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MacTech InDepth: Networks and WiFi San Jose 2013

Designed specifically for consultants and support personnel.
Appropriate for ACNs, school districts, and general consultants.

From small business to Enterprise, Networks & WiFi have become one of the hottest topics facing corporate environments not only because of growing demand generated by business users, but also because of the proliferation of mobile users. With everything from sharing data to deployment to management to security and more facing organizations, MacTech InDepth gives you the opportunity to spend a full day on the topic and identify what options you have in networks and Wifi, what you need to do to take advantage of them, and how to make the most of the technologies available.

March 20, 2013
Location
Sheraton San Jose Hotel
1801 Barber Lane
Milpitas, CA 95035
http://www.sheraton.com/sanjose

Registration at 8:15am (no earlier please).
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Sessions Chairs


Kevin Lockey, Lockey Solutions

Kevin has been using Macintosh computers since his first Mac 512e. As a manager in multiple positions within CopyMat and BMUG, he gained practical knowledge that he had applied for the last decade in his Macintosh Consulting practice. Managing retail stores for over 10 years gave him a unique perspective in helping business owners decide the best solution for their Inventory Management and Point of Sale Systems. He was in the trenches teaching High School for 5 years so he understands the situation that educators, parents and students face in dealing with computer technology. As a parent of a college student and an elementary school student, he knows first-hand how technology affects our daily lives as parents. As a small business owner he survives on his customer service and geek translation skills. As an Apple Consultant Network member and Nor-Cal Chapter Leader he has gotten to know many of you and now he's honored to join Neil and his wonderful team to assist with MacTech events.


Rob Calvert, Second Son Consulting

Rob Calvert is the founder and president of Second Son Consulting, Inc., a Los Angeles based technology consulting firm specializing in cross-platform SMB environments. Rob holds multiple certifications from Apple, Kerio, NetVault and Microsoft, and is a seasoned presenter at venues ranging from the MacWorld Conference & Expo to Apple retail stores throughout Southern California. He has been active member of the Apple consulting community since 1999, joined the Apple Consultants Network in 2003, and was the Los Angeles Chapter Advisor from 2004 through 2006.


Neil Ticktin, MacTech Magazine

Neil not only emcees the event, but oversees the session chairs and content for each MacTech event. Neil has been the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of MacTech Magazine since 1992. With both a technical and business background, Neil has authored hundreds of articles including most of MacTech's well known benchmarking articles on productivity applications, virtualization, and performance products.



Speakers



Jeanette Lee, Ruckus Wireless

Jeanette Lee has over 20 years of experience in high-performance networking. She has been deeply involved in product sales, marketing and network architect positions with companies at the forefront of their fields such as Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Networks, and FORE Systems. Jeanette has written or co-authored dozens of technology papers on topics ranging from security to educational tutorials and best practices.


Tony Chon, Untangle Inc

Tony has been in the IT presales for over 10+ years. Currently a sales engineer with Untangle and been there since 2006. Throughout his career, talked and helped thousands of customers, ranging from network design, implementation, troubleshooting, and best practices.


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Mark Jeffries, Favarger Consulting

Mark Jeffries is an End User Support Specialist and Apple Certified System Administrator who enables teams to achieve their business goals by getting the most out of their IT. Mark has handled such roles as deployment, implementation, troubleshooting, problem solving, user outreach, training and support. Mark has worked for academia, startups, and enterprise players: He was the Lead technologist for Apple technologies (iOS and MacOS X) at Genentech, and a programmer/analyst for the University of California - San Francisco. An MA in Educational Technology, Mark brings his roles of technologist and teacher together to build innovative, cost-effective solutions and user environments.


Chris Keller, Consultant Alliance

Chris Keller has been troubleshooting technology since he started on the Apple II in 1979. He has programmed commercially since 1981 and started consulting in 1983. His current gig is with Consultant Alliance, the company that he started in 1995 with his wife Dennise. He's a member of the Apple Consultant Network, is ACSA Certified and works in FileMaker and Cocoa.


Roger Smith, Artegenix

After a series of jobs at computer companies that seemed to start up, merge, and collapse at a truly frantic pace (but were never boring) I decided to head out on my own, working with Macs and LANs.The intervening years taught me a lot about running a small business, customer support on a personal scale and customer interaction. Like technology, those are lessons that have to be built on each day to be a successful consultant. I enjoy working with Macs because I feel I am more productive when the computer was designed with the end user in mind.And I work a lot with networks since they were the last black art in the computer field. Here in Silicon Valley I see a lot of unusual and unique things. Ask me and I’ll show you a photo of my favorite WiFi LAN.


Kevin Lockey, Lockey Solutions

Kevin has been using Macintosh computers since his first Mac 512e. As a manager in multiple positions within CopyMat and BMUG, he gained practical knowledge that he had applied for the last decade in his Macintosh Consulting practice. Managing retail stores for over 10 years gave him a unique perspective in helping business owners decide the best solution for their Inventory Management and Point of Sale Systems. He was in the trenches teaching High School for 5 years so he understands the situation that educators, parents and students face in dealing with computer technology. As a parent of a college student and an elementary school student, he knows first-hand how technology affects our daily lives as parents. As a small business owner he survives on his customer service and geek translation skills. As an Apple Consultant Network member and Nor-Cal Chapter Leader he has gotten to know many of you and now he's honored to join Neil and his wonderful team to assist with MacTech events.


Steve Favarger, Favarger Consulting

Steve Favarger, Owner of Favarger Consulting (pronounced Fah-Var-Jay). He has 15 years of experience in the field consulting for an array of customers. Steve currently focuses on the Medical Vertical Market. He was educated at North-western University and at Southern Connecticut State University, he does what many liberal arts degrees do: computer systems integration. As many of his customers are in the medical vertical Steve is an expert at heterogeneous integration, (Macs and Windows living together) , iOS deployments, and he fully embraces the SteamPunk Aesthetic. :-)



Sessions



Networking Overview

An overview of all the aspects of networking and the terminology is covered in this session. We discuss what a network is and the different topologies and basic hardware differences. The OSI model is covered and its importance in networking.

Local Area Networking

Learn the components of what local area networking is. If you’ve ever wondered how to plan a successful LAN, WAN, and in-between, we’ve got you covered. Once you know what a LAN is, we cover VLAN and its differences from LAN and when you should be using VLANs.

What’s on your network?

Once you know how set up your network and gone through the process, it’s time to learn how to control it. We discuss the benefits and consequences between choosing to monitor or to manage your network. Then we cover how to figure out what’s on your network. Quality of service is key and we go over how to stay on top of it.

DNS

Find out why DNS is important and what it is. Then we go over how DNS works, going over forward and reverse queries, fully qualified domain names, and record types. For LAN DNS, we show you how to define a primary zone. WE talk about when and why to use slave servers. If you don’t have a public static IP, we go over what you can do to implement DNS. Finally, we cover DNS debugging, whether to us built in resolution libraries or to us query tools.

Designing the Perfect Network Firewall & Understanding Network Routing

For those looking to decipher WAN routing and configuring a top performing firewall, we have the steps and information to help you out. We show you how to get data into your network. We, also, go over best practices for content filtering.

Planning, Deploying, and Troubleshooting Ethernet

When planning, deploying, and troubleshooting ethernet, the right knowledge can turn a difficult situation into a breeze. For planning, we cover cabling a location and building out the physical infrastructure. We go over Power over Ethernet; what the different classes are and specifically covering 802.3af and 802.3at. You’re only as good as your troubleshooting skills, we cover how to troubleshoot cabling problems so you’re not left in the lurch when problems arise.

Wireless LAN Design and Troubleshooting

When dealing with wireless LAN, planning and design are vital to success. We go over planning for whatever system you have in place. We go over best practices for deployment and tools and techniques that you can employ. Along with this, we’ll show you the tools of the trade. Troubleshooting is important and necessary, we go over how to track down problems and how to deal with problems when you find them.

Managing who’s on your network

To manage who’s on your network, we go over 802.1x network security and how to design a secure but usable system. We cover captive portal and RADIUS authentication. If you’ve been wondering how your bandwidth is being used and by who, we go over how to find out. Find out the difference between Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).

 

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