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RssR Yost IT Consultant

I am a Network Engineer / IT Professional Consultant with over 5 years of Networks, Hardware, Operating Systems, plus Programs experience. I have excellent customer service, communication, IT and Management skills. I have worked with large scale corporations as well as small businesses. I am eager to apply my skills in a professional manner and adhere to company standards

Network Engineer

Akron, OH

About Me


Information Technology


Network Engineer


Technician Bureau Install Technician June 2007 – June 2007 Installed Fujitsu Imprint Kiosk, Card reader and cutter plus HP workstation for Staples Connected patch cables for new system plus downloaded new OS and programs Tested and troubleshot new installs to see if worked properly. . Install Technician April 2007 – April 2007 Installed Fujitsu POS equipment for Payless Shoes Stores in Mentor, Cleveland and Lakewood. Updated OS from 2000 to XP. Tested and troubleshot new installs to see if worked properly. . Install Technician March 2007 – March 2007 Lead technician for install of 7 POS Fujitsu registers at H and M store in North Olmsted Installed 2 servers, 2 UPS, Cisco Switch and 3 HP printers Installation was for grand opening of store Install Technician January 2007- January 2007 Uninstalled POS equipment at Liz Claiborne in Beachwood, OH Removed cash register, servers, PC’s, router, switches, and UPS’s Boxed equipment and sent back to manufactures Install Technician January 2007- January 2007 Uninstalled POS cash register for PETCO in Richmond Heights, OH Boxed up cash register and sent back to manufacturer Install Technician September 2006 – September 2006 Installed one gigabyte of memory into Kiosk computers at different Walgreens in Ohio Updated Kiosk Computers from Windows 2000 to Windows XP professional using Ghost along with different programs for pictures Tested systems after updates to make sure that they worked properly Insight Network Server Installer February 2007- March2007 Installed IBM 266 Servers at various locations through out Summit County replacing NCR 98 Servers for Bridgestone/Firestone Installed new KVM at all locations Updated server form Windows 2000 Server to Windows 2003 Server using sysprep and conversion zip file Ran new network wires when necessary Troubleshoot and test installation of server after installed to make sure worked properly World Link Network Installer February 2007- March 2007 Installed IBM CPU Touch Screen Monitors for Aramark locations throughout Ohio. Upgraded systems from Windows 2000 Professional to XP Professional using over network installation Marked wiring and cable after installations of CPU Touch Monitors and tested installation to make sure worked properly Troubleshoot any problems that came up Infiniti Systems Group Network Engineer/ IT Consultant October 2006 – November 2006 Worked for Akron General Medical Center as a Network Engineer/ IT Consultant Respond to help desk calls on phone or in person. Troubleshoot problems on LAN and WAN in person or using LAN Desk. Installed and configured over the network Microsoft Office Products 97, 2000, and 2003, Extra Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Adaware, Chart Max, Ansos, MacAfee Anti Virus, Group Wise 5 and 7, Microsoft operating systems 95, 98, NT and 2000 plus XP professional, RAD Plus, and other hospital programs as needed. Taught users how to use newly installed programs listed above. Also taught users how to delete temporary internet files, delete cookies, disk clean up and disk defragmenter to improve quality and efficiency. Created sessions for HIS, Group Wise and Chart Max by connecting to a server Removed viruses and ad ware, by using ERD, Hijacker or manually removed viruses. Advised hospital and department personnel / directors on best programs for network Replaced Dell and Hewlett Packard equipment on network as needed and transferred files that are needed over the network or by disk. Created users and reset passwords on LAN and domains. Configured printers locally and on the network. DR Squared IT Consultant October 2000 – December 2006 Applied excellent troubleshooting and logical problem solving skills since 2000 via telephone or in person. Applied prospecting approach using a central point of contact between customer/users on a day to day basis. Maintained systems, downloaded XP Operating System, troubleshoot viruses and system problems after system was hit by lightning. Assisted client in setting up a VPN between his office and corporate. Educated owner on using XP Operating System and showed him how to run systems more efficiently. Presently on call 24/7 as personal consultant Applied strong leadership skills Presently coordinating with business owner to improve new business contracts and consulting with old customers on updating systems to improve their bottom line. Sybase Infusion Pump Engineer April 2006 –September 2006 Installing med plus one and libraries on LAN and WAN at different hospital locations. A+ Plum Systems, configuring and troubleshooting systems from a PC or Server. Advising the customer how to install network and configure systems plus Help build and configure laptop to install systems using the proper service packs. Repair Infusion pump to use in medical organizations Completed work orders on a timely basis Provided dependable installation of infusion pumps at more than 5 new customer sites over 2 states Pomeroy Network Technician January 2006 – January 2006 Worked with Cleveland city schools as a Migration Technician Migrated computers, cabling and printers off network at one school to another school to setup new network LAN. Connected networks to the intranet and internet. Checked all computers after installation to make sure all were running properly. Completed work orders on a timely basis. Network Technician November 2005 - December 2005 Worked with First Merit bank as a Install PC Technician Upgraded Windows 3.1, 95, 98 and Windows 2000 Professional to Windows XP Service pack 2 with IBM DUAL XEON processor computers on LAN and WAN. Set up printers (HP laser jet 4 and 5) on Novell Network and trained users how to use printers. Set up GroupWise server and trained users for use of mail program. Worked/repaired IBM Dual XEON Computers. Responsible for all users in all depts. (over 200 users) to train to use new programs that were installed. Completed work orders on a timely basis Highly effective in explaining technical matters to non-technical people via phone or in person Smart Source Install Tech June 2007- June 2007 Worked with Getronics to update old POS equipment for Honey Baked Hams Replaced old Mangers Station with new Dell OptiPlex GX 150 Cleaned Dell Power Edge 1800 File Server Replaced old POS equipment with Dell OptiPlex GX 150 Order Entry Station with scanner and card readers Cleaned up old network cabling that was not being used and workstation areas Updated OS from Windows 2000 to XP Professional Boxed up old equipment per company instructions for shipping PC Tech April 2007- May 2007 Installed CMS tuners in Dell computers for Doctors and Massillon Community Hospital Checked to see if triad tuners reported properly. Troubleshoot problems as they came up PC Tech April 2007- May 2007 Installed CMS tuners in Dell computers for Barberton Hospital Checked to see if triad tuners reported properly to corporate. Troubleshoot problems as they came up Lead Tech September 2005 - September 2005 Worked as a Lead Tech with Univar Corporation Lead Tech in charge of 4 Techs, for rollout of XP Service Pak 2 using Ghost on 32 desktop and portable Dell computers on a LAN, meeting the deadline on time. Updated printing systems after install of XP Service Pak 2 with new driver. Troubleshot dial-up and networking problems. Troubleshot Outlook Caching documents on portable Dell computers. Completed reports and adjusted script for rollout of XP Service Pak 2 for Dell Client. Assisted users in learning how to use printers, copiers and Outlook Express after rollout. Highly effective in explaining technical matters to non-technical people via phone or one on one Integrity Services PC Tech/ Network Engineer June 2005 – July 2005 Served as Network Administrator/PC Tech for NBD Inc restoration business. Troubleshot network problems with OS, Switches, Hubs, servers, PC’s and Cabling on a LAN and WAN. Worked with Active Directory, Profiles and User Permissions. Educated/trained users for Outlook, Microsoft Office 2003, Fox Pro and Goldmine. Worked with Windows 2000/2003 Server in use of Domain Controllers and Active Directory. Defragmented computers and maintained/monitored network. Repaired PC’s, Servers and computer equipment damaged by weather conditions – using Microscopic. Highly effective in explaining technical matters to non-technical people via phone or one on one Experience with Dell and Compaq systems and HP Printers Coast To Coast Solutions PC Tech June 2005 – June 2005 Worked as a PC Tech with the State of Ohio and Diebold Encoded calculators for computers for use in voting booths. Troubleshoot encountered problems while encoding calculators. National Institute of Technology October 2002 - January 2004 (selected as student) Assisted in upgrading Windows NT to Windows 2000 Server using Ghost. Assisted/trained students in downloading Windows 98 and Windows XP and other miscellaneous IT programs. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Account Executive August 1999 – April 2000 Consulted with new business clients and individuals on different computer programs and tracks to obtain Certifications. Advised Businesses on the differences between Windows 2000 and Windows NT to better fit their business needs Set up classes and certification tracks for students

Ideal Companies:

sogeti, General Motors, microsoft

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Akron, OH

Major Responsibilities

customer services is very important to explain all parts of IT to people in easy to understand. Knowledge of how to trouble shoot problems that occur on the network by using a procedure starting with hardware to software

Work Experiences

10/2000 - Present



  • Consult with companies and individuals on best IT solutions for them.



Associate Degree

National Institute of Technology

  • Computer Information Services