Thomas Salazar


To obtain a position where I can apply and further develop my Cisco Internetworking knowledge and teaching experience.  I desire a position where I am responsible for and directly involved in the success of individual students as well as the development of the program in general.


2000-2001               Cisco Systems, Inc.                                  World Wide

Cisco Certified Network Associate

·         CCNA obtained July, 2000

Cisco Certified Design Associate

·         CCDA obtained August 2000

Cisco Certified Network Professional

·         CCNP obtained December 2000

Cisco Certified Academy Instructor

·         CCAI obtained July 2001

Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert

·         CCIE Qualification Exam scheduled for June 2004


2004                 Westwood College of Technology                Anaheim, CA

Computer Networking Instructor

·         Conduct Microsoft Server 2000 Active Directory and Networking Classes.


2000-2004          Coastline Community College          Garden Grove, CA

Computer Information Systems Instructor

·         Conduct Cisco Networking Academy Classes and Labs.


2001-2003          SER, Jobs For Progress, Inc.                 Santa Ana, CA

Computer Science Instructor

·         Develop computer courses.

·         Responsible for LAN implementation and maintenance.


2001-2002          Goldenwest College                     Huntington Beach, CA

Information Technology Instructor

·         Develop advanced Cisco Systems courses.

·         Conduct Cisco Networking Academy Classes and Labs.


2001-2002          Irvine Valley College                                          Irvine, CA

Computer Information Management Instructor

·         Implemented Cisco Networking Academy Program at satellite campus.

·         Conduct Cisco Networking Academy Classes and Labs.


2000-2004                                        Orange, CA


·         Consult and Train in the design and installation of Cisco equipment in LAN and WAN environments.

·         Configure, troubleshoot and maintain LANs and WANs based on Cisco Systems hardware.


1996-2000          American Marketing                              Costa Mesa, CA

LAN Administrator

·         Responsible for installing and troubleshooting intraoffice LANS.


2000-2001          Coastline Community College          Garden Grove, CA

·         CCAI awarded, Cisco Certified Academy Instructor Program.

1987-1988          Chinese University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong, China

·         Exchange Program between University of California at Riverside.

·         Studied Mandarin and Chinese history and culture.

1986          California State University                                     Fullerton, CA

·         Bachelor’s of Arts awarded.

 Interests and Activities

Arrange donations of computer systems to needy organizations in conjunction with Extreme Dream of Anaheim, CA. Last completed program involved 60 units for SER. Current projects involve an orphanage in Thailand and The Third R in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka government.

Setup and maintained informal language and cultural exchange with local Chinese in Hong Kong and Thais in Thailand.

International Asian Studies Programme, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Attended the 20th Reunion/Seminar on Peace and Security in Hong Kong after the British “Handover.”

1989 and 1991
Traveled through Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

YWCA International Language School, Bangkok, Thailand.  Studied Thai language; reading, writing and conversation.


English:   Native Speaker.

Spanish:  Intermediate level of reading, writing and conversation.

Thai:        Basic level of conversation.


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