DWIGHT

DWIGHT BAER

Hello! My name is Dwight Baer and I would love to serve you I.T.

About Me

Hello! I’m Dwight Baer.  I’d love to serve you I.T.

I love helping technical and non-technical leaders use technology to win in business.

My passion is serving companies by helping them implement tools that use the most appropriate technology to help them achieve their business objectives so that they can deliver their products and service with consistent excellence.

 

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Who is Dwight Baer?

I help businesses grow and improve their health by creating a secure, reliable network infrastructure so that employees have the right information at the right time to give their customers remarkable service and with that gain their loyalty.

Dwight Baer, B.Mus., MCSA, A+, CCENT, Author, Teacher

That’s a lot of letters! And each one plays an important part in my symphony.

B.Mus. That’s Bachelor of Music. I still love to sing, but that’s what I do for fun. My ability to see, create, and play complex musical compositions allows me to easily recognize the patterns and components in business and technology.

Networking in technology is essentially a symphony of highly complex and sophisticated technologies that help companies communicate and share information while keeping out unwanted intruders.

MCSA I’m a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)*, that helps business design and build technology solutions on the Microsoft technology stack, whether on-premises or in the cloud. I’ve installed and built-out Windows Server deployments with Active Directory (AD) as the primary directory service for Windows domain networks. *As of November 2015, one exam is passed; two more MCSA required exams are scheduled but not yet passed.

CCENT Modern companies need incredibly robust communication between their people, applications, and customers. My Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) gives me the tools to provision and support Cisco technology to help IT organization meet the rapidly changing business demands due to technology transitions. I’ve designed and built networks to serve up to 150 client workstations. I can help you support cloud, collaboration, data centre, wireless, routing and switching, and network security — I’m your IT guy.

A+ Hardware and Software Ultimately, the sweetest music comes from the harmonies between people, processes, and the applications used to support internal and external clients. A+ certifies my understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business. This maestro is certified in the skills necessary to lead and support an orchestra with complex IT infrastructures. I’ve managed a help desk supporting several private schools, I’ve been a system administrator, and I’ve managed a technical support team for a retailer with 60 retail locations in Canada and United States.

Author UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems are foundational to almost all enterprise and web-based infrastructures. Not only am I a UNIX expert, I wrote the text book, “Learn UNIX in Fifteen Days” with my partner Paul Davidson. Check it out at Amazon.ca

Learn-Unix

Teacher Spending eight years at the front of the classroom as an educator helped me to realize there was an urgent need for a text book to present the materials actually taught and tested in a typical college-level UNIX course. I designed my book for students that will be the next generation of leaders using and supporting UNIX-based systems.

Entrepreneur As Founder of Net Savvy, Inc., an outsourced IT company, I’ve designed and implemented just about any configuration Windows Server and *NIX server that you can imagine. I’ve helped companies with their network infrastructure including: TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, and more. My goal is working for or partnering with an organization where I can focus on my true strengths and passions — serving you IT!

In summary, that’s me, Dwight Baer, + IT maestro, solutions architect, system administrator, and help desk manager, + Author of “Learn UNIX in Fifteen Days”, and + Technology leader that’s also a passionate teacher and outstanding communicator

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Testimonials

I worked with Dwight and found him to be both extremely knowledgeable and constantly learning; very detail-oriented yet easy to talk with. In short I found Dwight to be a great co-worker.

Rick O’Brien [Owner, Business Data Solutions]

Dwight has provided IT support for my business for about a year now. He helped me set up my mail system and has provided ongoing support when I had questions. In addition to being very knowledgeable about computers, he is also a great writer. I do recommend Dwight for both IT Support and as a writer.

Carol Turnbull [Sales Representative RE/MAX Centre City Realty Inc.]

Dwight worked with me to upgrade my Point of Sale software. He is honest and reliable, and he does have a lot of experience with computers and operating systems.

Antonio Fiorillo [Owner CARTRIDGE COUNTER]

Dwight is a great IT professional with many years of experience! He is extremely enthusiastic about his work which is infectious and easy to remember. He always has a creative, positive outlook and he’s good at organizing and bringing people together. He is genuine and I always enjoy working on projects together.

Angie Scott [Creative Director | Visionary | Innovator]

Certifications & Licenses

  • MCSA
    pending
  • CCENT
    2015
  • A+
    2015
  • CCNA
    2003
  • MCT
    1999
  • MCSE
    1999

Skills

TCP/IP
%
DHCP
%
DNS
%
Microsoft Windows Server®
%
UNIX, Linux, *nix
%

Publications

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Experience

Recent Graduate, Conestoga College Network Admin & Systems Engineering Program

January 2015 – January 2016 (12-month program) Kitchener, Ontario

  • Hours approximately equivalent to the Engineering Technician program
  • Team-based project work as well as individual work

Courses included:
A+ Hardware & Software, CCNA Networking, Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2012, Linux Administration, Mobility+ and VMware

Desktop and Network Support - Net Savvy, Inc.

October 1995 – December 2014 (19 years 3 months) Kitchener, Canada Area

Twenty-three years of experience in the IT industry including:
– Design and installation of many networks, up to 150 workstations;
– Installation of many Windows Server 2003 servers, including Active Directory configuration and virtual machine setup;
– Desktop support to hundreds of clients; cloning machines using Acronis True Image; expert at virus removal and other operating system repair/cleanup tasks

Specific Skills:
– Operating Systems – Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 (certified in 2013), Windows Server 2003, Unix, Linux
– TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, network trouble-shooting
– Customer Support

Information Technology Support - God's Lake Narrows School

September 2008 – February 2011 (2 years 6 months) God's Lake Narrows, Manitoba

Provided IT Support as “the final Go To person” to staff, students and community members:
– Installed and maintained a network of more than 80 workstations;
– Installed and administered two Windows Server 2003 servers with Active Directory;
– Provided hardware support (PC repair) to many community members.

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