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Yavor Yanakiev

Yavor Yanakiev

System Network Engineer

Bulgaria - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

An IT Professional with CCIE(Lab Attempted),CCNA,CCDA, CCNP,JNCIA, JNCIS-Security and more than 10 years of experience in Network designing, planning, and implementation. Possess extensive experience with hands on products like Routers, Switches, Firewalls(UTM Devices), Servers, Link Balancers, PABXs(Telephony Systems). I was involved in a complete setup of Data Center in my career - design, implementation and support. SYSADMIN: Debian Linux / Ubuntu Linux / Red Hat ES Linux / CentOS Linux / FreeBSD Unix /pfSense Unix / Cisco Routers & Switches FTP SERVICES: proftpd, vsftpd, pure-ftpd, sftpd, tftpd FILE SHARING SERVICES: Samba, NFS PRINTING SERVICES: Cups CACHE SERVICES: Varnish, Memcache, MemcacheDB, eAccelerator WEB SERVICES: Apache v1/2, Nginx, PHP v4/5, Suhosin MAIL SERVICES: Postfix, dovecot, courier, RBL, postgrey, spamassassin, amavis, razor, pyzor, clamav, dcc DB SERVICES: mysql v4/5, phpmyadmin, mysqlcluster, postgresql v7/8, phppgadmin DNS SERVICES: bind9, tinyDNS, powerDNS PROXY SERVICES: Squid, SquidGuard, DansGuardian, URLFilter, haproxy, pond FIREWALL SERVICES: iptables, ipfwadm, netfilter VERSIONING SERVICES: SVN, CVS, GIT IDS SERVICES: Snort, PortSentry, Fail2ban, Bastille, Chkrootkit, Rkhunter, Tiger, Tripwire, Aide MONIT SERVICES: Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix, Mon, Monit, Zenoss, Ntop, Munin KERNEL SERVICES: kernel v2.4/2.6, grsecurity, openwall, other patches STATISTIC SERVICES: Awstats, MRTG, Vnstat, Htop, Bwm-ng NETWORK PROTOCOLS: TCP/IPv4 IPv6, IPX, ROUTING: Static Routing, Rip v1/2, (E)IGRP, OSPF(V3) SWITCHING: VLAN, VTP, STP, Inter VLAN Routing WAN: PPP, FR, Network Security, ACLs, IP Addressing, NAT NETWORK MANAGEMENT -Planning, designing, configuring and managing LAN/WAN ensuring maximum network uptime. - Carrying out installation & configuration of network, troubleshooting network problems. - Monitoring and analysing the network including Netflow products(Manage Engine Netflow), Solar Wind Orion, Wire Shark, Sniffer Pro, MRTG ,Cacti, Ethereal, Deep9s Edge Security Profiler, Nmap, Kiwi Syslog Server Possess sound knowledge of: - Cisco IOS up to and including version 12.4 – Advanced Enterprise Services. - Catalyst Switches IOS up to and including version 12.4 - Advanced IP Services. - Catalyst Switches including 1900, 2950, 2960, 3550, 3560, 3750, 4506 and 6509. - Cisco Routers – ISR800,1700, 3600, ISR 2801,ISR2821, 7609, ASR1002 - Routing protocols RIP, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, IS-IS, BGP, static & default routing. - IP Multicast technology – PIM implementation, IGMP -VLSM, PPP, IP Addressing, Redistribution, Network Address Translation, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Network Aggregation - Switching technologies like VLAN, Inter-VLAN Routing, Ether Channel, VTP, MLS, HSRP, VRRP, UDLD, STP 802.1d and 802.1w - Remote Access Solution like ISDN, Frame- Relay, PPP and HDLC. - Network designing and trouble-shooting. Network Cabling and Infrastructure. - Elfiq link balancer basic experience - Basic experience with MPLS VPN configuration and implementation with PE-CE routing protocol configuration Network Security - Implementing & configuring VPN ( Open VPN, Site to Site VPN,PPTP, Mobile IPsec VPN) - Cisco Firewall - PIX 506e, ASA 5505, 5510,5520 – experience in maintenance and configuration - Cisco IPS/IDS Firewall - ASA 5505 with AIP SSC-5 - Linux IPS/IDS Firewall - Deep9s - basic experience in maintenance and configuration - Linux Firewall - Pfsense - FreeBSD based firewall in VMware environment - Handling security of Cisco IOS - Zone-based Firewall - Managing Access Control (ACL), Traffic Filtering - Implementing and monitoring information security policies. - Handling network and information security audits. VOICE SERVICES - Cisco ISR 2821 with CUE – configuration of Auto attendant system, Dialling plans, Voice Mail, Fax services, E1, Pots, configuration of IP telephony, Accounting and Billing, Conference Service; - Cisco Unified Communications 520,540 – Dialling plans, Fax services, E1, Pots, IP telephony, Voice Mail; - Intercom – Helios IP; Operating System Knowledge - System administrator experience with various operating systems - Windows 3.11/95/98/2000/2003/XP,Vista,Win7, DOS, FreeBSD(basic), Debian(basic), Windows server editions(Windows 2003,Windows 2008 R2,Windows SBS2011;) Special Services - SMS gateway Ozeki NG - Nextiva and Loronix video server and client software; Verint Networking appliances – encoders and decoders - Axis video software and encoders Virtualization - VMware ESXi 4.1, ESXi5 - Microsoft virtualization – Hyper V server - Blade Centre H, HS22

$15.11 /hr
0 hours

Jodel Delgado

Jodel Delgado

Support Engineer

Philippines - Tests: 5

With over 13 years of experience in the IT industry. I have a strong background in hardware and software troubleshooting. I have an extensive knowledge on system administration, network administration, server/software deployment, virtualization (Vmware,ESX, Virtual box), Microsoft Sharepoint administration / Office 365, virus/spyware removal and firewall and antivirus security. Experienced in networking: T1, DSL, Cable (Cisco, ADIT, Adtran, Netopia T1 Router, Netgear products, etc...). Knowledgeable in Wordpress, HTML, XUL Fireworks, batch filing, VBS scripting, Flash and Dreamweaver.

$5.56 /hr
403 hours

Justin Porter

Justin Porter

Expert Server Administrator with Development Experience

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Justin Porter is a ten year veteran managing physical and virtual server environments. His number one goal is to maintain peak performance of software and hardware. (Visit for an uptime report of some environments managed by Justin). He is also the founder of Text Connects an IT consulting firm based in Connecticut. There he manages a wide array of server environments and web properties. During his time at Text Connects, Justin has setup and configured many small business networks and servers. He specializes in HIPAA compliance while working with Health Care facilities. Justin prides himself on the ability to explain problems and give solutions in plain English. Recently, he operated as an Airline Captain at a large US based airline, giving him experience in good resource management and the ability to pivot and make difficult decisions after analyzing the information given.

$100.00 /hr
0 hours

Lou Golar

Lou Golar

IT Support

United States - Tests: 2

I am an IT support professional with a wide range of skills, including Windows, Linux and Macintosh desktop and server systems. I am also experienced with Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL database management systems. My goal is to find work providing customer IT support for desktop, as well as server systems. I have over 8 years experience as a Tech Support Rep/Analyst for a variety of software on various operating systems. I also have extensive call center experience, as well as field service.

$13.33 /hr
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Roman S.

System and network administrator

Russia - Tests: 2

More than 10 years of making rock stability systems. Over 5 years of supporting dedicated servers (more than 300). Microsoft certified IT professional (2003 - 2008 -2012, ISA-TMG, Exchange, all services), Unix expert (Debian/Ubuntu, CentOS/Redhat prefer), MacOS administrator. Good skills in virtualization (Hyper-V, Xen, VmWare etc), VoIP (asterisk, mera, 3cx) MCTS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuration MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista; MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration

$14.99 /hr
0 hours

Ulisses Righi

Ulisses Righi

Systems Engineer, SharePoint MCSE, Windows Server MCSA

Brazil - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

Hello! I am a systems administrator and SharePoint Expert with more than nine years of experience in the field. I have worked from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies supporting, managing and administering Microsoft Server products, including Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365, Lync, Hyper-V and SQL Server. I am a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on SharePoint 2013 and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate on Windows Server 2012. For the last five years, I have administered and provided support to SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013, Exchange 2007, 2010 and 2013, Office 365, Lync Server, SQL Server 2008 and 2012, Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Postfix and Apache. My interests are in cloud services and information management. I have also led a small team on a very complex Lotus Notes to SharePoint 2007 migration project for one of the largest electrical companies in Brazil, which brought me experience on team management and software development. I'm looking forward to help companies achieve their goals through my expertise and excellent work ethic. If you want to have a look at my MCP Transcript, please access and enter the following information: Transcript ID: 781542 Access Code: tsulissess

100% Job Success
$34.00 /hr
168 hours

Oleg Burca

Oleg Burca

System, Network and Hosting administrator. Wordpress Specialist.

Moldova - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Hi, I am Linux and Windows administrator, with more than 8 years experience. Currently I'm working as DevOps specialist and SysAdmin for a development company. We create websites, online shops, APIs, applications and much more. I manage about 50 virtual and dedicated servers hosted on AWS, in our DataCenter and all around the world, runing on Windows Server 2008/2012 and Linux Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS. Most of them are Web Servers, but there are also DataBase servers, Mail, FTP and Application servers. Previously worked as engineer in a hosting company and was responsable for installing new services, configuring hosting servers, backup configuration, monitoring and clients support. Managed about 70 servers. I have good network administration skills and a lot of experience with WordPress. Worked a lot wit different panel for hosting, billing, datacenter administration, virtualization, VoIP and other. Latest year, most of projects managed by were hosted on AWS (Amazon Web Services). I am familiar with technologies, the abbreviations of names of those could scare many people: RDS, EC2, Reserved Instances, ELB, SES, SNS, AMI, IAM, S3, VPC, Elasticache, Route53, CloudWatch and others. I can help you plan, configure, scale, monitor, reduce costs of your AWS services. So, what can I do for you?! * First of all I can setup for you a Web Server. IIS on Windows, or Apache/Nginx on Linux. It can be also a mixed configuration with Nginx as frontend and apache for backend. It can be proxy, caching or load balancing configuration. Configure SSL certificates. * I can setup a mail server based on Postfix/Dovecot with antispam and antivirus functionality, with SSL/STARTTLS security. You will be able to use a webmail or dedicated client. * I can setup a File/FTP/WebDav server. * I can setup a MySQL server with PHPMyAdmin. * I can setup a backup solution for your server(s). * I can setup a DNS Server and solve all messing with domains and records for different purposes. * I can setup a virtualization server. * I can setup VoIP server (based on Asterisk/FreePBX). Configure trunks, extensions, conferencies and caller groups. * I can setup a Firewall or/and Gateway server, routers and switches. * I can setup or improve security for your server(s). * I can help you design scalable and reduntant cluster for web, database or application. * I can configure hosting services on AWS, estimate and optimize costs (Most experienced with EC2, RDS, ELB, Route53, SES, SNS). * I can setup Windows Exchange server. * I can setup Windows SharePoint server. * I can configure any business services offered by Google, Microsoft, Yandex or other. * I can migrate your site(s) to another hosting account or server. * I can improve your WordPress website performance and secure it. * I can assist or train you on all stuff about.

$27.78 /hr
0 hours

Muhammad Raffay

Muhammad Raffay

Sr. Server Support Engineer / Consultant

Pakistan - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I am result-oriented IT Professional (having more than 7 years of Experience) focused towards company’s operational goals by keeping abreast with current and emerging IT technologies. Core competency attribute as the management experience of supervising team of skilled human resources responsible for smooth IT operations; nevertheless has the ability to work as team member or in individual capacity. Substantial Project Management aptitude of planning, designing, and implementing large-scale Enterprise Network / System Infrastructure, Security Operations Center (CCTV/Bio-Metric appliances), Windows Active Directory, Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration and Back office Application Services along with different emerging technologies as per organization need. Also, have the knowledge of deliver cost effective solutions which meets the business requirement. And, ability to conduct AS-IS, TO-BE and GAP analysis to enhance business processes. Some of my salient achievements: • Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology (B.E. IT) • Cisco Certified [CCNA 640-802, CCNP Cisco ID: CSCO13826485] • Juniper Certified [JNCIA-EX, JNCIA-ER, JNCIS, JNCIP Juniper ID: JPR81316] • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE 2003, Coursework) • Corporate IT Security- (Computer Networks Security) Design Experience: • Active Directory 2003/2008 • Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007/2010 • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 • Firewall (Cisco ASA, PIX525, Sonicwall NSA 3500, Juniper SSG 140) • Cisco Routers 800, 1600, 1800, 2800 • Cisco Switches 2900, 3500, 4500, and Extreme BD6800, x450, Summit 48si, HP ProCurve 2810, 1800 Specialties • Data Center Development • Network infrastructure design • System infrastructure Integration • Point-to-Point Wireless Solution • Unified messaging • Custom software development • Risk management and data security • Disaster recovery planning • Structured Cabling Solutions

92% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
37 hours

Jay Upadhyay

Jay Upadhyay

Jay Upadhyay

United Arab Emirates - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 7

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, MS Exchange server 2003/2007/2010/2013, MS Lync Server 2010/2013, SCCM 2007/2012, SCOM 2007/2012, SCVMM, SCSM 2010/2012, Hyper-V, PKI, ADFS, Virtualization, Private Cloud, Office 365/DirSync/SSO, Windows Clustering/NLB.

98% Job Success
$55.56 /hr
173 hours

David H.

David H. Agency Contractor

Citrix and Virtualizaion Systems Engineer

United States - Tests: 3

I am a specialist in remote application delivery, VDI and cloud based computing. I have been working with Citrix products and some of their competing products and add-ons, from back in the Winframe NT4 Terminal server days, all the way up to the current Xenapp 6.5. I work full time for a major NYC hospital on the Citrix Engineering team, responsible for 200 + servers supporting a 24/7 mission critical environment. I have engineered delivering hundreds of applications to users on every type of device out there (PC, Macs, Thin clients, iPads, Androids, HTML5 browsers, etc.). I have a legacy MCSE for Windows 2000, and years of experience with Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2. I have extensive experience with Active Directory group policies, Proxy servers, Web Servers, and Logon scripts using WSH, CMD files, and PowerShell. I have recent training in Microsoft App-V, Citrix Xenserver, Amazon Web Services, VMWare vSphere 5, OpenVPN and VDI-in-a-Box. I have recent part-time contracting experience providing Windows Server 2008 R2 IaaS servers in the cloud with Amazon AWS, OpenVPN, and a proof of concept project to provide SaaS using Xenapp and VDI for end users of a small business, including a custom web portal for them to reach their desktop from anywhere.

Associated with: 3 Bay Consulting, LLC Agency

100% Job Success
$48.89 /hr
72 hours