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James Stanger
Vice President of Certification, VCampus Corporation

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James Stanger, PhD

Dr. Stanger is an accomplished writer, security consultant, and Web designer. As Chief Certification Architect for VCampus Corporation, he manages the technical content for the following certifications:

  • CIW:http://www.ciwcertified.com/
  • CTP:http://www.ctpcertified.com/
  • CCNT:http://www.ccntonline.com/

Dr. Stanger has traveled the world supporting these certifications, working with industry and academia.

He is also Chair of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Advisory Council and has helped design certifications and curriculum for IBM, Symantec, CompTIA, and the Telephony Industry Association (TIA).

An award-winning author, Dr. Stanger has written titles for O’Reilly, McGraw-Hill, Prentice-Hall, IBM, Wiley, and Elsevier. His writings have been translated into over a dozen languages.

He runs a blog at www.ciwcommunity.org, and has regularly created podcasts with fellow techies since 2000 – clear back when they didn’t even call them “podcasts.”

James has spent the last two decades writing, lecturing and consulting worldwide about Web design, network security, convergence/VoIP, open source, and Linux system administration. Past clients include Symantec, Securify, The Association of Corporate Council, the University of California, and Brigham Young University.

He regularly gives presentations on security, Web development and open source worldwide, from Edinburgh to Beijing to San Francisco. He lives and plays near the Puget Sound in Washington State.

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Emerging Topics
Location: D138 Level: Expert
James Stanger (VCampus Corporation )
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Although many universities support open source projects, few actually teach them as primary business and IT tools. Why? This report discusses why schools from Beijing to Glasgow still consider open source a (lesser) alternative. We'll also consider steps the open source community can take to convert universities—the primary recruiting ground for web and software developers—to open source. Read more.
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