Contact information:

Bits 'n Tricks BVBA



Bart Coninckx


Tel.: +32 (0)478/88 33 08

Hoge Mierdse Heide 182


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2360 Oud-Turnhout




Technical skills:


Certificates: CEH, eJPT, OSCP (in progress, almost finished)
Pre-engagement, Information Gathering, Threat Modelling, Vulnerability Analysis, Exploitation, Privilege Escalation, Post Exploitation, Reporting
Tools: Nmap, Nessus, Burb Suite, Metasploit, MSFVenom, Nikto, Gobuster, Dirbuster, SQLMap, PowerShell Empire
Study material: 
  • Penetration Testing (Georgia Weidman)
  • Professional Penetration Testing (Thomas Wilhelm)
  • Kali Linux - Assuring Security by Penetration Testing (Lee Allen)
  • The Basics of Web Hacking (Josh Pauli)
  • Burp Suite Essentials (Akash Mahajan)
  • Hack Like a  Pornstar (Sparc Flow)
  • Hacking Exposed 7 (Stuart McClure)
  • Network Security Assessment (Chris McNab)
  • The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing (Patrick Engebretson)
  • The Web Application Hacker's Handbook 2 (Dafydd Stuttard)
  • All in One CEH (Matt Walker)


Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 - server and desktop editions
Novell Netware 5.1, 6.0, OES, OES 2, OES 11, OES 2015, Open Workgroup Suite
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10, 11, 12
Redhat Enterprise Server/CentOS 4.5, 5.x, 6, 7, 8
Ubuntu Server en Desktop, Linux Mint, Debian


OSI model
Switching, VLANs
Routing (Cisco)
Packet sniffing
Server applications:
Active Directory, eDirectory, LDAP, OpenLDAP
Samba, SMB, NFS, Netware File Services
SMTP, IMAP, POP3, Zarafa, Kopano, Postfix, OpenExchange, Groupwise, Microsoft Exchange
MySQL, PostgreSQL
Citrix, Terminal Server, NoMachine, LTSP
Apache, Tomcat
Pacemaker, Heartbeat, DRBD
vTigerCRM, SugarCRM, Joomla, OpenGroupware


Proxmox VE
VMWare Server Edition and ESX


Certified Ethical Hacker certificate (CEH)Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP): ongoing
Ethical Hacking, Auditing
GDPR, Sophos, Fortigate, Watchguard, Netscreen, IPCop
Novell iChain, SSL-Explorer, Adito 
Trendmicro, McAfee
Vulnerability scanning and assessment: nmap, ethereal (WireShark), NAI Sniffer



Asterisk, VoIP, ISDN, dialplan programming, FreePBX
Phones + hardware: Linksys, Yealink, Polycom, Digium, Beronet, Red-fone PhoneBRIDGE2


Business Process Management Software/ERP

Novell Vibe
Microsoft AX 

Desktop management applications:

Novell Zenworks, OCS Inventory



PHP, Python, Perl, HTML, CSS, bash scripting, cmd scripting, C++, SQL


Sesam, Arcserve, BackupExec, BackupEdge, SEP



Proxmox Mail GatewayFortigate UTM


Business Analytics

Pentaho: Big Data Integration and Analytics



Designing (CAD), prototyping, building
CNC, 3D printing, laser engraving
Arduino, Teensy, Raspberry Pi, IoT



Composing, producing, mixing, mastering
Video editing
Propellerheads Reason<
Davinci Resolve, KDEnlive



Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT)
Certified Sophos Engineer
Novell Certified Network Engineer 4.11 and 5.1
Novell Certified Network Administrator 4.11 and 5.1
Novell Certified Linux Salesperson
Citrix Certified Administrator for MetaFrame XP Presentation Server
Compaq Accredited Systems Engineer: Storage Works Primary and Secondary, Proliant Server Netware
Compaq Accredited Platform Specialist
Compaq Accredited Technician



Internetworking with TCP/IP on Microsoft NT 4.0
MS Exchange 2000 Designing and Deployiing
MS Windows NT 4.0 Administration
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices
How to implement Identity Management Solutions
Novell Directory Services eDirectory
Novell Netware NDS Design and Implementation
Novell Network Management with Managewise
Upgrading to Novell Netware 5
Integrating Novell Netware with MS Win NT
Arcserve For Netware: Basics
Novell Netware 4.11 Administration
Novell Netware 4.11 Advanced Administration
Compaq StorageWorks Products Primary Storage
Compaq Enterprise Storage Architecture and Storage Core Technologies
Compaq Planning a backup Solution course
Compaq Enterprise backup Solution course
Compaq Novell Netware Performance and Integration
Compaq Systems Architecture
Compaq Systems Management
Compaq Servicing Servers
Compaq Service and Support
Lotus Notes R4.6 user’s training
Lotus Notes R5 Fasttrack
MS Outlook basic course


Language skills:

Dutch: Excellent
English: Excellent
French: Excellent
German: Good


Work Experience:

  • 2009 - present : 

Independant consultant/freelancer 

  • April 2006 - 2009 : varied
Syntra: a.o. Linux Basics, Windows Basics, Linux Advanced, Windows Advanced, Practical Windows 
Gemeentebestuur Oud-Turnhout: maintaining network with Windows 2003 server, Windows 2000 server, Active Directory, XP workstations, RedHat ES 4.5, Linux, Zarafa, Asterisk cluster ...
Gemeentebestuur Malle: Zarafa, Asterisk VoIP cluster, Novell Vibe
Dafra Pharma International NV: maintaining network with clustered Suse Linux Enterprise Server, XP workstations, OpenExchange, Asterisk PBX cluster, iSCSI cluster, vTigerCRM, Novell Vibe, Webshop ...
PDM: OCS Inventory, Joomla, Xen High Availibility, DRBD, Heartbeat, Pacemaker
Other customers
  • Februari 2005 – March 2006: 4ALL Networks (Reet)
Project Engineer
Design, implement and support of custom designed solutions. Area of expertise: Citrix, Identity Management, Linux and Novell
Customers: Aquafin, IVEG, Nissan
  • Januari 2001 – Januari 2005 WATCO/SITA (Beerse)
Network Administrator
Responsable for +/- 50 Novell servers and 10 Linux servers, including backup, disaster recovery en updating. Design and implementation of new solutions. Automated management of 1000 XP workstations. Project engineer: design, concepting and realization of a Citrix implementation for 800 users, including secure internet access.
Teamleader: leading and coordinating of a technical team.
Trainer: trainings about newly implemented solutions.
  • Mei 1998 – December 2000 A.X.I (Willebroek)
Network System Engineer
Maintaining Novell-networks in different companies
Knowledge Group Leader: responsible for the Novell Knowledge Group
Projekt Manager Communications: projectmanagement of connectivity projects, intervention management.
Outsourcing: Bonita (Antwerp), Goodyear (Wilrijk).
  • 1997 - april 1998 E.T.C. (Turnhout)
Field Engineer
Installation timeregistration- and automatingsystems based on Novell-networks and timing-electronics.
Training customers
Worldwide installations
Telephonic support for worldwide customers
Maintaining internal network
  • 1994 - 1997 Van Roey Automation (Turnhout)
PC Engineer
Installing and supporting of hardware and software.
Assembling and repairing PC’s.
Repairing printers, faxes and copiers.
Installing small networks.
Selling PCs.
Telephonic support.



Degree Hogere Secundaire Humaniora, afdeling Latijn-Wetenschappen, obtained at the Sint-Jozefcollege in Turnhout in 1989.
Degree graduate in electronics, option "Meet- en Regeltechniek", obtained at the Hogeschool Limburg in 1994. Graduated with honors. Thesis accomplished with a 90 percent score.