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  1. Oleksandr N.

    Oleksandr N.

    Senior System Administrator, Migration and Security L3 engineer, SSD

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 16

    YOUR POSITIVE FEEDBACK IS THE HIGHEST AWARD FOR ME ;) Will do my best to assist you in any questions and tasks you may have =) Here is some info about my experience. SUMMARY Specialties: Information Technology / Internet / IT Division / Computer security/ Internet Services / System Administration/ Webmaster Support / Web Analysis/ SEO / SEM / Internet Marketing Web hosting services (SSD hosting solutions) EXPERIENCE: d(-_-)b Linux/Windows system administrator, Operations team EuroVPS/WebDomSolutions January 2012 - May 2013 Greece, Athens Responsibilities: - Tickets; - System administration and monitoring. Theoretical and practical skills: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Windows Server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: Virtuozzo, OpenVZ, VMware, Onapp Xen, Apache CloudStack; - Setup/configuration: nagios, kayako, racktables, confluence, observium, nginx, php-fpm, liteSpeed, Apache CloudStack, Hostbill, WHMCS, redmine; - Control panels: Plesk, WHM Cpanel. - Database Administration: SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <( -'.'- )> freelancer SEO freelance October 2010 - March 2012 (1 years 6 months) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o(^_^)o System Administrator / Techsupport Webintellects/Webhostgian/Jumpline/Webdomsolutions November 2010 - March 2012 (1 year 5 months) US, Ohio Responsibilities: - Live Chat support, Tickets; - System/Server/Control Panel administration; - Nagios monitoring; - Internet research and work with technical documentation. Operating Systems: * RedHat/CentOS,Fedora * Windows server 2003/2008 * VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo Containers); Advanced theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Windows server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo); - Security: Advanced knowledge of Linux security, Firewalls ( IPtables, CSF, APF, BFD, Fail2Ban), Encryption ( SSL), SSH, Host Security Auditing; - Software: Apache servers (versions 1.3.x/2.2), DNS (BIND 9), QMail, Sendmail, exim, LAMP, Plesk/Exim/Cpanel (installing/upgrading/maintaining), Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, OsCommerce applications, Yum/RPM usage; - Database Administration: SQL Server 2003/2008, MySQL, MS access. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ b(^_^)d Internet Marketing Specialist || Web Analyst DCoM Soft, Inc. December 2009 – August 2010 (9 months) Responsibilities: - Internet Marketing strategy and tactics - Information architecture and Web site content planning - Research of partners - Internet Market Research - Research Usability Design - Online promotion of company's web-based products Skills: - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Paid online Marketing / Pay per Click Management (PPC) - SEO Copywriting/Editing - Social Media Optimization and Marketing (SMO/SMM) - Experience running USA-targeted social Marketing - Writing press releases - Social networking (Twitter, Facebook, Google follow etc) - Google Products, AdWords/AdSense, Google Analytics, Webmaster tools, Google Merchant, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ \(^_^)/ Customer Relations Representative || Advanced Technical Agent Ecommerce, Inc. May 2007 – October 2009 (2 years 6 months) Responsibilities: - Sales, billing and technical support in solving problems reported by clients; - Chat, helpdesk system, correspondence; - View, Adaptation, "repair" clients' sites; - Basic server/service diagnostic and reports to sysadmin department; - Internet research and work with technical documentation; - Work in team. Basic theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Linux / Unix OS, Windows server 2000/2003, Windows XP/98; - Servers: Apache, bind, sendmail, ProFTP, MySQL, SQUID / SOCKS, MSSQL, Samba; - Easy coding: PHP, PERL / CGI, HTML, JavaScript, CF, ASP,. NET, C + +; - Widely used protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP (s), TCP / UDP, etc); - HSPHERE control panel (versions 2.3 and 3).

    $34.88 /hr
    1,369 hours
    5.00
  2. Asif Gohar

    Asif Gohar

    System, Network, Active Directory, Exchange, Backupexec, System Center

    Bahrain - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    Knowledgeable and skilled IT professional with encompassing work experience spanning more than 8 years in systems administration with compliance as per industry standards. Possess excellent interpersonal skills to liaise amicably with diverse groups of people, different departments, vendors and agencies. With extensive exposure to different cultures and work environments and has worked effectively with multinational individuals and professionals from all organizational levels. Certifications: MCITP (Server 2008, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010) Expertise: Exchange 2007/2010, Active Directory 2003/2008, SCCM, SCOM, DPM, SCVMM, BackupExec,Enterprise Vault, WSUS, Lync, Server 2003/2008, ADRMS, SQL Server, SAN/NAS.

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $20.00 /hr
    270 hours
    4.95
  3. Christopher Brower

    Christopher Brower

    Senior Network Architect

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2

    • Active Directory Implementation and Administration • Application and OS Automated Deployment • Database Administrator – Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005 • Desktop Engineer – Automation of OS And Application Deployment • Help Desk Support • Group Policy and User Policy Administration • IIS Administration 5, 6, & 7 • Phone Engineer – Designed and Implemented 80 Phone VOIP PBX System • Physical and Logics Network Infrastructure Design • Physical Security Design and Implementation – IP Camera and IP Access Control • Network Security Design and Implementation • Messaging Administrator – Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 • Technical Documentation and Training • Vendor Relations & Purchasing • Virtualization Engineer – Microsoft Virtual Server and VMware ESX Server • Web Services Administrator • Wireless Network Infrastructure Design and Implementation • Adware / Malware / Spyware / Virus Removal • Architect Solutions for Customer’s Needs • Digital Achieving and Electronic Records Management • Disaster Recovery • Email Administration • Hardware Diagnostic and Repairs • Helpdesk Services • Network Diagnostics & Installations • Network Wiring • Server Installations and Provisioning • Server Maintenance • Software Installations • Software Patching and Upgrades • Phone System Installation and Support • Physical Network Repairs

    $66.67 /hr
    105 hours
    4.50
  4. Danish Ahmed

    Danish Ahmed Agency Contractor

    Linux Guru/MAC Expert/Server Specialist/Security Consultant

    Pakistan - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 21

    Over the last 6 years, I have worked on a wide range of Servers Operating System Administration and Configuration. My core competency lies in providing complete support of Server administration and User support, and I am seeking opportunities to provide corporate support to utilize my skills and strength. I have good working experience in the following Servers: Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003,2008 R2, 2012 R2, Redhat Enterprise Linux, CENTOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Oracle Enterprise Linux, OpenSUSE, OpenSolaris, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, etc Certified in (Microsoft Certified Professional, Sophos UTM Certified, VTSP 5.5 test clear) SKILLS INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO: ############################## SYSTEM ADMIN SKILLS (LINUX) ---------------------------------------- - Install. Configure, Maintain Various Linux Destribution (Fedora, Redhat, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, CentOS, OpenSUSE. - Labtech working experience - ConnectWise working experience - VMware vSphere 5.5 / ESX 5.5 - VMware Virtual Datacenter configuration - VMware Expert. - SONICWALL Firewall Configuration - Administration Amazon EC2/S3 - ElasticFox Work experience - Plesk Server administration (Migration etc.) - Install and Configure IBM TSM Server 6.1 - Oracle E-business Suite Patching and Cloning - Backup and Restore Databases. - Install and COnfigure SSL certificates. - Managing and Administration of VPS servers. - Domain and Hosting Administration (Plesk, Cpanel, Webmin) - GamePanelX configuration (OpenSource Game Server Panel) - Install, Configure, Maintain MAC OS X. - Install, Configure, Maintain BIND Server - Install, Configure, Maintain DNS Server on windows server - Install, Configure, Maintain Webserver (Apache, IIS) - Install, Configure, Maintain FTP - Install, Configure, Maintain Mailservers (Exchange Server, Postfix, Dovecote, Sendmail, Qmail) - Install, Configure, Squid Server - Install, Configure, Maintain Linux based Firewall - Configure ISAPI Rewrite on II6 for User Friendly URL for SEO - Configure Rewrite mode on Apache Server. - Install, Configure, Maintain OpenLDAP. - Install, Configure, Maintain Active Directory. - Install, Configure, Maintain CMS. (Joomla, Wordpress) - Configure and Troubleshoot Pleask, Cpanel. - Configure and Troubleshoot IPTables. - Configure and Troubleshoot Samba server - Install, Configure and Maintain (MRTG, Cacti, PRTG) - Install and Configure Project management System - Deploy Helpdesk System. - Design Network Infrastructure. - Implement System and Network Security - Install, Configure and Maintain Antivirus Server (Trendmicro, Kaspersky) - Configure Bandwidth Splitting on Squid. - Implement and Design Virtualization (Hyper-V and Vmware) - LAMP Server Installation. - Ubuntu Kernel Panel Recovery - Amazon EC2 Instance Configuration - Backup and Restore Databases (SQL, MySQL) - SAN/RAID management - Open Source Firewall ADministration (pfSense, Zentyal/ebox, Endianfirewall) - SSL installation and configuration - Wordpress troubleshooting - CentOS VPS administration - Dedicate Server Management - WHM/Cpanel Administration - WHM/Plesk server security implementation - Domain Migration - Server Migration - IPtables Administration SYSTEM ADMIN SKILLS (MICROSOFT) ------------------------------------------------ - MCSE - MCSA (Preparation) - MCTIP (Preparation) - MS. SharePoint 2007, 2010 (Preparation) - MS. Exchange 2007, 2010 (Preparation) - SBS 2008 (Preparation) - MS SQL Administration - ISA 2004, 2006 and TMG (Preparation) - MICROSOFT PROJECTS -Deploy and Configure SBS 2003 -Deploy and configure SBS 2008 -Migrate SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 -Deploy and configure Active directory 2000, 2003 and 2008 -Migrate Active directory 2000 to 2003 and 2003 to 2008 -Deploy, Design and configure Exchange 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010 -Migrate 2003 to 2003, 2003 to 2007, 2003 to 2010 and 2007 to 2010 (complete Migration) -Deploy, Design and configure SharePoint 2007 and 2010 - Migrate SharePoint 2007 to 2010 -Deploy, Design and configure ISA 2000, 2004, 2006 and TMG 2010 -Migrate ISA 2006 to TMG 2010 -Deploy and configure SQL 2000, 2005 and 2008 (Administration) -Deploy and configure WSUS server -Deploy and configure IISA 6 and IIS 7 -Deploy and configure Microsoft SCCM 2012 (on process) -Deploy and configure forefront Security antivirus 2010 -Deploy and configure LYCN 2010 SEO SKILL ------------- SEM/SEO Consultants, SEO Services, PPC, Friendly URL, keyword analysis and selection competitive site analysis keyword density analysis optimization of site content optimization of meta tags, page titles, and descriptions inbound and outbound link placement internal linking strategies site submission Website Design and Development. My MCP Virtual Business Card: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/DanishAhmed/interactivecard

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    Associated with: EraNext, GetMediaWise Agency

    $30.00 /hr
    4,541 hours
    4.91
  5. Jose Arteaga

    Jose Arteaga

    Cisco Telecommunications Engineer - Powering productivity through Comm

    Venezuela - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 6

    Who I am... Network Engineer with 5+ years of experience working with a variety of technologies from different vendor like Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, Watchguard, Barracuda, etc. I had designed and implemented networks from scratch starting on the infrastructure (Routing and Switching), Security and finally the Applications (Unified Communications and Collaboration). My Mission... I specialized on designing and implementing network solutions for small, medium and large businesses in many different vertical markets like the oil and gas industry, banking, food and beverages industry and others. I had achieved customer satisfaction 100% of the time and exceeded their expectations while staying on-budget, meeting deadlines and finding new business opportunities inside the company and the customers. Always looking for the biggest challenges that help me excel myself not only in the networking field, but also in the business management side of the company making myself an integral and interdisciplinary engineer capable of achieving the impossible.

    $50.00 /hr
    257 hours
    4.99
  6. Sergii K.

    Sergii K.

    .Net/Java Developer | IT PRO

    Ukraine - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    ★★★★★ Top .Net Developer ★★★★★ I am highly skilled developer in .Net stack of technologies with strong network/server administration experience which allow to build full and the best solution depending on customer requirements. I am one who says ‘I am glad I did’ rather than one who says ‘I wish I had’ on top of all my experiences with cut-edge technology. My skill-set: : Back-end: ✔ Java : Java EE, JCF, Multithreading, JDBC, Spring MVC, Hibernate ✔.Net : C#, ADO.NET/Entity Framework, ASP.NET MVC, RESTful API ✔ Grails / Groovy Front-end: ✔ HTML, CSS/Bootstrap ✔ JavaScript/JQuery/AngularJs Hosting: ✔ Windows Azure, GlassFish. IIS, Tomcat Additional background : ✔ Server technologies / AD DS, DNS, Hyper-V, IIS, DHCP, VPN, PowerShell. ✔ Computer science, Artificial Neural Networks, common math and physics. I hope own my company in future. Therefore I look forward to long-term relationship for projects from scratch/"have only specifications" stages.

    $40.00 /hr
    39 hours
    4.95
  7. Anatoliy K.

    Anatoliy K.

    Web applications, scripts and utils development

    Ukraine - Last active: 11/21/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Dear potential employer, I will be glad to help you with all my skills. But please note, I have full-time job currently. So if you have time-critical task, I suggest you to consider another candidates who have enough time. 6+ years of experience with all types of day-to-day web hosting support, network and servers administration. From shared hosting servers with thousands of sites to dedicated servers and clusters. From fixing of small problems in web applications and to urgent maintenance and recovery of hacked servers. And much, much more... Although I was working as system administrator, one of my main hobbies is programming and I always tried to automate routine administration task and create helpful applications. Starting from July 2013 I'm working as software engineer. In my everyday work I'm using python and wide range of frameworks and technologies to create GUI automation, network and web applications. oDesk is a great opportunity to spend some free time with profit for me (because I like to use my knowledge) and for you (yep, because I like to use my knowledge)

    $22.22 /hr
    116 hours
    5.00
  8. Carlos C.

    Carlos C.

    J2EE/PHP5/SQL Developer. Linux SysAdmin. Brainbench certified

    Spain - Last active: 11/19/2014 - Tests: 6

    More than 7 years of experience coding in PHP using many SQL databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL/MSSQL). I have worked in many projects as a project leader. I feel very confortable in managing my work time to complete the schedule. Experience with Zend Framework; MVC and Singleton patterns. Expert in use of XML technologies, APIs, AJAX and coding using OO (Objects). Skills using design software (Fireworks, Photoshop, Gimp). GNU/Linux system's administrator for more than 6 years.

    $17.78 /hr
    26 hours
    4.99
  9. Muhammad Raffay

    Muhammad Raffay

    Sr. Server Support Engineer / Consultant

    Pakistan - Last active: 08/31/2014 - 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

    $16.67 /hr
    37 hours
    4.99
  10. Dorin M.

    Dorin M.

    System Engineer, Jasper/BIRT Reports Developer

    Romania - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    System Engineer with experience on BI and reporting using Jasper Reports, BIRT for a wide range of business critical software applications: ERP, WMS, TMS, LMS, DMS. Experience in following areas and technologies: SQL, Linux, Windows Server, PHP, Java, MySQL, Oracle Database, Apache Tomcat, Jasper Server, BIRT.

    $20.00 /hr
    335 hours
    4.84