Darren Spooner

Systems Engineer in Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center at UAH

Contact

301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Campus Map

Biography

 

Darren Spooner is a system engineer in the Office of Information Technology at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. In this position, Darren functions as a lead in the virtualized environment that includes multi-location VMware vSphere infrastructure. He has been in the information technology field for the last eight years, providing a multitude of solutions for employers including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Windows Active Directory, network design and support, disaster recovery/business continuity planning, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and much more.

Darren currently holds the following certifications: VMware Certified Professional - Data CenterVMware VCAP5-DCD, VMware VCP5-DCV, VMware VCP-DCV, Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012, Microsoft MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010, Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA DATA CENTER), CompTIA® Security+, CompTIA® Network+, CompTIA® Network+ CE, CompTIA® A+, CompTIA A+ CE, AXELOS ITIL® 4 Foundation CPD, and American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)


Education

  • M.Eng., Systems Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2021
  • M.S., Information Technology, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2019
  • M.B.A., Project Management, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017
  • B.S.B.A., Management Information Systems, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2008

Expertise

  • VMware Data Center Virtualization, VCP6-DTM, VCP6-DCV, VCAP-DCD, VCP5-DCV, and VCP4-DCV
  • Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 and MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
  • CompTIA A+, A+ CE, Network+, Network+ CE, and Security+
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)
  • AXELOS Global Best practice ITIL┬« Foundation CPD
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) and Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center)