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Objective

Network and Systems Administrator

A position with an opportunity to develop current technical and management skills.

Summary

Experienced IT professional with both technical and management backgrounds.

Other Information

Compensation Requirements: 15,000 AED basic salary per month plus benefits.

Desired Benefits: 1 month paid vacation per year with airline ticket. Health insurance.

Work experience

Hardware/Software/Network Technician

Southwestern Adventist University
  • Along with a team, installed about 70% of the university’s computer network cables.
  • Installed network hardware like hubs, patch panels, routers, switches, etc.
  • Handled state-of-the-art equipment necessary for termination of several types of cables including multi-mode fiber optic cables and category 5 STP/UTP cables.
  • Replaced several old “thin-net” coaxial network systems with current category 5 standards.
  • Part of a team that installed an 802.11b network system for Chan Shun Centennial Library, the university library.
  • Promptly addressed assigned software and hardware problems.
  • Diagnosed, fixed, and installed printers, both networked and local.
  • Assembled PCs from parts and have them ready for use with appropriate software.
  • Installed and maintained operating systems (Windows 2000 or XP) on new computers.
Jul 2008Present

Director of IT Services

Middle East Association of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Coordinate and help implement the IT requirements of the Seventh-day Adventist organization in the Middle East which covers 14 countries.
  • Serve as regional support for the SunPlus accounting system.
  • Responsible for the procurement and management of all IT assets for use in Lebanon.
  • Function as the end user technical support of the office headquarters in Lebanon as well as for the Waad Media Center.
  • Appointed also as IT Manager of Middle East University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning.
Aug 2006Jun 2008

Computer Systems Manager

Maxwell Adventist Academy

  • Responsible for all the IT requirements of the school. 

  • Maintained everything from the network infrastructure to the individual servers and workstations.  This includes the primary 30 seat computer laboratory of the school.

  • Updated the network infrastructure from a basic workgroup-based system into a domain-based server-client model which the school continues to use.
Oct 2004Jun 2006

Part-Time Network Administrator and Webmaster

Middle East Association of Seventh-day Adventists

  • Helped implement the new SunPlus accounting system used by the church.

  • Created and set up website for the company using open-source platforms.

  • Set up a new POP3 email service for the staff using the new domain.

  • Installed a server-client network using Windows 2003 Standard Edition server with Active Directory.
Feb 2005Jun 2006

Part-Time Computer Technician

MicroPro Systems Ltd.

  • Diagnosis and repair of machines sent in by clients.

  • Provide desktop and network support to MicroPro's various corporate clients.
Jun 2003Mar 2004

IT Administrator

ALPA Consultants Ltd.
  • Responsible for most IT requirements of the company which includes maintenance of each computer workstation and the office network.
  • Provide desktop and network support to employees.
  • Coordinate with software developers during development of in house portfolio administration software based on Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
  • Compile and install bug fixes from developers submitted by developers

Education

Aug 2004Jan 2006

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Nicosia

Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Aug 1999May 2003

Bachelor of Science

Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

In the process of earning the degree, I also earned the following national distinctions:

  • National Dean's List
  • National American Scholar
  • Who's who Among Students of American Universities & Colleges

and the following university awards:

  • SWAU Distingushed Dean's List
  • Paul and Dorothea Wilson Scholarship Award
  • SWAU Gold Award
  • Dean's Honor List

Skills

Apple Mac OSX
Current user of Mac OSX.  I also support colleagues using this platform in my current job.
Cisco IOS
I used to support Cisco hardware in the past.  I can find myself around the IOS.

Certifications

Mar 2004Present

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft
Sep 2004Present

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Microsoft

References

Alex Elmadjian

Kenneth Tesaluna