Christopher Reid

Christopher Reid

Founder

My desire to work with technology in an education setting has produced a 20+ year career as a post-secondary technology educator. Many student successes, challenging opportunities and working with great education professionals in positive learning environments has made time fly.

Cyber security professionals are not created in nine months of training, but over years of hands-on application, research and experience. AmCC seeks to develop a community for IT professionals to find pertinent information, access to experienced professionals and contribute through tutoring and mentoring.

My career as a technology educator began with The Chubb Institute which then became Anthem Institute in North Brunswick New Jersey. As Senior Instructor, Program Manager and acting Director of Education, I was exposed to many teaching styles across technology and health programs. I also served as an instructor at ITT and recently Brookdale Community College for their STEM program.

I have successfully passed Certified Ethical Hacker, Security Plus, Network Plus, Server Plus, A Plus, many Microsoft certifications and the HiTrust certification.

My position as a SIEM administrator provided real world experience to share with students. This also exposed the significant deficit of qualified cyber security professionals and the need to elevate IT professionals to Cyber Security Professionals in America.

AmCC offers IT professionals and newbies the resources to successfully pass IT certifications.

Mike Vitale

Lead Instructor

Mike’s interest in technology began with a degree in Electrical Engineering. A lifelong career of configuring and troubleshooting complex systems makes Mike the perfect technology educator.

Mike’s passion for technology over the years provided proficiency for Comptia, Microsoft, Linux certifications and as a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor. Mike also achieved the prominent certification of CISSP.

Mike focuses students on completion of hands-on activities supporting lecture and knowledge retention. Mike introduced the virtual environment as a learning tool to Anthem Institute where he as Senior Instructor and Program Manager. Mike is also a Moodle administrator developing the AmCC Learning Management System (LMS).

Mike’s enthusiasm to successfully help candidates pass certifications is consistent with one, three, thirteen or twenty plus candidates.

John Bradley

Cyber Security Instructor / Practitioner

My name is Johnathan Bradley and I have been an IT/Cyber professional for the past 18 years in numerous roles including the past 5 years as a professor at UMGC.

My passion for IT extends beyond my work and permeates into everything I do. I am a life long learner who is currently pursuing my Doctorate in Cybersecurity. My hobbies include Tryhackme, Hackthebox, soldering random electronics into existence, studying for my next certification, and helping others further their IT career.

I hold numerous industry certifications including:
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Network Associate – Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops), Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (CCNA Security), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Server 2012 and 2016 (MCSA Server 2012 & 2016), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Comptia Network+, CYSA+, PenTest+, Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library Version 3 (ITILv3)