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.