About John

60+ Technical Certifications
78 Microsoft Exams
Classes Taught (2015 – 2019)

Microsoft MVP: Data Platform (2016 – 2018)
MCT Regional Lead – United States (2012 – Current)
Enrique Lima: MCT Community Service Award – 2018
Bachelor of Science: Network Administration – 2016
Masters of Business Administration: IT Management- 2018
Microsoft Professional Program: Data Science – 2016
New Horizons Top 25 Technical Instructor of the Year (2015-2016)
Microsoft One Drive Expert -Charter Member (2017 – 2019)
CompTIA Subject Matter Expert (IT Fundamentals) – 2017
Grandmasters – Item Writer (2015 – Current)
Ivy Tech Community College – Adjunct Professor (2018 – Current)
Apress Publishing – Video Author (2018 – Current)
Indianapolis SQL Users Group – Board Member (2016 – Current)
Indianapolis SQL Saturday – Co-Organizer (2015 – Current)
PASS Summit Ambassador – 2017, 2018
PASS Summit Speaker – 2018
MCT Ambassador / Technical Lead Guide – Microsoft Ignite (2015 – 2018)

Prior to joining Microsoft as a SQL Premier Field Engineer, John spent 17 years as a Senior Techinical Instructor for New Horizons of Indianapolis and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since July 2000. He specialized in teaching Windows Networking, Active Directory, Exchange Server, and SQL Server courses. He has also been a guest speaker at several dozen SQL Saturday events across the United States. He currently serves as a board member for the Indianapolis SQL Server Users Group (IndyPASS) and is one of the lead organizers of the SQL Saturday event held annually in Indianapolis.

A much younger John earned the Eagle Scout award from the Boys Scout of America in 1986 and served in the Indiana Army National Guard from 1987 through 1993.

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