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Nicolas Farley

101 Chatham Dr., Salem, IL 62881
Email: nicarley@gmail.com Personal Website: www.farleyman.com Mobile: 618-322-9120

“Highly capable network administrator
with solid technical and business skills”

Summary of Qualifications:
● Over 10 years of experience designing, installing and troubleshooting and administering a wide variety of LAN/
Wan Systems.
● Solid grasp of connectivity issues and technologies, plus hands-on experience with network elements at
hardware and software levels.
● Strong focus on customer satisfaction; willing to go the extra mile to help.
● Smart, resourceful, and dependable team player that works well under pressure.
● Friendly team player, who works well at all organization levels.
● Experienced with a wide variety of technologies and equipment.
● Vast amounts of experience troubleshooting heterogeneous networks.
● Ability to manage projects and coordinate with customers.

Technical Skills:
Network Devices: Wireless networking; fixed and mobile. City wide and inter-office 802.11b/a/g/n unlicensed
connectivity.
Cabling: Cat5(e), Cat6.
Operating Systems: Linux (Ubuntu, SuSE, Redhat), FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows NT, XP, 2003 Server, MacOS X,
OS/2,
Software Applications: Web Server:: Apache, Microsoft IIS, Graphics: Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Macromedia
Studio (including Fireworks, Dreamweaver) Adobe Creative Suite (includingPhotoshop, Illustrator).
Drafting: Autocad 2001, Truespace, TurboCad 3d.

Professional Experience
Kaskaskia College, Centralia, IL.

May 2008- Present
Network Manager for Community College
• Install and configure Routers internally and internally.
• Project Management over network developement
• Draft, write and present proposals
• Maintained, and configured DNS, and DHCP Servers internally and for hire.
• Provided technical sales engineer advise.
• Install/Configure/Maintain production Exchange, File Servers, DNS, and CMS servers
• Provided support for escalated cases at senior level desktop support.
• Maintain Windows 2003 Servers and Microsoft Exchange 2003 server; converted from Groupwise to MS
Exchange 2007. Maintained over 650 Users.
• Provide customers with phone support and 24 / 7 on-call troubleshooting services.
• Maintained all routers and vpn capabilities, ensuring remote access and security to subscribers.
• Provide upper-level support as key member of technical support staff.

CIO Services, LLC University City, Mo.

Oct. 2006- May 2008
Business Technology Strategist for Technology Solution Provider
• Install and configure Routers internally and internally and for hire.
• Project Management over Website development with clients
• Work on building website for clients
• Draft, write and present proposal for internal use, and for hire.
• Maintained, and configured DNS, and DHCP Servers internally and for hire.
• Provided technical sales engineer advise.
• Install/Configure/Maintain Red Hat Linux production servers, including NFS drive sharing.
• Provide first inline tech support, as well as escalated cases at senior level desktop support.
• Maintain Windows 2003 Servers and Microsoft Exchange 2003 server; converted from MS Exchange 5.5 to MS
Exchange 2003. Maintained over 100 clients servers.
• Provide customers with phone support and 24 / 7 on-call troubleshooting services.
• Maintained all Web servers, DNS servers, POP locations, routers and vpn capabilities, ensuring remote
access and security to subscribers.
• Provide upper-level support to business customers as key member of technical support staff.

Hometelphone Company St. Jacob Il.
May 2005 – August 2006
Network Manager / Systems Administrator for Local based Internet provider, telephone company, Cable TV

• Install and configure high end Cisco Routers
• Maintained, and configured DNS, and DHCP Servers
• Install/Configure/Maintain Red Hat Linux production servers, including NFS drive sharing.
• Maintain Windows 2003 Servers and Microsoft Exchange 2003 server; converted from MS Exchange 5.5 to MS
Exchange 2003. Maintained IIS 5.0 in a web-hosting environment with over 150 customers.
• Maintain Great Plains accounting software on Windows 2003.
• Installed and maintained a unlicensed 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz wireless network for the city of Highland, IL. Managed
interference issues.
• Install and troubleshoot routers, remote access gear, and T1, T3, and connectivity systems.
• Administrator approximately 10 UNIX and windows based servers.
• Provide customers with phone support and 24 / 7 on-call troubleshooting services.
• Manage approximately 10 production redhat linux 9.0 servers, and 3 FreeBSD 5.2 servers, as well as 20
Windows Desktops.
• Maintained all Web servers, DNS servers, POP locations, and routers, ensuring remote access and security to
subscribers.
• Provide upper-level support to business customers as key member of technical support staff.

Cobalt Blue Solutions (Sister Co. of HomeTelephone Co.) St. Jacob, IL
May 2004- Dec 2005
I.T. Administrator for Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness Solution ProviderBeta Tested unreleased products,
provide support for all I.T. strategies.
• Install and configure Business Continuity Appliances.
• Develop website
• Submitted and reviewed Beta Products with researchers, engineers, and owners
• Liaison to General Manager
• Procurement of Hardware and Software
• Implement Disaster recovery and backup procedures

Blue Puppy Solutions Highland, IL
Aug 2003 – Dec 2005
Business Consulting firm with Fortune 500 web/media companies, Insurance, and government entities.
I.T. Consultant. Helped with creation and management of Web development entity, advisor on all I.T. projects, and was a
liaison to C.E.O.
• Developed and maintained over 50 websites for corporations, small/medium business and political entities.
• Helped SEO Optimization with Overture Campaign for clients
• Advised on I.T. integration projects surrounding Hardware integration
• Installed all Corporate systems including routers, networking, Redhat Linux File Server
• Managed VPN access for consultants
• Desktop support for over 30 Apple and Windows Desktops.

Americana Building Products Salem, IL. Oct
1999 – Aug 2003
Manufacture of awnings, shelters, pavilions, and gazebos.
I.T. Internship; was a liaison to C.I.O. and worked on all I.T. related projects.
• Developed and maintained website.
• Installed and maintained POP3, and SMTP Servers
• Installed and Maintained Proxy server
• Advised on I.T. integration projects surrounding Hardware integration
• Provided Inside Sales Support
• Created computer aided drafting of current product lines for display on website using Autocad.
• Desktop support for over 30 Windows NT/2000/XP Desktops.

Education:

08/09-06/10 Kaskaskia College: Centralia, IL., Leadership Institute Certificate

08/08-06/09 Kaskaskia College: Centralia, IL. Cisco Networking Academy Certificate.

O7/2008 Levi, Ray & Shoup, Sprinfiield, IL. Sharepoint Administration Class

06/07 Microsoft Certified Professional Certificate, Small Business Specialist.
Pearson Vue Testing. St. Louis Mo.

08/03-12/05 Eastern Illinois University: Charleston, IL Bachelors in Business Science
Major: Computer Information Systems: Emphasis on Telecommunications Management
08/01-06/03 Kaskaskia Community College: Centrailia, IL. Associate in Arts
Fine Arts Scholarship.

Reference Provided per Request.