Alfred S. Mercer
Louisiana Tech University
90 College Credit Hours (Senior, more than enough credits for
an associates degree)
Major: Technical Writing, Minor: Computer Science
I have taken many Progress 4GL classes on programming in WebSpeed and the 4GL GUI environments as well as a multitude of training courses from Microsoft and others. I also attend programming users groups whenever possible as well as any other programs available to further my knowledge on subjects relevant to my career.
United States Navy
Highest rank: Third Class Petty Officer
2009 – Present
Disabled / Retired
March 2004 - 2009
Sr. Programmer/Analyst responsible for development and maintenance of WebSpeed and Progress GUI applications and the conversion and maintenance of legacy ASP and HTML based intranet and internet applications to WebSpeed.
June 2000 – February 2004
Brass Eagle, Inc.
August 1997 – May 2000
Allied Building Stores, Inc.
October 1995 - August 1997
R-S-H Engineering, Inc.
Maintain approximately 150 PCs on a Novell network consisting of mirrored 4.1 SFT3 main servers and 6 sub-servers using 4.1 and 3.12 connecting 5 offices in Monroe, LA. and several others across the US. Create and maintain Network Objects (Users, Groups, Objects) and set access rights for same, perform daily backups and file restorations as needed, set up and maintain dial-up network access. Perform all aspects of hardware and software maintenance and upgrades on our Networks and PCs. Administrate our BBS and Internet sites. Create Organization Charts and business letters. Order and receive computer related materials as well as evaluate software and hardware.
August 1991 - October 1995
Louisiana Tech University, College of Engineering
Administrate and maintain Civil Engineering network. Assist
with College of Engineering network administration and maintenance. Maintain
DOS area of University Internet FTP site. Maintain computer and lab equipment
for Civil and Chemical Engineering departments. Install, configure and maintain
software. Assist the faculty, staff and students in the use of various software
and hardware. Evaluate, recommend and order software and hardware for Civil and
Chemical Engineering departments. Work with Internet, Unix, Novell, LANtastic,
TCP/IP, Quattro Pro, Lotus 123, WordPerfect (Windows & DOS), Windows,
DESQview X-Windows, dBase, Clipper and various other software products used by
the university. Create various database programs for internal use using Visual
Basic, MS Access and other Object oriented languages. Design, build and
maintain various mechanical and electrical devices for lab use. Program MS
Access database and reports used in multi-million dollar State study of injuries
and fatalities on Louisiana highways.
Internet & BBS:
Windows was my primary working environment and I have been a Windows user and administrator since version 3. I have integrated NT, 2000 and XP and earlier workstations and servers into multi-server, multi-protocol networks and installed, configured and administrated RAS Services for dial-up client services.
I set have up DOS and Windows PC workstations on a Campus-wide PC/TCP UNIX network at Louisiana Tech. These installations consisted of running the cables (both twisted pair and thin coax), installation and configuration of Ethernet cards, and the installation and configuration of Ethernet and network software as well as the day-to-day maintenance and use of the resources available both locally and on the network. At A.B.S., I assisted in the day-to-day user administration, maintenance and upkeep of the SCO-Unix system. At Brass Eagle, I had root access and worked in the UNIX environment to create and maintain programs and update/modify databases.
(Versions 2.x to 4.1 SFT3):
Set-up, maintain and administer servers and workstations, run and terminate cable, install outlets, install and configure repeaters, set access rights to network, install configure and maintain shared resources, install configure and maintain diskless workstations, configuration and support of dial-up networking (nodes and remote control) and perform system backups and restorations.
ASP, XML, MS Access, MS Word, MS Excel, WordPerfect Macros, ProComm Scripts, Clipper, dBase, DOS Batch Files, and Basic (a through Q).
References available on request
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