone,

Myself Nilesh Kulkarni and I am new to the CompTIA, although I have heard about this community and in fact I was invited to speak about the LCAP and Hyper Automation in 2023, unfortunately I was travelling back then and was not able to be a speaker. I have been actively involved in the Technology industry for 23+ years, gaining comprehensive experience and a deep understanding of the latest developments and trends. My passion for Innovation, Emerging technology, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking has driven me to actively participate in several events, conferences, and projects, enabling me to stay at the forefront of advancements in the field. I have many review and research papers to my credit since 2019.

Throughout my career, I have developed a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills, and the ability to assess projects objectively and fairly. I have had the privilege of serving on internal Fortune Brand’s panels before, where my evaluations have been appreciated for their thoroughness and insightful feedback.

Recognized for leadership skills and technical acumen, I have received numerous accolades, including prestigious leadership awards and commendations for innovative solutions. My proactive involvement in integrating advanced technologies and leading cross-functional teams has been instrumental in shaping the future of the organizations I have worked with.

Outside of work, I engage in mentoring students, helping technology enthusiasts, contribute on various journals and most importantly researching for improving business with technical advancement. As a mentor leading an Internship Program, I have guided many interns and junior developer and aspiring leaders empowering them to innovate in areas such as .NET development, business process analysis, and modern technology frameworks.

My objective of joining this community is to learn from my peers within the CompTIA, looking fwd to virtually meet and discuss impact of technology !

Nilesh Kulkarni
[email protected]/[email protected]
 
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Ashu Pande

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Feb 1, 2024
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Hello everyone, I am Ashutosh Pande but I go by my truncated first name, Ashu. I am based in Sunnyvale, California, USA and run my own advisory company, DAY Advisors, where I help companies find their product market fit, identify their target market, and position their product for success.

As a serial techno-entrepreneur, I have initiated or been involved with 9 startups; 2 are in their growth phase, 3 were acquired, 1 pivoted, 1 closed, and 2 that went public in Nasdaq. I am a keen thinker and visionary in the technology space, specializing in market creation for new technology, storytelling and evangelizing new products. I bring rich global perspective in Blockchain, IoT, Mobile Telephony, location technology, MedTech and FinTech sectors.

I singularly or jointly hold over 70 issued or applied patents in area of mobile telephony, location and payments. One patent is a fundamental patent on integrating GPS into mobile phones and is referenced in many citations. It has been cross licensed by every leading mobile chipest and handset makers.

With over 3 decades in the industry, I have been fortunate to have worked in many global firsts. From the first cellular modem that went inside an IBM laptop developed for Sears field service team in the early 1990's, to the first handheld computer from Compaq (iPAQ) in 1994, the first GPS enabled mobile phone from Benafone in 2001, all the way to the world's first stable coin (PaySe) with approval from the regulatory authority in 2016.

I'm here to share my learnings with members, learn from the community, and build meaningful connections.
 
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Welcome @Ashu Pande ! When I was in high school, I sooooo wanted an iPAQ! I eventually got a 2210 and then a 4700. Wish I had kept a hold of them!
Hey.

My name is Fabian Elbracht an im from Germany and im living in Heppenheim, the hometown of Sebastian Vettel
CompTIA invited us via Email to join this Community
Im the CEO of our own highly available and energy efficient colocation datacenter which we built almost 100% ourselves and operate completely ourselves...
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or needs!
 
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Helena Demuynck

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Mar 30, 2024
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Hi everyone, thrilled to join this community! I am Helena Demuynck, a Belgian living in the South of Spain. I work with smart, conscious, high-achieving women to break their inner glass ceiling, find fulfillment and build unstoppable momentum in every aspect of their lives. Because life is so much more than working hard to build a career. I love tech as a user because it brings me efficiency and effectiveness in my work. I like to connect here and learn from you, understand what thrives and triggers you, and explore opportunities to co-create.
 
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Kyle

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Apr 3, 2024
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Hi everyone! I am a new member and I am working my way towards a cybersecurity career. I am originally from South Africa and my family moved to the U.S. in 1997. I have lived on the east coast mostly but I am currently in Colorado. I had pursued a career in computer science about 14 years ago but I got into a very depressive state due to a few important life events. I've managed to feel better and more confident which is why I have decided to finish my degree as well attaining certifications. I am currently working my way through the CompTIA Security+ book, which has been fun.

Something about me? I taught conversational english for 2 years in South Korea after I left college. I would talk with people so they could practice English and get become more fluent with the language.

This community seems great so far!

Kyle
 
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Janet J

New member
Apr 9, 2024
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Hello Everyone,

My name is Janet Johnson! I am excited to be part of the Comptia community. I have been working in the technology industry for the past 10 years. I started as a company secretary and am now an IT tech. I have learned a lot, but I am still working to be certified in A+, Networking, and Security. I love this ever-changing industry because it allows me to continue to learn something new each day.
I am a mother of 9 children and grandmother of 21, and these are the reasons for my continuous learning. Although I am not a gamer as most of them are, I can show them something that they can learn about when they have issues.
Regards
Janet
 
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Tech-savvy and dedicated professional with a solid foundation in Applied Technology and a track record of delivering exceptional results. Currently pursuing Applied Technology at Brigham Young University while leveraging over a decade of hands-on experience. Proficient in identifying and configuring security policies to ensure comprehensive coverage and resolve network and system issues for optimal uptime. Skilled in articulating complex ideas, garnering full buy-in, and designing corporate networks for maximum optimization. Adept at router setup, testing, and troubleshooting with a commitment to 100% security. Demonstrated leadership in time management, decision-making, and problem-solving within diverse teams. Experienced in providing freelance tech support, delivering top-notch technical assistance to local residents. Former Field Service Engineer with K.I. Computing, adept at installing networks for small businesses, analyzing cyber security needs, and implementing effective solutions for intrusion prevention and virus/malware detection. Recognized for A+, Network+, and Cyber security certifications, embodying a commitment to continuous learning and professional growth
 

Kingsley adams

ISSO III at MIT
Aug 7, 2019
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Greetings colleagues,

My name is Kingsley Adams, I currently work within the cybersecurity field as a mid-level to senior information system security officer (ISSO). I started my IT career in the military as an IT Specialist. I obtained my Network+ and Security+ shortly after I went to a CISCO boot camp and obtained the CCENT in 2014. I really enjoy speaking and writing about cybersecurity from an analyst point of view. On occasion I fulfill a role as principle advisor between technical teams and senior level executives on matters pertaining to information security, compliance and risk governance.
 
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Benice Jomo

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May 23, 2024
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Hi everyone.

My name is Benice Jomo, I was born and raised in Kenya. I later moved to United States in October 2022, so I am definitely still trying to catch up with everything in America. Iam currently living in Virgina beach, and an active-duty service member in the Navy, I have been in for one year and two months and am enjoying. I am a logistic specialist in the military and a part time student studying cyber security.
I am here to learn from the community and build a meaningful mindset and connection.
 
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welcome, and thank you for your service.

Patrick Zimmer

New member
May 5, 2024
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🌟 Meet Patrick Zimmer from Kansas City, MO! 🌟

👋 I joined the CompTIA community to be part of a movement that empowers individuals in the IT industry. I believe in creating opportunities for everyone to grow and succeed. 🚀

💡 Fun Fact: Patrick is all about creating the perfect environment for others to discover their full potential. 🌈

Let's all strive to unleash our potential and support each other! 💻🌟
 

Solomon Adedokun

CEO at Dokun Technologies, LLc.
Aug 6, 2019
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Solomon Adedokun

(President/Founder) of Dokun Technologies, LLC is an Information Technology professional with over 25 years of experience. He has a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management (MISM), Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (BSEET), Associate of Science (ASEE) degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (BSEET) and a host of ‘on-the-job’ training and certifications (Server+, Security+) in hardware, software, IT audit methodologies, ERP systems and EMR systems.
Solomon is a consultant and trainer across the country to several companies and healthcare systems training and supporting doctors, and other healthcare personnel on various Electronic Medical Record systems (EMR). In the past, as a Senior Technical Writer for over thirteen years, wrote and published several technical manuals for proprietary dictation and transcription systems for healthcare and law firms’ workflow management systems and was responsible for the ISO 9001 certification processes for some of the companies that he worked for. He has worked extensively in the ecommerce industry, Maintenance engineer, Quality engineer, Adjunct College instructor – (computer and healthcare courses), and as a State Certified DBE Contractor/Consultant on several projects.
DOKUN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC is a Georgia State DBE certified business enterprise established in 2005. We specialize in Information Systems Management Consulting services that include Hardware, IT Risk Compliance and Assessment Audit, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Prime and Subcontractor on 3rd-Party contracts with independent consulting agencies across the country.
 
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Dionne Sutton

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Jul 2, 2024
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As a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience and academic achievement, I bring a unique blend of expertise and personal dedication to every endeavor. Beyond my impressive credentials—a testament to my commitment to continuous learning and growth—lies a profound personal journey.
Following the devastating loss of her husband, [Your Name] faced one of life’s most challenging transitions. In those trying moments, she found herself on the brink of giving up, grappling with grief and the daunting prospect of rebuilding her life.

However, my resilience shone through. With unwavering determination, I emerged stronger, embracing my roles as a devoted mother to two accomplished adult children and a cherished grandmother to five grandchildren. My journey is marked not only by academic triumphs—a degree in Computer Networking Systems, expertise in Project Management, and an MBA in Leadership and Management—but also by a profound personal growth born from adversity.
As a widow, I have navigated life’s challenges with resilience and grace, balancing the roles of a devoted mother to two accomplished adult children and a cherished grandmother to five grandchildren.

My educational journey reflects a deep-seated passion for knowledge and excellence. Armed with a degree in Computer Networking Systems, I mastered the complexities of technology, laying a solid foundation for my subsequent endeavors in Project Management. My MBA in Leadership and Management further enriched my skills, equipping me with strategic vision and insightful leadership abilities that have shaped my professional trajectory.

Beyond my qualifications, I embody a compassionate spirit and a steadfast commitment to community and family. My experiences have instilled in me a profound understanding of empathy and perseverance, qualities that resonate through my professional and personal life alike.
 
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