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Work Experience

Over the years, I have been able to acquire different skills in ICT (Computing) which I have listed below from different organisations. Presently I work with Method-IT Ltd, as a senior network security and Infrastructure Architect/Consultant. Method-IT Ltd is a speciailist managed IT services and Telecoms provider, providing bespoke technical support outsourcing, solution consultancy and IT projects implementation using best of breeds solutions from different vendors.

At Method-IT, core services I am responsible for include;

  •  Managed Network and Security services – Networks, Firewalls
  • Private Cloud offerings at our dedicated Data Centres and Colo as part of our IaaS offerings
  • Managed Security Services
  • Infrastructure Design, Architecture and Technical Consultancy

Prior to joining SNC, I worked at Syntax an IT managed services provider as senior network engineer where I implemeted some interesting projects for clients. I worked at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Support Services Department as an ICT Officer (Networks SME & Incident Management) where I was involved in managing over 100+ council sites consisting of mainly Cisco proprietory devices (Routers & Layer 2- Layer 3 Switches) which forms part of the Council's Borough Wide Area Network (WAN).

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Before joining the Council's network SME team, I was an ICT Officer in the same council leading the corporate build team and also part of the ICT Division's incident management team providing Tier-2 and Tier-3 technical support to over 3500 council staffs and over 3500 workstations. Before I moved to the public services sector (Local Government Authority) l worked in the Educational Sector in HE/FE Colleges (Higher education & Further education) . I was with Boston College in Lincolnshire with their Computer Services Unit (CSU) as an ICT Technician working with Enterprise solutions mainly on Microsoft's platform exploring and implementing Microsoft's latest technologies some of which are MS Exchange 2010 server, Windows Server 2008, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and also implemented some key projects like Campus WiFi using Ruckus Wireless Solution, helpdesk call logging database using MS Access 2007 Database.


From July, 2008 till September, 2009 I was aslo with North Lindsey College ICT Department as an ICT Support Officer/HD where I pioneered the use of MS Outlook for ESOL course work for learners and also with the department for Higher Education/ Professional Development as a part-time computing lecturer delivering HND final year course in Server Technology (Client-Side/Server-Side scripting using VBscript, MS Visual Web Developr, MS SQL, MS Access and XML). I worked with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria from June, 07 to July, 08 where I implemented an IP Telephony project using Cisco Unified Communication solution and engaged in end-user training of the telephony system. From November, 2006 to May, 2007 I worked with the University of Worcester (Part-Time) while studying for my MSc in Computing. In 2005 from September to August of 2006 I worked with the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc in Sokoto, Nigeria and before then I was with the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas Company (Bonny gas Plant, Bonny Island), Nigeria from May, 2003 to August, 2004 amongst others not listed. The experiences acquired from each of these organisations can not be quantified. However, learning is a continuous process so I continue to learn from daily activities, experiences and challenges because it brings together a complete blend of profesional challenges.

Below is a list of some of my skills and technologies I have worked with while learning continously to keep abreast with the latest changes in the world of ICT technologies.

Computer Skills

Hardware knowledge

  • PCs, Laptops, Mobile Devices (Smart phones)
  • Printers, Photocopiers, Scanner, video conferencing units and Projectors

My harware knowledge involves repairs, changing or faulty parts (assembling and dis-assembling), fault troubleshooting and general hardware maintenance.

Network Knowledge

  • TCP/IP - IPv4
  • DHCP and DNS configuration
  • LAN (Cisco Routers and Switches), Netgear ProSafe, Dell and HP switches
  • Wireless LAN (Cisco APs, Ruckus APs, Cisco-Meraki Cloud APs)
  • Routers (Cisco routers)
  • Firewalls (Cisco ASAs, Dell SonicWall, Juniper SSG and SRX series, Fortigate) installation, configuration, monitoring and management
  • Network monitoring and management using Solarwinds NPM

This includes configuration of routers and switches, subneting, configuring NICs and troubleshooting TCP/IP related faults in-line with the OSI (Open Systems Inter-connection) model.

Security Knowledge

  • Network vulnerability scanning and Vulnerability remediation
  • Carry out site survey, Network assessments, auditing and documentation for clients
  • Access Controls
  • System configuration and ensure System Hardening
  • Firewall deployment, configuration and management
  • Software Updates and security patches management
  • Asset management and documentation
  •  Deployment of Web-filtering and content filtering and security
  • Application filtering and whitelisting
  • SIEM setup and deployment
  • IPS and IDS configuration, deployment and auditing
  • IT Security Policy review and recommendation
  • Organising tailored security awareness sessions (formal and informal)

This includes assisting SMEs customers achieve Cyber Essentials and other regulatory compliance like PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance by fortifying network systems and infrastructure, providing adequate policies and procedures.

Knowledge of Windows OS & Microsoft Technology

  • Windows 98/2000/XP/VISTA/Windows 7 /Windows 8 & 8.1/ Windows 10
  • Windows 2003/2008/2012 Server and now testing Windows Server 2015
  • Active Directory in Windows (Windows 2003 - 2012R2 Server)
  • MS Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and now testing Exchange Server 2016
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM), SCCM 2012
  • System Centre Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012R2
  • System Centre Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016

This includes OS installation, configuration, repairs, maintenance and documentation. Providing training to end-users and customers highlighting differences between OSs, features and GUI. Deploying OS images using ghost, Windows Server 2008 WDS & MDT and also SCCM 2007 & MDT 2010 integration.

Web design Program Language Knowledge

  • HTML
  • CSS and JSP

This includes web designing using the above languages for both static and dynamic data-driven websites, content management using renowned web authoring tools like dreamweaver, MS Visual Web Developer, Macromedia Contribute amongst others

Software and Application Knowledge

  • Adobe Suite (PDF, Flash etc)
  • MS Office Suites (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook ) 97-2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and CS4
  • MS FrontPage
  • Open Office Suite
  • Pegasus Mail client
  • Mozilla Thunderbird Mail client
  • MS Visual web developer
  • VLE (Moodle)

This includes aplication installation, setup & configuration, torubleshooting, maintenance and repairs. For Moodle, this includes integration with active directory/LDAP, content managements, applying themes, Application system administration and general maintenance, backups and repairs

PC Remote Management & Network Tools

  • Novell Netware Administration for Windows 95/98/NT Version 4.91.2
  • Novell iManager for network administrative utilities Novell Console One (eDirectory, objects, schema, partition, replica and NetWare servers)
  • Real VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
  • ZenWorks workstation Browser
  • ZenWorks Application Explorer
  • Dameware
  • VNC Remote Control
  • Teamviewer
  • LogMeIn
  • Solarwinds Orion NPM and suite - Network Performance Monitor
  • Solarwinds Orion NTA - Netflow Traffic Analyser
  • Cisco Configuration Professional
  • Putty amongst other network tools
  • ConnectWise / Labtech Screen Connect

This involves the general usage of the above management tools in providing ICT everyday support and administration of systems and accounts



       Some of the organisations I have worked with

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