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Network Security Faculty

Jamie Bridgham
Linda Lutz
Gary Sparks


1998 - present
Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
Information Technology Faculty

  • MCSE - Microsoft Certified Engineer
  • MCP + I - Microsoft Certified Professional plus Internet
  • Lead faculty for developing and delivering Help Desk degree
  • Member of team developing and delivering networking curriculum including Novell, Windows, and Linux
  • MSDNAA Program Administrator
  • Network Administrator for the department Virtual Network Lab (VLAB)
  • Member of team designing and implementing the Web Support program including HTML, graphics, web administration and scripting
  • Currently working with team to design and implement an internal student project to support the MCIT College programs
  • Currently member of development team for re-organization of INFO and GIT degrees and capstone

Wizard's Touch Omaha, NE

  • Photography, Graphic and Web Design: jamie.bridgham.biz, www.wizardstouch.com and www.cafepress.com/wizardstouch
  • Consulted with Elkhorn Schools in the implementation of their Distance Ed, AutoCAD, and Plato labs
  • Wrote and conducted seminars and workshops on hardware, software, O/S and communications
  • Consulted with businesses converting from traditional print production to Desktop Publishing
  • Technical support and training on computer graphic workstations used in photographic manipulation utilizing the Kodak digital camera and Photo CD

    (Clients included Omaha Graphics, Estee Lauder, Travel and Transport, Creighton University, Boystown, Capitol School of Hairstyling and Metropolitan Community College PR.)

Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
Network Server Analyst

  • Lead a team that planned and implemented a 1,000+ user MS Exchange e-mail system
  • Implemented and registered the College DNS using Microsoft DNS Server
  • Lead a team that designed and implemented a MS Internet Information Server system that included multi-homed Intranet and Internet servers
  • Member of 2 person team that managed File, Print, SQL, IIS, Exchange, IMail, DHCP, DNS, WINS, RAS, services (NT 4.0)

Muscatine Community School District Muscatine, IA
CPU Specialist

  • Designed and implemented a 14 site WAN project including the purchase and programming of the CISCO routers
  • Upgraded and placed 26 Novell 4.1 (from 2.02, 2.12, 3.11, 3.12, 4.1), Windows NT (3.51) and AppleShare servers on the WAN
  • Central Support for relational databases over WAN connections for both student management systems and Food Service
  • Designed and setup training on SNAP system
  • Setup and trained a 1st Alert Team to give emergency support to aide our 2 man team supporting over 1000 computers

Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
PT Desktop Publishing/Commercial Art Instructor

  • Designed and wrote advanced Desktop Publishing curriculum with PageMaker and Ventura
  • Held special offerings in CorelDRAW (credit and non-credit)
  • Mentored other PT faculty in Desktop Publishing area
  • Taught Package Design classes

Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
Electronic Imaging and Graphics Lab Technician

  • Set up, maintained and troubleshot computer systems
  • Set up first production Novell network at the College
  • Part of team that set up and managed purchases for $300,000 Title III grant
  • Provided instruction and software support to staff, instructors, and students

Special Training

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Crystal Reports
  • Altiris Inventory & Help Desk
  • ESP Help Desk
  • Security
  • Microsoft Commerce Server
  • Microsoft Commerce Server - Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4, 2000 & 2003
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
  • Red Hat
  • Fedora Core
  • TCP/IP
  • Microsoft Proxy Server
  • Microsoft Exchange Administration
  • Novel Administration
  • OSIRIS (networked relational student database)
  • SNAP (networked relational food service database)


Linda C. Lutz has been a full-time faculty member of Metropolitan Community College for five years.

Lutz graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a bachelor's degree in accounting and went on to pass the CPA exam. She worked for 1 1/2 years at Arthur Young & Co. She holds an insurance license for the State of Nebraska.

A graduate of Metropolitan Community College's Computer Technology program with an associate degree in Networking, Lutz has performed internships at Alegent Health and eFrame Technology Solutions, LLC, a locally based computing solutions firm.

Lutz teaches the firewall portion of Metro's Network Security training courses. Her accounting, insurance and computer backgrounds give her keen awareness of the need for security and privacy and the challenges faced by enterprises.


  • Microsoft Certified Professional +I
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • Certified Novell Administrator
  • Certified Novell Engineer
  • Certified Novell Instructor
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • CompTIA A+
  • Network+
  • Server+
  • CTT+ designations

When she isn't teaching, Lutz consults for The Swanson Corporation.

Gary Sparks

Gary Sparks is a full-time faculty member of Metropolitan Community College. A Microsoft Certified Professional, Gary is the department representative for the Computer and Office Technologies area of the college and is a Computer Operations Craftsman for the Nebraska Air National Guard. He is a graduate of Bellevue University with a bachelor degree in Management of Information Systems and a master's degree with a concentration in cyberlaw.

Gary has 18 years experience with the United States Air Force in information systems, information, physical and personnel security. He is the Midwest Center for Information Technology site coordinator for Metropolitan Community College and serves on the IT advisory board for the Bellevue Public Schools. He has presented sessions on information and network security at national conferences.

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