PSU IST443 Nov 2009

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This is a guest lecture I gave at Penn State to a senior level consulting class.

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PSU IST443 Nov 2009

  1. 1. This document is confidential and is intended solely for the use and information of the client to whom it is addressed. Timothy Ferro State College, PA Senior Consultant November 9, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contracting & Consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice & Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><ul><li>Senior Consultant – Booz Allen Hamilton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractor to DoD, DISA, Numerous Agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IST/PSU Alumnus ‘04 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Certified Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SharePoint, MOSS, WSS, ASP.NET </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security/Information Assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Hat Enterprise Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle Database Administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SRA 111 Lecture </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Contracting & Consulting <ul><ul><li>Contracting vs. Consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waterfall Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agile Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Real World” Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management: Theory vs. Practice </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. SharePoint 2010 Capability Areas
  6. 6. SharePoint Web Parts & Lists
  7. 7. Cloud Computing
  8. 8. Advice & Lessons <ul><ul><li>Office Politics and “Team” Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume & SF86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Hopping and the Job Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication & Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pay dues but don’t take too much </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Once achieved, make new ones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the goals periodically </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Top 5 Things to Do After Graduation <ul><ul><li>Don’t Move Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Join a Gym, Eat Better </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set up 401k with maximum matching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get checking and high yield savings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a Roth IRA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Brand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Profiles, Blog, Website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wardrobe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suit, Professional Attire </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. This document is confidential and is intended solely for the use and information of the client to whom it is addressed. Q&A

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