Exchange evangelist Maxim Z

Maxim.Z MVP:Exchange, MCT, MCITP Exchange 2007 Enterprise Messaging Administrator Charter Member, MCIPT x5, MCTS x10, MCSE x5, MCSA x5, MCDST, MCDBA, MCP Maxim Zinchenko — MVP:Exchange since 2007.

I started working with MS Exchange since v4.0. Back in 1999 I was an IT engineer assistant, then an IT engineer a few years later, IT consultant and architect in a systems integration and consulting company, in 2007 I became an IT Director at oil & gas company in Moscow, Russia. During all that time I was earning a lot of practical skills of planning and deploying Microsoft messaging and collaboration systems, participated and managed several IT infrastructure migration and upgrade projects in mid-size and large-scaled networks.

Now I’m proud to be Senior IT Consultant and a team member at the largest IT systems integration company in Scandinavia and the second largest in Europe. Det er kjempefint!

Another part of my activity as a hobby and my passion – is coaching and mentoring. For recent ten years as MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) I have delivered over 9000 hours of official Microsoft and Citrix training classes in Moscow, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Kiev, Tashkent and several other cities around ex-USSR, and the most recent training session took place in Norway.

Delivering IT training to a bunch of experienced engineers always demands significant practical hands-on real-world experience with a product, together with solid-base theory understanding of undergoing processes inside a system. Previously Microsoft also demanded MCTs to be certified on subject they’re to deliver, and even now when it’s not a strict requirement – I still like to be in a good shape with all new technologies and certification.

At early 2007 I’ve became one of the very fist MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator [Charter Member] Exchange 2007 in Russia, and have delivered the full line of six brand new Exchange Server 2007 Microsoft Official Courses. Chasing the first line I’ve passed the necessary certification and became the first MCITP: Exchange 2010 Enterprise Messaging Administrator [Charter Member] in Russia at the beginning of 2010. “Charter Member” is a Microsoft’s special mark for the first thousand of certified specialists worldwide. Previously I’ve earned these special marks as MCSE 2003 [Early Achiever]. Besides of that I’ve been the first MVP & MCT simultaneously in 2007-2008. I enjoy testing my skills not only in work projects but also with Microsoft exams, so I go on earning certifications.

There is also a russian IT magazine ОSР.ru wrote about MS workshops I have been delivering.


IT certification achieved:

MVP Exchange: Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
• MCSE: Messaging on Exchange 2013 [Charter Member]
• MCSE: Private Cloud
• MCSE: Server Infrastructure

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
• MCSA: Windows Server 2012
• MCSA: Windows Server 2008
• MCSA: Windows 7

Microsoft Certified IT Professional
• MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010 [Charter Member]
• MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2007 [Charter Member]
• MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 [Charter Member]
• MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 [Charter Member]
• MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
• MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista
• MCITP: Consumer Support Technician on Windows Vista

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
• MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 [Charter Member]
• MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 [Charter Member]
• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure
• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization
• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Virtualization
• MCTS: Windows Server 2003 Hosting Configuration and Management
• MCTS: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
• MCTS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
• MCTS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
• MCTS: Microsoft Forefront Client and Server
• MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization
• MCTS: Business Desktop Deployment
• MCTS: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
• MCTS: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Configuration Implementing and Managing
• MCTS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration ISA Server 2006
• MCTS: Windows 7
• MCTS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
• MCSE 2003 [Early Achiever]
• MCSE: Messaging 2003
• MCSE: Security 2003
• MCSE: Messaging 2000
• MCSE: Security 2000

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
• MCSA 2003 [Early Achiever]
• MCSA: Messaging 2003
• MCSA: Security 2003
• MCSA: Messaging 2000
• MCSA: Security 2000

• MCT Microsoft Certified Trainer
• MCLC Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant
• MCDST Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
• MCDBA Microsoft Certified Database Administrator 2000
• MCP Microsoft Certified Professional
• CCA Citrix Certified Administrator XenApp 5

25 thoughts on “Exchange evangelist Maxim Z”

  1. Очень понравились ваши лекции, когда учился у вас. Буду следить за вашими сообщениями.

  2. Приветствия, Максим!
    Первый раз на страницах вашего блога.
    В том году отучился у вас, всё понравилось =)
    Будем ждать материалов!
    Удачи и успехов!

  3. Максим, впервые на Вашем сайте. Учился у Вас в 2006-ом. Приятно видеть настоящего профессионала!

  4. Очень рада видеть старые лица! Училась у Вас в июне 2005 года. Напиши мне если помнишь свою белокурую ученицу.

    1. Конечно, Женя!
      Не часто у меня слушают курсы такие очаровательные представительницы прекрасного пола 🙂
      Слишком уж специфическая тематика, как тут забудешь.
      Рад вас видеть у себя в гостях!

    1. Мне в очередной раз присвоили статус MVP:Exchange.
      На сегодня, только три человека в России имеют такой же статус.

      “Dear Maxim Zinchenko,
      Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2009 Microsoft® MVP Award!
      Microsoft is pleased to recognize you as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for your exceptional contributions and commitment to technical communities worldwide over the past year. Microsoft is happy to present you with the MVP Award as our special way of saying thanks for making a difference.”

      Microsoft Corporation
      01.10.2008

      As the independent voice of users worldwide, your influence on technical communities is felt in many ways—enhancing people’s lives and contributing to our industry’s success. We’re deeply grateful to you for sharing your feedback, comments, answers, and expertise with technical communities. In recognition of your commitment, Microsoft is pleased to honor you with the Most Valuable Professional Award. Thank you for empowering the community with your outstanding leadership!

      Steven A. Ballmer
      Chief Executive Officer
      Microsoft Corporation

      Thank you for your exceptional contributions to technical communities! It gives us great pleasure to present you with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for the technical expertise you generously provide to others. By sharing your knowledge, experience, and objective feedback, you inspire and help people to solve problems and discover new capabilities every day. We are honored to welcome you as a Microsoft MVP.

      Rich Kaplan
      Corporate Vice President
      Customer and Partner Advocacy
      Microsoft Corporation

  5. Максим, от количества медалей в глазах рябит. Вы вроде как еще и на MCA или MCM учиться должны были? Или я ошибаюсь?
    А насчет единственного MVP: Exchange и MCT одновременно, не то чтобы огорчу, но доведу до сведения – Павел Дугаев с июня по декабрь был вторым таким человеком. А начиная с декабря он более не MVP, а сотрудник MSFT. Так что Вы опять единственный 🙂

    1. О, коллега!
      Рад тебя видеть у себя в гостях.
      На счет Паши я в курсе, было такое дело, но огорчить меня не получится :D.
      И ведь не соврал же ни разу 🙂
      Нет не ошибаешься, MCA в процессе!
      Насчет медалей 🙂 это что, я знаю людей, у кого и побольше будет. Статусы в основном нужны, чтобы читать курсы, ну и так, разминка мозгов. А еще старая привычка – раньше MCT в обязательном порядке должны были сдавать несколько экзаменов в год, с тех пор так и привых. Если бы “Специалист” не жадничал – я бы еще с десяток сдавал, прямо сейчас. Не повезло… конторе 🙂
      Ты кстати наверняка на платформе/MVP-ODays будешь?

  6. Мне в очередной раз присвоили статус MCT, Microsoft Certified Trainer.
    BTW: Количество сданных экзаменов уже достигло трех десятков 🙂
    и работа в этом направлении продолжается.

  7. Прими мои поздравления! Количество сданных экзаменов растет экспоненциально 🙂

    1. Сдал сегодня 70-652.
      Довольно быстро, вопросы несложные.
      Спасибо друзьям за ваучер.
      Впереди еще пачка экзаменов.

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