Bernard Lopuz is a senior technical support analyst at Oracle Corporation. In the early years of his IT career before he became an Oracle database administrator, he was a programmer, developing Unisys LINC and Oracle applications, as well as interactive voice response applications, such as telephone banking voice processing applications. He has wide experience using RedHat AS and Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL). Bernard was the technical reviewer of RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 11g: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2007), and is an Oracle Certified Professional. He pursued a master's degree in computer information technology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and completed a bachelor's degree in computer engineering at the Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines. Bernard lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife, Leizle, and daughters, Juliet and Carol.