James Stanger is an accomplished Web technologist, educator, writer,open source advocate, and security consultant. Active in the ITcertification community for nearly twenty years, he is currentlyPresident and Chief Certification Architect for Certification PartnersLLC, owners of the CIW (Certified Web Professional) and CTP(Convergence Technologies Professional) certifications.
James currently serves as Chair of the Linux Professional Institute(LPI) Advisory Council, and also works on the CompTIA Network+ andServer+ advisory committees. He also serves on advisory councils forKaplan University, American Public University System (APUS), MidSouthCommunity College, Snow College, and others. Over the years, he hashelped design certifications and curriculum for IBM, Symantec,CompTIA, and the Telephony Industry Association (TIA).
An award-winning author and blogger, Dr. Stanger has written titlesfor O'Reilly, McGraw-Hill, Wiley, and Elsevier Press. His writingshave been translated into over a dozen languages. As of April 2010,Linux Pro Magazine, the premier resource for Linux administrators inthe world, has asked Dr. Stanger to be a regular columnist. He hasalso spent the last two decades writing, lecturing and consultingworldwide about Web design, e-commerce, network security,convergence/VoIP, open source, and Linux system administration.
An in-demand speaker and consultant, Dr. Stanger has presented invenues across the world, from San Francisco to Edinburgh, Tokyo andBeijing. He received his PhD in English from the University ofCalifornia at Riverside in 1997. He lives and plays near the PugetSound in Washington State. For more information about Dr. Stanger, goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stanger.