Patrick Regan has been a PC technician, network administrator/engineer, design architect, and security analyst for the past 16 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Akron. He has taught many computer and network classes at Sacramento local colleges (Heald Colleges and MTI Colleges) and has participated in and led many projects for Heald Colleges, Intel Corporation, Miles Consulting Corporation, and Pacific Coast Companies. For his teaching accomplishments, he received the Teacher of the Year award from Heald Colleges and has received several recognition awards from Intel Corporation. Previously, he worked as a product support engineer for Intel Corporation Customer Service, a senior network engineer for Virtual Alert–where he supported the BioTerrorism Readiness suite and as a senior design architect/engineer–and training coordinator for Miles Consulting Corporation (MCC), a premiere Microsoft Gold partner and consulting firm. He is currently a senior network engineer at Pacific Coast Companies, where he supports a large enterprise network.
He holds many certifications, including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, MCT; MCITP; CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+ and CTT+; Cisco CCNA; and Novell CNE and CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).
During the past several years, he has written several textbooks for Prentice Hall, including Troubleshooting the PC; Networking with Windows 2000 and 2003; Linux, Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, and the Acing Series (Acing the A+, Acing the Network+, Acing the Security+, and Acing the Linux+). He has also coauthored the MCSA/MCSE 70-290 Exam Cram: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, Second Edition and written MCTS 70-620 Exam Cram: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring; MCTS 70-642 Exam Cram: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring; and MCTS 70-643 Exam Cram: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring. In addition, he has completed the study guides for the A+ certification exams for Cisco Press.
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