Don Poulton (A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE) is an independent consultantwho has been involved with computers since the days of 80-column punch cards. After more than 20 years in environmental science, Don switched careers and trained as a Windows NT 4.0 MCSE. He has been involved in consulting with a couple of small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Don has written or contributed to several titles, including Security+ Lab Manual (Que, 2004); MCSA/MCSE 70-299 Exam Cram 2: Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows 2003 Network (Exam Cram 2) (Que, 2004); MCSE 70-294 Exam Prep: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (Que, 2006); MCTS 70-620 Exam Prep: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring (Que, 2008); MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring (Que, 2011); MCTS 70-640 Cert Guide: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring (Que, 2011); MCTS 70-642 Cert Guide: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring (Que, 2012); and MCSA 70-687 Cert Guide: Configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Que, 2014). In addition, he has worked on programming projects, both in his days as an environmental scientist and more recently with Visual Basic to update an older statistical package used for multivariate analysis of sediment contaminants. When not working on computers, Don is an avid amateur photographer who has had his photos displayed in international competitions and published in magazines such as Michigan Natural Resources Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. Don also enjoys traveling and keeping fit. Don lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Terry.
David G. Camardella has more than 14 years of experience as a systems architect, network engineer, and IT manager. Throughout his career, David has used his technical and leadership skills to successfully support infrastructures from small to large organizations. David’s experience includes managing a North American datacenter, branch office server rooms, LAN/WLAN/WAN infrastructures, Active Directory/Messaging infrastructures, private clouds, and client computing systems. Over the years, David has performed technical editing for several Microsoft and Cisco books. He holds a bachelor of science in business management as well as several levels of IT certifications, including MCSE. In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in outdoor activities and home brewing.