Published: 29 August 2013
Erdal was the founder and Senior Microsoft Instructor of CEO IT Training, which has now merged with a Asia Pacific based company. After building a business from scratch and selling it Erdal joined "Kemp Technologies " as the Regional Director for ANZ. His role there is to introduce World's #1 Load Balancer to the ANZ market.
Erdal is still advising and creating content to Government departments ,Fortune 1000 companies and Information Security Professionals to ensure they are getting prepared against latest "Cyber Crime" and being able to defend their organizations against any security breaches. He is actively involved in the complex IT security solutions, and enforcing regulatory requirements to the organizations, to protect their digital assets.
Erdal is also actively participating in worldwide events as a Technical Lead and Speaker. He was awarded “Best Technical Learning Guide” and “Best Speaker” in Microsoft Technical Education Seminars (TechEd) Australia. He specializes in Windows Client and Server O/S’s; Security/Exchange 2007/2010/2013; Sharepoint2007/2010; EC-Council Security and ISO 27001/27002/ 27005.
The passion and commitment that Erdal has shown to his work has been recognized by Microsoft. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Erdal Ozkaya was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Windows Expert -IT Pro) award. Erdal is also a Security Consultant and Certified Ethical Hacker Trainer.
In April 2010, Microsoft went one step further and announced Erdal Ozkaya as the FIRST Microsoft Certified Leaning Consultant in Australia. There are only very few recipients of this award in the world, with only one recipient in Australia.
Recently EC Council announced Erdal Ozkaya as the Global Instructor of the Year Award (2011 & 2012). The award was in recognition of instructors that have contributed significantly, and made a difference to the information security community by providing leading EC-Council certification programs. At 2012 Erdal won the "Circle of Excellence Award" from EC Council.
Even more recently, Microsoft Learning welcomed Erdal to the new MCT Regional Lead program. Erdal is now an MCT Regional Lead as well as in the Microsoft Learning Advisory Board.
At the moment Erdal is lectering at Charles Sturt University and coauthoring courseware for Microsoft.