Profile

I am a highly motivated IT professional with an outstanding full career in the British Army, ending as a Sergeant in the Royal Signals. I have a great deal of IT systems experience holding certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator (MCITP:SA). I have experience in building secure servers for a specific or multi task role and I am equally at home in a Windows or Linux environment.

From my military career I hold Developed Vetting (DV) clearance, meaning I am loyal, honest and hard-working. I take a great deal of satisfaction and pride in seeing any project through to its conclusion.

Experience

Contractor - Self employed
Other Projects
Jan 2013 - Present
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CEM Systems / Tyco Security Products
Senior Configuration Management Engineer
May 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Scripting (batch, Powershell, HTML, VBS)
  • Backup disk creation for Intellex Video recorders
  • Installer Builds on Intellex v5
Ballyvesey Holdings Ltd
Communications Systems Engineer
Nov 2011 - May 2012
  • Windows Active Directory configuration, management and maintenance.
  • Hardware and software management on clients and servers.
  • Server builds
  • Policy writing
  • Network Documentation
British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS)
Windows Network Administrator
Apr 2011 - Sept 2011
  • Windows Active Directory configuration, management and maintenance.
  • Hardware and software management on clients and servers.
  • Stand in for Section Head
  • Control of task allocation between departments.
  • Assistance with Defence Information Infrastructure DII(F) implementation.
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO)
Cryptographic Wide Area Network Analyst
Jul 2009 - Apr 2011
  • Evaluation of new software and hardware.
  • Cisco Router and switch configuration and management.
  • Responsible for encrypted worldwide WAN links for all operational NATO units.
  • Responsible for the configuration and administration of the Secure Management Centre (SMC).
14 Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare)
IT Maintenance Section Head
Jan 2008 - Jul 2009
  • Procurement of new technology and ideas.
  • Server and Client deployable images.
  • Responsible for Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) administration and head of Local Area Network Administration.
  • Liaison with higher management maintaining a professional manner at all times.
Joint Communications Unit Falkland Islands
IT Maintenance Section Head
Jul 2007 - Jan 2008
  • Successfully developed and implemented a 40 PC internet Café.
  • Management of a team of personnel.
  • Excellent Communication skills with colleagues and higher management.
  • Responsible for Windows Server 2003 Network Administration, management and repair.
  • Management of domain Migration from Windows NT4 server to Windows Server 2003 and client upgrade from Windows NT4 to Windows XP.
1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division HQ and Signal Squadron
IT Maintenance Section Head
Jan 2006 - Jul 2007
  • First Tour of Falkland Islands.
  • Designed and built ‘Home Rhino’ website.
  • Liaison between Military and civilian contractors on the implementation of DII(F).
628 Signal Troop
Deployable Communications Module IC
Jun 2004 - Jan 2006
  • CISCO Router Configuration.
  • Training of Class 3 tradesmen to Class 2 standard.
  • Responsible for Network design, Windows NT4 and Windows 2003 server builds.
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Vehicle Mechanic (Class 1)
Jan 1990 - Jun 2004
  • 28 Engineer Regiment Workshop (Hameln).
  • 1 Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales Workshop (Paderborn).
  • Joint Support Group, Northern Ireland (Ballykelly).
  • 3 Tank Transporter Squadron Workshop (Sennelager).
  • 16 Regiment Royal Artillery Workshop (Dortmund).
  • 7 Armoured Workshop (Fallingbostel).

Technical Skills

Network Design & Administration
Win 2003/8 installation, configuration & maintenance of domain services.
Active Directory
Several years of almost daily exposure to Windows Active Directory configuration, management and maintenance in Windows Server 2000/3/8.
Cisco Routers and Switches
Administration of Cisco routers and switches to ensure delivery of data on the network.

Education

Microsoft & Cisco Certified
MCSE (2003), MCITP: SA, CCNA
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  • 2010: Cisco Certified network Associate, NATO School, Latina Italy
  • 2009: Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional, Server Administrator (MCITP:SA)
  • 2009: Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
  • 2004: Information Systems Operator Class 1 Course - Royal School of Signals, Blandford, Dorset.
  • 1990: City and Guilds in Motor Vehicle Technology – School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Bordon, Hampshire.

Interests

Hobbies & interests
Anything Outdoors.
  • Photography
  • Hill Walking
  • History
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