Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCDST, A+,

MCTS: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2007  and Windows 7 Configuring

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        Welcome, I am Joli Ballew, a Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience), a technology trainer, and writer in the Dallas area. I hold several certifications including MCSE, A+, MCDST, and MCTS : Project 2007 and Windows 7 Configuring. In addition to writing, I teach computer classes at two local community colleges (Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas and Collin College in Plano, Texas), and work as a network administrator for North Texas Graphics. I was recently hired as the Microsoft IT Academy Coordinator at Brookhaven College and earned the MCT certification from Microsoft. I have written over 50 books, written for Microsoft's Windows XP Expert Zone and created training videos for Keystone Learning. I have published over 400 articles for BrightHub as well. I have also written a textbook for Microsoft's MCDST certification, as well as a book for passing the MCTS: Managing Projects in Project 2007 certification. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, yard work, and teaching my cats, Pico and Lucy, tricks.

You can view all of my books at and from my Author Page. Here are just a few of the books I've written.



        One of my most popular books, Degunking Windows, was selected the best computer book of the year in 2005 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Degunking Windows is the best-selling and unique guide that saves you tons of time and a pile of cash by showing you how to keep your Windows PC running quickly and efficiently. This is the blockbuster book that launched the highly popular Degunking series and pushed it to great success. You can now purchase Degunking Windows 7 on Amazon.

        I spent most of the last two years writing for Prentice Hall (United Kingdom). I've written over a dozen books for them, including Windows 7 for the Over 50's In Simple Steps and Computer Basics In Simple Steps. You can see these books and others on the page for the U.K.

Feel free to contact me at joliballew AT gmail DOT com


Joli Ballew is represented by the Salkind Literary Agency