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Eddie Jackson
Works at Private Sector
Attended Kaplan University
Lives in Florida
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Computer Systems Engineer, Innovator, Developer in the Education Sector
Skills
Computer engineering, automation, scripting
Employment
  • Private Sector
    Software Packaging Eng/Developer, 2009 - present
  • Private Sector
    Tech Ops/Desktop Admin/Sr. Network Admin/Software Packaging Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • Halifax Health
    Desktop Administrator, 2005 - 2009
  • Adventists
    PC/Desktop Specialist, 2000 - 2004
  • AMI, INC
    Network Admin, 1997 - 1999
  • Panhandle Online
    Field Technician, 1996 - 1996
    Install modems, software, troubleshoot/fix computers Webpage design
  • Jackson County Library
    Computer Clerk, 1995 - 1996
    IT Support
  • Chipola College Library
    Computer Clerk, 1994 - 1996
    IT Support
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Florida
Previously
Florida Panhandle
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Check-out my website http://eddiejackson.net/ 
OCCUPATIONAL  Computer Systems Engineer for a large, private sector company; we have roughly 34,000+ employees and I’m responsible for creating automated solutions and building software packages for an estimated 29,000+ workstations.  I get to work on Server operating systems, Windows XP, and Windows 7.  Some of my certs are the Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Server 2008 R2, Windows7, CCNA, MCSEs, A+, NETWORK+, SERVER+, SECURITY+, I-NET+, Certified Ethical Hacker, MCDST, Executrain, Brainbench, SQL, Server 2008, and many others.  I’m working on a Master's degree in IT, and number 32 in computer network certifications.  Competed twice in the Tri-State Math Olympiad.   Voted employee of the month August 2008, 1 of 5000 employees! I have also received multiple employee recognition awards.

ABOUT ME I am an only child of the Taravella family. I was later adopted with 3 brothers and 1 sister; we are not close. I grew up old world, old school style---with my adopted parents being grandparent age and being a preacher family---so you can only imagine. I was raised on a 19 acre farm in the Panhandle, in Westville, FL.

Since the farm days, I have dedicated my life to helping those around me. I have worked in the computer field for some 23+ years; healthcare IT for  9 years or so, worked odd computer jobs for 6 years, and now working in the private sector, and have done a lot of charity computer work in the community. I build/repair computers & networks, and spend a lot of time in labs. I love playing piano when I have time, and I spend as much time as I can with the love of life, Dalia. Web surfing, learning, and spending time with friends are my favorite pastimes. I am what I am...and proud of it. Security+ is done, Server+ is done. MCDST is done. Certified Ethical Hacker-done, MCSE done, Server 2008 done, Windows 7 done.

Enlightenment: I learned a long time ago that you just can't wait for life to happen to you; you just can't wait for success---you have to go after it. I learned that we are defined by our actions (not by what you 'think' is right, or what you 'say' you can do). I stand tall for what I believe in and never stop questioning... 

FAVORITE QUOTES

Life without knowledge is death in disguise. - Talib Kweli

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


With great power, comes great responsibility - Movie

There is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path - Movie



PHILOSOPHIES I am on a personal mission, a mission of vision to achieve goals of high standards, motivated and dedicated only to the outcome of conscious evolution. I don't live for money, wealth, or power; just a meager human trying to make a name for himself based upon his actions, talent, and hard work---not just words. I used to have a pretty little life; now all I have is a mission. I will be successful in both the professional world and my personal life.

My personal philosophies have definitely been shaped over the years, from the nightmarish childhood I was raised in, to being adopted by a pastoral family, from marriage to divorce, to losing my parents in 2003, losing my youngest brother to the streets of Daytona Beach, and from the roller coaster ride of the technology industry I have chosen as a career---it has been one serious journey for me.

Personal Constitution, self-preservation, and self-image are what lie at the core of my beliefs. I try to find the good in all things and see only the potential of the human race. I enjoy life and love the person that I am shaping up to be.



KNOW MORE Want to know more:  I have completed a Masters degree (8/4/2015), plan to study for a few more important computer certifications, learn Spanish, study Latin for a year, and pursue a doctorates degree. I rebuilt a broken life after the events of 2003. I continue to move up in my career and education, as well as having a stable home life for the past 13 years.



ONE 'WORD' BEST DESCRIBING ME: SCHOLAR

JOB TITLE FOR LIFE: COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEER

PERSONALITY TYPE: IDIOSYNCRATIC

FAVORITE COLOR: NAVY BLUE

FAVORITE FOOD: STEAK AND ALL TYPES OF SOUPS

FAVORITE MUSIC: TECHNO TRANCE & CLASSICAL PIANO

FAVORITE TECHNO SONG: ORBITAL-HALCYON ON AND ON Orbital.mp3

FAVORITE PIANIST: SERGEI RACHMANINOV The Rach 3.mid

FAVORITE CLASSICAL COMPOSER: CHOPIN Etude Op. 10, No.12 Revolutionary.mid 

FAVORITE MOOD ALBUM: MASSIVE ATTACK: MEZZANINE

FAVORITE POETS: POE AND GINSBERG

FAVORITE CLOTHING STORE: AMERICAN EAGLE (for home), Dillards (for work)

FAVORITE PARTY STORE: SPENCERS

FAVORITE SCARY MOVIE: EXORCIST AND THE GRUDGE

FAVORITE COMEDY MOVIE: NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE

FAVORITE SCI-FI MOVIE: INCEPTION, AND SERIES WOULD BE THE MATRIX

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE: GLADIATOR

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE: THE INCREDIBLES

FAVORITE CARTOON: INVADER ZIM

FAVORITE SHOW: LA FEMME NIKITA: ALL SEASONS

HAIR/EYES: BLACK HAIR, DARK BROWN EYES

HEIGHT: 5'7", 5'8" on a good day

WEIGHT: 168 plus or minus

RACE: ITALIAN/PUERTO-RICAN, 100% American

MAJOR SURGERIES: APPENDECTOMY

MINOR HOSPITAL VISITS: CUT OPEN PINKY FINGER & BUSTED MY HEAD ON BRICK WALL.

BORN: AUGUST 5TH 1974

WHERE: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANNA

SMOKING: NO WAY

DRINKING: YES

DRUGS: NO WAY

HOMESTEAD: WESTVILLE, FL-19 ACRE FARM

HIGH SCHOOL: HOLMES COUNTY HS

COLLEGE: KAPLAN UNIVERSITY, CHIPOLA COLLEGE

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: COMPLETED A MASTERS IN IT FROM KAPLAN UNIVERSITY, WITH GRE MATH PREP (8/4/2015), COMPLETED BACHELORS DEGREE FROM KAPLAN UNIVERSITY (MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY), 2 YEARS PSYCHOLOGY, 1.5 YEARS COMPUTER SCIENCE, WORKING ON NUMBER 32 COMPUTER NETWORKING CERTIFICATION; STUDENT FOR LIFE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY. THE FUTURE: I WILL PURSUE A DOCTORATES IN IS/IT, TO STUDY AI.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: COOKING, DRAWING, PLAYING PIANO, WRITING, COLLECTING MUSIC, MOVIES, ARTWORK, BOOKS, ORGANIZING MY LIFE 6/1/03.

SPECIAL INTERESTS: ASTRONOMY, PSYCHIATRY, PHILOSOPHY, EFFECTS OF NOOTROPICS, POWER OF THE MIND, BRAIN, & MEMORY.

MAJOR INSECURITIES: NOT BEING "GOOD" ENOUGH OR FAILING MYSELF; SO I OVERKILL IN EVERYTHING I DO; OVERACHIEVER, SUPER-ACHIEVER

MAJOR FLAWS: NO TRUST IN PEOPLE IN GENERAL; MY ONCE TRUSTING NATURE ALMOST KILLED ME. I DEFINITELY HAVE AN IRON CURTAIN.

STRENGTHS: DEDICATION AND MOTIVATION

GREATEST ASSET: MY BRAIN

QUICK SUMMARY OF GOALS IN LIFE: GET ONE MORE MAJOR CERTIFICATION, LEARN SPANISH, STUDY LATIN, RETIRE, TRAVEL, AND PURSUE OTHER PERSONAL INTERESTS.

INTERESTING FACT: I SKIPPED THE 5TH AND 8TH GRADE.

INTERESTING FACT: I WENT 9 YEARS WITHOUT GETTING SICK


INTERESTING FACT: I ONCE WENT 2 YEARS WITHOUT WATCHING A SINGLE MINUTE OF TELEVISION.

INTERESTING FACT: BEING CAR-IMPAIRED, I PUT 4 QUARTS OF OIL INTO MY FIRST CAR, FILLING THE CRANKSHAFT. IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN SO BAD IF IT DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE THE EXACT AMOUNT OF OIL IT ALREADY NEEDED. THE MECHANIC WHO HAD TO DRAIN IT JUST LAUGHED AT ME.

INTERESTING FACT: I WAS A WARD OF THE STATE FOR THREE YEARS WHEN I WAS A KID, THEN ADOPTED BY A PASTORAL FAMILY.

Find me at: MrNetTek2000@yahoo.com, mrnettek@hotmail.com, mrnettek@gmail.com, Yahoo IM, AOL IM, MySpace IM.

Yeah: There may be a small circle of people that think they know me.  I think they would be amazed of what they have missed.  My greatest fear is, if I hang out at the trough long enough, I will probably end up drinking from it.  Sometimes, the greatest burden is potential.
Education
  • Kaplan University
    Master of Science in IT, Mathematics Minor, 2013 - 2015
    Minor in Mathematics - President's Honors List - Golden Key Honor Society - National Society of Collegiate Scholars - ACM - AITP - GITA - IOTA, applying to become a doctorate student.
  • Kaplan University
    Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Psychology Minor, 2010 - 2013
    Graduated summa cum laude - Minor in Psychology - President's Honors List - Golden Key Honor Society - National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Chipola College
    Computer Science Major/Psychology Minor
    No diploma
  • Bonifay High School
    Graduated High Honors
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Amazing. I'm starting studies into Spanish. If I can just master that, I'll be happy.

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