Screen shot 2009-12-13 at 7.31.56 PM_2Ross Brunson has more than 25 years of experience as a Linux and Open Source trainer, training manager, and technologist and is author of the popular LPIC-1 Exam Cram (QUE Publishing), and the very popular:

Pearson Press CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Cert Guide.

Ross is currently senior training/certification engineer at SUSE where he has been responsible for the refresh of the SUSE Certification Program, implemented 9 hands-on certification exams and is responsible for thousands of attendees getting their valuable SUSE Certifications.

He previously spent over five years as the director of member services for the Linux Professional Institute, where he contributed to placing a number of LPI courses into the Cisco Networking Academy, conducted dozens of Train-the-Trainer sessions, and provided sales enablement support for the worldwide Master Affiliate network spanning more than 100 countries.

Ross holds a number of key IT certifications and is also author of several successful technical books and dozens of technical courses for major organizations (including being the founder of and author of the first LPI Certification Bootcamps).

He is skilled at both contributing to and building community around IT products.

He lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, with his family and enjoys traveling far and wide, winter sports, and photography.