About me

How it started

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I grew up with computers and around technology.  One of my uncle, Richard not to say his name, was working in this field and was kind enough to share his knowledge with me.  He taught  me everything I had to know back then and he answered all of my question about computers.  This is how everything started!  My first real computer was a Tandy 128k believe it or not!

I have now more than 25 years of experience with computers and in IT in general.  I started expanding my knowledge when I decided to learn and experiment with Bulletin Board System (BBS) back when I was a teenager, way before the Internet!  It worked out well for me, to the point where I became a System Operator (SysOp), operating my own BBS under the Renegade Software.  


Training / Experience

I graduated as a Network Administrator back in 2001, thanks to my uncle Richard (again) who supported and guided me through that.  Without him I don't think I would be in this position today. 

I worked with many Operating Systems starting with MS-DOS up to Microsoft Windows 2008 Servers and everything in between.  Although I am far from being an expert, I worked with a variety of Linux Systems / version and with Mac OS X as well.

On the hardware side, I started my learning curve with my Tandy 128k (commonly known as coco3, the one loading programs on a cassette recorder lol) then I upgraded to a 386SX-25mhz where my first task was to upgrade the RAM.  Since then, I did pretty much everything going from upgrading and / or fixing machine up to building entire computers from scratch.

Over the years I received many courses / trainings, Microsoft, Cisco, Linux, Dell, Networking, etc.  I found work as an IT Technician / Technical Support in a Engineer firm in 2001 before transitioning as a Network Administrator for a transport company where I managed a Wide Area Network (WAN) in 2002.  Few years later I started my first company and a year or so later I started a second one which I merged with my first company and became one incorporated entity.

Although I had a change of vocation in 2008, I do my best to keep my skills up to date, the proof is that I managed to obtain my CompTIA A+ Certification as well as my CompTIA Network+ Certification in 2015.  These were added to my already existing Microsoft Certification (MCP) obtained back in 2001.  Adding to that, I still spend a lot of time hands on, mostly working on my personal setup, qualified by some of my friends as "overkill" but it helps me stay on top of my skills!

To verify my current CompTIA Certification(s), please follow this link: https://www.certmetrics.com/comptia/public/verification.aspx and enter the following fulfillment code(s):

  • Q1681V8EDGBQKRNT (A+ Certification);
  • MFHB2C0ELCQ45RNT (Network+ Certification)

My Acclaim profile can be found here


Company Memories

Down below you can find some items like business cards and pamphlet made back in the days when I was operating my company... You will notice that all the material is in French since I was operating in Quebec City.  Good memories!!!

 

Cartes IDS1            Cartes IDS2
     
IDS Communications Pamphlet (Outside)   IDS Communications Pamphlet (Inside)

08 April 2019
​Folks, this one will be a short post but I wanted to share with you this little tool a friend of mine stumbled upon and shared with me. This, in my opinion is a great tool making every one's life easier! So , ...
21 January 2019
I have been looking around for a while trying and testing different types of freeware (or free software) and I wanted to share with you the ones I chose. I am running Windows 7 therefore this list will be focusing on ...
10 May 2018
Like I was saying in my previous post from February 2016, over the years after setting up many Networks, most Network Administrators build and organize their own personal Network differently from the general public. E...
10 January 2018
If you are like me, you like using your own device instead of the one provided by your Internet provider.  In my case my Internet provider is Bell Aliant and they provided me with this "high tech" Bell Home Hub 3000! ...


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