About Me

Name : Dean Bird

Location : South East Queensland, Australia

Hobbies: I enjoy photography, gardening and model trains as items outside of Information Technology.


  • Diploma of Information Technology – Software Development
  • Dell SAN Management
  • Sonicwall NSA
  • Xirrus Certified Wireless Technician (XCWT)
  • D-Link DCNP (Switching, Security, Wireless, Surveillance), DCNA, DCNE
  • VMWare VTSP – IV (Infrastructure Visualization 5)
  • VMWare VTSP 5.5
  • Microsoft Certified Professional – Small Business Server 2011, Microsoft Licencing and solutions.

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  • Microsoft Server Platforms (2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, SBS 2003, SBS 2008, SBS 2011)
  • VMWare vSphere 4.5, 5.1. 5.5 and VMWare View 4.5.
  • EMC SANs and Fibre Storage Area Networks.
  • Microsoft Server Applications including Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010, MS SQL 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2, Systems Center Configuration Manager, Lync, Sharepoint 2010 and 2012.
  • Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems including XP, 2007, Windows 8 and applications such as Office.
  • Network hardware including Netgear, Dlink, Sonicwall, Fortigate and Cisco
  • Software Development in the languages of PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript and Java.
  • Linux and Unix Operating System and applications.
  • Network Monitoring and capacity planning.
  • Strong Customer Service Skills including being able to communicate complex IT issues to non technical people.

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I am passionate about finding suitable Information Technology solutions that provide added value to all situations, from the setup of a home entertainment system to the integration of unified messaging solutions into an organisation to assist with communication workflows I enjoy getting my hands dirty and working with all involved to achieve the best outcome every time.