My name is Morten Knudsen and I am based in Kolding, Denmark.
I have been in the IT-industry since 1991 working with Microsoft-technologies since 1994.
In the period 2003-2016, I started a Microsoft consultant company, MindZet, that won lots of Microsoft partner awards like Infrastructure Partner of the Year and Best Customer Satisfaction (for several years). During the expansion of MindZet, the company was changed into also delivering managed services.
In 2016, I sold the company and started as freelance consultant in March 2018. As part of the growth of MindZet, I have gained intensive experience with management and needed processes in a growing business with employees in 5 different locations including Hong Kong.
I would say that I’m a special consultant, as I – beside being on the edge of technology – also know about organization and processes. All 3 areas are important to grow a customer’s IT-maturity including increasing the security maturity. This require technology, processes and people to ”work together”.
As an example of this, I have also developed extra processes and tracks to support a Cloud Adoption Framework implementation.
Sharing is caring 🙂
I love to give feedback where we can do better and spend between 5-10 hours each weak having meetings with Microsoft product-teams from Israel, India and Seattle/USA.
It is important for me, that the feedback is with high quality with use-cases, issue-documentation, etc. “quality over quantity”.
My transcript can be found here
|Certification title||Certification#||Earned on||Expires on|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty||H866-1995||Jun 22, 2021||Jun 23, 2023|
|Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert||I344-8782||Jun 30, 2022||Jul 1, 2023|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate||I235-1425||Oct 2, 2021||Oct 3, 2023|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate||I259-9542||Nov 5, 2019||Nov 6, 2023|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate||I280-3150||Nov 6, 2019||Nov 7, 2023|
|Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert||I280-3114||Nov 6, 2019||Nov 7, 2023|
|Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate||I280-3113||Nov 6, 2019||Nov 7, 2023|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert||I281-8241||Nov 20, 2019||Nov 21, 2023|
|Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate||I408-7487||Feb 15, 2021||Feb 16, 2024|
|Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate||I408-7571||Feb 16, 2021||Feb 17, 2024|
|Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate||I408-7570||Feb 18, 2021||Feb 19, 2024|
|Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert||I408-7569||Feb 21, 2021||Feb 22, 2024|
|Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate||I467-2529||Apr 20, 2021||Apr 21, 2024|
|Microsoft Certified: Information Protection Administrator Associate||I467-2511||Apr 20, 2021||Apr 21, 2024|
|Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate||I467-2530||Apr 20, 2021||Apr 21, 2024|
|Microsoft Certified: Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate||I484-2676||May 7, 2022||May 8, 2024|
|Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals||H774-2964||Apr 20, 2021||N/A|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals||H693-0283||Feb 21, 2021||N/A|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals||H071-9506||Mar 20, 2019||N/A|
|Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals||H071-5892||Mar 20, 2019||N/A|
Microsoft Certified Trainer
|Microsoft Certified Trainer||Feb 24, 1999||Dec 23, 2023|
Community Programs Participation
MS 365 Defender Private Community program
For the last 2 years, I have been an very active member of the MS 365 Defender Private Community program. I have had lots of feedback sessions with program managers as part of this community program.
Cloud Security Private Community program
During both 2021 and 2022, I have been a top-contributor participant in the Cloud Security Private Community program, receiving highest badge, Black Belt in Defender for Cloud and Sentinel.
2022 badges from the Cloud Security Private Community program
- Microsoft Sentinel Black Belt (L5)
- Microsoft Defender Black Belt (L5)
- Microsoft Sentinel Influencer (L3)
- Microsoft Defender Influencer (L3)
- Microsoft Cloud Security Product Champion (L1)
2021 badges from the Cloud Security Community program
Work-life balance | What I do in my spare-time ?
I love to travel with my family and visit new places in the world to understand how life is there; how people live; try to taste what they eat; understand their challenges, etc.
Per December 2022, I have visited 56 countries (28%) in the world.
All 4 family members are fully qualified members of ‘De Berejstes Klub’ (Globetrotter), Kvote A. Link
Our vacations are often ‘action-related’ covering activities life diving including shark-diving, skiing, ziplining, river-rafting, balloons, safari, watch F1, luges, bike riding, etc.
Diving is like meditation for me
We love to dive and have taken tons of certifications.
Both my wife, Anne; 2 teens (Caroline & Magnus) and myself are PADI Master Scuba Divers – and I am also a PADI Master Scuba Diver.