I figured it was only appropriate to write a little about myself, who I am, and what it is I'm doing here. I'll be getting to know a lot of you pretty well these following months so I find it's only fair to make my fist thread in this section a public get to know Scottsee.
- This will be my first certification
- I've never held a IT Position
- Neworking has been a hobby for over 10 years
- I hold an AS in Network Engineering
- My professional goal is to eventually reach a Network Security Positition..
I'm 30 years old, I live here in Casa Grande, Arizona with my Wife Samantha, and our two children Kaylei and Jessica. We moved down to Arizona July 22nd, 2009 from Spokane, Washington on a whim. We decided to take a chance while we're still young and movie across the country, not something my wife was to thrilled at the time about, but is grateful for now. Arizona is an interesting place, you have an indication of what kind of heat to expect, but nothing can really get you ready it. With a alminac of over 100 days hovering over a 100 deg F takes it's toll on everyone, especially with 2 small children. I don't mean to paint a pessimistic picture, it's great right now, and during the winter we love it, and for the most part we're happy about this little adventure..
So who am I? My name is Scott See, I grew up in Burlington, Washington, and for you non-geographical people, that's the most upper left region of the the United States, right near the Canadian border. I went to high school, 2 years of community college, then a 2 year tech school Bellingham Technical College where I received an Associates in Applied Sciences in Network Engineering in 2002 I attended an Internship with a company called "Third eye systems" who focused was Digital surveillance equipment, in which I learned absolutely nothing. They didn't sell or build a single piece of hardware or software my entire 3 months. It was just bad times in Washington, one of the hardest hit areas during the internet bubble of the late 90's and early millennia. It's amazing wow technology's shifted, I remember studying Active Directory in it's infancy when Microsoft took the Idea from Novel for Win 2000 server, the implementation of DDC's had just came out, and without a whisper of 802.11, boy how things have changed.
I started selling cars for a Hyundai dealership after failing miserably in the attempt to land a networking job without any certification in 2002. I stuck around for about 5 years before jumping ship to a Toyota dealership where things just completely fell apart in the Auto Industry. It was like a cascading effect that stretched one end of the nation to the next, it was pretty drastic. One month we were all doing fine, the next business was down 50% and 15 of us were out of a job! It was crazy! To be honest I use to really love specific aspects of the business. Having the flexibility and freedom to do what you needed to when you needed to, there were no time clocks, just your personality, pen, and a customer. A lot of people don't make it in the business because the lack of structure, you have to be a very good self motivator to get out there and talk to someone right after being treated miserably just because someone was having a bad day and wanted to take it out on you. Being a car salesman really opened my eyes in many ways to people and real life. I've noticed that people are generous and inherently good until money is inserted into a situation, at which point the rules change.. Also I'm happy to offer my experience to anyone here that may have a question about the Auto Industry.
So why me? That's the million dollar question. I'd love to know myself, maybe it was being at the right place at the right time, maybe it was a mistake, maybe it was wrote the conditions of my essay better then the others, I'll never know, but I would like to think is I received this scholarship due to my absolutism and love for the technology, and for the most part I just have to step back and realize for whatever reason I'm here now, It's time to focus on my commitments, inspire who need it, challenge those who seek it, and help those who wish it.
I look forward to getting to know all of you. Please, feel free to ask any questions you may have, I'll do my best to keep this updated as much as I can..