About the Author
Will Schmied, BSET, MCSE, CWNA, TICSA, MCSA, Security+, Network+, A+, is the president of Area 51 Partners, Inc., a provider of wired and wireless networking implementation, security, and training services to businesses in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area. Will holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion University along with his various IT industry certifications. In addition to his activities with Area 51 Partners, Inc., Will operates the MCSE certification portal MCSE World located at http://www.mcseworld.com.
Will has previously authored and contributed to several other publications from Que Publishing, including MCSE 70-293 Training Guide: Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (2003), MCSA/MCSE 70-291 Training Guide: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (2003), MCSA Training Guide (70-218): Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment (2002), MCSE Windows 2000 Server Exam Cram 2 (Exam 70-215) (2003), Special Edition Using Windows XP Professional, Bestseller Edition (2003), and Platinum Edition Using Windows XP (2003). Will has also worked with Microsoft in the MCSE exam-development process.
Will currently resides in Newport News, Virginia, with his wife, Chris; their children, Christopher, Austin, Andrea, and Hannah; their dogs, Peanut and Jay; and their cat, Smokey. When he's not busy working, you can find Will enjoying time with his family or reading a Douglas Adams book. You can visit Area 51 Partners at http://www.area51partners.com.