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Instructor bio and work experience


Edward L. Crookshanks, MCT, CSM 


Mr. Crookshanks has been teaching on a part-time basis since 2003, both at an institutional level as an Adjunct Professor and as a Certified Trainer.  As an Adjunct Professor he taught undergraduate courses in Visual C++, VB.NET, networking and network design.  He also advised a new curriculum based on open source tools and products including Java, MySQL, Apache, and others.  After becoming a Microsoft Certified Trainer in 2005 Mr. Crookshanks delivered various Microsoft Official Curriculum courses including those on C#, ASP.NET, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and SQL Server programming.  He has instructed and performed development on diverse platforms in addition to Microsoft including Java and Java Servlets, PHP, Apache, Tomcat, Android, and Objective-C programming for the iPhone.  Active in the local development community, he participates and occasionally presents to the local developerís guild.


Professionally, Mr. Crookshanks has over 20 years of experience in software development for component-based systems, primarily in the design and implementation of business logic and data components, databases, and the integration of those components with web-based and desktop applications. The majority of this experience has been with server and back-end products such as Visual C++, Java, SQL Server, and Oracle. Recently he has also designed web-based front ends using ASP.NET MVC and JavaScript.  He currently uses the Agile software development methodology, but has previous experience in a CMMI level 4 environment.


For the past 11+ years Mr. Crookshanks has worked in the financial services industry using .NET, Java, Oracle, SQL Server, Tibco, and many other tools to support line-of-business efforts and procedures.  This has included web and desktop applications, service applications, and batch processing utilities utilizing FTP, MQ, and web service communication.  Prior to that he was employed at a consulting firm using Java, Oracle, AspectJ, JUnit, and Eclipse for a multi-tiered web application for maintenance scheduling, defect tracking and escalation, and problem reporting and resolution for a large distributed user base.  Other employment has included C++ SCADA communication software, point-of-sale and financial security applications, signal processing, medical imaging, and data warehousing.



BS, Electrical Engineering, West Virginia Institute of Technology.  1993

MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia.  1995


Current Certifications

Certified Scrum Master  (CSM).

Certified Scrum Product Owner  (CSPO).

Previous Certifications

Microsoft Certified Trainer  (MCT) - Expried

Microsoft Certifed Professional Developer for the Enterprise.  (MCPD - Enterprise) - Expired