An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
Phone: (815) 744-8334   Fax: (815) 744-8396  
Saturday, December 02, 2023

Jason Bross

Expertise:  Network Design & Management * Firewalls (Cisco, Sonicwall, WatchGuard) * Switches (D-Link, Netgear, HP, Cisco, Dell) * VMWare Virtual Environments * Server 2008-R2 & 2003 * Exchange 2007 & 2010 * VPN-Tunneling * Active Directory & Group Policy * DNS Routing & DHCP Services * Disk Storage Array * FOG Imaging Server (Linux) * File Maker Server Advanced * Web Server IIS6 & IIS7 * CMS-Concrete5 * Windows 7 and XP * Apple/MAC OS Work Station


Jason has worked for the Professional Development Alliance since the nineties.  In that time, he has held many positions in the technology department.  He has been their computer technician, technology specialist, network specialist, network administrator/engineer, and Project Manager for CEDARWOOD, a database solution that the PDA licenses to other professional development providers. 

For years, he has worked closely with multiple school districts in many different capacities – from full network & server installations to day-to-day security and support of equipment, i.e., Firewalls, VPN-Tunnels, Servers, and Workstation.  Jason also maintains and provides other resources and services such as remote management and monitoring, Exchange email account hosting, and website hosting.  His focus and mission is to ensure that IT services at schools and districts stay running and protected. He strives to improve their technology infrastructure so it is as effective as it can be for the staff and students.  He also provides consulting services to help districts become compliant with the CIPA Law that requires schools to have an Internet content filter enabled that protects the children using the Web. 

He is a highly-skilled technician who has years of experience and expertise.  He is able to examine the technology the client has in place, asses their needs, and configure their wants to design the most efficient and cost-effective solutions and strategies.

Jason subscribes to the following listserves in order to stay abreast of the ever-changing technology field:  Saint Listserve, Tech Geeks, Tech Net, and Microsoft Authorized Refurbishing Group

 The following is a sample of the services Jason can provide for you:

  • Setting up and configuring ISP connection for Internet Service Provider
  • Wiring of building and implementation of network switches
  • Installation and management of Routers and Firewalls
  • Wireless infrastructure development and implementation
  • Wireless security
  • Implementation of backup systems for servers and work stations
  • Managing and installation of Exchange Service 2010 and 2007
  • Installation of Servers and Desktops
  • Active Directory Migration and Management

Jason has experience in working with the following software components:

  • Software Diversified Services (SDS)
  • STI – a comprehensive fund accounting software program designed specifically for private schools and nonprofit organizations
  • Quick Books
  • Veeman Back-up and lepublication
  • Filemaker
  • VMWare
  • Server 2003, 2008
  • Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010
  • Office 2002, 2007, 2010
  • Labtech
  • Symantec
  • Trend Micro
  • Kaspersky
  • Destiny 

Jason has expertise in working with the following hardware:

  • Hewlett-Packard (HP)
  • Dell
  • Lenova (IBM)
  • Gateway
  • Toshiba
  • Sony
  • Cisco
  • Sonicwall
  • Watchguard
  • D-Link
  • Netgear
  • APC
  • TripLite
  • Samsung
  • Apple
Contact Jason by email at:
2705 McDonough St. | Joliet, IL 60436