About the Author
Richard Robb has been a respected technical trainer and messaging field consultant on Microsoft Exchange Server for the past 13 years after changing careers. In his “second career,” Mr. Robb has earned quite a number of technical certifications, including Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) for Exchange Server 2010, as well as Exchange Server 2007. He is also certified on Exchange Server 2003. He has worked with every version of Exchange Server back to Exchange 5.5 and also has experience with other messaging systems, such as Lotus Notes.
In addition to his Exchange certifications, Mr. Robb has earned other certifications, such as Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) for Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003, 2000, and NT 4.0, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003 and 2000, as well as Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST). He also holds Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) and A+ certifications and has delivered classes for many top Fortune 500 companies as well as many governmental agencies in the United States and Canada.
Mr. Robb currently works as an independent contractor providing Exchange Server training and consulting throughout the United States and Canada. He has also been part owner of a computer consulting company and part owner of a Microsoft and IBM Lotus training company with a six-room training center in southeastern Pennsylvania. A former restaurant general manager of a 400-seat full-service seafood restaurant, Mr. Robb was at the forefront of the move from simple point-of-sale cash registers to network operation systems in the food service industry and spearheaded the move to using computers in the restaurant for everything from cash registers to databases for managing inventory.
Richard Robb, an accomplished computer hobbyist in the early 1980s, united his keen interest of computers with a methodical research into the exploding IT industry and made the move from food service to information technology full time. He worked as a field consultant for some time after leaving the restaurant industry, but when the opportunity arose to instruct, it coupled two things that he loves to do: work with computers and teach. Mr. Robb is a graduate of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with a dual major in Psychology and Economics. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Mr. Robb also authored the book MCITP Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administration, a lab guide for hands-on exploration of Windows Server 2008, with a focus on studying for and passing Microsoft Certification Exam 70-647.
Darril Gibson is the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC. He regularly teaches, writes, and consults on a wide variety of security and technical topics. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer for more than 10 years and holds several certifications, including MCSE (NT 4.0, 2000, 2003), MCDBA (SQL Server), MCITP (Windows 7, Server 2008, SQL Server), ITIL v3, Security+, and CISSP. He has authored, coauthored, or contributed to more than a dozen books. You can view a listing of most of his current books on Amazon (http://amzn.to/bL0Obo).