At Intellectual Point, we employ dynamic individuals with a passion for career advancement and depth in their respective area of expertise. Our employees are dedicated team players who bring energy, ideas and pride to their work.
Daryl Heim specializes in CompTIA A+/Net+/Security+ classes, Dell hardware and infrastructure management, and VMWare. He has worked extensively with DoD 8570A training and is certified in the new CompTIA Healthcare Technician (HIT-001) course. He is currently developing courseware to teach the new CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification. He brings great expertise to the classroom from spending his career working and teaching in the field.
Jon McGlothian has a proven ability to integrate people, technology, finance and business processes to deliver bottom line results. He has developed revenue streams with military and commercial markets and led organizations through SDVOSB, DBE, SWAM, and MDOT certifications. He shares his unique ideas and solutions with students through his interactive teaching style.
Michael Redman holds numerous certifications including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+ and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). He currently works as a Senior Information Assurance Manager and brings a wealth of information to his courses from his years of real-world experience.
Drew Nations holds numerous certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP). Most recently he has been responsible for supporting the DISA ITSMO with the development of traditional and agile project management and continual process improvement. He brings valuable professional experience to his courses to help prepare his students to apply what they’re learning in the work place.
Dr. Pauler holds several industry certifications and has years of IT experience in various capacities. He has experience with cryptography and SSL certification management and has focused extensively on project management. Most recently he’s been consulting for VAFB, Camp Pendleton and private corporations. As an instructor he helps students understand the real-world application of the course work and how they can make a difference as an IT professional.
Remy Naravulu has taught PMP, Information/Cyber Security courses, ITIL, Project+ and Security+. Naravulu has over 25 years of experience in IT Application Delivery, IT Infrastructure, IT Security Management, and Operations Management. Gain the skills you need from this experienced and engaging instructor.
Neethu Naveen has more than fourteen years of experience in commercial and federal client services focusing on Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance SOX Audits, and Business Process Improvement. Neethu has several certifications including CompTIA Security+ and Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). She works as an Information Security Consultant and brings great professional experience to the classroom.
Joseph is an Independent Consultant. He works installing and training clients on various software packages, assisting with system configuration for software and hardware, and helping clients to plan for future computing needs. Wentzel holds several certifications and is a subject matter expert/certification designer for CompTIA Security+, IT Project+, e-Biz+, and A+. Wentzel’s experience in the field is evident in the classroom as students gain valuable insights and information beyond the textbook.
David Bigger is an expert Certified EC Council instructor (CEI) for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA Security+. David brings 15 years of experience working for various government agencies such as US Army, CECOM and other reputable organizations. David has worked as Lead Technical Trainer for US Army where he managed certification team for the Training and Development Branch (TDB) for Training Support Division (TSD). Primary roles included new equipment training, instructional materials designer, conduct briefings, team leader, book and voucher orders, employee scheduling. Developed multiple courses to be taught by TDB employees to various army units in multiple locations. David has delivered numerous trainings in courses such as CEH, PenTest+, CySA+, CASP+, Security+ etc. over a period of last 15 years. David Bigger has earned multiple advanced credentials such as CEH, Security+, CCNA, SSCP, CASP+, MCTS etc. He also has an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Owensboro Community College.
Eduardo Garcia is Cisco Certified Systems instructor who teaches CompTIA Network+ and Cisco CCNA classes. Eduardo is highly Experienced on routing, switching, VoIP, NOC operations, troubleshooting and disaster recovery. Capable of conveying the expertise acquired in the field during technical training sessions. Also capable of presenting technical training classes in English and Spanish. As training consultant, duties include presenting courses from Cisco System and CompTIA. Responsibilities also include presenting courses on technologies like Time Division Multiplexers (TDM), and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). Also function as network consultant designing an d/or recommending networking components and technologies, as well as working on implementation, deployment and disaster recovery activities. Eduardo has worked as a Lead Technical Engineer for Nextira One, UCS and Racal Datacom. He brings a wealth of Network experience and holds multiple advanced credentials including Cisco CCNA, Security+, Network+ , CCSI etc.
Kevin Cardwell is an expert Certified EC Council instructor (CEI) for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA Security+. He also teaches courses such as CySA+, CCNA, PenTest+, CND, and CISSP. Kevin has served as the leader of a 5 person DoD Red Team that achieved a 100% success rate at compromising systems and networks for six straight years. He has conducted over 500 security assessments across the globe. His expertise is in finding weaknesses and determining ways clients can mitigate or limit the impact of these weaknesses. He spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He has worked as both software and systems engineer on a variety of Department of Defense projects and early on was chosen as a member of the project to bring Internet access to ships at sea. Following this highly successful project, he was selected to head the team that built a Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) that provided services to the commands ashore and ships at sea in the Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. He served as the Leading Chief of Information Security at the NOC for six years. He holds multiple advanced technical degrees and IT certifications such as CEH, Security+, ECSA, LPT, and a number of other certifications.
Derrick is a professional AWS Cloud Computing trainer and an IT consultant with over 10 years of Enterprise Technology experience. Derrick has worked for professional organizations such as SasK Power, CompuGen, and Nortel Networks. Derrick provides Microsoft Sharepoint Services, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange training as well as AWS Cloud Architect and Microsoft Azure Architect Training to corporate clients and Veterans. Derrick has completed his Masters in Science in Microwaves and Modern Optics and his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from University College, London. Derrick has worked as a consultant for Nortel Networks, HP, IBM, 3COM and Motorola.
Richard Mobley is a highly experienced Splunk and Cyber Security instructor who teaches Splunk, Security+, CEH, and other courses. He has more than 10 years of relevant cyber security experience with proficiency in ICAM, SOC, data protection, Penetration Testing, and related security disciplines. Richard has worked on a contract with different government and intel agencies to install, configure, and deploy Splunk and other cyber-related appliances and software. In Splunk, created different indices for data ingestion, ingested data from edge security devices and internal DMZ devices. He has edited and improved internal security best practices and run books to include reactionary procedures and recovery lifecycles. Richard has implemented lab/testing infrastructure and software and created associated policies, procedures, and runbooks. He has worked with the office of the CIO to create and implement internal training and awareness campaigns. Richard has multiple advanced credentials including Splunk Power User, Fireeye, Palo Alto, F5 etc.
James Beamon is a highly experienced instructor who teaches CISSP, CISM, CISA and other management courses in Cyber Security. James is experienced Senior Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the military industry. He is highly skilled in Analytical Skills, Government, Command, Intelligence Support, Information Assurance, and U.S. Department of Defense. Strong program and project management professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Assurance/Cyber Security, and National Security Studies. James holds several advanced credentials such as CISSP, ISSEP, CAP, CGEIT etc. and is a graduate of United States Air Force University.
Chandra is a professional AWS Cloud Computing Trainer and a Solutions Architect Leader. Chandra is responsible for architecting enterprise-grade AWS solutions, owning the technical relationship and deliverables for a GSI, develop and execute multi-day workshops, lead whiteboarding sessions, author white papers and blog posts, and respond to complex technical inquiries. Chandra has architected complex and large AWS solutions and has successfully guided several migrations. He loves to dive deep into cloud-based technologies and often works side by side with some of the top technical talents in the industry. He holds multiple advanced credentials including AWS Solutions Architect Professional and several specialty certifications.
Prem has an intuitive ability to be able to envision technological changes and provide technical direction and training to the companies and customers. Prem is also involved as an adjunct faculty for instructing graduate-level degree courses in Cyber Forensics, Big Data, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing at various reputable universities like the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Strayer University, and several others. Prem holds several advanced academic credentials including MS in Computer Science, MBA in Marketing and has completed his coursework towards a Ph.D. in Cyber Security from George Mason University. He also holds 100+ advanced IT Certifications and Credentials including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, CSM, CHFI, VCP, GIAC, GCIH, ITILv3, CCSP, CCNP, CCVP, and several others.
Bob is highly experienced Certified EC Council Instructor responsible for teaching classes such as Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Security+, CND, CHFI. Bob has 15+ years in the industry. He is the founder for BWA (Bob Withers Associate) and provides consulting in cyber security, cyber forensics, ethical hacking, certified Network Defender and many other IT areas.
Tim is an experienced CompTIA Instructor who teaches various CompTIA courses including A+, Security+, and Network+. Tim is a results-driven IT professional with enterprise experience in distributed systems. His experience includes network and server operations support, In-depth expertise in the implementation, analysis, optimization, troubleshooting, and documentation of distributed computing systems. Strong “hands-on” technical knowledge of multiple operating systems including Windows 2003/2000/NT, Windows XP, Windows Terminal Server, Novell Netware, and Unix. Tim currently holds multiple vendor certifications such as MCSE (Windows 2000, Windows 2003, NT 4.0, and NT 3.51), MCT, MCP+I, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco CCAI, and Cisco CCSI.
Avinash is a professional Cisco trainer and teaches courses such as Network+, Cisco CCNA, and Cisco CCNP. Avinash has over 10 years of teaching and job experience with networking solutions. He holds a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Marketing & Strategy from the University of Virginia. Avinash has successfully led design of Application based test environment for various Wireless Service providers and architected complex Network solutions. Avinash teaches Intellectual Point’s CCNA and CCNP courses.
Shivani Karikar specializes in CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), DevOps, and AWS classes. Shivani has over 5 years of work and teaching experience. She has experience with Kali Linux, AWS, Azure, YubiKey, WAMP, WordPress, JIRA, Confluence, and Microsoft Office Suite. She knows Python, Objective C, SPL, SQL, PHP, HTML, and CSS. She has her CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
Jesse is an accomplished Microsoft Certified Trainer, and also holds certifications for the CompTIA courses, A+, Security+, Network+, and Project+. His ability to rapidly adapt and shape new course content never fails to provide management with options and has the result of providing competitive edges to the class of students. He has been consistently requested as the preferred instructor by companies because of his ability to adapt his teaching style and delivery of content to meet the skills' levels of his students.
John has been providing training for Intellectual Point’s customers for 5+ years. John has successfully taught courses such as Network+, Cisco CCNA, Cisco CCNP, and courses in various pathways such as Systems Administration Pathway, etc. He is in high demand as an Instructor and the students are consistently rating him highly. John created a nationwide MCSE and CISCO training business offering intensive certification training in all aspects of Microsoft and Cisco technology. He trained 30 engineers who achieved MCSE certification in 3 weeks for Pacific Gas and Electric at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente, California. John brings not only the academic rigor required for teaching the DevOps and Cyber Security Warrior Pathways but also brings a ton of practical experience to the classroom to ensure success for the veterans and attendees.
Don has over 25 years of experience in software research and development and has been working in the cloud since 2015. He is an AWS Certified Solution Architect, AWS Certified Developer, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator, and Kubernetes Certified Application Developer. He is also a recognized author and speaker. Don is a hands-on architect and prefers spending most of his time developing cloud-native solutions with Kubernetes. He has assisted JP Morgan & Chase’s lines of business on a worldwide basis in their journey from traditional on-premise applications to cloud-native applications on AWS and Kubernetes. This included: creating content and labs for AWS Quick Start Workshops and Kubernetes Boot Camps; delivering these workshops and boot camps to application architects and developers, and reviewing current state on-prem architectures and causing target state cloud architectures.
Alexis Valencia has extensive experience providing in-person and remote (virtual) training in technical and administrative/managerial aspects of technology: cloud and cloud services; virtualization (and its component IT techs, computer-networking-storage); and cybersecurity; as well as training in the administrative and process management areas. Mr. Valencia has experience delivering content to diverse audiences, cultures, and members of the Military, including the use of diverse delivery methods at locations around the world.
Joshua Porto has been providing training for Intellectual Point’s customers for 3+ years. He is in high demand as an Instructor and the students are consistently rating him highly. Joshua is very good at teaching Splunk and DevOps, Data Science, and other pathways at Intellectual Point. Intellectual Point distributes assessments to the students for completion and Melvin receives consistent accolades. He is a proven, professional IT training Instructor. Joshua Porto is highly knowledgeable on Splunk, Tableau, and Big Data Analytics tools used in the SOC. Joshua Porto is a highly experienced instructor who teaches Splunk, Tableau, Security+, and DevOps and Data Science courses Joshua is an experienced Senior Architect and Cyber Security Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the industry with top organizations.
Tony is an experienced technical instructor with comprehensive technical knowledge and experience training thousands of sales and IT professionals on how to leverage cutting-edge technologies to increase revenue and maximize productivity. Strategic leader with demonstrated ability to transform inefficient operations into profitable business solutions. He is a trusted technical advisor and subject matter expert on virtualization and VMWare, Citrix, Cisco, and Microsoft products.
“If a person is trying to get into the IT field and the IT security field then this place can do a lot.” -David McPhatter, CISSP, CISM, ...
“If a person is trying to get into the IT field and the IT security field then this place can do a lot.”
-David McPhatter, CISSP, CISM, CEH, CASP, Security+, Cloud+, Network+
Information Systems Security Manager, Northrop Grumman
“They were really accommodating for financial support. I was able to pay on a monthly basis, they set up a payment plan that made it convenient so ...
“They were really accommodating for financial support. I was able to pay on a monthly basis, they set up a payment plan that made it convenient so I didn’t have to pay the tuition all at once. There are more courses I want to take at Intellectual Point.”
“These trainings are more interactive because Prem brings in a lot of real experience, it clearly goes to show how much he has worked in the cyber ...
“These trainings are more interactive because Prem brings in a lot of real experience, it clearly goes to show how much he has worked in the cyber security space—he brings that into the class.”
-Ramprasad Venkat, PMP, ITIL, V3, CISSP
Cyber Security Project Manager, Mantech
“The environment in the class was motivating, everyone was participating, we learned from each other. We got a lot of practice which helped us get not just ...
“The environment in the class was motivating, everyone was participating, we learned from each other. We got a lot of practice which helped us get not just get the certification but also get some practical knowledge to help us in our jobs as well.”
-Zuhdi Arnous, CCNA, CCNP, R&S, CCNA Security, Security+
Technical Team Lead, INOVA
Abraham Lewis, Jr.
“After revamping my resume and putting it out there I started getting calls from people everywhere and my salary leapt right away, it was amazing.” - Abraham ...
“After revamping my resume and putting it out there I started getting calls from people everywhere and my salary leapt right away, it was amazing.”
– Abraham Lewis, Jr., CISSP, CEH, CAP, AWS
Cybersecurity Analyst, Fannie Mae
“My instructor Prem had such sharp industry experience that he brought to the course. The classes, the lectures, the practical applications, you don’t get this other places.” ...
“My instructor Prem had such sharp industry experience that he brought to the course. The classes, the lectures, the practical applications, you don’t get this other places.”
-Kajli Prince, Security+
Founder/CEO, Prince Enterprises International, LLC
“I would recommend anyone that has a passion for IT or cyber or making a difference in the world, making it more safe—come to Intellectual Point.” -Diana ...
“I would recommend anyone that has a passion for IT or cyber or making a difference in the world, making it more safe—come to Intellectual Point.”
-Diana Roix, Security+, ITIL, CSM
Call Center Technician, Applied Computer Technology, Inc.
“At Intellectual Point they are very student friendly and the labs are excellent. It was very good to have hands-on material and hands-on courses.” -Rajiv Koul Senior ...
“At Intellectual Point they are very student friendly and the labs are excellent. It was very good to have hands-on material and hands-on courses.”
Senior Software Engineer, Entega Systems
“What’s the next thing coming that people are going to be looking towards, Cloud, virtualization? At Intellectual Point you get this breadth of experience that was a ...
“What’s the next thing coming that people are going to be looking towards, Cloud, virtualization? At Intellectual Point you get this breadth of experience that was a huge benefit.”
-Kajli Prince, Security+
Founder/CEO, Prince Enterprises International, LLC
“It changed my life because I got certifications that matter in IT and I got one job that was paying me more than the two jobs I ...
“It changed my life because I got certifications that matter in IT and I got one job that was paying me more than the two jobs I was doing.”
Oracle DBA, USAID
“I didn’t see the importance of getting certifications. But when they emphasized certifications is one of the things that will give you a better foot in the ...
“I didn’t see the importance of getting certifications. But when they emphasized certifications is one of the things that will give you a better foot in the door and really goes to show what you know, beyond hands-on but also academically, that made the difference.”
-Prince Okpalaeze, ITIL, AWS
“I highly recommend Intellectual Point. I am a proud student who matriculated through their PMP/CAPM course. The instructor and staff were very engaging, high energy, and created ...
“I highly recommend Intellectual Point. I am a proud student who matriculated through their PMP/CAPM course. The instructor and staff were very engaging, high energy, and created an atmosphere that is conducive for learning. The team was very supportive after I completed my CAPM course. They also provided the students with review sessions. With support and determination, I passed the CAPM exam above target. I’m so thankful for their professionalism, leadership and support.”
-Bridget Robinson, CAPM, MA
“Prem showed me the options for how to get to my dream, to get to my goal. We made a plan together and I did the courses ...
“Prem showed me the options for how to get to my dream, to get to my goal. We made a plan together and I did the courses here. I got the practical and academic knowledge I needed.”
-Zuhdi Arnous, CCNA, CCNP, R&S, CCNA Security, Security+
Technical Team Lead, INOVA