Paul Cobbaut
2000 Antwerpen
gsm +32 478/222.686
paul.cobbaut (in gmail)

Message to all headhunters: I am ONLY interested in short-term (as in days/weeks) projects. I prefer teaching linux/unix/solaris. I prefer to stay close to Antwerpen, and e-mail is preferred to phone. Thank you.

Languages
Mothertongue : Dutch (Nederlands)
Very Fluent : English and French
Understand a little : German, Spanish and Italian

Finished Studies
June 1991, Moderne Humaniora Wetenschappelijke B, Sint-Victor Turnhout
June 1995, Toegepaste Informatika, K.U.Leuven (Rega), met onderscheiding

Certifications
IBM OS/2 Warp Certified Engineer, March 1997
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE NT 4.0, March 1999
Microsoft Certified Trainer MCT, March 1999
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE Windows 2000, February 2002
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator MCSA Windows 2000, September 2003
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator MCSA Windows Server 2003, August 2004
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE Windows Server 2003, September 2004
Linux Professional Institute LPIC Level 1, September 2005
Linux Professional Institute LPIC Level 2, February 2007
Certified Novell Instructor CNI, October 2005
Novell Certified Linux Professional CLP, April 2006
Sun Certified Solaris 9 System Administrator, June 2008

Exams
IBM
Exam 109 Installing OS/2, 19 december 1996
Exam 110 Using OS/2 Warp, 19 december 1996
Exam 112 Supporting OS/2, 6 februari 1997
Exam 015 REXX for OS/2, 6 februari 1997
Exam 114 OS/2 Warp Problem Determination/Application Hang Trap Analysis, 21 March 1997
Microsoft
Exam 073, Implementing and Supporting NT 4.0 Workstation, 27 jan 1999
Exam 067, Implementing and Supporting NT 4.0 Server, 2 feb 1999
Exam 068, Implementing and Supporting NT 4.0 Server in the Enterprise, 4 feb 1999
Exam 058, Networking Essentials, 9 feb 1999
Exam 059, Internetworking with Microsoft TCPIP on Windows NT 4.0, 18 feb 1999
Exam 087, Implementing and Supporting MS Internet Information Server 4.0, 26 mar 1999
Exam 215, Installing, Configuring, and administering Windows 2000 Server, 4 jul 2001
Exam 240, Windows 2000 accelerated Exam for MCPs certified on Windows NT 4.0, 20 aug 2001
Exam 221, Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure, 15 feb 2002
Exam 218, Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment, 12 sep 2003
Exam 214, Implementing and Managing Security in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure, 30 sep 2003
Exam 220, Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network, 30 sep 2003
Exam 290, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, 12 aug 2004
Exam 291, Impl., Man. and Maint. a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure, 17 aug 2004
Exam 296, Plan., Impl. and Maint. a Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000, 9 sep 2004
Linux Professional Institute
Exam 117-101 LPI Level 1, 21 january 2005
Exam 117-102 LPI Level 1, 21 september 2005
Exam 117-201 LPI Level 2, 24 februari 2007
Exam 117-202 LPI Level 2, 25 februari 2007
Exam 117-199 LPI Ubuntu, (planned)
Exam 117-301 LPI Level 3, (planned)
Exam 117-302 LPI Level 3, (planned)
Sun Microsystems
Exam 310-014 Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 9 Part 1, 18 july 2005
Exam 310-015 Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 9 Part 2, 16 June 2008
Exam 310-203 Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10 upgrade, (planned)
Novell
CNI Certified Novell Instructor, October 2005
Practicum 050-689 Certified Linux Professional CLP, 7 april 2006
Practicum 050-693 Certified Linux Engineer CLE9, (planned)

Work
I started NetSec bvba in 2000 to specialize in Network Security, with a focus on security analysis in small to medium organisations. Secondary goal was teaching tcpip/networking/microsoft/security courses from time to time. In 2001 the demand for teaching was very high, resulting in an average of two, sometimes three courses each month. Starting 2004, demand for sysadmin training was extremely high. The majority of teaching jobs in 2005 are focused on Linux System Administration and Samba, with some Solaris and Microsoft Windows 2003 and MS SQL Server inbetween. 2006 started with linux(Suse, SLES9 and others), Samba, Solaris and a little Active Directory and MS SQL.

Some open calendar public courses that i teach (Unix, Solaris, Linux, Windows 2000/2003, tcpip) can be found at these websites:
Cronos (the Campus), Brussel (Anita Meert, Veronique Vlaisloir, Birgit De Spiegeleer)
Guidance, Brussel (Peter Gaelens, Sabine Van den Berge, Sabine Pevernagie, Anja Rottiers)
Telindus (JC Academy), Leuven (Iris De Coster, Marnix Vergaert, Patrice Blavier)
Key Job Training, Brussel (Simonne Smets, Luc Vandevelde)
Bit by Bit, Antwerpen (Sandra Stoops)
In the past...
Expert-IT, Louvain-la-Neuve (Sophie Vandenbussche)
FDDI, Mechelen & Leuven (Johan Verelst)
XatraX, Hasselt (Wout Van Impe)


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