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Active Directory Engineer

North Olmsted, Ohio, United States
January 26, 2018

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Kal Nafe

**** ********* **., ***** *******, OH **070 H:440-***-**** C: 440-***-****

Professional Summary

Information technology professional with a background in project management, computer systems and systems analysis, installation and configuration.


Strong communication skills, and Highly Motivated

Working independently, and Working with large data sets

Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows 7, 8, 10, TCP/IP, NDS, MS Office, DC Domains

Linux Ubuntu, Red Hat, Debian, CentOS, VMware Exi5, Server5.1, Sun VirtualBox, KVM

Unix system performance monitoring (Nagios3, Pandora FMS 7)

Cisco switches, Linksys routers, TCP/IP, NDS, SAM, NEC Raid’s, NFS, VoIP, AD, DHCP

Dell/NEC rack servers, NEC/Dell Workstations

Work History

Network Administrator 11/2017 - 01/2018

Crane Aerospace & Electronics - Elyria, Ohio

Performed Windows operating system upgrade on 220 dell workstations from windows 7 to

Windows10 enterprise 64bit and office 2013 using Microsoft System Center/Software Center.

Supported and Performed daily Active Directory service administration on reset users passwords, unlock disabled accounts, disable accounts and add new users to group policy.

Installed and configured BitLocker Drive Encryption on all company’s laptops part of the government

DFARS compliant.

Sr. Systems Administrator 09/2009 - 09/2017

FIS/PNC Bank - Cleveland, Ohio

Install and setup Windows 2008 R2 on NEC servers, and used Server Manager to install

server roles such as; Active directory services with multiple forest to act as primary domain controller

and back domain controller. Installed and configured windows 2008 as DNS and DHCP for the

domain with forward/reverse zones. Install and configure MS exchange server 2005 with smtp

service. Performed daily administration of active directory computers, domain controllers,

users, and setup permissions for users on the domain. Install and setup file services on

windows 2008 to provide/enable file replication and manage shared folders.

Install and configure windows server update service on the servers to install security updates.

Performed Windows operating system upgrade on 60 dell workstations from windows 7 to

Windows10 enterprise and Office 365.

Setup and configure failover clustering for multiple windows 2008 servers, setup and configure

network load balancing across several 2008 servers using TCP/IP protocol.

Install, and setup new NEC servers with RedHat Enterprise server 5, and CentOS6 operating systems. Configure few servers with EXT 4 filesystem and other servers with LVM filesystem.

Install and configure services on the servers such as; HTTP/HTTPS apache2/Tomcat services as

web server, and SSH service to remote into the console. Install and configure named service

as DNS server and configure forward/reverse DNS zones. Install and configure LDAP service

on Redhat server as domain controller for the users to login to the domain.

Install other services like PHP, and MySql server as a data base server. Install and configure NFS service on Redhat/CentOS server as a file server for the users to connect and download files. Install and configure other services such as; FTP service to make server act as ftp server, SMTP/postfix/sendmail on the server to act as mail server for the domain. Install and configure clamav and spamassassin packages on the Redhat/CentOS servers.

Downloaded and installed system, patches and security updates on the servers. Setup and configure NEC Raid to connect to the servers with fiber cable and configure the filesystem on the raid with raid 5 and raid 6.

Performed daily administration of redhat/centos servers such as; check log files (messages.log, dmesg.boot) to make sure no software/hardware error messages on the servers. Provided support, troubleshoot and replaced bad hardware parts such as; bad hard drives, bad CPU FANs, bad system fans and bad power supplies.

Installed and setup Nagios 3 package on CentOS 6 server, and configured it to monitor main services on the servers such as; CPU load, free Memory, free disk space,http/https, ssh, smtp,

ping, pop, snmp, ntp and DNS services.

Main Support and managed Lockbox Department at PNC Bank for Install, setup and upgrade new NEC/Dell servers and NEC workstations for FreeBSD 8.1 Unix operating systems. Setup and install new cisco switches for the department and configure the NIC cards with IP, DNS, and GW for each server and workstation.

Monitor the servers and workstations with Nagios linux monitoring system

Performed daily support from troubleshooting, replace parts, Operating Systems and Hardware on Workstations.


Performed FreeBSD 8.1 Servers upgrade of 40 physical servers into VMware 4 NEC Servers with

PNC/FIS Network engineers as group project design. Rack the 4 Servers in the server cabinets.

Install FreeBSD8.1 on the new servers and configure the network.

Migrated all 40 servers freeBSD operating system into the 4 NEC Servers as Vmware jailed

servers with the help of FIS/PNC network engineers.

Installed new 4 NEC Raids in the server cabinet, configured and partitioned 24TB disk aray

using freeBSD ZFS pool file system on each raid. Connected the 4 Raids management port to

cisco switch configured the IP address for each raid. Installed NEC Management software to

monitor the raids remotely.

Install new KVM switches in the server cabinets and connect them to cisco switch. Setup and

configured the network for each to connect to the KVM switch so to monitor the servers remotely.

Installed and configured new NEC server with Unix FreeBSD 8.1 64bit to network connect to new

Opex Falcon scanner machine per PNC network support specifications.

Provided tier-II/III Technical support of a 24x7x365 Production environment which include phone

and onsite support for addressing issues on all critical systems during extended coverage periods.

System Administrator 06/2008 - 07/2009

Foundatia - Cleveland, Ohio

Setup, install and configure Windows server 2003/2008, Linux Red Hat/CentOs on new servers. Used VMware ESXi to install VM servers with Exchange Server 2003/2007 and SQL Server 2005.

Setup/Configure Windows Active Directory with DNS, DHCP and GPO. Install and configure apache, Samba and NFS services on Red Hat linux servers. Used Nagios monitoring software to monitor the servers.

Server Administrator 11/2007 - 04/2008

Hexagram, Inc. - Beachwood, Ohio

Supported and administer Active Directory on windows 2003 server from add new users, reset passwords and

unlock users accounts. Administer Exchange server 2005 inbox accounts; add new inbox email accounts,

and remove old inbox accounts.

Performed Desktop support and issues or problems users have on windows x, windows vista and MS office.

Installed and configured new VoIP phones all the users at Hexagram.

Support Engineer 01/2007 - 04/2007

VPTS, LLC - Elyria, Ohio

Installed and configured SBS 2003 with Exchange server 2003, SQL 2000 server, sharepoint web Server and ISA 2004 server for clients.

Assisted in helpdesk by supporting clients with remote access.

Deployed an image with Windows XP SP2, office 2000 and AutoCAD software on 10 Laptops.

Installed and configured Linksys wireless router for new VPTS clients as LAN and Wireless router to connect to the internet. Configured Linksys router as firewall to allow and block web sites.


Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineer 1997

Cleveland State University - Cleveland, Ohio

Microsoft Certified System Engineer - Cleveland, Ohio 2000

GE Six Sigma Certified - Cleveland, Ohio 2001

Professional Affiliations

Member of Microsoft TechNet Association and Microsoft Certified Partner

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