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Tom Payne


"I am passionate about technology and love helping others learn"

Tom has been a teacher and trainer for over 20 years. He got his degree in German and taught at the University of New Mexico while working on his master's degree. Tom used his tech skills to pay tuition and living expenses and eventually transitioned to full time into the technology sector. He has obtained dozens of certifications and has earned many accolades including instructor of the year for two different organizations. Tom left the training world and worked for the United States Air Force as a programmer in a secret level environment but his love of learning and education led him back to the training world. For the last decade Tom has specialized in programming and security. He loves using analogies and real world stories to enhance the understanding of technical concepts and just loves teaching in general.


Tom has a plethora of certifications including: CISSP, CCSP, CEH, CHFI, CASE, ITIL, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Java Professional, and numerous other security, Comptia, and Microsoft certifications. He has taught at Los Alamos National Labratories and other federal, state, and local government facilites. He has taught at Campbells Soup headquarters, Wells Fargo Bank and other major insurance, financial, and publicly traded institutions. He is a two-time instructor of the year and Circle of Excellence award winner. He brings a broad wealth of knowledge to every class.