Tek Speks...Computer Consulting for all computer users.
email: cserrins at tekspeks dot com
Corey Serrins has been working with computers since 1980.
His first computer was an Atari 400, which was soon
upgraded to an Apple //e. Next his father bought the first
model Macintosh, and from there he was hooked. Corey has
been working on the Macintosh computer since 1984. Corey
then became involved with the Windows operating system
starting with 3.1, and was self taught with Windows
Since high school, Corey had known that he wanted his own
company to be called Tech Specs, which stands for Technical
Specialist. When the company became a reality, the internet
was just starting to grow, but http://www.techspecs.com was
taken, so Corey changed the phonetics of the original name
to what it is today, Tek Speks. (Update on this shows that
the original website is now available).
How did Tek Speks become a reality? With the push of his
wife, he realized that all the help he was giving friends
on the computer, could be lucrative. Things were slow at
first, but through word of mouth, numerous people began to
use Tek Speks for all their computer needs. People saw that
one-on-one contact and great customer service was provided
by Corey and they spread the word.
Tek Speks is now known throughtout Gainesville as the
Macintosh resource and Corey is referred to as the Mac Dr.
Don't let the title fool you though, he is extremely
experienced on Windows as well.
So why "The Computer Guy?" It seems everywhere I go, and
all the people I help continued to call me by that name, so
I took it on professionally as a way to let people know who
A great story, but what are my qualifications? other than
the 22 years of personal experience? I have certifications,
which can be seen on this page, but explained below.
I am A+
which is a computer service certification by CompTIA.
This certification lets you know that I am knowledgable
at servicing computers on the inside, as well as
troubleshooting the operating system. Check this
link for more information about CompTIAs A+
I am a member of the Apple Certification
I am OS 10.3 Help Desk Certified, 10.4 Support Essentials
a 10.5 Support
Apple Computers, Inc. This means that I am knowledgeable
on 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger), and 10.5 (Leopard)
operating systems and how to troubleshoot them. I am
also a Apple Certified Desktop Support
an Apple Certified Portable
which means that I am able to competently repair both
Apple desktop and portable computers. Recently Apple
updated this certification to add Apple
Certified Macintosh Technician. This was a 2 part exam, both of
which I scored a 98% :).
I am a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft
Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST). This
certification means that I am knowledgeable at
installing/configuring Windows XP and
troubleshooting the operating
system, as well
as the Microsoft Office products and other
In January 2008 I upgraded my MCDST to
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS:Vista
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:Enterprise
Support Technician) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional
(MCITP:Consumer Support Technician).
I am a certified teacher by the state of Florida, and
taught grades 4 - 12 for 13 years in Alachua County, so I
am familiar not only with the computer, but what is
involved in giving you the best learning experience.
Corey is also active in the podcasting community, he
started out in 2007 as a co-host on the The Mac Core
Podcast, now he has his
own show; MacSliders
We look forward to serving Gainesville for a long time to