Meet the Edutainers
Do you have a favorite subject matter expert here at ACI Learning? Learn more about the edutainers who blend education and entertainment to make learning IT engaging and fun.
With over 40 years of experience as both an educator and IT professional, Adam holds over 180 professional IT certifications and is the author of several books including the Official ISC2 Guide to the ISSAP CBK, Second Edition. Adam holds his bachelor's degree in International Relations and his master's degree in International Political Affairs from Florida International University. He currently enables Fortune 500 customers to learn to leverage their portfolio of hardware, software, and services to maximize the success of their IT systems and processes. Adam has worked on many large implementations involving multiple customer program teams for delivery. On any given day, Adam is interfacing with Fortune 500 companies around the world to help architect, configure, and implement a customized solution developed to fit the needs and requirements of that company.
Certifications: CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSMP, MCSE Private Cloud, CISA, CRISC, CHFI, CEH, ITIL® Foundations, MSF Practitioner, VCP-Data Center Virtualization, Cloud and Mobility, and over 150 more
Chris has been a Technical Instructor for 20+ years with certifications in CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco and more. Much of his experience has been as a PMP and ITIL® Expert/Managing Professional. Chris is a sought-after conference speaker and consultant in ITSM and a published author.
Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network +, iNet+, MCSE: Communication, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, CCNP, CWLS, AWLSS, AWLDS, PMP, ITIL® Expert v3, ITIL® 4 Managing Professional/Strategic Leader, PRINCE2 Practitioner, COBIT 2019 FoundationLearn more about Chris
Daniel started his IT career doing workstation support and performing Y2K compliance updates for a teaching hospital in North-Central Florida. He went on to become an in-classroom trainer and Mentored Learning Instructor, teaching classes that cover topics such as Microsoft Windows Desktops and Servers, Active Directory, Networking, CCNA, and Linux. From there he became a Systems and Network administrator for a large insurance company. Finally, Daniel came to ACI Learning as an Edutainer.
Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+, CySA+, and PenTest+; CEH; MCSA; CFR; eJPT
Don has been working in the IT industry for more than 25 years. He has spent time as a field engineer in the financial and insurance industries supporting networks around the world. Don is a huge proponent of Linux. Today, he finds himself working extensively with Red Hat and Ubuntu distributions, although he got his start with Slackware Linux back in 1994. He also holds a special place in his heart for macOS and the Apple ecosystem, which he cut his teeth on in the mid-90s. He has spent the last 15 years sharing his experiences with others by focusing on IT training. He co-founded ITProTV in 2012 to help create the IT training that he wished he had when he got started in his IT career. He currently serves as the CTO of ACI Learning where he continues to help provide innovative training and technology to IT professionals around the world. Don holds certifications from many vendors including the Microsoft MCSE, Amazon ACSA, Cisco CCNP, LPI LPIC-2, and PMI PMP. Don also holds numerous certifications from CompTIA including A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+.
Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+; CCNP; JNCIS; PMP; HP Master ASE; MCSE; MCDBA; MCTS; MCITP; LPIC-2; VCP
Lauren has found the perfect fit for her decade of in-classroom teaching experience, work as a national television host on the Home Shopping Network and as producer and host of a talk show. Those experiences, paired with her interest in IT, makes Lauren the perfect learner advocate for ACI Learning training. She asks questions that give clarification for exam objectives and is excited to learn alongside ACI Learning audiences.
Distinctions: Master's Degree in Education, Voice-Over Talent, Keynote Speaker, and Certified Mindfulness Coach
Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud PractitionerLearn more about Lauren
Ronnie has more than 20 years working with computers and technology for small companies and more than 15 years as a technical instructor teaching CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, and other technology skills. He specializes in Networking Skills and Cisco Certification training.
Certifications: MCT, MCDST, MCSA; MCTS; MCITP, CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+; CCSI; VMware; PCNSA and CCNP Enterprise.Learn more about Ronnie
Sophie has been working as a film and voice talent for more than 8 years, with on-camera and VO experience in eLearning content, independent films, TV & web commercials, and even video games. She joined the team at ACI Learning while finishing her BS in telecommunication at the University of Florida.Learn more about Sophia
Wes began his IT career path in 2009 and started as a mentored learning instructor, and then became a technical IT instructor. In his first years of teaching, he won a global teaching award three times for ‘Global Technical Instructor’. He was formerly a CIN (CompTIA Instructor Network) Advisory Board and was formerly on Board of Directors for CompTIA AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals).
Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, Cloud+, CySA+; MCSA; MTA; MCTS; MCP; MS; MCTLearn more about Wes