Ed Tittel is a 23-year computer industry veteran with an interesting background. A Princeton and multiple University of Texas graduate, Ed started his academic career with undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology. Then, realizing the need for gainful employment, he moved into computer science, and has never looked back since starting his first programming job in 1981.
Currently, Ed is Series Editor for a pair of certification-oriented series for Que Certification, which target IT professionals seeking certification as their primary audiences (Exam Cram 2 now also covers a variety of trade topics, including police officer, teacher, and military service related examinations). Ed is also the Technology Editor for Certification Magazine, and writes regular tips and answers expert queries for numerous TechTarget.com Web sites. He also writes occasionally, but regularly, for sites like TechBuilder.org, Tom's Hardware (for whom he also translates articles from German into English), and belongs to the editorial advisory board for the Computer Book Club. Ed also teaches online courses for Powered, and has recently run classes on all kinds of topics for Powered customers that include HP, eMachines, Sony, and CNET.
When Ed is not writing, editing, teaching, consulting, or scouring the Internet for new projects, he's often holding his son, Gregory, who's always trying to wangle his way into Dad's home office to wreak havoc on the many computer hardware goodies often strewn about therein. If not holding his son, Ed likes to hang on to his lovely wife Dina. When the opportunity presents, Ed also likes to shoot pool, cook, and savor the occasional bottle of good red wine.