CV

ZULFIQAR ALI
Cell # 0092-332-5360581
E-mail:   zulfi60@gmail.com
             zulfi60@skype.com
Summary

Experienced network engineering professional with outstanding success rate at installing, migrating and supporting critical, multi-site networks. Proven ability to manage all phases of network installation and administration. Adept at analyzing business requirements and crafting technical network solutions. Outstanding mentoring skills, coaching junior and senior personnel through technical issues, increasing growth and confidence among team members. Exceptional technical to business communication skills, adept at clearly explaining technical subject matter to business users.

 

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 configuration & Administration
  • ISA server 2004 and 2006 installation, configuration and management
  • Active Directory, Group Policies in Domain Environment and System Based Policies Configuration and Management
  • Domain Name Server (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) configuration and management
  • Internet Information Services IIS Installation and Configuration
  • Working with Proxy Servers, Web servers, File Servers, print servers
  • Working with Remote Installation Services (RIS)
  • Working with FTP servers, IP Printers installation and configuration
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery Solution for physical and Virtual Environment
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Routers Configuration and management
  • Installation LAN/WAN and Working with LAN monitoring tools
  • Designing and Developing Websites, Skill in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS.
  • Website Management and hosting
  • Hands on professional experience in Designing of print and interactive graphics software like Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver & Coral draw etc.

System Experience

Network Operating Systems and Services:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008.
  • Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server 2004, 2006.
  • Sygate Personal Firewall. VMware Server 2007,
  • VMware Workstation 6.0 and 7.1,
  • Acronis True Image Home 7, 9 & 11.
  • Net Monitor for Employee pro, packet analyzers tools.
  • Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, WindowsVistaand Windows 7.
  • Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 Project,
  • Norton Antivirus, McAfee, NOD32, Trend.

Professional Experience

 Currently working as Assistant Network Administrator in Nadeem Textile mills Ltd. Kotri since August 2011.

Company Profile

Nadeem Textile Mills Limited is one of the largest and most dynamic textile companies in Pakistan. The company was incorporated in 1986. It is ISO 9002 certified.

Job Responsibilities

  • ISA Server configuration & maintenance
  • DHCP Server configuration & maintenance, Domain controller configuration & maintenance, Antivirus & File Server configuration & maintenance
  • Bandwidth using management & access usage control, Troubleshooting of LAN / WAN, Data Backup and Recovery
  • To give Technical Support to different departments to continue workflow
  • Management, Maintenance and Troubleshooting of company’s Network deployed at different departments
  • Assessing initial set-up requirements and implementing hardware and software solutions accordingly
  • Installation of Computer Hardware, Software, Network Topology and other rudimentary Troubleshooting
  • Structural Cabling & Providing assistance to network printers

Environment

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 based Network
  • Microsoft Windows XP Operating Systems
  • MS Exchange Server, Microsoft ISA Server & Print Server
  • Virus Guard Server for Company’s Internal Network
  • One File Servers for Information Sharing by different Departments
  • DSL Router for internet Connectivity from PTCL Broadband.

worked as a System Support Executive in Jang Group of Companies Rawalpindi since May 2007 to August 2011.

Company Profile

Jang Group of Newspapers is a well knownPakistan’s largest group of newspapers publisher of more than 5 Daily Newspapers having network of more than 400 clients.

Job Responsibilities

  • To give Technical Support to different departments to continue workflow
  • Management, Maintenance and Troubleshooting of company’s Network deployed at different departments
  • Assessing initial set-up requirements and implementing hardware and software solutions accordingly
  • Installation of Computer Hardware, Software, Network Topology and other rudimentary Troubleshooting
  • Structural Cabling & Providing assistance to network printers

Environment

  • Windows 2003 Server based Network having clients more than 400
  • Window98, Windows XP & Apple Macintosh Operating Systems
  • MS Exchange Server, Microsoft ISA Server & Print Server
  • Virus Guard Server for Company’s Internal Network
  • Two File Servers for Information Sharing by different Departments
  • DSL Router for internet Connectivity from Micronet Broadband.

 

Worked as a Network / Hardware Engineer (BPS-17) in Center of Excellence for Urdu Informatics (National Language Authority) since March 2008 to June 2010.

Project Profile

CenterofExcellencefor Urdu Informatics (CEUI) is the Urdu IT wing of National Language Authority; conducting research and development activities in all matters relating to Urdu Standardization for Computers and Localization.

Job Responsibilities

  • ISA Server configuration & maintenance
  • Mail Server configuration & maintenance
  • Domain controller configuration & maintenance
  • DHCP Server configuration & maintenance
  • Antivirus & File Server configuration & maintenance
  • To give Technical Support to different departments
  • Installation of Computer Hardware, Software and Network Topology
  • Providing assistance to network printers
  • Technical support for Workshops / Conferences (Audio / Video)
  • Bandwidth using management & access usage control
  • Design the Network Model layout for proposed building of (CEUI)
  • Website monitoring / Management / Website hosting www.nlauit.gov.pk
  • Troubleshooting of LAN / WAN
  • Data Backup and Recovery

Worked as System Engineer in Softsys Private Ltd. from February 2007 to May 2007.

Company Profile

Softsys Private Limited is the leader of information storage systems, Software, Networks and services and the provider of the most robust, secure and trusted information storage infrastructure in the local as well as international market. The company supports its customer by combining the industry’s most advanced remote service technology with the global reaches, Hands-on expertise and commitment of highly skilled service teams.

Job Responsibilities

  • Network / hardware troubleshooting in office and clients side
  • Configuring new networks, structural cabling
  • Providing assistance and support for network printers, computers and other equipment
  • Providing end-user support
  • Data backup and data  recovery
  • Configuring Outlook Express accounts
  • To update the antivirus on all the computers updated

Environment

  • Windows Server 2003 based network
  • A Heterogeneous network of more than 60 computers
  • One file server for exchange of data in local network, another file server
  • For exchange of data with the bureau offices, print server
  • DSL router for internet connectivity from Micro net Internet Service Provider
  • Bandwidth Manager for controlling & managing the bandwidth.

 Worked as Hardware Engineer in EGS Pvt Ltd. from November 2005 to January 2007

Job Responsibilities

  • Network / hardware troubleshooting in office and clients side
  • Responsible for Software and Hardware installations.
  • Maintenance. Servers, laptops, Scanners, Printers, UPS, Power Supplies, Amplifiers and other accessories services and supplied to different organization. Attend the daily calls from different clients structural cabling
  • Providing assistance and support for network printers, computers and other equipments
  • Providing end-user support, Data backup and data  recovery

 

 

PROJECTS.       Design and Configure LAN for following Organizations.

1.       Place           :               Computer Lab University of Lahore, Islamabad

Responsibilities    :               Assembled and installed wide array (more than 60)

Computer systems. Performed structural cabling.

Installed and configured Active directory, created

Domain users and assigned rights to the users.

Configured a file server for the exchange and sharing

of data. Configured a print server at the campus.

Installed and configured ISA server.

2.       Place           :               Telenor Franchise Saddar Rawalpindi.

Responsibilities    :               Performed hardware and software installations.

Assembled and installed all the computers and configure

LAN and WAN. Configure print server. File sharing.

3.         Project of UNICEF with 600 nodes F-8 Marakaz,Islamabad

4.         United Nation Children’s Fund with 60 nodesSaudiPakTower.Islamabad.

5.         DEWAN motors Design and configure LAN Project with 26 nodes,Islamabad.

Academic Qualification

MBA (HRM)                  2011 – Virtual University Pakistan                First Class

BCS (Hons)                   2004 – University of Sindh, Jamshoro            First Class

Certification

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configurations (70-630).
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Paper (70-290).

 

Reference

References available upon request.

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