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About me:

A highly successful and dedicated professional with nearly 27 years of experience as a Network Security Design Engineer / Infrastructure. Expert with complete infrastructure engineering life-cycle (Design, Implementation, Migration and Support) for Multi-Vendor Network, Security environment. Expertise in Design, Implementation, Troubleshooting & Enterprise Architecture. Experienced with Network Security Consolidation. Highly presentable to client with excellent communication skills and must have excellent documentation skills. With excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management, written and oral communication skills, is capable of training and coordinating teams, and working as a team member with people of all cultures and backgrounds to add value to the business. Ability to recognize priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure. Highly self-motivated and directed. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Enterprise level network setup and troubleshooting skills and hands on experience in Network Routing and Switching and Network Security Principles along with multi-vendor integration supported by my wide spectrum of certifications. Excellent proficiency with firewalls, authorization methodologies, Web filtering, application filtering, Control network, VPN & NAT.

Education:

Masters in Computer Science (MCS), NK-FACT, Lahore, Pakistan (2000)

Bachelors in Science (BSc.), Punjab University, Pakistan (1993)

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

Cisco :::

CCNA (R&S) - Cisco Certified Network Associate 2017 CCNA (Wireless) - Cisco Certified Network Associate (Wireless) 2012 CCNA (Voice)- Cisco Certified Network Associate (Voice) 2012 CCNA (Security) - Cisco Certified Network Associate (Security) 2012 CCDA - Cisco Certified Design Associate 2012

CCNP (R&S) - Cisco Certified Network Professional 2012 CCNP (Security) - Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional - NSA/CNSS INFOSEC (4011/4013 Recognition) 2014 CCDP – Cisco Certified Design Professional 2012

CCIE (Security) Written - Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert 2018 CCIE (Security) Lab (one failed attempt) -- Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert 2016

Juniper :::

JNCIA-EX (2008) – Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate, Enterprise Switching 2008 JNCIA-ER (2008) – Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate, Enterprise Routing 2008 JNCIA-FWV (2008) – Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate, Firewall/VPN 2008 JNCIA-JUNOS (JN0-102) -- Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate, JUNOS 2018 JNCIS-SEC (JN0-333) -- Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist 2018 JNCIS-ENT (JN0-347) -- Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist-Enterprise Series 2018

VMWare :::

VMWare vSphere6 Foundation (2v0-620) (2017) – vSphere6 Foundation Exam 2017 VMWare VCP6-DCV NSX v6.2 (2v0-621) (2017) – VMWare Certified Professional 6 Data Centre Virtualization 2017 VMWare VCP6-NV (2v0-642) (2017) – VMWare Certified Professional 6 Network Virtualization 2017

CompTIA :::

Network+ (2001) – CompTIA’s Network+ Certification 2001

Fortinet :::

NSE-1 – Network Security Associate certification by Fortinet 2018 NSE-2 – Network Security Associate certification by Fortinet 2020

Palo Alto Networks :::

ACE – Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) – PAN-OS 8.1 version 2018

Solaris :::

SCSA-1 (2009) – Sun Certified System Administrator on Solaris 10, Part-1 2009

Microsoft :::

MCP (NT4) - Microsoft Certified Professional 2000 MCP 2003 - Microsoft Certified Professional 2003

MCSE (NT4) - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2000 MCSE 2003 - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2008

MCSE: Security 2003 - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Security) 2008 MCSE: Messaging 2003 - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Messaging) 2008

MCSA 2003 - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 2008 MCSA: Security 2003 - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (Security) 2008 MCSA: Messaging 2003 - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (Messaging) 2008

MCTS: Exchange 2007 - Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Exchange 2007) 2008 MCTS: ISA 2006 - Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (ISA 2006) 2008 MCITP: Exchange 2007 - Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (Exchange 2007) 2008

Experience:

Senior Infrastructure Architect

Skills Plus Networks Training & Consultancy

Jul 2018 – to date

 

Senior Global Infrastructure Architect

EnterpriseDB PK (SMC-Private) Limited, Islamabad, Pakistan

Aug 2008 – Apr 2018

 

Senior Network Engineer / IT Instructor

CisNix Network Training & Consultancy, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Feb 1998 – Aug 2008

 

Hardware Engineer / Network Support Engineer

Akhter Computers, Islamabad, Pakistan

Nov 1993 – Jan 1998

 

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