Mark-new-pic.jpgMark Highum is a Computer Network Systems and Security Instructor at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba.  Highum has been employed at Bay College since 1996.  Originally hired as an Electronics Instructor, Highum wrote the Computer Systems Technology Degree in 1999 and transferred to that program full time in 2006, now called Computer Network Systems and Security.  He holds a Masters of Science in Career and Technical Education (Highest Distinction) from Ferris State University.  He has earned certifications from the ETA in Senior Electronics Technician, CompTIA in A+, Network+, and Security+, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA- 5 Exams) in Windows XP and Windows Server and Network Environment. Highum was named an Outstanding Educator for Bay College in 2008-2009.  Highum has passed the MTA Windows 7 OS, and Networking certifications. In 2010, Highum attained the CompTIA Linux+ and Linux Professional Institute certifications and recently attended Mobile Applications training and served as a judge for Mechatronics at the Skills USA National competition.

Karl Linderoth is a Computer Network Systems & Security and GIS Instructor at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba.  Linderoth started in IT in 1996 as a bench tech and network tech, eventually being promoted to Director of Information Systems at Michigan Works where he managed networks in 7 locations. He has been employed at Bay College since 2001 and enjoys teaching both Intro to Linux and Advanced Linux, Network Security, and Microsoft server courses.  Linderoth splits his time between the West Campus in Iron Mountain and the Main Campus in Escanaba and works closely with evolving K12 Early College programs.

Linderoth holds a Master’s of Science in Career Technical Education including 18 credits in management information systems, computer science, and network security from Ferris State University. Linderoth was named an Outstanding Educator at Bay College in 2005-2006, and again in 2010-2011. He has been active in Information Technology positions for more than 20 years and holds lifetime certifications from CompTIA in Network+, Convergence+ (Voice Over IP), and Security+CE. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) in Windows Server Administration, and has earned multiple Microsoft Technology Associate certifications including Mobility and Device Fundamentals, Database, and Cloud Fundamentals. Most recently he earned the CompTIA Security+ CE certification that meets the DoD 8140 requirements for both technical and management information assurance employment and auditing of DoD subcontractors.

Summer 2018 Happenings at Bay College Computer Network Systems and Security:
-Bay College is collaborating with IBM Security specialists, Northern Michigan University, and several K12 and Intermediate School Districts to submit a bid to the State of Michigan to become a Cyber Hub for Cybersecurity Education for the Upper Peninsula. 

-Linderoth spent two days reinstalling the Windows 10 Operating system on the CNSS Department Hololens devices.  Next, he downloaded new 3D Augmented Reality applications on the devices and is now relearning how to use them in preparation for classroom instruction this fall.

-Linderoth has spent several days work “pro bono” with companies and agencies in the Escanaba area to install new equipment (routers, switches, Network Video recorders and cameras, etc..).  Keeps his skills sharp!

-Linderoth attended Cybersecurity conference whose focus was on how to implement cyber and security activities into high schools and middle schools.

                            "Stay thirsty, my friends...for KNOWLEDGE!"

purdyw.jpgWilliam Purdy  is a Computer Network Systems and Security Instructor and full time Lab and Learning Assistant for Bay de Noc Community College.  William has been a part-time instructor at Bay College since Fall 2003. He has earned CompTIA's A+ certification and is Cisco CCNA certified. He also has passed the MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals, Software Development Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, Database Administration and Networking Fundamentals and recently has attended IPv6 and Hybrid Storage training. William has been named Outstanding Part-Time Faculty in 2008 and 2012. He has worked in the industry for over 10 years and has his own business - Rapid River IT Services.
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