Who am I?

Good question – who am I? My name is Christian Stankowic, I’m 27 years old and live in the State of Hesse. Since I was a child I’m interested in the grey boxes that help us to solve problems we hadn’t had without them. 🙂

After working as a full-time IHK instructor and IT administrator (Linux, Unix and VMware) for a long time, I’m working as a Senior Consultant at VMware now.

I’m using my blog as a digital notepad to write down IT stuff that I’m going in for. So I and others (true to the open source manifesto) have always the possibility to access the topics I worked out.


Beside IT-specific topics I’m also intered in different things – I wish a day could have 48 hours.. 😉

  • IT
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS
    • openSUSE / SUSE Linux Enterprise
    • Spacewalk / Red Hat Satellite / SUSE Manager
    • Foreman / Katello / Red Hat Satellite 6
    • Icinga2
    • VMware vSphere, vCenter, vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Automation
  • Non-IT
    • Cars (especially Volkswagen group)
    • Weight training
    • Healthy nutrition
    • Fashion


Every IT workers knows that it is very important to have verified knowledge to stand up to competitors on the job market. For me this topics is also very important. Because of that I’m aiming for several certifications since I was a trainee. By now I successfully achieved the following certifications:

no picture Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

achieved 2007, expired 2010

Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1)

achieved 2012

LPIC-1 vom 30.03.2012
CLA vom 31.03.2012 Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA)

achieved 2012

Novell Data Center Technical Specialist (DCTS)

achieved 2012

DCTS vom 31.03.2012
RHCSA vom 16.11.2012 Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

achieved 2012

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

achieved 2013

RHCE vom 15.02.2013
AdA-Eignung vom 16.04.2013 IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) certificate to instruct apprentices (AdA)

achieved 2013

VMware Certified Associate 5 – Data Center Virtualiztation (VCA5-DCV)

achieved 2013

vca6dcv_10072017 VMware Certified Associate 6 – Data Center Virtualiztation (VCA6-DCV)

achieved 2017

For the following years the following additional certifications are planned:

  • Advanced Level Linux Professional (LPIC-2)
  • VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP65-DCV)

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    • Hi Edgar,

      that’s a good idea. As you might have seen I developed this utility couple of years ago (2010).
      Currently it’s only possible to create one contact at the same time.

      Creating multiple contacts sound like a good feature. Maybe I’m catching this up in the future and upgrade the utility.

      Give me a couple of weeks to have a look on it! 🙂

      Best regards form Germany,

  1. Hi! I saw your answer a long time ago but i forgot to write you back. I am working on a college project right now, I think the current version of the vCard will be enough for my current needs.

    Regards from Costa Rica! And we won against Uruguay today, party time! 😀 Pura vida!

  2. Just came across your site while looking for info about Logitech M500 since I had to get a mouse after nearly 20(!) years with my Logitech Trackman Marble which they don’t produce any longer (at least it really worked well for such a long time) 🙁

    Just some suggestions: I think with “Hesse” you mean “Hessen, Germany” (non-Germans may not even know where “Hessen” is)? If you intended to demonstrate you English skills, you should also check the remaining translation (“Besite” -> “Besides”, “intered” -> “interested”, “succcessfully” -> “successfully” etc.).

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