Ryan Perian

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Lifewire Tech Review Board Member

Education

Western Governors University

Expertise

Windows and Linux

MacOS and iOS

Android and Tizen OS

Gaming

Smart Home, Smart TV, and Smart Appliances

Security Systems

Introduction

  • Over 12 years' enterprise Information Technology experience in various IT technologies and systems.
  • Certified from several Industry recognized certification authorities spanning an array of IT concentrations, including: Microsoft, Cybersecurity & Information Assurance and MBA, Information Technology Management.

  • Has held various IT positions in Customer Support, IT Procurement, Infrastructure and Server support, and IT Management.

Experience

Ryan Perian began his professional career as an Avionics Technician for the US Air Force. After serving honorably for four years, he entered the Information Technology career field in 2007. Since that time, Ryan has held various IT positions in Customer Support, IT Procurement, Infrastructure and Server support, and IT Management. Currently, Ryan is a Systems Engineer in the public sector supporting enterprise IT infrastructure hardware, software, and cloud systems.

My Gear

My daily device is a Dell XPS 13, running Windows 10 and connected up to a 32-inch Samsung curved display.  I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 +, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds for when I’m on the go. I have a variety of other devices for testing, including a MacBook Air, iPad Air 2, iPhones 8, XR, XS, 11, Apple Watch 5, Amazon Echo, Fire TV, Samsung smart TVs, Vizio smart TVs, and a variety of smart home technologies. 

Education

Graduated from Western Governors University with a Master of Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance in April 2019 and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology Management in June 2016.  Ryan hold various IT certifications including:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project +
  • HDI Support Center Analyst
  • CIW Web Foundations Associate
  • Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
  • EC-Council Certified Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator

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