Experience with all types of
IT infrastructure

I am a motivated, adaptable and conscientious Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear based computer networking graduate, with extensive IT knowledge and expertise. I pride myself in delivering first class customer service, through exceptional communication and organisational skills. I have a genuine passion for controlling and maintaining networks and enjoy the challenge of maintaining and fixing all parts of IT infrastructure.

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Working With Others

I have experience working with others and have had multiple customer facing roles.

Documenting Work

I have experience documenting all my work including system deployments and management.

Achieving Goals

I have experience meeting targets and goals both individually and in a group.

Critical Thinking

I have experience thinking of ideas, making decisions and implementing solutions in difficult situations.

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Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualisation

I have experience building a Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor hosting various operating systems, services and applications utilising the Microsoft Windows Server platform. I can create an inexpensive virtualisation environment which allows IT professionals to create virtual machines precisely to specification required testing or production. This also allows Microsoft software licensing and equipment to be shared between multiple end users in cost effective way.

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VMware Virtualisation

I am certified at building a VMWare ESXi hypervisor hosting various operating systems, services and applications utilising the VMware vSphere platform. I can install and maintain a VMware virtualisation environment that allows IT professionals to create virtual machines precisely to specification required for testing or production. This also allows equipment to be shared between multiple end users in scalable, cost effective means.

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Citrix Virtualisation

I have experience maintaining a Citrix Virtualisation environment hosting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Application virtualisation. I can construct an environment that clients can connect to through a web portal; in a centralised environment which has preconfigured desktops and applications that load on client computers, in a high performance secure manner from multiple end user machines.

Windows 2012 Server Manager

Microsoft Windows Server and Client Management

I have experience deploying and maintaining various versions of Microsoft Windows Server and Client versions. I have experience managing all network protocols including DHCP and DNS; I also have experience managing Microsoft Exchange mail servers, Microsoft SQL Server databases, as well as domains, computers, groups and users within Active Directory. I can help manage all of server and end user machines within one centralised management structure.

Microsoft RDS Terminal Services RemoteApp

Remote Desktop Services

I have experience deploying and maintaining Microsoft RDS Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp) and Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) hosting applications utilising the Microsoft Windows Server platform. I can build an environment that clients can connect to through a web portal; in a Microsoft Windows Server environment which has preconfigured applications that load on client computers, in a high performance secure manner from Microsoft Windows end user machines.

Sophos UTM

Firewalls and Threat Management Services

I have experience deploying and maintaining various manufactures of firewalls and Threat Management Services both physical and software. I have experience managing Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG). The purpose of these is to protect the network from incoming threats, enforce policy by stopping inappropriate outgoing traffic and enables Web Application Firewall to protect websites against hackers utilising remote attacks such as Denial of Service (DoS) cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection.

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Switches and Routers

I am Cisco CCNA certifed at deploying and maintaining switches and routers. I have experience managing Cisco, Dell and HP equipment. The purpose of these is to connect various end user machines to other network resources and the share the same internet bandwidth across an origination. I also have experience deploying and maintaining routing protocol Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) to allow connected networks to share routes to each other, allow redundancy through the network automatically.

Ubuntu Desktop

GNU/Linux

I have experience deploying and maintaining various distributions of GNU/Linux operating systems. I have experience managing Red Hat based operating systems such as SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian based systems such as Ubuntu Server; I have experience managing web services on these operating systems. I can help manage all of Linux operating systems, services and applications making the most of cost effectiveness.

Kaspersky Web Console

Endpoint Security and Antivirus

I have experience deploying and maintaining various manufactures of Endpoint Security and Antivirus programs. I have experience managing AVG, ESET, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Sophos and Symantec endpoint security solutions. The purpose of these is to protect the servers and computers from malicious software such as viruses, worms, trojan horses and ransomware, along with enforce policy to disable users spreading viruses through USB Drives, CD or other media. I can help manage any endpoint security solution to keep your system safe.

SSL Labs A+ 100% Rating

Secure Web Server Infrastructure

I have experience deploying Web Servers and maintaining high grade secure websites on all infrastructures. I have experience managing websites with security protocols and technologies such as DNS Certification Authority Authorization (CAA), HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), Public-Key-Pining (HPKP), Content-Security-Policy and Downgrade attack prevention. The purpose of these is to protect websites against hackers utilising remote tools such as TLS/SSL downgrade attacks, cookie hijacking, vulnerability exploiting, cryptography, certificate authority impersonation and man in the middle attacks. All means I can help install the right security protocols and technologies, manage any website, prevent it from attack. Feel free to check this website on Qualys SSL Labs as this is one of the most secure websites on the internet, more then some banks.

Get in touch

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