Tudor Barbu is a Software developer with expertise in both client and server side development, aspiring guru on the client side disciplines such as Javascript and CSS, passionate with web security, usability and web standards evangelist.

Presently Tudor works at Zitec, his tasks are manly programming related. He works in teams of 2 to 4 developers on the company’s products, with technologies like PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, bash scripting and sometimes Java or python. Projects vary greatly in their complexity. For a project he had written a multi-threaded socket server in PHP (using the PNCTL library).

Tudor also works as a primary instructor for the PHP and CSS/Javascript courses at LEC. Aside from actual teaching the courses, his duties also include writing course materials and working on the company’s site (built by him on Drupal).

Prior to this , Tudor has worked with the Navidoo group which  was created as a new agency of “the group”, the entire development team from new/media was moved here under new management and Tudor was appointed team leader. He was supposed to lead the internal projects as a senior programmer as well to work with outside IT consultants and contractors and make sure that everything goes together as planned from a technical point of view.

After reviewing the uCertify PrepKit for exam XK0-002 – CompTIA Linux+ , Tudor said ” The kit is really easy to use, with a well designed user interface and good typography. I don’t think the average user will have any difficulties using it, further more a candidate for a serious IT certification. It goes straight to the point and focuses on the exam’s objectives right from the start.”

Lawrence E Smithmier is a certified IT professional. He is an MCP, MCAD, MCDBA, and MSCD.NET. He works on applications like MS Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Windows Embedded Studio, VMWare, Virtual PC 2004/2007, Virtual Server 2005, VMWare Workstation, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, POV-Ray, Maya, 3DS Max, and other office productivity tools.

Lawrence presently works as a Software Architect and Development Lead for ImageDirect, a global product (10 languages) with components ranging from a customer facing web UI through to the factory processes. Created functional specifications, technical specifications, work breakdown structure, and risk assessment. Managing convergence with other projects to allow for a single code base. Managing on site and off shore development resources. Doing technical discovery and system redesign to meet changing requirements. Working with business partners to provide a clear vision and a step by step method for achieving it. Serving as coordinating architect for three global initiatives using the SCRUM agile method.

Prior to this, Lawrence has worked as a SQL Developer Support Engineer for Microsoft, Charlotte NC where he worked as a SQL Developer Support Engineer focusing on SQL Server Reporting Services 2000 and 2005. Provided solutions for installation problems, report formatting, database connectivity issues, server down situations, etc. to customers using LiveMeeting, Knowledge Base Articles, custom example code, etc. Wrote several solution objects (published internally) illustrating novel concepts and solutions for known product limitations.

After reviewing the uCertify PrepKit for exam 70-291: MCSE Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure, Lawrence said ” On the whole, I found the uCertify test preparation to be well worth the time and effort. The material was presented well, the questions covered the material, and the structure allows for a good way to top off your knowledge preparing for a test. It definitely directly contributed to my passing the exam”.