Bas van Kaam
Bas van Kaam
As far as my professional career is concerned, here goes... My name is Bas (Sebastiaan actually) van Kaam, I am 35 years old and part of the IT industry just short of 15 years. I started out as a Helpdesk support technician 14 years ago (did some other stuff in between) and have been climbing the ladder ever since. I Worked my way up to system engineering and architecting mostly through self-study, attending seminars and webinars which I enjoy doing. The best way to describe me as a professional, I guess, is as a thoroughbred IT generalist. Although I have been involved in several Citrix (XenApp) related projects in the past, most of my experience comes from Microsoft oriented projects, at least up to 2012, both I am passionate about.
Currently I'm a Senior Consultant at Qwise, one of the leading SBC (Citrix) & Microsoft consultancy companies in the Netherlands, and I'm involved in several projects throughout the year. I’m specialized in (partly) designing, building, maintaining and optimizing Microsoft & SBC oriented infrastructures for mid-sized companies and to give you an idea on my current certification status, this is what I’ve been up to for the past twelve years or so:
Citrix expertNutanix Platform Sales Engineer (NPSE), Nutanix Platform Sales Representative (NPSR), Citrix Certified Expert (CCE-AD) - Architecting, Assessing and Designing Apps and Desktops, Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA), Citrix Certified Sales Professional 2013 (CCSP), MCSE on Windows Server 2012 Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA on Windows Server 2012, Citrix Certified Sales Professional 2012 (CCSP), Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualization (CCEE), Citrix CCA XenServer 6.0, Citrix CCA XenDesktop 5.0, Citrix CCAA XenApp 6.5, Citrix CCA XenApp 5.0 & 6.5, MCITP Enterprise & Server Administrator Server 2008, MCSA on Windows Server 2008, MCSE & MCSA on Windows Server 2003 + Security + Messaging, Multiple MCTS's & MCP's, RES Powuserfuse Series 8, CompTIA A+ & I-Net+, PDI Praktijk Diploma Informatica, ITIL V2 & V3, PRINCE2, Cisco CNAP.
My main focus for 2014 will continue be the Citrix portfolio as I’m trying to shift my focus more and more towards the Citrix side of things, something I started doing since January of 2013 and is going really well! Around that time I also started basvankaam.com which has been a huge success up till now, it grew from 300 to 700 monthly views in the first two months to