Chris Avants is a senior Instructor and leading consultant for clients throughout the U.S. Chris has over 15 years’ experience as a network engineer and 5 additional years as an instructor. Chris has worked at the service provider/partner level throughout his career, working with national and global clients to solve complex business problems through the use of technology and IT training solutions. Working with Chris, you will see a true industry expert with experience, drive, and patience unparalleled in the industry. Chris began his career with GE Capital IT Solutions at the age of 17. He quickly gained multiple 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, VMARE and more.
Originally hired for his unique skillset and experience with APPLE Networking, Chris spent his free time learning new networking technologies and concepts. The time invested quickly paid-off as he earned a coveted Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification at the age of 17. He joined an engineering team where he would gain his first hands-on experience with Microsoft Windows & Exchange Server, in addition to Cisco Routers and Switches. By age 18, Chris earned his CCNA and was a leading implementation engineer for GE Capital’s K-12 and Enterprise customer base throughout Texas for the next several years.