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## BIO Professional Experience 2003-Present Think Tank Computer Solutions, Canada "Think Tank Computer Solutions, Canada" is a big IT consulting firm and a supplier of computer equipment to corporate clients. My role with "Think Tank Computer Solutions" was of a consultant and I am also deeply involved in the tech support and installation of networks and servers. My second role there is of a web developer. Think Tank has as clients various big corporations and my job with Think Tank also involves liaison with clients on a technical level. Also included were developing new and innovative usage of the Internet for various clients. 1993-2002 Computer Systems Specialist Karachi American School (Set up by the State Department of the United States of America) I have been working as a computer systems specialist for almost 10 years supporting Network and Desktop Operating Systems issues in the windows environment.  My knowledge and extensive experience helped me to contribute to my organization and keep it up to date.  Listed below are some of my achievements. Network and Desktop Operating Systems: * Installation and maintenance of servers running Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 * Installation and configuration of A TCP/IP based network. All workstations are DHCP enabled * Installation and configuration of a DNS server * Installation and configuration of a DHCP server * Strong hands on experience working with DNS, DHCP, WINS and Active Directory * Set up, installation, maintenance and administration of Internet mail server (POP/SMTP and web-based) * Installation, administration and maintenance of Window NT Server based proxy/caching server for Internet access * Installation, administration and maintenance of Window NT Server based CD servers and Print servers * Installation of a NNTP server and configuring it to receive USENET posts off the Internet. This server is running Windows NT as the operating systems and DNEWS Usenet news server software. This provides access to Usenet newsgroups * Installation and configuration of Lucent SuperPipe 95 ISDN to Ethernet router used to connect the local area network to the Internet and provides Internet access to all the workstations * In depth familiarity with Windows 2000 and Windows NT and networking protocols, installation and maintenance of Ethernet backbone and Ethernet networking protocols * Involved in the installation of cross campus network cabling at Karachi American School, which included a cross campus Ethernet backbone, and Category 5 cabling Network administration, maintenance and support * Provide onsite Network Operating System support and repair * Creating new users and assigning appropriate user rights, updating users with new access privileges as needed and deleting users as required * Establish and maintain network directory structures and file naming conventions to allow for proper storage, and retrieval * Maintain backup of all the servers and data on backup servers, and tape drives * Perform network upgrades as and when needed * Maintain the campus wide Local Area Network * Installation and maintenance of PC and Macintosh based workstations Other professional activities * Running and administration of help desk * Analyze technology and recommend/suggest improvements * Responsible for analyzing, researching and recommending system changes * Responsible for, evaluate, and authorize and purchases of computer hardware worth approximately $100,000 annually * Coordinate technology infrastructure activities * In depth knowledge of security and risk management concepts * Experience with programming techniques * Developed a software package in Microsoft Access for report cards in the Elementary section of Karachi American School (setup by the United States of America department of state) * In depth familiarity with Internet applications and programming in HTML and Web Site development * Designed the school's web site with support from Aleph Consultants and also responsible for the maintenance of the web site * Installation, setup and maintenance of the in-house web site of the school with the aim to reduce paper usage (the ultimate goal to eliminate paper as much as possible) * Implementation of computerized United States Dept. of State Grant Request End User Support: * Provide Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95 and Apple Macintosh user support * Provide tech support/end-user support * Provide training in the use of computers, Local Area Network and the Internet Software and software support: * Microsoft Office productivity suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Access) * Microsoft Works * Outlook, Outlook Express, and Eudora * Adobe Acrobat * Word Perfect Office Suite Hardware (Servers and Workstations) * Compaq ProLiant Servers * Compaq Presario Desktops * Dell Power Edge servers * Dell Dimension and Optiplex desktops * HP Pavilion Desktops * HP Vectra Desktops * NCR servers Hardware (Routers, Switches and hubs) * Cisco routers * Cisco Switches * Cisco based VPN's * Lucent ISDN to Ethernet Routers for Internet Access. * 3COM switches Freelance web development 2003 Consulted for [url removed, login to view] (a web hosting company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) in the redesign of their corporate website 2002 Consulted for [url removed, login to view] (a non-profit association of doctors and physicians in Kentucky, USA) in the design of the association's website 2001 Consulted for [url removed, login to view] (a web hosting company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) in the design of their corporate website 2000 Developed Web Site for Babson Noller Corporation 2000 Consulted for ACE AIMS Software house in the field of web development Education 1990-1993 BS Electrical Engineering  Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois, USA Certifications 2003 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Candidate, USA 2002 Inter-connecting Cisco Network Devices (ICDN), USA 2000 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE), USA 2000 Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet (MCP + I), USA 1999 Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), USA 1998 Unix and Oracle Certificate (UOC), ACE AIMS, Pakistan Workshops attended 1996 Attended a Local Area Networking Workshop arranged by 3COM Special Skills * Analytical and problem solving abilities * Team management and leadership qualities * Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment in a timely fashion * Handling independent and team assignments * Strong written and oral communication skills * Impart ## Area of Expertise Scanning OCR Web development Network design
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