is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies and splits his time between programming, writing, and training. He specializes in tools and applications written in Visual Studio .NET and Visual Basic. Ken has been training and writing courseware for for almost ten years. Most recently, he has written and presented training courses for Professional Training via CD-ROM series, including VB.NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET (all with co-authors Mary Chipman and Andy Baron), VB6, VB5, and Access 2000/97 (with co-author Paul Litwin). Ken is also co-author of several best-selling books, including Access 2002 Developer's Handbooks (with Paul Litwin and Mike Gunderloy (Sybex)), Access Cookbook (with Andy Baron and Paul Litwin (O'Reilly)), VBA Developer's Handbook (with Mike Gilbert (Sybex)), and ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart (with Paul D. Sheriff (Addison-Wesley)). Ken is a frequent speaker at technical conferences and has spoken often at Microsoft's Tech-Ed conference. Ken's also a technical editor for Access-VB-SQL Advisor magazine and a columnist for Informant Publications' asp.netPRO magazine.