Krout - President/CEO - Orlando, FL, USA

Michael Krout

Orlando, FL, USA




Idea Dudes is a poised to be the leader in Microsoft technical training and consulting. With over 30 years of IT experience among their staff, they look forward to helping businesses succeed. Idea Dudes does not just train but also lives and breathes

Work History


Microsoft 549 Exam

January 2008 - January 2008

I worked as an auditor for the exam.

Financial Advisor

Financial Leadership Advisors Inc

January 2006 - January 2006

We are DM for the company.

MCT Trainer

Idea Dudes LLC

January 2001 - January 2001

Training individuals around the US in Microsoft Technologies. I have consulted with several companies in designing, presenting and consulting of Microsoft Training.


Idea Dudes LLC

January 2000 - January 2000

We are a Microsoft Training and Consulting firm. We have over 30 years of experience and have taught thousands of individuals. Located in sunny Florida, we strive to bring innovation to businesses of all sizes.

Network Engineer

Infinity Technology Group

January 1999 - January 2001

I worked as a Microsoft Consultant. I was in charge of Server technologies, I implemented servers , performed migrations , server architecture and also server rebuilds.

Network & Applications Engineer

Infinity Technology Group

January 1998 - January 2000

Peformed as a Network Engineer for Microsoft Windows platform. Also worked on DR plans for companies and other consulting projects.


FutureTec Training Centers, Inc.

January 1996 - January 2000

I was an owner and also the designer of the training center. The training center was my concept.


Idea Dudes

December 1987 - December 1987

• Developed Videos for Sale – Exchange 2007 , Vista , SQL 2005/2008

• Developed Questions for Microsoft Exams

• Developed questions for the Windows Server Codename “LongHorn” server tests 640, 642, and 643 for Microsoft.

• Perform migrations from Windows NT, 2000 to Windows 2003. Also migrated Exchange 5.5, 2000 to Exchange 2003.

• Design documentation and Network Architecture...


Idea Dudes LLC

December 1987 - December 1987

Idea Dudes is a company engaged in the development of hi-tech solutions, which include web design, networking, application development, training, business consulting, and entertainment packages. Idea Dudes brings to the arena vast years of IT experience with new outlooks for solutions to common problems.

The purpose of Idea Dudes is to provide comprehensive solutions to business...


US Air Force

May 1983 - March 1987

I was trained a 902. War time as a triage Medic and peace time worked in the Resource Management of the hospital. I was was stationed at Upper Heyford, England.


Migration Novell Groupwise to Exchange Server 2010

I architected a move from Novell GroupWise to Exchange Server 2010. This included designing an Active Directory infrastructure from scratch and migrating accounts over to Active Directory from Novell GroupWise. Also, I designed an Exchange Server 2010 course to help the new technicians to assimilate into the new environment. I also designed two Hyper-V servers to house some of the VMs that were used for the implementation.

Windows Server 2008 R2- Active Directory

This is a webinar I did for Expert Exchange on 6/6/2012. We have 385 people attend this webinar. It covers PSO (Fine Grain Password Policy), RODC (Read-Only Domain Controller), SYSVOL migration from FRS to DFS-R and Troubleshooting Active Directory.

Qualifications & Certifications

Associates in Computer Information Systems

Consolidated School of Business

Dallastown Area High School


Dallastown Area High School

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