Ashok Appu has been working as a development executive with the KSB division of NIIT. Since he began working at NIIT in 2000, he has been involved in writing Instructor Led Training Manuals. He has worked on projects such as Red Hat Linux 6x/7x, Principles of Web Designing, Windows 98 (Advanced), Microsoft Commerce Server 2000, BizTalk Server 2000, ASP.NET, VB.NET, StarOffice 5.2, and TCP/IP. His technical expertise is in the areas of networking, network security, operating systems, and scripting languages. He is also involved in providing SME (Subject Matter Expert) support for various other technologies such as the Linux operating system and StarOffice.