Joli Annette Ballew
MVP Categories2016 - present Windows Insider MVP2007 - 2016 Windows Consumer MVP2007 - 2016 Windows Desktop MVP
Products/TechnologiesWindows certifications MCSA, MCSE, Microsoft Office
BiographyJoli Ballew is a best-selling author, has written almost 60 books, and has been published in over a dozen languages. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in English Literature, holds several Microsoft certifications, serves as the Microsoft IT Academy Coordinator at Brookhaven Community College (part of the Dallas County Community College District) and is also an IT professor there. Joli has five courses at Lynda.com as well, most of which are Microsoft certification courses relating to network administration. When Joli isn't writing, researching, or teaching, she spends time with her family, pets, and her two granddaughters. She spends the rest of her free time at the gym, is a self-proclaimed gym-rat, and, in 2016, completed yoga teacher training and is a certified yoga instructor. Her recent books include ExamRef 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1 (MS Press), Windows 8 Step by Step (MS Press), Windows 8.1 Step by Step (MS Press), and Windows 8.1 Plain and Simple (MS Press).
Technical CertificationsMicrosoft Certified Systems Engineer(MCSE), Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician (MCTD), Microsoft Certified Technical Support Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Alumni - Texas Teaching Certificate Secondary Mathematics