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Systems Manager, Cybersecurity Professional, Cloud Architect

From the very basics to the deeply complex; this is my journey.

My name is Brandon Bowman, and I am an experienced Information Technology professional and Marine Corps Veteran.

I currently work as an Information Technology Consultant, having previously worked as an Information Systems & Security Manager for a national foodservice buying cooperative in the Atlanta metropolitan area. There, I maintained a private datacenter full of various phsyical and virtualized servers (both Windows and Linux-based), web applications, and other services. I also maintained an operational IBM AS/400 ERP platform.

I have a demonstrated history in Information Technology, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure, Information Security, Systems Administration, and Business Transformation. I also have experience in designing and deploying multi- and hybrid-cloud environments with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and VMware.

I am educated with a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance, a Bachelor of Science degree in Cloud Computing, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. I have also achieved numerous industry professional certifications including the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional certification.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time learning new technologies and building various projects, and them documenting them on my Hashnode blog. I also enjoy spending time with my amazing fiancee, Crystal, and our dogs, Ella and Ozzie. I am a big Atlanta sports fan, and I enjoy getting outdoors as much as I can. My golf game definitely needs some work!

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Experience

    I am an experienced Information Technology Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Food & Beverage industry. I am skilled in Systems & Network Administration, Information Security, Public & Private Cloud Infrastructure, Networking Technologies, Virtualization Technologies, and Application Support.

Information Security & Network Consultant

Dec 2022 - Present

Brandon's Cloud LLC, Sugar Hill, GA

  • Network design and project implementation
  • Systems Administration & Network Management
  • Server Management (Windows & Linux)
  • Information Security
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Office 365 Administration
  • Private & Public Cloud Integrations
  • Cybersecurity Monitoring & Incident Response
  • Application Licensing & Support
  • Project Management
  • Technical Support & Customer Consultation

Cloud Architect - Internship

Aug 2021 - ON GOING

Go Cloud Architect, REMOTE

  • Designed and deployed VMware ESXI for enterprise-wide computing
  • Designed and deployed containers for microservice applications
  • Designed and deployed Network Files System servers for enterprise-wide file sharing
  • Designed and deployed firewalls / IDS/IPS systems for enterprise-wide security
  • Designed remote access solution with VPN concentrators
  • Designed and deployed Active Directory for enterprise-wide domain authentication
  • Designed and deployed cloud environment for virtual enterprise-wide cloud computing
  • Designed and deployed LAMP Stack for enterprise web applications

Information Systems & Security Manager

Nov 2020 - Dec 2022

Frosty Acres Brands, Alpharetta, GA

  • Virtual Infrastructure Management (VMware vSphere)
  • Systems Administration & Network Management
  • Server Management (Windows & Linux)
  • Information Security
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Office 365 Administration
  • Private & Public Cloud Integrations
  • Cybersecurity Monitoring & Incident Response
  • Application Licensing & Support
  • Project Management
  • Technical Support & Customer Consultation

Information Technology & Security Specialist

Sep 2018 - Nov 2020

Frosty Acres Brands, Alpharetta, GA

  • Network Administration (Cisco Meraki)
  • Systems Administration (Windows Active Directory)
  • Desktop & End User Support (Windows 10, MacOS)
  • Office 365 Support
  • Incident Response
  • Application Support
  • Systems Documentation

Information Technology & Security Specialist

Jan 2018 - Sep 2018

Sutherland's Foodservice, Forest Park, GA

  • Network Administration
  • Systems Administration
  • End-User Desktop Support
  • Office 365 Support
  • Hardware Repair
  • Application Support
  • Systems Documentation

IT Support Intern

Mar 2017 - Jan 2018

Frosty Acres Brands, Alpharetta, GA

  • Helpdesk & Technical Support
  • Systems Administration
  • Office 365 Support
  • Hardware Repair
  • Application Support
  • Event Support

Education

I started from the basics of computing and networking in 2016, and completed an Associates of Networking by the end of 2017. I then followed it up with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology in late 2019 and then completed my Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance in 2020. In 2021, I added an additional Bachelor of Science degree in Cloud Computing.

Bachelor of Science, Cloud Computing

Jan 2021 - Jun 2021

Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud Applications
  • Cloud Deployment and Operations
  • Cloud Platform Solutions
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Data Center Virtualization
  • Automation and Scaling Tools
  • Scripting and Automation
  • Programming in Python

Master of Science, Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

May 2020 - Sep 2020

Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Information Security & Assurance
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Cybersecurity Architecture & Engineering
  • Secure Network & Software Design
  • Forensics & Network Intrusion
  • Ethical Hacking

Bachelor of Science, Information Technology

May 2018 - October 2019

Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Information Systems Management
  • Project Management
  • Network & Security Fundamentals
  • Scripting & Programming
  • Web Development
  • Data Management

Associate of Applied Science, Networking Specialist

May 2016 - Dec 2017

Lanier Technical College, Gainesville, GA

  • Computing Concepts
  • Hardware Installation & Maintenance
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Server Administration
  • Implementing Operating System Security
  • Network Security
  • Computer Forensics

Certifications

The learning doesn't stop with education. Certifications validate the learning experiences. Click on each badge to get more details about that certification.

Cloud Infrastructure

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Badge VMware Certified Technical Associate - Data Center Virtualization 2021 AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Badge AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Badge AWS Certified Cloud Practictioner Badge Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Badge CompTIA CCAP Badge CompTIA CSCP Badge CompTIA Cloud Plus Badge CompTIA Cloud Essentials Badge


Information Security

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Badge CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) ce Certification (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) Badge Microsoft Identity and Access Management- Associate Badge EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker Badge CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Expert – CSIE Stackable Certification CompTIA Security Analytics Expert – CSAE Stackable Certification CompTIA CNVP Badge CompTIA CNSP Badge CompTIA CSAP Badge CompTIA CSIS Badge CompTIA PenTest Plus Badge CompTIA CySA Plus Badge CompTIA Security Plus CE Badge Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician Badge Fortinet - Introduction to the Threat Landscape 1.0 Badge


Information Technology

CompTIA CLNP Badge CompTIA CSSS Badge CompTIA CIOS Badge CompTIA A Plus CE Badge CompTIA Network Plus CE Badge CompTIA Project Plus Badge CompTIA Linux Plus CE Badge CIW User Interface Designer Badge CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist Badge

Competencies

These are the areas in which I am proficient in and constantly looking to improve upon.

Public Cloud Platforms

Continuously learning to create and deploy well-architectured cloud applications in AWS and Azure.

Linux

Improving confidence and efficiency with various Linux distributions.

Scripting & Automation

Committed to practicing and developing my abilities in the Python, Powershell, and Bash scripting languages.

Private Cloud Computing

Improving my ability to deploy and manage a VMware vSphere private-cloud infrastructure.

Networking Technologies

Staying current with the latest networking technologies to continuously provide highly available platforms.

Database Technologies

Countinuous practicing with various databases (MS SQL, DynamoDB, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, AWS RDS, etc.)

Contact

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have. Thanks!

Location:

Greater Atlanta Area

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