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Bilal Sleiman

IT Specialist and Technical Consultant

Work experience

Oct 2013Present

Independent Consultant

Bekium LLC

Offer IT consulting services to small organizations, startup businesses and individuals. Design, build, and implement custom databases for business processes. Setup and integrate IT network including Microsoft Windows and Exchange Servers with Active directory. Setup and implementation of network switches, routers and cables. Provide and coordinate the implementation of Telecom/telephony solution with 3rd party vendors. Provide assessment for requirements based on budgetary limitations and procurement of IT equipment. Setup a domain name and provide cloud mail hosting. Provide technical support for end-users/desktops for OS and applications troubleshooting. Remote Access and Cloud Services setup, integration, and maintenance. Data Migration, conversion, and corruption resolution and loss recovery. Provide personal and group training post service delivery and installation of all equipment, software applications.

Jul 2003Mar 2014

IT Manager

Embassy of the State of Qatar

Design, implement and maintain a 56-user LAN running Windows 2003/2008 Server with Exchange 2003/2010 Server. Maintain SQL Server database with ASP.NET front application for the Consulate Department and hosting it online. Design, maintain and update the Embassy's website. Design and implement custom databases for internal use(invitations, consular transactions, visas, and legalizations). Maintain a custom-made archives system specially configured for Arabic language data retrieval with security handling. Design and maintain an accounting system built on top of QuickBooks 2011. This system enables users to work in both English and Arabic by generating reports in various accounting functions and computing rules. Procurement manager for technical material and IT purchases and point of contact for technical installs of data, video, and telecommunication systems.

Nov 1999Jul 2003

Network Administrator

Embassy of Lebanon Washington
Network Administrator, DC Installed and organized a new 17-user LAN with Windows 2000 Server, Exchange 5.5, and Terminal Services. Created a secure environment using ISA Server 2000, VERITAS Backup Exec, and Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition. Developed and maintained MS Access Databases for consular, mailing, archiving, and accounting purposes. Supervised, designed, and maintained the Embassy's website. Created an archiving and information retrieval system to scan and store documents with integrated Database indexing. Procurement manager for technical material.



Dec 2013Present

Certification in Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette

The Protocol School of Washington
Jun 2010Present

Project Management for IT Training

The Graduate School