Valparaiso University Case Study

Network Tester Finds a Home in the Student Resident Halls

Every summer, when Valparaiso University students have wrapped up their course work and vacated the residence halls, Jason Kellerman sends out his student ‘IT Pros in training’ to test each individual port throughout the five dorms across campus. The university has a “one port per pillow” policy, which ensures each student in the dorms will have access to at least one working Ethernet jack (in addition to Wi-Fi access). This is incredibly important to Jason and the university, so he spends part of his summer on network validation every year, saying, “we don’t want to get caught off guard, and we want to make sure every student has a good service experience.”

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