Jared Bickford - TestsForge Expert Profile


Jared Bickford has more than ten years of experience in certification exam preparation design and before coming to TestsForge was exam engine developer in Cisco. Prior to this, he was in a similar role as exam engine developer in Oracle. His educational background includes a Bachelor degree from the Montana State University from the School of Mathematics and PH.D from the University of Denver. His publications and presentations cover topics such as CIW, ECCouncil, EMC, SAP, VMware and other certification exam prep. He focuses on the following certification exams prep now: JN0-120 E-series, Associate (JNCIA-E), JN0-201 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate, JN0-370 QFabric, Specialist (JNCIS-QF), HP0-092 HP-UX Advanced System Administration, HP0-417 Storage Essentials Fundamentals 5.0, HP0-678 Implementing HP Enterprise Virtual Array Solutions, HP0-A22 NonStop Systems and Technologies, HP2-H18 Selling HP Retail Point of Sale Solutions, QQ0-200 HDI: Qualified Help Desk Senior Analyst, E20-120 Content Management Foundations, E20-538 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Specialist Exam for Storage Administrators and ISFS Information Security Foundation based on ISO/IEC 27002. Jared Bickford was born in Alabama and living in Alabama most of the time of each year now. He spends lots of time to improve the state's constitution. In 2011, he and his friend built the website constitutionalreform to let more people involving this work. Alabama Citizens For Constitutional Reform's website is devoted to informing the public about the need to improve the state's constitution. The website features legislative updates about ongoing efforts to change the constitution as well as multiple resources for visitors. These resources include transcripts from the 1901 Constitutional Convention, public forum transcripts, and speeches. The site also features ways to contact legislators to appeal for constitutional reform. Constitutional reform will bring home rule to the state and allow a greater amount of local control. Reform will also promote tax fairness, economic development, budget flexibility, improvements in constitutional length, and a focus on the principles of democracy. The following are some jobs Dr. Jared Bickford has completed recently:



1. Dr. Jared Bickford created the page about the film “Open Secret”. Open Secret is a re-enactment that focuses on the problems with the constitution's origins, including the exclusions of minorities and women. The website allows visitors to schedule a screening. …If you would like to schedule a screening of Open Secret, or need a press kit, please contact jared bickford or email opensecretmovie@gmail.com …

 

2. Dr. Jared Bickford created the home page for Constitution Convention Coalition. The Constitution Convention Coalition Home Page is devoted to connecting the state's non-profits. The site's founders believe that the current constitution severely hinders non-profit organizations. …ENCOURAGE Alabamians to sign-up with Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform and contact their legislators to urge them to Let the People Vote on holding a Constitution Convention (edit by jared bickford)!..

 

3. Dr. Jared Bickford edited the article of “Bingo probe just another piece in Alabama's checkered past”. In 2010, the FBI invested allegations that gambling advocates bribed legislators. This is as part of the state's long history of political corruption that needs to change.

 

4. Dr. Jared Bickford edited the article of “A constitutional revision commission could solve many problems with the state constitution” by Editorial Board. In the article, it discusses the idea that a 2011 constitutional revision commission was a good start towards necessary reform. However, they believe it failed by refusing to address taxation issues…The constitution also concentrated power in Montgomery, allowing special interests to more easily control the Legislature, and stripped local governments of the tools they need to run their own affairs…

 

5. Dr. Jared Bickford edited the article of “Hearing Knox’s uncomfortable words” by Bob Davis. Bob Davis focuses on John B. Knox's expressed 1901 goal of establishing white supremacy in the constitution. He encourages people to view these racist attitudes as reason for reform. …To Knox and his fellow constitution writers, democracy and civil rights were a zero-sum gain. More power for blacks meant less power for them. They feared the consequences of losing their comfortable positions to working-class blacks and whites. …

 

6. Dr. Jared Bickford edited the article of “Alabama constitution rewrite commission proposed by lawmaker” by David White. As part of news coverage, constitutional reform advocates in Alabama include coverage of a proposed constitution rewrite commission. This proposal would exclude taxation reform. … Committee chairman Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, said he thinks there's a good chance the panel will clear the plan for debate by the full 35-member Senate….

 

7. Dr. Jared Bickford edited the article of “Marsh plan would reform Alabama Constitution” by Patrick McCreless. Alabama Citizens For Constitution Reform support Del Marsh's constitutional reform plans. Had the plan originally been approved in 2011, the site estimates it could have been implemented by 2014. …Robert Bentley to sign next week, the commission will suggest article-by-article changes to most of the constitution in the next three years…

 

8. Dr. Jared Bickford edited the article of “Undo Alabama's racist past” by John Peck. Editorials chosen by constitution advocates for the website focus on the racist origins of the state's constitution. Inclusion of these articles exposes the need to amend the state's problematic history. …Bedford, D-Russellville, plans a resolution calling for a constitutional convention to completely overhaul the constitution…

 

9. Dr. Jared Bickford edited the article of “On the path to reform: Effort to rewrite 1901 Constitution a practical response to problem”. Through news reports by The Anniston Star Editorial Board, constitution advocates in Alabama reveal that many are afraid of reform. Advocates argue that these individuals are afraid of the democratic process. …That gets us to the first fundamental point about constitutional reform that we must understand (edit by Dr. jared bickford)…

 

10. Dr. Jared Bickford edited the article of “Republican, Democratic senators offer different plans to alter Alabama's 1901 constitution” by Bob Lowry. Successful constitutional reform requires support from both Republicans and Democratic senators. The site's news articles feature support from Republican Sen. Arthur Orr and Democratic Sen. Roger Bedford. …he has reservations about overhauling the entire document because of concerns over inviting taxation without voter input and losing anti-gambling protections (edit by Dr. jared bickford)….

 

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