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John Kirsch
175 Shenandoah Dr
Winder, GA 30680
(706) 351-0224
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To obtain a permanent computer support position with a stable or growing organization.


3-2011  to Present               Insol IT Services                Atlanta, GA
Field Engineer
Client and project management, technical implementation,  networking, and computer support for several clients.  Implement and support Windows 2008r2 cloud infrastructure, VMWare virtualization/migration, and customer service.

3-2010  to 2011      Contract Computer Services      Various Contracts
Computer and Network Support
Engaged in various contracts from Well’s Fargo (Desktop systems imaging in the transition from Wachovia’s computer systems) to Cisco Systems (installing and testing  Cat5e, Cat6, RG6, and computer rack systems.) 

6-2003 to 3-2010       University of Georgia                Athens GA
IT Support Professional
Manage Active Directory, Database servers, and Mail Servers.  All aspects of systems support including scripting, terabytes of tape backup, VMWare multiple cluster servers, Barracuda Load Balancers, Juniper Firewalls, 3-com Switches, and intrawan distributed file systems among many major server OS’s including Windows Server 2008r2, RHEL, and CentOS.  Computer support and network administration for the University of Georgia's Police Department. Maintenance and implementation of Intergraph CAD, RMS. Support of EDirectory based email, file, print, and web servers in a multi-server Netware, Linux, Windows server environment. Top university level security trustee for Andover security system.

03-2002 to 06-2003    Communications Unlimited     
Athens, GA
Area Assistant Manager
Computer service calls and repairs. Tier 2 support for a group of 15 installers and technicians installing cable modems and network routers. CATV/Data Cable Installations. Windows XP, NT, 95, 98, and 98se network troubleshooting.
02-1998 11-1999     Dell Computer Corporation     Round Rock, TX
Network Engineer
Provided technical support to Dell's major accounts customers including utilizing a solid understanding of troubleshooting IRQ conflicts, driver issues, hardware, and networks. When I moved to server support:  Isolation and repair of network and internet connection problems utilizing technical expertise in Windows NT Server, NT Server Enterprise Edition, TCP/IP, and Intel Architecture.

2005 2009   Gainesville State College     Gainesville, GA
Psychology 3.64 GPA

1990 – 1991    Erie Business Center        Erie, PA
Computer System's and Management Science

1998 Dell Premier Access Certified (Maintained til 8-2002) PowerEdge Servers, Latitude Notebooks, Precision Workstations, and OptiPlex Desktops.
1998-1999 MCP (MCSE tests completed include Network Essentials, NT 4.0 Server)
Windows Server® 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Additional Technical Skill
Netware, LINUX, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008R2 Server OS support experience.  XP, Vista, and Windows 7 implementation in an AD environment, and desktop support.  Exchange and SQL server maintenance.  NetVault, Backupexec, and robotic tape library maintenance. Intergraph CAD implementation. ESRI ArcView GIS server support. VMWare ESX and VSphere Cluster implementatation and maintenance. Hyper-V Certification

John Kirsch Web Design, Bass Player, and Sound Recording and live music production are my hobbies and businesses. I am a athens ga based bass player otherwise known as an Atlanta bassist.  I do website marketing as a hobby for businesses I appreciate.   I don't do Georgia based website marketing for your company or winder night club for free.  Sorry :(