About

Todd Simmons is currently a Consultant at Training Revolution and spends the majority of his time on contract assignments for Firefly, VCE, VMware, Cisco, and EMC.  In his free time he wrenches on his Acura NSX.

Todd began his technology career in 1997 as a Microsoft Exchange administrator for Renaissance Worldwide Inc. maintaining an Exchange multi-site Organization that included 87 offices worldwide.

In 1998 Todd began teaching night classes as a Microsoft Certified Trainer for Boston University.

In 2003 he was hired by Collective Technologies (Austin, TX) as a Senior Consultant.  There he performed large seat Exchange migrations for DELL Professional Services using EMC|CLARiiON storage solutions.  Customers included: Texas Gas, AMF, State of Georgia Department of Transportation, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

While at Collective Technologies Todd authored several Professional Services offerings including Health Checks for Active Directory, Exchange, VMware, and EMC CLARiiON storage.  He also authored an Infrastructure Consolidation Readiness Assessment for DELL customers considering Server Consolidation and VMware virtualization solutions.  These service offerings were delivered at United States Army Biological and Chemical Command Center, Tolleson School District, and Verifone, through DELL Professional Services.

In 2005 Todd was promoted to Practice Technical Manager for the Active Directory and Exchange Professional Services Team.  In addition to member training and development he was responsible for deployment forecasting, project scoping, and partner relationship management.

Since 2007 Todd has been working on contract assignments for EMC Engineering and has authored the following Instructor-led Courses: CLARiiON Environment and Application Integration, CLARiiON Remote Replication, VNX Environment and Application Integration, and co-authored the VMware Integration with CLARiiON course.  He also delivers training for EMC Global Services on topics including CLARiiON, Remote Replication, VNX, Vblock, and VMware.

In 2011 Todd was contracted by VCE to author the Architecting a VCE Vblock training material.  He also delivers training for VCE Partners and Employees.

In 2013 Todd was contracted by MeasureUP, Pearson, and VMware to develop practice test questions for VMware Certification Exams and was a technical editor of VMware Press VCP-Cloud Official Cert Guide.

Todd maintains several industry certifications including, but not limited to: VMware Certified Instructor (VCI), VMware Certified Professional (VCP2, VCP3, VCP4, VCP5), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DCD), VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #184), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE Messaging), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI) Cisco Data Center Support for UC Specialist, EMC Proven Professional CLARiiON Expert, EMC Proven Professional SAN Expert.

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