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”.