James Stanger

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James Stanger is a writer, technologist, security consultant, and open source advocate. He currently works at CompTIA, where he helps develop its certifications. He has worked closely in the open source movement with Jon "maddog" Hall, John H Terpstra,[1] as well as with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).[2] He is best known as the author and editor of Information Technology books and manuals, and for creating Information Technology certifications. He was a contributing author of O'Reilly Media's LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition,[3] and lead author of Eselvier Press's How to Cheat at Securing Linux,[4] and many others.[5] He has also participated in the writing of the 3rd edition of O'Reilly's LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell.

Stanger has created certifications and courses of instruction for companies and organizations such as IBM, Symantec, and CompTIA. He also sits on several boards and councils, including advisory committees for University of Phoenix, American Public University System, Mesa Community College, and Snow College. He has worked with other advisory councils, including those for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and Kaplan University. He is an award-winning blogger, and regularly consults concerning social media, Linux and open source. A respected speaker, he has been invited to present at various forums in the United Kingdom,[6] China, the Middle East, and North America.[7]

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature from University of California, Riverside (1997).