John T. Scott

John T. Scott

I am a seasoned Infrastructure Architect and technical trainer with more than 25 years of real world hands on experience, advanced training, and top-level, industry recognized certifications. What can I do for you?


Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Cyber Security

System & Network Design

Project Management







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This website is a repository for lots of information about I.T. Architecture, and I.T. Security. Just follow the Resources link above to access a library of free information. I have worked in the I.T. industry for more than 25 years now. I have worked as a desktop support specialist, an enterprise DNS Administrator, a Technical Trainer, an Active Directory Forest Administrator, and an Entperprise Infrastructure Architect. My current area of particular interest is Information Security. There are lots of resources and information available from the menu above. Thank you for visiting! ~JTS

What's New:
On March 6th, 2017, I sat for and passed the ISSAP exam. After careful review of my experience in relation to the specific domains of the ISSAP certification, I was awarded full ISSAP status on March 28th, 2017, and am now an Information Systems Security Architecture Professional.

I have made an important decision for my career! I am pursing the next level of security certification in the form of a concentration to the CISSP certification I alread hold. I am currently studying for the ISSAP - Information Systems Security Architecture Professional. This is a very specialized, high-level security certification for those who are responsible for desiging secure architected environments. To put this specialization into perspective, there are just over 112,000 CISSP's in the world, but there are only 1,829 with the ISSAP concentration on the entire planet. Stay tuned!

(ISC)2, the governing body that issues the CISSP certification, recently adopted a digital badge system to verify the credentials of their members. You can click here to see all my (ISC)2 certifications
I have added more files under the Resources section of this website. This is intended to be a resource for all topics related to I.T. Architecture or Cyber Security. Click the Resources link above, or follow the links in the menu above and to the right. Happy browsing!
Are you pursuing your CISSP or other I.T Security related certification? I am adding a whole bunch of security related content to this website! Check back soon to see the new stuff on my new Certification page.



(**) CISSP, ISSAP and CISSP-ISSAP are registered marks of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium in the United States and other countries.



Total CISSP's (worldwide): 115,324**
(75,312 in the United States)

Total ISSAP's (worldwide): 1,865**
(1,152 in the United States)
**(As of April 16th, 2017. Click here to see current totals)



What is an Infrastructure Architect?

The Infrastructure Architect is responsible for designing and implementing information systems which will adequately support the enterprise infrastructure of the organization. Analyzes system requirements and ensures that systems will offer security and will be effectively integrated with current applications. Ensures that all systems are working at optimal levels and offers support to application development department regarding new technologies and system requirements. Has thorough knowledge of infrastructure, application programming, and web and software applications. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 6-8 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.


A Day In The Life of an Enterprise Architect

Enterprise architecture has grown from being just a set of small pilots to being a fully sponsored and supported initiative within enterprises. With the growing demands to reduce costs, increase agility, and standardize IT environments, there has been a surge of enterprise architecture activity. According to Gartner and the MIT institute the growing complexities that span across process, information and software are among the three top CIO concerns...Read More...

Infrastructure Architects: Helping Other Architects

As I was asked to speak at the Enterprise Architecture forum in London, I got to think about what I could tell the other people attending the forum about the work of us infrastructure architects. I realized that while the infrastructure architect has an important yet subservient job to play in the enterprise architecture team, the other architects may not always realize this; or if they do, they might not always know how to make good use of the infrastructure architect's services. Read More...

What does Wikipedia Have To Say?

Enterprise architecture (EA) is "a well-defined practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, using a holistic approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy. Enterprise architecture applies architecture principles and practices to guide organizations through the business, information, process, and technology changes necessary to execute their strategies. These practices utilize the various aspects of an enterprise to identify, motivate, and achieve these changes Read More...

What Is Infrastructure Architecture?

When talking with customers, a question that I am often asked is "What do you mean by infrastructure architecture?" The title "Architect" seems to be a popular one these days…even our own Bill Gates goes by the title. It seems that every company has a different definition for what an infrastructure architect is and what they do. Read More...


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