Joshua Hester

Joshua Hester

Joshua Hester | Director of Certification and Professional Training

Joshua has 20+ years of experience as a corporate trainer, coder, technical writer, and engaged student, and balances a broad perspective of the certification industry with a keen obsession for learning about the next Big Thing. He is both a certified ethical hacker and ethical emerging technologist. His other technical certifications include Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure, A+, Linux+, Network+, Mobile Security, and Java. 

Joshua holds a B.A. in English, and M.Ed in instructional design and is licensed by the Professional Management Institute as a Professional Project Manager and Agile Practitioner. He is a board member of the IT Certification Council, and sits on the advisory board of multiple startups. When not running, metaphorically or competitively, he can be found on a plane playing the latest Nintendo handheld or in a forgotten alley sinking quarters into a retro arcade kiosk. During the pandemic, he has found himself spending more time in his Atlanta, GA home.