Meet the Instructors
Our interactive training courses are taught by instructors who are leaders in their field. They are engaging, lively, and they bring the content to life. We would love for you to get to know your instructors before you train with them, so let’s get to know a few of them!
Patrick Loner – Microsoft and CompTIA Instructor
Patrick has been working as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, network administrator, and network consultant in some capacity for over ten years. He has over a decade of experience in Windows networks with client and server operating systems. Not only has he worked extensively with these systems but he has also taught others to do the same and guided many students towards Microsoft and CompTIA certifications.
Specialties: Certification Training, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server 2008 Network and Directory Infrastructure, Windows Server Operating Systems, Upgrades and Migrations
- MCSA: Windows Server 2012
- MCSE: Messaging Exchange Server 2013
- MCITP: Enterprise and Server Administrator Windows Server 2008
- MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator Exchange 2007 and 2010
- MCTS: System Center Configuration Manager 2012
- MCSA: Windows Server 2008
- MCTS: Exchange 2007 / 2010
- MCTS: Windows 7, Windows 8
- MCTS: Vista Configuration, MCDST
- MCTS: Active Directory Windows Server 2008
- MCTS: Network Infrastructure Windows Server 2008
- MCTS: Application Infrastructure Windows Server 2008
- A+, Network+,Security+
David Bigger – CompTIA+ITIL+Cisco Instructor
David Bigger, born in Owensboro, Kentucky has gone on to have a promising career as an IT Professional. He started his young career at an elementary school where he was a network administrator but known as the go to guy for anything electronic. In 2002 he became the web services manager and server admin at Owensboro Community and Technical College where he worked for seven years. During his employment with the college he became a part-time instructor teaching information technology courses, Microsoft Active Directory and Introduction to Computers, for the community college.
In early 2009 David started work with the US Military as a lead instructor where he was responsible for training military personnel and government civilians while leading course development for instructors. Currently David is an Independent Contractor as an IT Trainer and Consultant with Bigger IT Solutions. Specializing in Cyber Security, David, strives to push his students preparing them for the future. David has attained multiple professional IT certifications from Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, EXIN, ISC2 and EC-Council.
- Microsoft Certified Trainer
- CompTIA Advanced Security Practioneer
- Certified Ethical Hacker
- MCTS Windows 7
- MCTS Active Directory
- CCNA Security
- MCTS System Center Config Manager
- MCITP Windows 7
- CEI – Certified EC-Council Instructor
- Certified Incident Handler
- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
Rafiq Wayani – Microsoft Instructor
In 30+ years as Systems Architect, Software Engineer, Database Administrator, and IT Project Manager, Rafiq has built a world of IT knowledge to provide expert IT consulting to any entity: Fortune 500 corporation, SMB, hospital, academic institution, government agency, or military entity.
Rafiq delivers customized IT training that positions your enterprise to resolve operational issues, and upgrade your staff so they can be productive immediately. He specializes in delivering live on-site or virtual training with extensive hands-on content – boot camp style or on as individual intensives – so you can keep up with demand, work smarter, not harder, and your organization recoups maximum ROI on your IT investments.
He is a technical instructor who demonstrates everything. Rafiq equip learners with both real-world knowledge, and prepare them to sit for IT certification exams.
He has consistently received positive evaluations as an IT instructor, noting excellent subject and industry knowledge, simulation of real-world experience, intelligent response to questions, and overall competency.
- Cisco ICND 1
- Cisco ICND 2
- Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
- Oracle DBA
- Oracle Developer
- Oracle Fusion Middleware
- SQL Server Bl
- Oracle Bl
- DB2 Developer
- DB2 DBA
- Sybase DBA
- MS Hyper-V
- MS SCVMM
- MS SCDPM
- MS SCOM
- MS SCCM
- MS SCOrch
- CompTia A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Server+
- CompTIA Cloud+
- CompTIA Mobility+
- CompTIA Project+
- CompTIA Linux+
- JAVA IIS
- MS Internet Information Services
- HTML5 / CSS3
- MS SSAS
- MS SSRS
Dean Bushmiller – Cyber Security Instructor
Dean R. Bushmiller has had fun for the past 20 years learning and teaching everything he can in technology and security. His consulting experience in accounting systems, inventory control, migrations, and patch management has breathed life into his 12 years in the classroom. Dean is a courseware developer who specializes in the CISSP and security training. He is the lead instructor for Expanding Security and teaches online as his main job. As a non-military person, he is a proud recipient of six mission coins.
Dean has taught more than 1000 classes with a lifetime approval rating of +90% on topics of: CISSP, including: SOX, PCI-DSS, digital rights management, data loss prevention, incident handling, auditing for compliance, penetration testing, patch management, networking, architecture, migration, certification, and administration.
- MCSE 2K
Chris Avants – Cisco and VMware Instructor
Chris Avants began his career with GE Capital IT Solutions at the age of 17, and he quickly gained several professional-level certifications from Cisco and Microsoft. Chris spent the next decade as a Sr. Network Engineer designing and deploying advanced technology solutions from Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Acme Packet, and VMARE specializing in Wireless, Security, and Unified Communications solutions. Chris Avants brings to the classroom over 15 years of experience in previous leadership roles including EVP, Director of Engineering, SME – Subject Matter Expert, and Field Engineer. He became one of only a handful of people worldwide to earn two expert credentials in the wireless arena after becoming CWNE #164. He is currently working as a Sr. Cisco Instructor at Fast Lane, USA with specializing in Wireless, Security, and Collaboration technologies from Cisco Systems. Chris has thousands of hours in the classroom as a Sr. Network Instructor, helping students from all of the world to learn advanced networking concepts. He currently holds over 50 industry-leading certifications including multiple Expert level certifications from Cisco Systems (CCIE), CWNP (CWNE) and is a Certified Cisco Systems Instructor.
One of less than 35 people in the world to complete both the CCIE Wireless, and CWNE. Along with those, he has over 50 more official certifications including all the major certifications for VMware and Cisco.