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Manager Active Directory

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 14, 2018

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Raees Khan


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An experienced network engineer with more than seven years of experience in design, support, administration and implementation of network projects. Certified in leading vendors including CCIE #41846 (Service Provider), HCIE #4489 (Routing & Switching); Pre-Sales and Post-Sales specialist and worked on industry-leading networking equipment by various vendors including CISCO, JUNIPER, HUAWEI, PALO ALTO, F5, BROCADE, CITRIX, VMWARE, MICROSOFT, UBUNTU, and REDHAT; Enthusiastic mentor with an extensive teaching background and trained IT professionals of various corporate clients; Eager to learn new technologies and skills and Committed to achieve high work standards and service excellence.

Professional Experiences


Network Specialist

Duration: JAN 2018 to Date

WinGenius Inc.


Managing multivendor enterprise network including Cisco, Arista, and Juniper (routing, switching and security).

Provide support for F5’s ADC products including LTM (Local Traffic Manager). Configuring and implementing load balancing features to Identify and recommend solution appropriate to customer need and responsible for ensuring feasibility of solution.

Configuring and managing approved firewall rules on Cisco Firewall and Palo Alto Firewall.

Support involve troubleshooting by reviewing configuration, logging, and packet captures.

Responsible for solution/knowledge base documents.

Identify, planning and implementing system patches and upgrades where necessary and desirable for operational effectiveness.

Provide presales support to corporate solution and sales team when required.

Build document like High level design (HLD) and low-level design (LLD) for network implementation.

Remote support of on-site engineers and end users/customers during installation.

Conduct Corporate Trainings after deployment when required.


Assistant Manager Networks

Duration: SEP 2017 to DEC 2017

Team Lead Networks

Duration: MAY 2015 to AUG 2017



Supervised technical team for various projects including Routing & Switching, IP Telephony, Wireless, Security, and Data Center Technologies.

Engaged with prospects and clients to understand their technical and functional requirements.

Designed and delivered in-depth and high-level technical presentations for customers and drafted high-level design document according to customer’s requirement and industry’s validated design considerations.

Responded to RFPIs/RFPs/Tenders and prepared BOQs, Compliance sheets, Network high-level designs, Technical proposals, and Project implementation plans.

Designed and implemented numerous projects including Installation, commissioning, Integration, and cutover.

Conducted Proof of Concepts and provided 24/7 support to various clients under Service Level Agreement.

Worked closely with vendors’ TAC teams to identify and resolve issues and to ease customer impact during the engagement.

Collaborated with Project Managers, Network, Systems, application and database teams and Vendors for successful deployments

Undertook and lead ‘Root Cause Analysis’ investigations into network faults and performance issues.

Trained network team to provide support to clients and provided technical training to client resources on completion of projects.


Deployed ASA with FirePOWER Services including IPS, AMP and URL Filtering using Cisco Firepower Management Center; Configured Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution including Antivirus, IPS, URL filtering, Content Filtering for multiple clients.

Configured Zone based security policies, NAT Policies, Internet Access User Authentication (Local & Active Directory). IPSec Site-to-Site VPNs, SSL VPNs, User Bandwidth Management for various clients.

Configured Cluster Switching System (CSS2), iStacking, OSPF, OSPF for MPLS (PE-CE), BGP, MPLS VPN, Data Center Interconnect (DCI), Layer 2 Extension between two sites, MPLS Traffic Engineering, QOS, ACLs and actions (CAR), Traffic Policing and Traffic Shaping.

Implemented LLDP, LACP, E-Trunk, RSTP, MSTP, VRRP, HSRP, and Layer2 security features.

Configured CAPWAP Tunneling, Radio/Security/WMM Profiling, High Availability (Active/Backup) & Roaming, Inter-VLAN Routing and VLAN Isolation, and WAN & Internet connectivity.

Deployed Application Delivery Controllers / Server and Application Load Balancing including Application visibility reporting, iRule Scripting, Layer 4 & Layer 7 load balancing, Server health check and monitoring, Session persistence, SSL offloading/Acceleration, WEB/APPLICATION/LDAP servers load balancing, Device Service Clustering / High Availability Cluster, WAN and Internet connection link balancing, and Link health monitoring.

Configured and managed DHCP & DHCP Relay, DHCP Multi Scope configurations for multiple VLAN users, Active Directory, NTP Server and FTP Server.

Engaged in migration of enterprise data center from Cisco to Juniper Devices including Routers (MX240), Switches (EX4200, EX2200), Leaf(QFX5100), Spine (QFX10008).


Network Engineer

Duration: JAN 2012 to JAN 2015

Corvit Systems.


Implemented network solutions and deployed Cisco, Huawei and Juniper devices.

Configured Cisco Routers (800, 1800, 2600, 2800, 2900, 7200, XR 12000), Cisco Switches (2900, 3500, 4500, 6500, ME3400), Cisco Firewalls (ASA 5500, FWSM), Huawei Router (AR 1200, AR 2200, AR 3200), Huawei Switches (S2700, S3700, S5700), Juniper Routers (J2300, J4300), and Juniper Switches (EX 3200, EX4200) etc…

Troubleshoot problems with network and security infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, proxy servers and carried out corrective actions for clients.

Assisted with solution design, deployment, testing and supporting the delivery of IP Telephony Services.

Configured Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, eSIGHT Network Manager for LAN, WLAN APs, and IP Telephones, Network Reporting and Logging.

Cisco Certified Academy Instructor - Conducted online and on-site trainings for CISCO Networking Academy students worldwide; Conducted on-site, on-campus, and online trainings for multiple vendors including CISCO and HUAWEI courses (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, HCNA, HCNP, IPv6 Design and Deployment, and Implementing MPLS [MPLS L2/L3 VPNs and MPLS Traffic Engineering]).

Trained IT professionals/management of various corporate clients including JAZZ (Mobile Operator), United Bank Limited, Telenor (Mobile Operator), Express-News, Zong (Mobile Operator), PTCL (ISP), KAPCO Power Plant, and NetSol Technology etc…


Network Administrator

Duration: JAN 2010 to DEC 2011

Naqeeb Grammar School.


Maintained LAN environment by installing Microsoft windows server 2003 and Windows XP.

Managed student accounts in Active Directory Services 2003 in Domain Environment.

Configured and maintained DHCP, DNS Server, FTP Server; Upgraded network software and hardware.

Configured and maintained network switches (Cisco 2950/2960/3560); Maintained wireless Access Points to provide services to network users; Upgraded data network equipment to the latest stable firmware releases and perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.

Configured Mikrotik Router (RouterOS/Hardware RB750, RB95-1G) for multiple ISP connections and user bandwidth management.

Deployed IP cameras and managed lab equipment and facilities.

Secured network access by establishing and enforcing policies, and monitored network using Solarwind/PRTG.

Internship and Volunteer


Fly4Less Travels. (Duration: FEB 2018 to APR 2018).

oInstallation of Network Infrastructure for Travel Agents including day to day operational support of computers and network components.

oDeployment, configuration, operation and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure.

oAssist in developing and documenting improvements to current processes.


Network Support Internee at Worldcall Telecom Limited

(Duration: JUL 2009 to JAN 2010).

oMonitoring the IP network as well as HFC network.

oMonitoring different servers like DNS, ADC CUDA 12000, Provision, Proxy, SMTP, POP3 etc.

oMonitoring SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) and adjusting center frequency of Reverse Level on each interface of CUDA 12000 and ARRIS CMTS C4 (DOCSIS 3.0).

oDetect & Investigate Mac-Spoofing issues.

oMonitoring the Entire Network using Network Monitoring applications Orion (SOLARWIND), CACTI, SMONITOR, MRTG, and SNMP Traffic Graph.

oMonitoring the corporate clients having connectivity with Fiber Optic and Radio Links.

Teaching Assistant at PUCIT University

(Duration: SEP 2006 to AUG 2008).

oCourses: Introduction to Information Technology and Introduction to Computing

oComposing and grading quizzes and exams promptly; Assisting and supervise students in their projects.

oPreparing supplies for lessons, setting up equipment and conduct labs for practical, Maintaining lab documentation (such as lab descriptions, diagrams, and processes).

Academic Qualifications




BS (Hons) in Computer Sciences

JAN 2008

University of the Punjab.

Intermediate (Computer Science)

APR 2004

The Global College.

Matriculation (Science)

APR 2002

Jinnah Cambridge School.

CANADIAN WES EQUIVALENCY: Awarded equivalence for Canadian Bachelor's Degree of four years.

Trainings/Certifications Achieved

CISCO Certification


Certification ID

CCIE Routing and Switching (Written)

Sep 2016

Certification ID#: CSCO12369022

CCIE Security (Written)

Nov 2015

Certification ID#: CSCO12369022

CCIE Service Provider (LAB)

Dec 2013

CCIE#: 41846

CCIE Service Provider (Written Exam)

May 2013

Certification ID#: CSCO12369022

HUAWEI Certifications


Certification ID

HCIE Routing & Switching (Written/LAB/Interview)

Nov 2016

HCIE #: 4489

HCS Pre-sales Specialist-IP Network

Sep 2016

Certification ID#: 030200106623806451251417

Huawei Certified Datacom Professional (HCDP)

Sep 2013

Certification ID#: 010200101586805254771425

JUNIPER Certifications


Certification ID

JNCIP-ENT (Enterprise Routing and Switching)

Jun 2012

Certification ID#: JPR56877

JNCIS-ENT (Enterprise Routing and Switching)

Jun 2012

Certification ID#: JPR56877

JNCIS-SEC (Specialist, JUNOS Security)

Sep 2009

Certification ID#: JPR56877

JNCIA-EX (Associate, Enterprise Switching)

Sep 2009

Certification ID#: JPR56877

JNCIS-ER (Specialist, Enterprise Routing)

Aug 2009

Certification ID#: JPR56877

JNCIA-ER (Associate, Enterprise Routing)

Aug 2009

Certification ID#: JPR56877

Miscellaneous Certifications


Certification ID

Ruckus WiSE Level 1 Certification Exam

Aug 2016

Candidate ID: 1PzNkp1kAQ

On-Site Trainings



Ruckus Wireless

Aug 2016

Netsoft Solutions.

HCNA Unified Communications

May 2016


HCIE (Routing & Switching)

Dec 2015

Huawei Technologies.

Huawei Pre-Sales Training - IP

Jun 2015

Stage2Learning Solutions.

Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI)

Apr 2014

Cisco Networking Academy.


Dec 2009

Corvit Systems.

JNCIP Boot Camp

Nov 2009

Corvit Systems.

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (2003)

Oct 2009

Corvit Systems.

CCNA (Routing & Switching)

May 2009

Corvit Systems.

Red Hat Certified Technician (LINUX)

May 2009

Corvit Systems.

Advanced English Language Diploma

Dec 2008

National University of Modern Languages.

Web Based Trainings/Certifications



VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Jul 2017

VMware Education Services.

Network Development Group - Linux Unhatched

Jun 2017

Cisco Network Academy.

Palo Alto Networks ACE

Feb 2016

Palo Alto Networks.

F5 Global Traffic Manager

Jan 2016

F5 Networks.

F5 Local Traffic Manager

Jun 2015

F5 Networks.

Virtualization Jumpstart

Mar 2015

Charles Sturt University.

Hacking Countermeasures

Jul 2014

Charles Sturt University.

Knowledge / Skills / Tools


ROUTING: OSPF, ISIS, BGP, EIGRP, IPv6 Routing, Policy Based Routing, Redistribution, Route Maps, Multicasting.

SWITCHING: VLANS, STP/RSTP/MSTP, Layer3 switching, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP, L2 Security, Private VLANs.

MPLS: MPLS, LDP, MPLS-VPN (L2 and L3 MPLS VPNs), MPLS-Traffic Engineering, MPLS Multicasting, MPLS-QoS.

SECURITY: Unified Threat Management, IPsec VPN, DMVPN, GETVPN, SSL VPN, AAA, SSL certificates, SSL Offloading, AAA, TACACS+ and RADIOUS.


MONITORING/HELPDESK: Solarwinds, Nagios, Cacti, PRTG, WhatsUp Gold, Spiceworks, Manage engine.

OPERATING SYSTEMS / SOFTWARES: IOS, Nexus OS, IOS-XR, VRP-OS, Mikrotik RouterOS, Linux (RHEL), MS Windows 2003/2008/2012 Server, Linux RHEL 5/6, Centos, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, FTP, NMAP, Wireshark, Packet Tracer, GNS3, Cisco IOU, VIRL, eNSP, WLAN Planner, Cisco CCP, Cisco ASDM, Cisco CPSM, F5 iRule Editor, Apache JMeter, SoapUI, Fiddler, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio.

VIRTUALIZATION: Server Virtualization (ESXi 6.5), Network Virtualization (VMware NSX), Oracle VM (Virtual Box).

PROGRAMMING/SCRIPTING: Python, iRule Scripting, TCL Scripting, Linux Shell Scripting.

TECHNOLOGIES: Data Center Interconnection (DCI), Data Center Virtualization.



CISCO: ASA 5512-X / 5555-X / 5525-X with FirePOWER Services, Firepower Management Center (VM), ASA 5505, Cisco ACS 4.x (VM)

HUAWEI: USG 6620 / 6660 / 9520



CISCO: XR12000 / 7600 / 7200 / 2900 / 2800 / 2600 / 1800 / 800

HUAWEI: AR1200 / 2200 / 3200 / NE20 / NE40

JUNIPER: J2300 / J4300



CISCO: 6500 SUP720/ 4500 SUP8E / 3800 / 3500 / 2900, Nexus 5K/7K, ME3400

HUAWEI: S12700 / S6720 / S5720, Cloud Engine 12800 / CE 6800

JUNIPER: EX 2200 / 4400

ORACLE: ES1-24 / ES2-64


CISCO: Wireless LAN Controller 5508 / 2504, Access Points 1832 / 2702 / 3702

RUCKUS: SmartZone 100, ZoneFlex R510 / T300

HUAWEI: Access Controller 6605, Access Points R240D / 4030 / 5130 / 8030


F5: BIG-IP 5050s / 5000s / 4000s / 2000s, VIPRION 2200

BARRACUDA: Load Balancers 240 / 840, Link Balancers 330



Bluecoat / Symantec Packet Shaper S200 / S400

Awards and Achievements

Won Huawei IP Pre-Sales & Post-Sales competition organized by Huawei Technologies.

Achieved HCIE certification Routing & Switching (HCIE # 4489) from Huawei Technologies.

Achieved CCIE certification Service Provider (CCIE # 41846) from Cisco.

Became a member of the Huawei IP Elite Club.

Became Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI), Cisco Networking Academy.

Got Scholarship in 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th semester from PUCIT on obtaining good Grades.

Got Scholarship in Higher Secondary School [The Global College]



Huawei IP Pre-sales 5-days Workshop in Shenzhen, 26th-30th Sep, 2017.

Huawei IP Elite Club Workshop, Huawei Technologies, May 3rd/4th, 2016.

Cloud Computing, Punjab Information Technology Board, Dec 4th, 2012

Design and Implementation of Cisco Unified Wireless Networks, Corvit Systems, Mar 9th, 2010.

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Corvit Systems, Sep 22nd, 2009.

Certified Ethical Hacking, Corvit Systems, Jul 27th, 2009.

Free & Open Source Software Awareness Campaign, University of the Punjab, Aug 16th-19th, 2005.

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