Glenn S. Quesada, an employee of Saudi Electricity Company under visa sponsorship of HAKA Group of Companies, passed the last of the series of 5 examinations of Microsoft, which earned him the title of Microsoft Certified System Administrator major in Messaging. He took the examination last January 7, 2009 with flying colors at the New Horizons-Prometric Testing Center at the Al-Khaleej Training Institute, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
This latest examination he took is about the Microsoft Exchange Server, which is the server behind the email platform of Microsoft usually installed in corporate intranets. This server is installed over a Windows Server 2003 as the operating system. The second, third, and fourth examinations were regarding the installation, configuration, admininistration, and maintenance of the server operating system Windows Server 2003. The first examination he took, which was in October, 2007, is about Windows XP. This earned him the title of Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), his very first test in his Microsoft career path leading to MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer), a path consisting of 8 examinations to hurdle. Glenn intends to take security as his major for MCSE.
As of this writing, he recently passed the 6th of the 8 examinations (regarding Microsoft networking). One more examination, and he will be given MCSE certification. The last one, which is the 8th, is his elective, which is about security. With this elective, he will be bestowed a ‘MCSE-Security’ certification.
As of date he now has the following certifications:
- MCP – (Microsoft Certified Professional), for passing examination regarding planning, installation, configuration, administration, maintenance of Windows XP
- MCSA – (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator), for passing 4 examinatiions regarding planning, installation, configuration, administration, maintenance of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
- MCSA-Messaging – (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator-Messaging), for an passing examination regarding planning , configuration, administration, maintenance of Windows Exchange Server 2005
These examination results and certifications are published in the Microsoft website on Microsoft Certified Professionals under Glenn S. Quesada’s transcript of records.
In his hometown, Glenn is the only IT professional with MCSA on MS Windows Server 2003 platform. In his province he is one of the rare holders of this certification in said platform. Most are trained on the Windows Server 2000.
In a networked environment, like those in corporate intranets, the Windows Server 2003 is the server operating systems controlling all other client operating systems, like Windows Vista and Windows XP. Earlier version of server operating system was Wndows 2000 Server, and recently introduced in the market is Windows Server 2008. Majority of Philippine companies currently use Windows 2000 Server. Most companies around the world that use Microsoft products use Windows Server 2003. Some still use Windows NT, the precursor to the Windows 2000 Server. Windows NT is no longer supported by Microsoft.
Glenn S. Quesada is currently working in Saudi Electricity Company-Eastern Region Branch, at the company’s headquarters in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He works as IT Project Engineer in the IT Engineering and Projects Department. He is sponsored in Saudi Arabia by HAKA Group of Companies.
He registered Quesada eTechnologies (QueTech), a family home business in the Philippines which is now managed by his wife and mother after he left to work in Saudi Arabia. He is happy family man married to the former Ms. Vilma Valdez and blessed with a beautiful 2 year old girl, Maureen.
Glenn is civil engineer by profession. After passing the board examination, registered Quesada eTechnologies (QueTech), a family home business, which he nurtured to be pioneer IT business in the northeastern part of Pangasinan. while working with some IT and telcos as subcontractor. In the course of managing Quetech, he worked closely with his mentor and godfather, Wilson Chua, the owner of Bitstop Network Services, Inc., the biggest IT and networking company in Luzon’s Region 1, and host to several Philippine government websites and FM internet radio stations. Also, Bitstop is distributor of industrial strength products, chief among which are Microsoft and Adobe, Intel, AMD, IBM, Dell,
His father, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), himself, who organized QueTech, had been working in Saudi Electricity Company since 1981 in various functions as communication, IT, and substation engineer. His mother is a retired schoolteacher who now manages Quetech with Vilma. His sibling, Myrrha-sol , who is married to Geoffrey Eleno, lives and works in Hawaii as US citizen, who, too, is blessed with a 3-year old son, Marques.
The families are based in Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, Philippines, except that of Myrrha and Geoffrey’s who are in Hawaii.