Zachary Kerns

Zachary Kerns

As a Systems Administrator at Advantage Technology, I perform routine maintenance on customer’s servers, workstations, and networks. I also provide support and service for large and small issues across customer technologies. I have background in both Hyper-V and VMWare based virtualization, Windows Server technologies, Windows desktop operating systems, and Linux (server and desktop). I also have experience in Cisco, AdTran, SonicWall, and Sophos networking products and all major Apple operating systems.

Before coming to Advantage Technology, I spent 8 years as a Systems Administrator and Cybersecurity Specialist at a local law firm and a Project Engineer at another local managed service provider.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and daughter, cooking, gardening, singing poorly, tinkering with new technology, building the perfect smart home, and accumulating numerous losses in competitive video games.

Notable Achievements

  • Oversaw and participated in a large VMWare based data center migration.
  • Assisted with modernization of aging hardware for multiple businesses.
  • Managed design and implementation of remote work infrastructure during the 2020 pandemic.
  • Managed deployment and support of Sophos and SonicWall network firewalls for multiple companies.


  • ITIL V4 Foundations, 2021
  • CompTIA Network+, 2012, 2021
  • CompTIA A+, 2021
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist, 2021


  • Ohio University, Ironton OH, 2012
    • A.A.B., Computer Science Technology, May 2012
    • A.S., Science, May 2012
    • Certificate in Computer Networking, May 2012
    • Certificate in Information Technology, May 2012
  • Western Governor’s University, 2020 – Present
    • B.S., Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, In Progress
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