John Connors joined Vanguard’s Professional Services Team as a Senior Professional Services Consultant in April 2002. Today, John guides and aids clients with various z/OS issues including RACF security assessments, z/OS TCPIP/UNIX implementation evaluations and network-based assessments.
Prior to joining Vanguard, John served for over 24 years in the United States Air Force where he was the Secure Communication Specialist/Superintendent of Network Operations. After a long, successful career with the service he retired as Chief of Special Projects responsible for managing command control communication and computer systems. John’s wide-ranging knowledge-base spans Microsoft, IBM, SUN, Cisco, Novell, and Nortel technologies. John’s background and integral roles include Operations Manager and Chief Architect for a large ASP and Senior Systems Engineer for a major network integrator.
John has more than 8 years of z/OS experience including RACF, TCPIP, LDAP, PICC and DB2 subsystems. His technical expertise and certifications include Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCP, MCP+I, MCSE - 1357178), Cryptographic System Repairman, Computer Languages including .NET, C#, C++, ADA, PHP, Visual Basic, HTML, SQL, Perl, Dbase III, ACCESS; CISCO Firewalls, Switches, Routers, Frame Relay, ATM, Microsoft Information Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Site Server, VTEL Video Communications Systems, TC2000, Multi-point Conference units, AT&T Switches, Dimension 400, 2000, System 75/85 and G3.