Ahmed Abdelbaset
Infrastructure Architect
  • Qatar
Member Since: 2008/05/28
Industry: Computer & IT
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Specializes in Computer systems network, infrastructure Servers, Voice solutions, and virtualization, security and cloud solutions.

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Professional Background
Infrastructure Architect
Confedential
March 2016 – Present
Duties & achievements:
1.Design and deploy required systems solutions by management and verify successful deployment according best practices and recommendations.
2.Plan and design network for new systems deployment project.
3.Install and configure new Operating Systems in testing, staging and production environments.
4.Analyzing system and applications network layout and suggest recommendations.
5.Working on best practices for routers and switches for network related services integrated with systems solutions.
6.Establish ongoing security enhancement practice for internal network including Servers, Clients workstations, applications and remediation plan.
7.Help developers and applications team to solve applications integration system or network issue.
8.Solve existing complex systems issue in current systems.
9.Administer and monitor VMware and Hyper-V virtualization in Primary and disaster recovery site.
10.Develop and update documents for deployed Microsoft systems, solved complex issues and disaster recovery and operations.
11.Evaluate, analysis and test security policies to secure servers and clients’ workstations.  
12.Develop, deploy and maintain patch management process and procedures for all primary & disaster recover site data centers
Infrastructure Consultant / UC Lead
EBLA Computer Consultancy
February 2012 – February 2016
Qatar
Design and implement multi-site & complex systems migration scenarios, including unified Communications Solution, Office 365, System Center suite and Hyper-V Solutions (over 50 successful deployments in Qatar government sector).
Acting as a project manager on site for deployed projects from project initiation till closeout.
Provide pilot deployment for test and stabilize new solutions before deploying them on existing network with compatibility check for integrated systems and its’ effect on current network, systems and user experiences.
Provide network assessment and systems health check for customer sites and troubleshoot and fix existing issues and/or suggest solution to reach best network security, performance and optimization.
Provide network readiness and capacity planning for new solution deployment.
Planned and established primary telephony solution based on different platform and operating systems integration including Windows Servers, Cisco, Polycom, old fax systems and Linux VMware servers.
Developed and applied script to migrate 2500 AD users and import their mailboxes to new Exchange Servers.
Deployed Voice Mail solution and configure IVR Systems.
Designed and implemented new communication platform integrated with current systems, IP telephony and video conferences for 7 physical sites including Voice LAN / WAN resiliency deployment.
Planned and established full users’ directory and mail migration from old mail solutions (Merak, lotus domino, oracle e-mail) to Microsoft new mail systems.
Planned and implemented AD forest migration using Dell Quest migration tool
Senior Systems Engineer
EBLA Computer Consultancy
March 2007 – January 2012
Qatar
Develop and implement new Microsoft network infrastructure and systems solutions for most Qatar Government foundations and institutions with all best practices and recommendations.
Maintain or upgrade existing, Windows client and servers’ operating systems, database servers, and network services servers including DNS, DHCP, ISA, Certificate authority and Radius Servers to the latest versions.
Deploy Microsoft system and network management solutions for servers’ & network monitoring, patch management and backup solution.
Install, configure and stabilize Anti-Virus for Operating systems and Anti-Spam for mail Solutions.
Design, plan, maintain and test high available and site resilience for Microsoft network solutions
Deploy and Integrate mail systems with all network and other services for email alert notifications.
Using monitoring tools and network traffic capture tools for troubleshooting and solve network complex problem related to different systems and create RCA (Root Cause analysis & incident reports).
Develop and create functional specifications document, network architecture & diagrams, implementation document, and user manual, build documents, disaster recovery and operation documents for implemented solutions based on customer requirements.
Deployed backup solution for workstations & servers’ backup with short term disk and long-term tape backup.
Implemented Microsoft Software assessment management (SAM) process.
Configured Internet Mail flow for sending and receiving email for users and for business application & network devices alert notifications.
Implemented PKI solution for providing SSL certificates for Servers, Clients and web & other application servers and network devices.
Migrated old database servers to new cluster SQL Servers
Systems Engineer
Cequens
March 2006 – March 2007
EGYPT
Install, configure and test new Microsoft servers’ network including windows Servers, applications, web servers and databases servers’ deployment.
Upgrade old Systems to new versions (Windows 2000 ,databases SQL 2000 and Share point 2003 servers )
Manual testing and troubleshooting of new network Security features and firewall policies.
Configure client & Servers VLAN and DMZ networks using Microsoft ISA.
Check and investigate servers’ events logs and issue and try to find solutions.
Administer and maintain Microsoft Live Communications servers 2005.
Publish internal services and web servers to internet.
Managing and Maintain company hosting solution.
Integrated CRM Servers and Great plains servers with system
Design and implement network and file printers sharing.
Setup and configure new data center racks with required servers including physical connectivity.
Administer and monitor backup solution and do recovery procedures.
Install and update antivirus software for servers and clients.
Provide technical and resolution support to the developers’ team.
Create and test and apply Server & client domain and local policies.
Supervise MIS team for daily tasks and checking network and servers monitoring and reporting results.
Systems Engineer
Future Import Export
January 2005 – February 2006
EGYPT
Design and implement company new network infrastructure and windows domain.
Create and update group policies for clients and servers.
Configure internet proxy and test client internet access with required policies.
Troubleshoot and solve network issues raised by client or in servers’ communications.
Administer and maintain internal switch and routers.
Manage and update FTP servers.
Maintain and update internal systems and servers and directory servers.
Install and configure new Operating Systems for new Servers.
Install and configure LAN and WAN network with china branch.
Managing internal routers and switches.
Monitor and optimize internal network.
Install and update antivirus software for protecting servers and clients.
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Education
PMI
Certification
Project Management
2016 – Present
Microsoft
Certification
MCSE
2004 – Present
Bachelor
Computer Science
1998 – 2004
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Languages
English
Full Professional Proficiency
Arabic
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Full Biography

Diverse Systems Architect who can integrate IT technology with legacy systems. Adept at designing and maintaining Systems solutions for enterprises & government to meet client/end user specifications and expectation considering solutions best practices and recommendations. Specializes in Computer systems network, infrastructure Servers, Voice solutions, virtualization, and cloud solutions

Level Progress

Current: Level 11
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LVL 12
  • Overall
    11
  • Exchange
    10
  • Microsoft Forefront ISA Server
    5
  • Windows Server 2003
    3
  • Outlook
    3
  • Windows Server 2008
    3
  • SBS
    2
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
    2
  • Active Directory
    2
  • Email Protocols
    2
  • Office 365
    2
  • Microsoft Office
    2
  • Email Clients
    2
  • Email Servers
    1
  • Powershell
    1
  • Security
    1
  • Microsoft Server Apps
    1
  • Microsoft Legacy OS
    1
  • SSL / HTTPS
    1
  • Microsoft SharePoint
    1
  • Windows OS
    1
  • Software
    1
  • Internet Explorer (IE)
    1
  • Web Browsers
    1
  • Apache Web Server
    1
  • Contact Management
    1
  • Databases
    1
  • Email Software
    1
  • HTML
    1
  • Hardware Firewalls
    1
  • Networking
    1
  • Software Firewalls
    1
  • Web Servers
    1