About

My name is John Capobianco ! a 20-year IT professional who has fallen in love with automation. I created this website to help other IT professionals learn how to modernize their approach to problem solving with an automated DevOps infrastructure as code approach.

Education and Certifications

Computer Programmer Analyst
St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario
September 2000 – May 2003

Recipient of RC SHORT FIRST DECADE PRIZE

“Awarded to a graduate student of any program who has returned to college to further his or her education after
a period of absence from the formal educational system; and has demonstrated the ideal of lifelong learning”

CompTIA A+
December 2004

CompTIA Network+
May 2006

Microsoft Certified Professional: Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
May 2007

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician: Windows XP
May 2007

Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuration
August 2008

Microsoft® Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista
August 2008

Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
July 2009

Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
September 2009

Microsoft® Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
October 2009

Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
November 2009

Microsoft® Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
January 2010

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
April 2010

ITIL Foundation
September 2010

Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2008
April 2012

Microsoft Certified Professional: Microsoft Certified Professional
April 2012

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
June 2014

Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation
June 2014

Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core
June 2014

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
June 2015

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
November 2015

Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Design
November 2015

CCNA Data Center
December 2017

Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Design
June 2019

CCNP Data Center
December 2019

Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Core
December 2019

Career in IT

Information Technology Systems Officer
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Kingston, Ontario
May 2002 – June 2004

IT Administrator
Marine Museum, Kingston, Ontario
June 2004 – August 2004

Information Technology Support Analyst
Limestone District School Board, Kingston, Ontario
August 2004 – January 2005

QA Analyst – infoWeb platform
Xenos, North York, Ontario
January 2005 – May 2005

Managed Services – Network / Server Analyst
GenX Solutions, Toronto, Ontario
June 2005 – December 2005

Sr. Desktop Support Analyst
Empire Life, Kingston, Ontario
December 2005 – June 2008

Network / Server Analyst II
Empire Life, Kingston, Ontario
June 2008 – August 2013

Professor, Computer Networking and Technical Support Program
COMP 213 – Windows Server 2008 R2
COMP 223 – Network Design
St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario
January 2010 – August 2013

Sr. Infrastructure Architect
House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario
August 2013 – August 2015

Technical Advisor
House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario
August 2015 – April 2019

Sr. IT Planner and Integrator
House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario
April 2019 – present