Cesar Duran
Systems Engineer | Server Infrastructure & Cloud Geek | Student of Life







About Me:

I am a Systems Engineer based in Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN with more than 10 years of IT experience.

Currently I work on a team of 4 Systems Engineers supporting 18 Data Centers and 3 Cloud environments (Azure, Google Cloud, AWS) with approx. 2600+ Windows servers and an Active Directory environment comprised of 50k+ objects, DNS, DHCP, WINS. And we also support an Exchange 2010/2013 on premise and O365 Hybrid environment.


Tech Skills:

Microsoft Server OS:
Windows Server 2003, SBS 2008, Windows Server 2008 /R2, Windows Server 2012 /R2, Windows Server 2016, Server Core, Nano Server


VMWare Server, VMWare ESX, vSphere, Hyper-V, Virtualbox, Citrix Presentation Server, Windows Containers


Backup Technologies:
Symantec NetBackup & Backup Exec, Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive


Messaging Systems / UC / eDiscovery:
Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, Lync Server, Skype for Business, BESX, Mail Server Relay, G Suite for Work, Google Vault, Symantec Clearwell eDiscovery


Storage Network Technologies:
RAID, NAS, and SAN fundamentals


Web Technologies:
WordPress, Cpanel, IIS, FTP Server, Apache


Delpoyment tools:
Arsenal PDQ Deploy, SCCM, LANDesk, WDS, GPO, MDT


Cloud Computing:
Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, DevOps, IoT


Server Technologies:
Group Policy, TS Web Access, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Dell Server Administrator, Dell OpenManage IT Assistant, McAfee Spam Manager, SQL Server, ADFS, DFS, WSUS, AD DS, LDAP, Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), Network Policy and Access Services, RRAS, Google Cloud Directory Sync, Google Apps Manager,  Azure AD Connect, Synchronization Service Manager, SCOM, SCCM


experience in cable runs, cable drops, patch panel punch down, Cat 5e/6


Remote Support Technologies:
Symantec PCAnywhere, VNC, RDP, Microsoft Remote Assistance, LANDesk, LogMeIn, GoTomyPC, Team Viewer , ShowMyPC


Networking, VPN & Security:
DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, IP Subnetting, Telnet, SSH, LAN/WAN, Remote Desktop Services, Nortel Contivity, SonicWall VPN, MS VPN Server, Cisco Anyconnect


Desktop Support and Adminstration:
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Ubuntu, CentOS, Xandros, Mac OS X, Chrome OS, Microsoft Office 2003-2016, G Suite Apps


iOS, Android, Palm OS, Black Berry OS, Windows Mobile


Dell DRAC Chassis Management Controllers, Servers,laptops,desktops, Tablets, Smart Phones, Polycom phones, Cisco routers and switches, KVM, SonicWall Firewall, Wireless Access Points, PowerLine Networking.


Ticket Documenting Applications:
HP Service Desk Tool, SAP, Remedy, CA Service Desk Manager, Cherwell Service Management.


Completed Online Courses:

Intro to AWS Certified Solutions Architect
AWS Technical Essentials
Google Cloud G Suite Administrator
Master the Google Apps Admin Console
G Suite Administrator Fundamentals
Microsoft Virtual Academy – Active Directory
Microsoft Virtual Academy – Networking Fundamentals
Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
Cloud Computing CBT Nuggets
Windows Server 2008 R2 – TrainSignal
Windows Server 2008 Essentials – TrainSignal
Microsoft Windows Server Administration Fundamentals – TrainSignal
Windows Small Business Server 2008 (070-653) – TrainSignal
Exchange Server Fundamentals
Exchange Server 2007 Video Mentor
Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration (70-680)
Microsoft Windows 7 Essentials
CompTIA Security+: SY0-301
CompTIA Server+ 2009
CompTIA Network+ 2009
CompTIA A+ 2009


IT Certifications and Certificates of Completion:
































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