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Michael takes his personal vacation time away from the office to participate in industry conferences and to develop and deliver certification training courses.

He is often requested to come to sites abroad because of his ability to translate the material necessary to successfully complete a certification exam into terms that resonate with deployed personnel.

In the words of a recent student, "Mike provided me with valuable insight from his past experiences - and this made me a better professional, and a more effective information security manager."

Mike has determined that the goal of training one's replacement can and should extend far beyond a single immediate subordinate. His students are given far more than just an understanding of common body of knowledge facts...they come away confident in their ability to complete their chosen certification examinations and energized for the task of putting their qualifications to work for themselves and the community.

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Michael Redman identified a significant gap in how commercial certification preparation courseware is developed and how the resultant courses are taught relative to the government civilian and DoD personnel nomenclature. He developed a set of courses and adapted his teaching methods in order to better correlate the common body of knowledge of several certifications to the government civilian and DoD equivalents.

Michael has delivered courses using materials and content he has developed to support civil service and DoD cybersecurity professionals pursuing certifications such as CISSP, CISM, Security+, LInux+ and others. To date, in excess of 300 individual students have been mentored with an astonishing 93% successfully achieving their certification goals.

He is recognized and respected both within his command and within the certification training community. His leadership style demonstrates his understanding that each individual is critical to the security posture of the systems, networks, and enclaves they are a part of. He delivers his guidance in the office the same way he delivers his courses…direct to the individual with a passion that is contagious. Everyone in one of Mike’s classes is made to feel they are a contributing element. The course delivery conveys a sense of camaraderie and teamwork that translates into course members supporting each other’s bids for successfully completing their respective “quiz”. It doesn’t matter if they are a Vice President, a fellow IAM, or gulf war vet looking to make a career change, Mike reaches out and turns classmates into a team.

10 Responses to “Michael Redman”

  1. logomachicus on January 21, 2016


  2. William Rybczynski on January 27, 2016

    Mike is the consummate professional and has contributed to the professional development of countless men and women. His willingness to go above and beyond the standard expected is what sets him apart as a true professional.

  3. Brian McCarthy on January 27, 2016

    Mike gives freely of himself. His professional world goes well beyond the classroom into blogging and even just open knowledge sharing. He is a performance development expert.

  4. John Hearton on January 27, 2016

    I have had the pleasure of working with Mike. He has always been the consummate professional supporting the communication needs of our military and ensuring secure communications were enabled. Being a founder of a top 10 nationally ranked IA firm, I have had the pleasure of working with many great talents within this industry. I’m proud to say that Mike is one of them and I look forward to our opportunities to work together again.

  5. Anne Lewis on January 27, 2016

    I had the pleasure of working with Mike while I was the Contracting Officer for Kwajalein Missile Range. Mike always went above and beyond to assist with any IT/IA problems on the island and personally made the trip to install secure WIFI on the island. He was always professional in our dealings, and is extremely knowledgeable in his area of expertise. I highly recommend Mike for this award.

  6. Torri Johnson on January 28, 2016


  7. Kathleen Davis on January 28, 2016

    Very knowledgeable in the area of Cyber Security.

  8. Leo Dregier on January 28, 2016

    Michael is one of the best in the industry! Extremely faster learner and you can put him in just about any situation and he will come out on top smiling… Leo

  9. Jeff Scott on February 5, 2016

    I have had the privilege to work with Mike for over seven years now. He is a great resource and an excellent instructor. He brings a broad range of experiences to the classroom and his approach delivers exam-passing results!

  10. Jason Bradshaw on February 12, 2016

    Mike is a very knowledgeable and experienced cyber security manager with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Best luck to you Mike!

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