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Blacktechpreneur, Set for Aug. 3rd at Morgan’s School of Business, to Feature William Hopson

Who is William Hopson?

BIO

“Promoting positive community and economic growth in our neighborhood.”

William Hopson, IceTech Chief Executive Officer, www.icetech.net

“When you are shooting for the stars, you may still hit the moon!”

Subject Matter Expert, Enterprise Architect Network Engineer

Professional Certifications: 61

PMI- Project Manager

EXIN – ITILV3 Information Technology Infrastructure Project Manager

EXIN – ISO/IEC 27000 Implementing and maintaining Information Security Management Systems

EXIN- ISO/IEC  2000 Quality Management

Agile Scrum Project Management

CISSP

EC-Council Ethical Hacker

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

CompTIA- IT Project+ (IT Project Manager)

CompTIA Security+ 2008

Microsoft – MCSE- Server 2003 – MCTS (.NET) Server 2008- Microsoft Project 2010-Managing Projects- MCITP Sharepoint Developer 2010- MCITP: Enterprise – MCPD Application Developer – MCITP virtualization /Cloud solutions. MCITP Exchange Server 2010 – MCSA – Microsoft SQL Server® 2008

CISCO – CCDP Cisco Certified Design Professional – Cisco Information Security Specialist –Cisco CCNA wireless, Firewall Specialist – CCNP Router and Switches

Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA)

CCA – Cyrix Certified Administrator

Aruba Certified Mobility Professional 3.3

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) – Photo Shop-Dreamweaver – Fireworks – Flash

CIW -Web Developer – Webmaster

 

Professional Experience Summary

Over 30 years of Senior level experience in the information technology field and his areas of expertise include: Enterprise Project Management, Training and education developer, implementing and maintaining Information Security Management Systems., Cyber Security Experience, COOP, Cisco, Microsoft Server products,, SAN, C&A, FISMA audit, Large Enterprise WAN/LAN, Experience with IPv6 technologies, Website Development, .NET application design and development, Web Servers, SQL server support, CMS .NET and Java development, Network design,

My philosophy is somewhat simple:

Pay no mind to those who talk about you behind your back, it’s simply means that you are three steps ahead of them and they are just trying to catch up with you! So, stick with kindness and good values. Learn what is going on and adapt. Listen to others and use their ideas to better yourself.

Try very hard to stand up for what is right, but understand that there are so many, many ways to do the same thing right. Respect your family, friends, employees and the main one, your partner’s opinions, and ways. And always smile and help others and you will be truly blessed…

Goals:

My business goals: Being a role model through mentoring, employment, training, guiding and meetings with our youth and others who want to go to the next step in changing their standard of living and preparing them to meet tomorrow and their future challenges successfully.

Success story: 1999-2013 hired and trained, at my expense, 56 socially-disadvantaged youth, and worked with them closely on a major government contracts like FDA, HHS, Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA) now CMS project that was located in NYC, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore.

Now just watching this group and following up with most of them that gone on to higher IT careers. And seeing how their quality of life improved is the greatest business success I feel I have achieved. I feel very blessed that I was a part in their lifecycle development.