About

Who am I?

I’m an accredited Subject Matter Expert in multiple technologies you can find details on my Acclaim page here. A highly motivated and hardworking individual who has achieved multiple professional accreditations in virtualization and cloud technologies. Enthusiastic, dynamic, responsible, able to cope well under pressure. With proven leadership abilities in working alone and in a team. Excellent customer service skills and time management, great attention to detail, bilingual and always keeping a positive attitude. 

I broke into the IT industry in the early 2010s when I gained my first contract position. Although I had no experience, I have landed my first job answering calls on the help desk and helping internal users with their day to day IT challenges. I quickly became obsessed and chosen constant learning opportunities in Information Technology as my passion.

Fast forward to today, and I’ve worked for leading managed service providers in Ireland (Ergo, ICT), cloud provider AWS and love to teach others and solving complex cloud migration challenges of the enterprise clients.

The shift to cloud services in the IT industry will continue to open doors for everyone, and it’s my mission to help people take advantage of this opportunity.

Professional Qualifications

Microsoft:

  • Azure Security Engineer Associate – Scheduled in May
  • Microsoft Certificated Trainer (MCT) – Awarded in May 2020
  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert – Awarded in June 2019
  • Azure DevOps Engineer Expert – Awarded in April 2019
  • Azure Developer Associate – Awarded in August 2019
  • Azure Administrator Associate – Awarded in December 2018
  • Azure Fundamentals – Awarded in January 2020
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate (Office 365) – Awarded in July 2019
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Productivity (Exchange/Office 365) – Awarded in February 2019
  • MCSA: Office 365 – Awarded in September 2018
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – Awarded in June 2018
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016 – Awarded in June 2018
  • Microsoft Certified Professional – Awarded in April 2018
  • MCSA – Windows Server 2016 – Attended 10 days class course in March 2018 (self-financed)
  • MTA: Networking Fundamentals – Microsoft 98-366 – Awarded in February 2018
  • MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals – Awarded in February 2018

VMware:

  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization – Awarded in June 2020
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 Foundations – Awarded in December 2019
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] – Attended 5 days class course in August 2019

Citrix:

  • Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE – V) – Scheduled in April
  • Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP – V) – Awarded in May 2019
  • Citrix Certified Associate – Virtualization (CCA – V) – Awarded in October 2018

Veeam (Backup solution):

  • Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) – Scheduled in May
  • Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 U4 Veeam Technical Professional VMTSP – Awarded in September 2019
  • Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 U4 Veeam Sales Professional VMSP – Awarded in September 2019

CISCO:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching – Renewed in February 2020

CompTIA:

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification – Awarded in August 2018 
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification – Renewed in August 2018
  • Certificated CompTIA A+ technician – Renewed in August 2018

Security:

  • Check Point Advanced Threat Prevention – Attended 5 days class course in August 2018
  • SIEM – AlienVault USM Anywhere – Attended 5 days class course in August 2018
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification – Awarded in August 2018 

Miscellanies:

  • SafeCom Certified Printer Technician – Awarded in March 2017
  • Shaw Academy – Web Development Course – Awarded in December 2015
  • Certification in Basic Business – ABC Business – Awarded in October 2005
Earned Badges - Acclaim1

Planned Certification Path in 2020:

  • Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE – V) – Scheduled in April
  • Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) – Scheduled in May
  • Azure Security Engineer Associate – Scheduled in June
  • LFCS: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator – Scheduled in July
  • PCAP | Certified Associate in Python Programming – Scheduled in August
  • Docker Certified Associate (DCA) – Scheduled in September
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) – Scheduled in October

Scripting and Programming Languages

  • Utilize PowerShell for day to day activities
  • Reading comprehension of JSON, YAML and Python
  • Basic understanding of Bash.
  • PCAP | Certified Associate in Python Programming – Scheduled in August

Professional Expierience

  • Amazon Web Services as a Cloud Engineer
  • Ergo Group as a Level 3 Engineer
  • Shaw Academy as a System Administrator
  • ICT Services as a Desktop Support Engineer

Personal Projects/User Group associations

  • Amazon AWS IOT project. Utilize Rosebery Pi, RUUVITAG sensor for temp, humidity, Certificates, Lambda Functions, AWS IoT SDK, DynamoDB.
  • Amazon Alexa project. Create Alexa skill to answer the question about the temperature at home. Utilize Lambda, DynamoDB and Backendless.
  • Azure Serverless and Cognitive project for Office/User Group presentation. Using a phone to upload photos and getting information from them. Utilize Azure Functions, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Blob Storage, HTML5 and JS.
  • ‘Certification paths to grow your career’ Office/User Group presentation.
  • ‘Introduction to Docker’ Office presentation with LAB. Use the web lab environment from Docker.
  • An ongoing project to help my wife grow her online business educarepreciso and mememe. Utilize HTML5, JS, Certificates, SEO, Mailchimp, Office 365, Social Media, Zoom, OBS, Photoshop.
  • Member of multiple User Groups: AWS User Group Dublin, Dublin Alexa Devs, Azure Dublin Meetup, Dublin Kubernetes Meetup, Docker Dublin, IBM Cloud Dublin, Dublin DevOps Meetup

Attended below full-time Courses:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] – Attended 5 days class course in August 2019

Check Point Advanced Threat Prevention – Attended 5 days class course in August 2018

SIEM – AlienVault USM Anywhere – Attended 5 days class course in August 2018

MCSA – Windows Server 2016 – Attended 10 days class course in March 2018

SafeCom training – March 2017

Introduction to Web Development Course – December 2015

Microsoft Virtual Academy