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Alexander Afanasyev

Alexander Afanasyev

Engineer with wide experience in IT

Russia - Tests: 1

Over the last 4 years, I have researched questions a wide range of corporate services on Windows Server and Linux platforms. The main tasks that I decide are virtualization enterprise infrastructures using VmWare ESX and Hyper-V, configuration and support of transport equipment (Cisco and HP) and the corresponding server software. I also have experience with working with the MySQL database servers and MSSQL, web servers (Apache), VPN, AD, DNS, DHCP and other related technologies.

$22.22 /hr
0 hours

Manpreet Narang

Linux and Windows System Administartor

India - Tests: 4

MCA qualified Computer Professional associated with IT field for around 9 Years, with a Technical Edge of being a MCSE, CCNA and RHCT certified, having 8+ years of experience on server level. I have over 8 years of experience in server administration and web site hosting. I have worked as the web support team lead with a web hosting and web development company for 8 years, thus got the chance to work on different kind of platforms. I have hands-on experience in Different OS platforms like Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Redhat etc. I have worked on various application servers like IIS, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Active Directory Server, CRM Server, Sharepoint Server, DNS, Mail Enable, Smartermail, Icewarp merak, Apache, Mysql, Sendmail, Postfix, Bind, LAMP etc. I have worked on various Website hosting control panels including Cpanel, WHM, Plesk, Directadmin, zpanel and other web hosting companies panels. I have worked with all major hosting provider around like Godaddy, Rackspace, Hostgator, Linode, Amazon AWS, Bluehost, IXwebhosting, Mediatemple, Lunarpages, Softlayer, Heroku, 1&1, Bigrock, hostmonster etc. I also provide support and management for the Amazon Web Services environment. I have experience in setting up and managing simple and complex environment using AWS services including Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Amazon Route 53, Amazon SES, Elastic load balancing, Amazon EBS, Amazon Cloudwatch etc. I can help you manage your AWS infrastructure and optimizing your running costs.

$15.00 /hr
56 hours

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

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

Omar Valadez

Omar Valadez

Software Architect

Mexico - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

13 years of professional experience in the full life cycle of software development projects for financial, insurance, and government companies. Client-server core banking, Insurance systems experience, CRM systems. Software Architect and Project manager in Java and Microsoft Development Tools, including desktop and web apps. I also have some experience in the following areas: - OOP, Web Services. - Microsoft .Net Frameworks ASP .Net,VB .Net, C#, MVC, WCF, WPF. - Java - PHP and MySQL. - Databases Administration in : MySql 5, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 and SyBase 11, Oracle 11. - Window Server Administrator 2003,2008 VPN, IIS,Active Directory, - Exchange Server. - Linux Server Administrator for services :FTP,DNS, OpenVPN, Samba,Firewall in distributions : Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Fedora. - Automatic testing with Smartbear TestComplete automation software. - jQuery and Prototype Javascript - VPS, shared hosting, DNS configuration, Cloud computing.

$22.22 /hr
6,568 hours

Giorgi Javakhidze

Giorgi Javakhidze

MCITP | Vmware | Windows - Linux Systems Administrator

Georgia - Tests: 6

In the last 3 years, I have administered many IT networks, managing over 1000+ users. My core competency lies in complete managing of windows - linux based networks, including Active Directory, Exchange, MS-SQL, virtual clouds, based on VMware / Hyper-V and EVA Storage Area Network. I have deep experience in the following software solutions: Basic server services ( DNS, DHCP, WSUS, Vpn, etc. ) Windows 2003/2008 Server Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory Lync Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server. Monitoring: SCOM, Nagios Web Server: IIS, Apache Mail Servers : MDaemon, Postfix. Database: MSSQL, MySQL. Proxy / firewall solutions ( Squid, TMG, ISA ) VMware vShere and vCloud: ESXi, vCenter, vCloud Director, vShield

$15.00 /hr
183 hours

Anton K.

Anton K.

+5 years exp in hosting industry; NIX/WIN servers config/tuning

Ukraine - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

During the last 5 years I have been working in a company that provides a full range of hosting tech support. What does this mean? - quick and complete resolution of your problem. Why quick? - because a customer wants their site to be up and running 99.9% of the time. Why complete? - because if the issue is half-fixed now it may arise in the future and the customer will have to move to another provider who can solve the problem (you know hosting is a highly-competitive marketplace). All these factors are forcing me to have (or gain as fast as possible) a wide range of knowledge in system administration, programming, code debugging and customer relationship.

$16.67 /hr
74 hours

Miguel Alfaiate

Miguel Alfaiate

Software Engineer

Portugal - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

I have developed and maintain several web, desktop and mobile applications, using PHP and MySQL, C# and SQL and Android. I have experience with JQuery, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Linux and Windows operating systems, and other programming languages including Java and C. Experience in installing, configuring and maintaining windows and linux servers in both virtual and physical environments. Virtualization knowledge with VMware and OpenVZ.

$22.22 /hr
62 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

Noel Christian Legrama

Noel Christian Legrama Agency Contractor

Researcher | I.T. Analyst

Philippines - Tests: 2

-Knowledgeable in Web Research and Data Entry -Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Applications -Installation of Microsoft Operating System -Knowledgeable in Microsoft Operating System -WLAN / LAN configuration and troubleshooting -Advance hardware and software computer troubleshooting -Removal of virus and other malicious types of files -Desktop PC / Laptop assembly and repair -Knowledgeable in Contact Center Solutions (BPO) IT responsibilities (VOIP, Avaya, RDP, VPN, PC Ghosting, etc.) -Knowledgeable in Microsoft Exchange and Windows Server -Ticketing System -Active Directory -HTML

Associated with: E-Point Recruiting

$5.56 /hr
97 hours