About this blog

Posted on: April 7th, 2011 by alexray 1 Comment

I’m Alexander Ray, a Standard Nerd who works as a System Administrator at a software company in the Spokane Valley. I’m currently a Junior at Eastern Washington University, working toward a BS-CIS degree.

Experience

  • University: Eastern Washington University, BS-CIS
    • Junior; 2011 – Present
  • College: Spokane [Falls] Community College, AA
    • Graduated; 2008-2011
  • High School: Mount Spokane High School, Diploma
    • Graduated; 2006-2010
  • Work: Enhanced Software Products, System Administrator
    • October 2010 – Present
  • Work: McGlades, contract IT
    • 2007-2009 – periodic
  • Work: Mead Middle School, helpdesk
    • Norton Ghost; basic networking; data recovery with linux; hardware replacement (laptop/desktop repair)
    • 2005-2006 – elective class

Skills

  • Operating Systems: 
    • CentOS (2 years)
    • Debian/Ubuntu (3/6 years)
    • FreeBSD (5 years)
    • Windows XP/7 (5 years/since beta)
    • Windows Server 2003/2008 (2/2 years)
    • OS X (3 years)
  • Server-Stacks:
    • SQL 2008 on Server 2008
    • Exchange 2010 on Server 2008
    • Apache, PHP, MySQL, and MSSQL via odbc on Debian and CentOS
    • Apache, PHP, and MySQL with memcached and eaccelerator on FreeBSD
    • nginx and php-fastcgi on Debian
    • MDaemon on server 2003
    • Bind on CentOS
    • IIS 6/7 on Server 2003/2008
  • Service Platforms:
    • MediaWiki
    • WordPress
  • Programming: 
    • PHP (fluent)
    • Python (okay)
    • Java (fluent)
    • Bash/Batch (functional)
  • Security:
    • Hardening CentOS per NSA guidelines
    • tracking and removing webshells installed through misconfigured client websites
    • basic penetration testing (SQL injection, XSS)
  • Networking:
    • VLANs
    • NATs
    • VPNs (troubleshooting phase 1/2 mismatches, stability, etc, on mixed SonicWall/Cisco environments)
    • Routing

One Response

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