As the Vice President of Information Technology for the AIM Institute, Adam Haeder's responsibilities include management of the IT department and all related technology ventures. He has been the lead instructor in AIM's Cisco Regional Networking Academy and is the Vice President of the Omaha Linux Users Group. Adam has written books about the IT job market and Linux certification. He serves on the technology advisory councils of Omaha Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Omaha campuses, and the Linux Professional Institute. Adam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of South Dakota.
Stephen Schneiter is currently the Certification Specialist with Certification Partners, LLC, having been with the company since 2005. Previously, Stephen was a tenured faculty member at the Tennessee Technology Center in Harriman for nine years. Stephen's wide range of expertise includes web-focused customer service, teaching post-secondary students, working with instructors one-on-one, network management and security issues working with Microsoft Windows and Linux, and web site development. Stephen is an effective and talented instructor internationally, and his attributes have lead to his participation in numerous national conference presentations and the coordination of the 2007 and 2008 Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) National Conferences. Stephen serves on the Advisory Boards of several academic institutions, and lives with his wife and daughter on a their small farm in east Tennessee.
Bruno Gomes Pessanha has been a collaborating translator for the Linux Professional Institute since 2002. He also worked as a consulting analyst for a Brazilian government petroleum enterprise, covering Linux migration and initiatives and administering high-end performance projects, high availability clusters, and mission critical services. He currently lives with his family in Amsterdam.
James Stanger is an accomplished Web technologist, educator, writer,open source advocate, and security consultant. Active in the ITcertification community for nearly twenty years, he is currentlyPresident and Chief Certification Architect for Certification PartnersLLC, owners of the CIW (Certified Web Professional) and CTP(Convergence Technologies Professional) certifications.
James currently serves as Chair of the Linux Professional Institute(LPI) Advisory Council, and also works on the CompTIA Network+ andServer+ advisory committees. He also serves on advisory councils forKaplan University, American Public University System (APUS), MidSouthCommunity College, Snow College, and others. Over the years, he hashelped design certifications and curriculum for IBM, Symantec,CompTIA, and the Telephony Industry Association (TIA).
An award-winning author and blogger, Dr. Stanger has written titlesfor O'Reilly, McGraw-Hill, Wiley, and Elsevier Press. His writingshave been translated into over a dozen languages. As of April 2010,Linux Pro Magazine, the premier resource for Linux administrators inthe world, has asked Dr. Stanger to be a regular columnist. He hasalso spent the last two decades writing, lecturing and consultingworldwide about Web design, e-commerce, network security,convergence/VoIP, open source, and Linux system administration.
An in-demand speaker and consultant, Dr. Stanger has presented invenues across the world, from San Francisco to Edinburgh, Tokyo andBeijing. He received his PhD in English from the University ofCalifornia at Riverside in 1997. He lives and plays near the PugetSound in Washington State. For more information about Dr. Stanger, goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stanger.