Basic Info

Karim Abdalla

10 years

Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Experienced

Work Experience

Technical consultant for Networking and Storage at Part Time consultation and training

Experience Details

Technical consultant for Networking and Storage

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Storage Consultation:(for small to mid size companies)

HP Storage consultation for MSA ,EVA, and 3PAR , also with variant midrange IBM storage.
SAN and NAS implementation consultation for different cooper based or fiber channel based , server to storage
High availability SAN Virtualization (VSAN) on ESXi hosts and with shared SAN storage with Vmotion technology.
Specialized in SAN infrastructure with experience in differences between different vendors (HP , IBM ,EMC...etc)
Full experience in common ESXi virtualized implementation (Multiple ESXi with SAN or VSAN)
Consultation for effective soft and hard zoning on SAN switches
SAN Backup consultation using offline and online backup (specially on 3PAR online Backup options)
Consultation for effective hard drive installation that best meet company objectives (RAID operations with complex types like RAID 0+!...etc)

Network Consultation:
Cisco and HP switches consultation for variant technologies (OSPF,EIGRP ,IRF , VSS , HSRP ,VRRP ,....)
Consultation for how beneficial the new technologies as IRF (HP) and VSS (Cisco) for virtual stacking of switching and eliminating Spanning tree issues completely)

Design and Implementation for small to mid size advanced and smart networks

Assisting company's staff by providing training and support , deliver HP and Cisco courses for the new technologies (originally certified Cisco academy instructor and HP MASE Certified Instructor)


Company Details

Part Time consultation and training

Cairo, Egypt

11-50 employees

Computer Networking

N/A

Jan 2016 to present (11 months)
Senior Network and Storage Administrator Cisco and HP at NAGA Architects

Experience Details

Senior Network and Storage Administrator Cisco and HP

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)

-Main task is to handle company Cisco switches , switching core technologies needed for network high performance using multiple uplink bundles , Cisco spanning Tree PVST and other non Cisco switches using STP, handling VLANs with static and dynamic assignments , Security features like port security and ARP defense.
-Handling network traffic load balancing and dividing properly among the company core and edge devices to provide high performance.
-Handling routing protocol between company sites and affiliates (static and dynamic mainly using OSPF and RIP2)
-Administrating Company network requirements (DHCP DNS IPv4 and IPv6 NTP)
-Administrating Active Directory with all GPOs
-Administrating MS Exchange for email services
-Handling Day to Day staff PC Stations regular tasks (Applications,Upgrades,Anti Virus, Company Applications..etc)
-Administrating Company Storage NAS and SAN devices on HP 3PAR AND EVA systems , FiberChannel and 10G connections , single site and remote site backup through VPN connections using dynamic data copies.
-Handling storage Brocade switches and zones configuration.
-Maintenance for the storage hard drives SAS and SSD types
-Maintain remote connectivity for users by using ISCSI protocol.
-configuring server machines to connect to the SAN and NAS using SAN NIC cards QLOGIC and also IPFC for TCP connectivity.
-configuring the storage best read/write technology that suits the servers needs for fast read or best recovery using RAID advanced technologies.
-Provide IP phone solutions for the company needs (SIP and Cisco Phones)
-Maintaining Local and external email services through Exchange Server. And POP hosting.
-Maintaining Active Directory
-Supervising Virtual Machine running all company servers
-Handling VPN Connections.
-Provide staff training when needed for clients .
-Presales consultancy


Job is to handle all the above in all company branches located in Dubai Abu Dhabi and with clients


Company Details

NAGA Architects

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

101-500 employees

Architectural and Design Services

naga.ae

Oct 2014 to Dec 2015 (1 year 2 months)
Network and Storage administrator at Prosrve

Experience Details

Network and Storage administrator

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)


Professional Network Consultant for ProServe , Located in Cairo Egypt

Handling Professional Training for CCNA , CCNA Service Provider , CCNP , CCNP Service Provider , CCIE R S Exam preparation , HP Master Networking

Handling Storage training for HP MSA , EVA and 3PAR with business continuity

Professional network adviser for small to mid size companies.

Company is specialized in providing services for gulf area specially for Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.


Project 3

Providing HP Networking & Storage consultant , Staff training for HP HQ in Nigeria, Lagos

Handling the installation of new Network infrastructure for the HP HQ office in Nigeria for both Network and Storage

Solution used varied equipment (HP Procurve , Cisco Multilayer switches , HP EVA for storage)


Project 2


Working as a networking supervisor at ICTWORX in Johannesburg/Cape Town , South Africa.

www.ictworx.com

Handling staff training and system follow up for
- Network Switching Facilities
- IP phones & VOIP
- Staff training

Project period was 6 months ended 30 of March 2013


Project 1

Providing Cisco and HP fundamental course training for NCB Bank new staff in Jeddah , Saudi Arabia for 7 days , I Was the senior instructor and consultant.

Client was handed directly by HP


Company Details

Prosrve

Cairo, Egypt

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services, Telecommunications

prosrve.com

Mar 2011 to Oct 2014 (3 years 7 months)
Senior Cisco Instructor at Arab Academy (Academy Company For IT)

Experience Details

Senior Cisco Instructor

Education/Teaching, IT/Software Development, Training/Instructor

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Senior Academy instructor for CCNA,CCNP Program.
CCIE Routing & Switching guide instructor for hands on lab scenarios.

Cisco rack installation for both CCNP & CCIE lab testing and virtual ISP.

Providing Maintenance and recovery for all networking equipments related to the training program.

Providing network connectivity for all nodes each with specific customization.
Skills:

Over +20 different networking device experience in multi-part network (Routers , switches , firewalls , adapters , modems ,wireless Access point).

Experience in Cisco integrated service routers ISR models (2800 , 2801..etc) for different network installations.

Professional in switching environment (VLANs , Spanning Trees ,Loop avoidance ,switching fail safe options ,switching monitoring)

Over 4 years of experience in Routing protocols studies in real world simulators using over +16 different routers .

Dedicated experience in advanced Routing Protocols for enterprise level (EIGRP , OSPF , IPv6 Routing EIGRPv6 or OSPFv3)

Packet tracking and tracing for later investigations using popular software as Ethreal and Wireshark for networking analyzing.
Wireless installations using Cisco AP1200 series for both lightweight and wireless controller modes.

Extreme knowledge of network basic installation setup and requirements (DHCP ,DNS ,Gateway ,Broadcast ,Multicast ,IPv6…etc)



CCIE Routing & Switching full studies on CCIE real racks using official CCIE documentations and hardware.
Teaching and training skills , Guidance for small group of engineers to understand and achieve above average skill in networking field in short period.¬¬¬


Company Details

Arab Academy (Academy Company For IT)

Alexandria, Egypt

N/A

Education

N/A

Jan 2007 to Dec 2010 (3 years 11 months)

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

Accounting

Alexandria University, Egypt

Not specified

Business and Accounting

N/A

Alexandria University
1997 - 2003
High School - Thanaweya Amma

High School Details

Thanaweya Amma

Korayem

Egypt

1997

Not specified

N/A

Korayem
1997

Certifications

Certificate details

CCIE Routing and Switching

Jul 2008

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cisco

Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v3 LAB exam in Dubai

CCNP
Jun 2007

Certificate details

CCNP

Jun 2007

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cisco

CCNP Routing and Switching

Certificate details

HP Storage 3PAR & EVA

Feb 2013

N/A

N/A

N/A

HP

Certified HP ASE Storage for 3PAR and EVA models

Certificate details

HP Networking Procurve & 3COM

Apr 2012

N/A

N/A

N/A

HP

HP Master ASE Networking Certified for Procurve and 3COM

MCSE 2007
Mar 2007

Certificate details

MCSE 2007

Mar 2007

N/A

N/A

N/A

Microsoft

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Microsoft Active Directory Advanced

Dec 2010

Arab Academy

Advanced technologies of Windows Active Directory

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Arabic

Arabic

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: Fluent

: Fluent

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English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Cisco Packet Tracer

Cisco Packet Tracer

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

VMware

VMware

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Remote Tools

Remote Tools

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Fields of Expertise

Cisco

Cisco

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Cisco Routing & Switching

Cisco Routing & Switching

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Firewalls

Firewalls

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

VPN

VPN

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

LAN WAN

LAN WAN

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

3PAR

3PAR

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

HP EVA Storage

HP EVA Storage

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Active Directory

Active Directory

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

HP Networking

HP Networking

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Exchange

Exchange

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

VMware

VMware

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

SAN Storage

SAN Storage

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Key Skills

Presenter, Creative, Problem Solver, Social, Team Player

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