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John Austin Walker

4300 Browning Rd. Rockfield, KY 42274 (270) 842-2810




A position as Local Area Network (LAN) administrator with an opportunity for advancement based on experience and job performance.


Bachelor of Science--May 2000

Western Kentucky University--Bowling Green, KY

Major in Computer Science, Minor in Mathematics

System/Scientific emphasis in Accredited Computer Science major with strong 24 credit hour Math minor. Recipient of Ogden scholarship and Charles M. Moore scholarship. Overall GPA of 3.4.


Microsoft Certified Professional

Networking Essentials (Exam 70-58)

Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (Exam 70-73)



Junior Network Engineer/Intern--May 1997-Present

Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Sales Company--Nashville, TN

Acquired knowledge of both LAN and WAN network topologies in an enterprise setting. Configure, install and troubleshoot end-user workstations, network printers (including HP Jet Direct), scanners and digital cameras. Travel to remote sites for client support. Involved in year 2000 compliance project and various asset management projects. Current projects include evaluating and testing Thin-Client technologies and building pilot Thin-Client site. Evaluate current remote/satellite site management (including statistical analysis of bandwidth, remote administration utilities and thin-client technologies) and prepare plan for improved satellite site support.

System Administrator--August 1997-August 1998

Western Kentucky University--Bowling Green, KY

Department of Geography and Geology

Setup, administer, and troubleshoot a mixed environment of Windows NT, Windows 95 and Macintosh client machines over Novell, TCP/IP, and Windows NT Server network. Responsible for building state-of-the-art Graphical Information Systems computer lab for student and faculty use. Research, install and administer Dell Power Edge server running Windows NT Server 4.0, including domain management, user accounts, shared resources and tape backup.



          Peer-to-Peer and Client-Server networking using Windows 9x, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation/Server, Novell Netware, and associated clients, services, and protocols over Ethernet, Token Ring and various WAN connections.

          Knowledge of building computers and performing computer upgrades such as installing and configuring hard drives, processors, ISA/PCI/AGP cards. Experience in resolving IRQ and hardware conflicts.

         Operating systems include: MS-DOS, Windows 3.x/9x/NT 4.0 Workstation and Server/2000 Professional. Basic commands of Unix and Mac OS.

         Programming Languages include: C/C++, Borland C++ Builder 3.0-4.0 for Windows, HTML, OpenGL graphics libraries, and Quick Basic. Exposure to Cobol 85, Pascal, and IBM/ 370 Assembler.



References Available Upon Request