Many Faces, One Man


John McDonnell
Portage, PA 15946 USA
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I plan to obtain a rewarding and challenging career position in an educational or corporate IT environment where I can leverage my existing talents while continuing to expand my technical knowledge.

Education & Affiliations

Computer Information and Communications Technology
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
August 2001 - May 2003

Professional Experience

Computer Technician
Penn Cambria School District, Cresson, PA 16630
July 2007 - Present
I help maintain the Novell and Microsoft servers, handle help desk requests from the administration and faculty, configure/maintain/troubleshoot the Cisco switches and firewall, as well as troubleshoot and update all of the PCs and laptops district wide. I also did a test deployment of virtualization with Microsoft HyperV before determining VMWare would be the better choice. I also manage the wireless network and the FreeRADIUS server that controls it.
Computer Technician
MailPro Inc., Duncansville, PA 16635
March 2006 - June 2007
I troubleshot and repaired any computer, network, or printer problems, maintained an FTP server, kept a Windows 2003 Server updated and protected, as well as manipulated and processed mailing list data files for bulk mail discount rates for clients. I also handled telephone calls from clients.
Sales Clerk and Stock
Martin's Liquors, Woodbury, NJ 08096
April 2005 - October 2005
I rang customers up for purchases and answered questions on products as well as kept products stocked in the coolers and on the shelves. I was also in charge of discovering inventory problems.
Computer Service Technician
CompuCom Systems, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
May 2004 - January 2005
I evaluated the client's hardware, repaired, and upgraded or downgraded systems to meet client's specifications. Leased items would be restored to manufacturer's specifications and returned to the manufacturer.
Intern: Field Technician
Link Computer Corporation, Bellwood, PA 16617
July 2001 - August 2001
I troubleshot computer and network systems and also repaired equipment and systems on site as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Computer Technician
Portage Area School District, Portage, PA 15946
August 2000 - May 2004
I troubleshot, repaired, upgraded, and installed computer and network systems in the school district both during and after school hours.