Heshantha Fernando
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Heshantha Fernando

Network Engineer, Security Specialist, System Admin and DB Admin


Dehiwela, Sri Lanka


I have over 12 years of experience. Always with 'Can Do' attitude. When it comes to my expert areas of IT, I'm capable of accomplishing anything. I'm also a fast learner. Network Engineer: -Experience on Configuring, Troubleshooting and Optimizing Routers, Switches (L2/L3), ASA Devices, Load Balancers, PIX Firewalls etc. etc. With following certifications (CCNP R&S, CCNP Security) Security Specialist: -I have done a lot of projects as a Security Consultant. Having experience in conducting Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Testing and also I have done Server/ Network Hardening against threats, Designing, Implementation and Maintenance of security policies, Conducting Forensic Investigations etc. etc. I'm having Certified Ethical ... moreHacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) Certifications Proficient in ISO 27001:2013 security audits and Certified Lead Implementer for ISO 27001:2013 System Administrator: - Windows Administration experience of mine goes back to Windows NT 4. Since then I have been Implementing, Administrating & Troubleshooting Windows Servers. - I have experience in HP-UX, Red Hat RHEL5/6 CentOS5/6 administration. Database Administration: - Implementing, Administrating & Troubleshooting Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012. I have started DBA tasks back in SQL server 6.5 days. - Experience on DBA tasks on Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g. - Experience on DBA tasks on MySQL 5.0/5.5. IT Disaster Recovery: Have experience in identifying vulnerabilities and taking appropriate countermeasures to prevent and mitigate failure risks. Including taking enterprise-wide approach to develop disaster recovery plan, assessment of risks, developing policies and procedures, implementation the plan and recover from a disaster. I'm a EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP) less

Work History and Feedback

  • Jul 2014

    Immediate security issue
    Freelancer's Response
    Not sure why client had given me 3 stars. I had provided an estimate of 2hrs per server for VA and I had to do some extra manual assessing and had completed the tasks in 7 hours instead of 6 hours. I had provided 20page report per server as well.
    7 hours
    $25.00 / hr
    $179.17 earned

  • Jun 2014

    FTP file download
    Not too good, Work was not done
    Freelancer's Response
    Client's requirement was not entirely on White Hat side. Wanted me to get him some files in a FTP location which he didn't have credentials or authorization. (Wanted me to hack that FTP server)
    3 hours
    $20.00 / hr
    $66.67 earned

  • Jun 2012 - Oct 2013

    Support Desk Manager
    Thank you Hesh for your loyal service
    536 hours
    $12.00 / hr
    $6,459.98 earned

  • Sep 2011

    Senior Network Administrators
    Thanks Hesh!
    2 hours
    $22.22 / hr
    $37.11 earned

  • Dec 2010

    MS Sequel DBA troubleshooting
    0 hour
    $20.00 / hr
    $6.60 earned

  • Feb 2009 - Oct 2010


    No feedback given

    18 hours
    $5.00 / hr
    $90.00 earned

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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 5.00 1st Place! 20 mins
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Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers 5.00 1st Place! 42 mins
Networking Server 2003 Test 2.50 Top 20% 20 mins
Networking XP Test 3.25 Top 10% 27 mins
Networking Concepts Test 4.60 Top 10% 16 mins
Wi Fi Test 3.00 Top 20% 35 mins
MS SQL Server 2005 Test 4.00 Top 10% 25 mins
Windows Server 2008 Test 3.40 Top 20% 23 mins
CISCO Test 4.00 Top 20% 32 mins
MS Word 2003 Test 4.10 Top 10% 37 mins
MS Excel 2003 Test 3.60 Top 10% 40 mins
Windows XP Test 4.25 Top 10% 27 mins
Email Etiquette Certification 4.30 Top 20% 15 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 3.75 Above Average 26 mins

Work History

96% Job Success
12,825 hours worked
29 jobs


More than 30 hrs/week


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