James Michael Stewart has been working with computers and technology for over thirty years. His work focuses on security, certification, and various operating systems. Recently, Michael has been teaching job skill and certification courses for over 20 years, such as CISSP, ethical hacking/penetration testing, computer forensics, and Security+. He is an author on the CISSP Study Guide 8th Edition and the author of Security+ Review Guide 4th Edition (SY0-501). Michael has also contributed to many other security focused materials including exam preparation guides, practice exams, video instruction, and courseware. He has developed certification courseware and training materials as well as presented these materials in the classroom. Michael holds variety of certifications, including: CISSP, CEH, CHFI, ECSA, and Security+. Michael graduated in 1992 from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Despite his degree, his computer knowledge is self-acquired, based on seat-of-the-pants hands-on “street smarts” experience. You can reach Michael by e-mail here.