Session 1

The Passion of the Geek: How to Build a Home Lab to Take Your Skills to the Next Level


Presented by Sean Massey,

Faith Technologies

Technology changes at an extremely fast pace, and IT pros are expected to keep their skills sharp despite shrinking training budgets.  In this session, you will learn how to build a home lab for self-paced training without breaking the bank.


Sean Massey is a systems administrator focusing on servers and storage with a large electrical contractor in Appleton, WI.  He is a VMware vExpert and PernixPro with an MCSA, two VCPs, and three VMware Certified Advanced Professional Certifications, and he blogs about VDI and automation at  He is married and has two kids and two cats.

October 15, 2014 - Session 1