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David M. Clark, MCSD, MCT, MCP+SB

David M. Clark, principal of Arete Systems, is a seasoned instructor, developer, and project leader with 25 years of information technology experience, including instructor and courseware developer experience spanning 18 years.

As an instructor and course developer, he has developed and/or taught a variety of programming, analysis, design, and project management courses. As an applications developer he was worked on platforms ranging from PCs to mainframes, using technology from Microsoft, IBM, and other vendors.

Dave is also a published author, and speaker at technical conferences, trade groups, and IBM seminars.

Dave can be reached at

Skill Sets

Web/Client-Server Developer: Dave was the technical lead on a project that developed a three-tier extranet web application, the first for the client. The application consisted of 12 Active Server Pages (ASP) running under Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 on an NT 4.0 server. The pages were written in Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) and JavaScript within Visual Interdev 6.

Dave has developed Visual Basic client-server applications, including class modules for the business logic of a three-tier application. Dave also also written web pages for clients using Front Page 1.1, 97, 98 and 2000.

Database Administrator: Functioning as a database administrator was one of Dave's responsibilities. He helped design and model IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft SQL Server databases.

Internal Information Consultant: For his previous employer Dave functioned as an information consultant within the company, employing a creative blend of information technology and human relations skills to help increase productivity through information technology. He:


Dave has earned the following certifications from Microsoft:

MCSD: Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) is Microsoft's premier certification for application programmers and developers, signifying competency to develop business solutions using Microsoft tools. Dave is certified in Visual Basic 6 (Desktop and Distributed), Visual Interdev 6, and Solutions Design/Visual Studio. From the 'old' MCSD track Dave was certified in SQL Server 6.5 and Windows Architecture I and II as well.

MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer is Microsoft's certification as a technical instructor, signifying technical and instructional competence.

MCP+SB: Microsoft Certified Professional + Site Builder is Microsoft's certification for web developers. Dave earned his MCP+SB in Front Page and Visual Interdev.

Team/Project Leader

As a team/project leader, Dave led numerous IT projects to successful completion, including large company-wide financial systems, on-line inventory management and order entry projects, budget projects, and many technology evaluation and implementation projects.


In 1978 Dave received his MS in Business Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. The Master of Science in Business Information Systems is a master's level curriculum that parallels the MBA program, but allows a concentration in Business Information Systems. Dave graduated with a 3.9 GPA.

Dave earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.


Dave Clark is a former U.S. Navy officer with a secret clearance. Originally from New England, he has lived in the Richmond, Virginia area for the past 25 years. He is married and has two children.


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