Randy Cornish, MCSD, is an experienced "classic" Visual Basic and .NET developer and application architect with more than 25 years in the computer industry (including more than 13 years at Digital Equipment Corporation). As an independent consultant, he has worked with many large companies in the Chicago area over the past 12 years, primarily focused on Microsoft technologies. In addition to coding and designing solutions, Randy has experience in classroom teaching, management, and computer hardware. He has also developed several training curriculums, written several technical articles, and was co-author of MCSD Training Guide: Solution Architectures, for the Microsoft 70-100 exam. When not coding or writing, he can be found reading, walking, or watching one of his daughter's volleyball games (year-round). For help dreaming up an analogy for just about anything or for more relevant purposes, you can reach him at RLCornish@cs.com.
Thomas Moore, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, MCDBA, MCT, CTT+, and Net+, has been in the computer industry for more than 20 years. Thomas has a wide variety of expertise in all hardware environments and with most Microsoft Server products. Thomas says that "My first and lasting love, besides my wife and family, however, is programming." Thomas is comfortable in any programming language environment, achieving his MCSD and MCDBA certifications from their inception. Over the past 15 years, he has been working for a variety of Microsoft partners and currently is in Knowledge Services for CompuPower Systems Limited in Paris, Ontario, Canada. Thomas enjoys staying up to date, although like most of us, he finds it a challenge to keep up with the pace of the industry. Thomas's most recent certification achievements include being one of the first Windows 2000 MCSEs in the world and achieving the same standard as a SQL Server 2000 MCDBA and MCSD in .NET development.
Don Pavoni, an IT project manager working in the Chicago area, has more than 25 years of industry experience. His recent assignments have included designing and developing client/server and Web-based applications. He also has been an adjunct instructor at a Chicago-area university for the past 14 years, teaching various programming languages and other computer-related courses. During his career, Don has filled the roles of developer, business analyst, IT group manager, trainer, contractor, and project manager.
Eric Rockenbach, MCT, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSA, is a published .NET author, architect, trainer, and national-level speaker with more than eight years of consulting experience, two and a half years of which have involved full life-cycle .NET software development. Eric resides in Houston, Texas and can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
Ed Tittel, Series Editor and originator of Exam Cram 2, runs LANWrights, Inc., a training and writing firm that specializes in networking, computer security, and markup languages. Ed has contributed to more than 100 books on computing.