Welcome to VKNOWIT, the world's best professional network with nearly 100+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Vknowit Computer institute is located in the Washington, DC area focused on providing training and consulting services to the federal government, private organizations, and individuals. As a company, we have over 21 years of combined experience in the field of cybersecurity, project management, consulting, and training. We bring our shared knowledge and skills to the classroom to help train professionals to obtain certifications that will help with employee retention, professional growth, and proficiencies to further the organization’s mission and vision.
Founder, President & CEO
Mrs. Rodriguez has 30 years’ experience working with DOD agencies serving as a Senior Technical Writer, Senior POC for Cyber Security Analysis, and mastered the need for SharePoint Administration & Change Management. Worked for NASA, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS/IHS), Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), NAVY Medicine, HR Solutions for the ARMY, Homeland Securities, National Institute of Health (NIH), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), The International Monetary Fund (IMF), CareFirst, The House of Representatives (HOR) and The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Guided large and small private organization teams and Government funded teams. With vast knowledge of all Microsoft Office products (365-GCC). Her vast experience with DOD processes and 508 Compliance makes her an asset to any organization.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in VKNOWIT is the senior-level executive within this organization responsible for continually researching and connecting with the key players in the online training market. She will help pave the way for a successful product by setting budgets for the trainers, the online training costs and forming partnerships with recruiters and Government offices who want to help their employees attain IT Certifications. She works daily to market and sell our services to provide a well-rounded training experience for our customers, making acquisitions of the latest software needed to create online training, and hiring certified trainers to grow a professional team to steer the IT Certification training value and focus of the company accordingly.
Successful professional with over 20 years of experience as a Program Manager /Project Management Professional (PMP), Reverse Engineering IT Technical Writer, eLearning Designer, SharePoint Admin, Certified Computer Trainer and Cyber Security Analyst.
– Well known throughout many IT Help Desk departments in Government Agencies for her broad range of Operational Management, Planning IM/IT Strategy, Leadership expertise, and high level of professionalism.
– She is passionate about writing technical information for a variety of users while designing various learning platforms. Ability to manage culturally diverse teams focused on delivering solutions that balance customer requirements while achieving organizational goals and objectives.
– A self-starter who loves to learn through hands-on experience, research, and collaboration. She develops lasting Detail-oriented documentation attuned to the big picture.
– Experienced in maintaining team focus on constant process improvement, customer relationship synergy, and increasing satisfaction.
-Detail-oriented, multi-tasker with strong organizational skills.
-Fluent in Spanish and English
Technical Writing, Illustrating, Editing, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Content Strategy, Project Planning, Audience Analysis, User Testing, Information Architecture, Structured Authoring, Software Documentation, Continuous Improvement, Process Optimization, Agile Development, Content Management Systems, Requirements, Design, Test Scenarios, End-User Training Guides.
Clearances: Top Secret/2005
Mr. Jones spent the past 30 years working for recognized Training Centers as Sr. Technology Instructor Photographer responsible for Classroom Management, Curriculum Design & Development, IT Configuration Management, Customer Service Representative & Team Leader/Supervisor at CompUSA Training Centers (Rockville and Gaithersburg, Maryland), he managed classrooms and instructed customers, using software on Microsoft Windows Systems. He also worked for Knowlogy IT Training as a Technology Instructor concentrating on Microsoft Office programs, HTML and Web Design, and Adobe software. He worked 11 years for the House Learning Center at the House of Representatives where he maintained IT Hardware/Software needs of three high-tech classrooms and conference rooms that were used for training Members of Congress and CAO staff for the House of Representatives. He was also responsible for the maintenance of all audio/video, computer equipment and software used daily.
Mitchael W. Jones
Senior Vice President
Samuel Berumen Flores
Director, Information Technology
The Information Technology Director in VKNOWIT is responsible for the management, strategy and execution of IT infrastructure for an organization.
Overseeing technical projects in alignment with organizational goals. Directing the effective delivery of networks, development, and disaster recovery systems and processes. Working with information engineers to find solutions to manage business activities. Supervising a team of workers, while working closely with management, external vendors, and advisors. Preparing financial budgets and presenting proposals for capital projects to senior executives. Researching and recommending new products. Identifying new market opportunities. Leading efforts to improve IT processes. He will be directing and controlling the activities regarding the training creation and editing of courses. He will have overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, recommending, and implementing changes to methods. The IT Director will participate in corporate development of campaigns, Marketing Techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
He is an IT Professional with over 26 years of expertise in Information Technology Best Practices, IT Security, Network Engineering, Infrastructure, IT Project-Management-Oriented Administration, and IT Training. Responsible for gathering project requirements, researched decision-making processes at Senior levels, and implemented new procedures which produced positive outcomes. Worked as a Project Manager Senior Consultant for more than 200 companies.
13+ years of experience working as a Certified Trainer with Information Security CompTIA products, 10 Years Leading security incidents, experience with Email security within Office365. Engaged in the ongoing Training and Certification for CompTIA A+, Network+. Security+, CISA and CISSP for SimpliLearn and instructing more than 2000 candidates to help them in obtaining their certifications. Training and certification in different fields of Technology like Microsoft, Servers 201X, SQL-2012-2016, VMWare VCP6-DCV, Linux+, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Disaster Recovery Planning, Incident Management, PMP, Project+, ITIL, CoBIT, CISA, CISSP, Storage+ and Cloud+.
The Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in VKNOWIT is the senior-level executive within this organization responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected.
Tech strategy: Monitor technological, social and scientific trends that could influence the company’s business goals. Identify opportunities and risks for the business. Participate in management decisions about corporate governance.
Research and development: Research and recommend the most effective content management systems (CMS). Maintain current information about technology standards and compliance regulations. Manage research and development of technology, IT assets and associated revenue.
Evangelism: Communicate the company’s technology strategy to partners, management, investors, and employees. Assist with the recruitment, retention, acquisition, and sales efforts of the company. Builds relationships with vendors, communities, and customers.
With twelve years of experience in the Information Security area, he has been CISO of multinational companies with high compliance criteria. Responsible for the penetration testing performing audits in digital systems, wired and wireless networks, financial infrastructure, and critical systems in security evaluations in Mexico, Latin America, the United States and Europe. Extensive teaching experience in universities, graduates and master’s degrees in information security, ethical hacking, forensic and regulatory analysis. Experience as a Professor in topics related to Information Security and endorsed by world-renowned certifying entities. Assigned to the Supreme Court of Justice for issues of computer forensics, expert opinions, and case analysis. Performed risk analysis generating a maturity model for the implemented system and was responsible for the implementation and auditing of the Information Security Management System for the private sector and Government Agencies, based on ISO27001, ISO 27002 standards. Worked on the blue team for the private sector and the government as a consultant in information security, incident management and network coordination.13+ years of experience working as a Certified Trainer with Information Security CompTIA products, 10 Years Leading security incidents, experience with Email security within Office365. Engaged in the ongoing Training and Certification for CompTIA A+, Network+. Security+, CISA and CISSP for SimpliLearn and instructing more than 2000 candidates to help them in obtaining their certifications. Training and certification in different fields of Technology like Microsoft, Servers 201X, SQL-2012-2016, VMWare VCP6-DCV, Linux+, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Disaster Recovery Planning, Incident Management, PMP, Project+, ITIL, CoBIT, CISA, CISSP, Storage+ and Cloud+.
Misael Bañales Chimal
Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
The Information Technology Analyst in VKNOWIT is responsible for the training preparation and delivery of the “Vknowit Junior Cyber Analysts” program.
Overseeing and assisting the Information Technology Director with Cybersecurity training creation and editing of courses. Assists with the labs and workbook development used to prepare the students for internships and bootcamps. Creates documentation used for the preparation of certification exams. Counseling students progress and implementing changes to methods used in High Schools in Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia High School districts. Assists the IT Director with development of marketing campaigns, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
VOLUNTEER / INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
Virginia Tech – Falls Church, VA
Microelectronics, Programming, and IOT Engineering Intern
• Supported a 2400 sqft. maker-space lab for school-aged students and adults.
• Developed and implemented STEM education programs with lab leaders.
• Microelectronics, engineering design processes, Arduino programming, VEX robotics, and IOT
NOVA Systemic – Falls Church, VA
Cybersecurity Summer Camp Lead Student Assistant
• Cooperated with the instructor in creating labs and management of the camp for participants.
• Instructed in areas including ethical hacking, cryptography, network and server administration, etc.
Civil Construction, LLC – Hyattsville, MD
Information Technology Intern
• Upgraded and repaired desktop computers and managed the network
CompTIA – IT Fundamentals + | Server + | Security+ | Working towards A+
TestOut – Network Pro | Server Pro | IT Fundamentals Pro | Security Pro | PC Pro | Ethical Hacker Pro Amazon –
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
Mr. Jimenez worked in the Legal field for the past 12 years. He has worked with Criminal and Civil cases dealing with the court system in MD, DC, and VA. He has helped manage legal offices dealing with Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Work Injuries. As Office Manager, he was responsible for the practice of business administration, including workload and staff management; financial management and advertising/marketing. He brings knowledge and expertise having lead the financial affairs for the law firms he worked with. At VKNOWIT he balances payments of contractors that teach our students, the purchase of books that are needed for our labs. He coordinates partner participation to reduce the cost of courses for students. The payment plans VKNOWIT provides is managed by our Financial Affairs Manager.
Financial Affairs Manager
Legal Affairs Manager
Ms. Jimenez worked in the Legal field for the past (7) years. She has worked as a Legal Assistant and supported the partners of a well-known law firm in Rockville, Maryland. She has helped clients with Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Worker’s Compensation & Patent/ Intellectual Property cases. Before joining VKNOWIT, she worked as a Legal Assistant for a client named Cisco representing Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC which is an intellectual property law firm located in the Gaithersburg area. She counsels our contractors who are our trainers. Coordinates the payment of courses by adding a legal remark on the contracts. Responsible for the contracts with partners who will provide the internships and clients in all areas of contract law.
35 years’ experience as an Admissions Director for Sanz School, Medtech and CTI. Participated in student recruitment, selection, and admission, making admission recommendations when required to do so. Evaluated students’ or individuals’ abilities, interests, and personality characteristics using tests, records, interviews, or professional sources. Served as liaison between students and parents to improve communication for successful enrollment. Represented institution and its affiliates at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes. Set and coordinated financial aid appointments. Established and maintained excellent communication with the students before, during and after training in an effort to promote school for new applicants.
Career Services Manager
Developed and implemented required seminars to help students understand resume preparation, dress for success and how to fill out job postings. Worked and conferred virtually and in person in a team environment to oversee and assist students with their progress in the scope of study. Maintain updates to SharePoint as events and planned meetings occur in timely manner. Manage and administrate meetings and all events. Design PowerPoint business presentations for clientele comprised of multiple audiences. Implemented brand management, resource planning, marketing of services, developed advertising for business development, and social media engagement.
Created and maintained documentation needed to support the deployment and contractual delivery of the interface of VKNOWIT’s Training platform. Documented, briefed, and escalated risks and issues; planned and executed mitigation strategies for risks and issues regarding the migration of SharePoint pages. Managed and updated interface status per milestones in all sources and tools that are utilized by the team for reporting status. Responsible for coordinating an interface status per milestone to leadership to include the overall strategy, schedule and plan, adjustments to schedule or plan and risks and/or issues and mitigations. Defined, implemented, and used program metrics for scope, schedule, quality and general decision making of new projects. Used program management tools such as JIRA, MS Project, SharePoint, and use analytical models (e.g., capacity planning, trending, etc.) in Excel or other tools. Demonstrated interpersonal skills including team building and client relationship skills when coordinating completed training with students and trainers.
Junior Information Technology Project Manager
Responsibilities include communicating with managers to identify training needs and mapping out development plans for teams and individuals. Supports students with counseling from the beginning of a course till completion by setting up meetings between the student and his trainer. Responsible for managing, designing, developing, coordinating and conducting all training programs