Bill Calkins is a Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris operating environment. He is owner and president of Pyramid Consulting, Inc., a computer training and consulting firm located near Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializing in the implementation and administration of open systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in UNIX system administration, consulting, and training at more than 150 different companies. He has authored several UNIX textbooks, which are currently best sellers and are used by universities and training organizations worldwide:
. Solaris 2.6 Administrator Certification Training Guide, Part I (New Riders Publishing,
. Solaris 2.6 Administrator Certification Training Guide, Part II (New Riders Publishing,
. Solaris 7 Administrator Certification Training Guide, Part I and Part II (New Riders
Publishing, ISBN 1578702496)
. Solaris 8 Training Guide (CX-310-011 and CX-310-012): System Administrator
Certification (New Riders Publishing, ISBN 1578702593)
. Inside Solaris 9 (New Riders Publishing, ISBN 0735711011)
. Solaris 9 Training Guide (CX-310-014 and CX-310-015): System Administrator
Certification (New Riders Publishing, ISBN: 0789729229)
. Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep (Que, ISBN 0-7897-3461-3)
. Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep, Part I (Que, ISBN 0-7897-3790-6)
Calkins has worked with Sun Press and Prentice Hall as a technical editor and a major contributor to many of their Solaris titles. His professional interests include consulting, writing, teaching, traveling, and developing web-based training materials. He works as a consultant with the certification group at Sun Microsystems and assists with the development of the Solaris 10 SCSA, SCNA, and SCSECA certification exams. He also consults with Sun Microsystems Professional Services and assists in the development of Solaris training and testing materials for the education division at Sun Microsystems.
Calkins also works as an instructor in government, corporate, and university settings. He has helped thousands of administrators get their certification. Recently he was recognized by the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) as the “technical trainer of choice for the joint war-fighting community.” His experience covers all varieties of UNIX, including Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, IRIX, and Linux. When he’s not working in the field, he writes UNIX books and conducts training and educational
seminars on various system administration topics. He draws on his many years of experience in system administration and training to provide a unique approach to UNIX training.