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Engineer High School

The Gambia
September 10, 2018

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Shiloh Bilingual Educational Centre.

Bigilo Village Western Division

The Gambia West Africa

Mobile: +220-*******


Kenneth Okafor

Personal Profile

A positive, proactive and results-driven Network Engineer with over five(5) years experience in Network Design, Installation, Administration and Management of LAN, WAN and WLAN networks, Enjoys being part of, as well as managing, motivating and training, a successful and productive team, and thrives in a highly pressurised and challenging working environment.

Qualifications and Education

Cisco ID: CSCO11783533

MCSA 2012 Training - 2015

CCIEv4 (Written score of 852) - 2014

CCNP Security (ASA Firewall Exam score 936) - 2013

CCNA Security Cert License) - 2012

CCNP R&S Cert License - 2012

CCNA R&S Cert License - 2010

B.Eng (Chemical Engineering with 2.1) Federal University of Science and Tech, Owerri. - 2001

Professional Experience

2013– Date Network Support Technician/ICT Teacher

(Sbec International School Salagi Western Division The Gambia)

Duties/Roles include:

Install and Support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and Intranet systems.

Install and Maintain network hardware and software

Analyze and Isolate Network issues in Sbec Network

Monitor Networks to Ensure security and availability issues to specific Users

Creating Project documentation

Overseeing Projects from Inception to Completion

Work with ISP in ensuring high availability of internet access.

Maintain and Manage Servers in Sbec Domain Network eg DC, Web Server

Configure ASA Firewall For Site to Site VPN and Remote access connectivity in Sbec Networks

Administer servers, Desktop computers, Printers, Routers, Switches, Firewalls.

Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.

Some Projects Implemented

VPN Site to site Connection (sbec high and Sbec Primary)

LAN cabling and connection of Computer Labs In Sbec International school

Wireless Survey and Design, configuration and Implementation of Wireless APs entire Sbec Network

Domain Controller Configuration of Sbec network

Desktop virtualization Project of sbec high School

CCNA Training of Sbec college students

2011– 2013 Network Support Technician (Medical Research Council MRC Fajara The Gambia)

Duties/Roles include:

Design and Implementation of Keneba Branch LAN/WAN and Wireless Data and Voice Network.

Network Monitoring and Analyzing Network Usage using Websense Software

Installing new software

Provide technical support for people using the Network

Train Staff on new systems

Supervise Helpdesk staff

Creating of disaster recovery plan

Overseeing security of all systems, especially the internet, and installing antivirus protection

2007 – 2010 Computer Technician (Medical Research Council MRC Fajara The Gambia)

Duties/Roles include:

Identifies, troubleshoots and resolves hardware-, software- and network-related problems encountered by end-users of the MRC network, the Internet, the mainframe, PCs and new computer technology.

Configures and installs Windows workstations operating systems in response to the demands of a complex network design Preparation and maintenance of Project Schedules cost control

Trains end-users on the use and features of the various operating systems and applications on the various platforms.

Perform primary network system administration on network servers as needed.

Uses established tracking system to log requests, monitors progress, track problem resolution, identifies patterns of failure, researches bug fixes and implements solutions; communicates with manager regarding unresolved problems.

work with vendors to resolve hardware operating system issues; researches and test possible solutions and its implementation.

Work with programmers to solve mainframe application problems to meet end-user computing needs.

writes scripts and batch files as needed to enhance the function of the operating system needs.


Duties/Roles include:

Oversees coordination and preparation of Training Resource material for both CCNA and Comptia Classes.

prepares LAB setups for students

Schedule exams for students

Train and prepare students for both CCNA and Comptia Certification Exams

Quickly resolve all ip network and computer issues in the network

oversees network Equipment upgrades including IOS and configuration changes.

2003-2004 Computer Trainer/Teacher (Community Development Service NYSC (Bogoro L.G.A Bauchi State)

Duties/Roles include:

Responsible for training the staff of Bogoro L.G Secretariat on desktop application and computer usage.

Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and Further Mathematics Teacher of Perfect Memorial Secondary School Mwari Bogoro L.G.A .

Community awareness on hygiene and Sanitation

Installation of computer, operating system and support on both the school and L.G. Secretariat

1998-1999 Trainee Engineer (Matrix Petrochemical Ltd Lagos)

Duties/Roles include:

Control panel design and construction;

Design of matrix petrochem grease plant

Carried out control valves sizing & flow meter selection;

Carried out pressure safety valve sizing ;

Carried out pump sizing calculations & pump selection

Prepared data sheets for control valves, pressure safety valves and flow meter.

Special Skills

Ability to train personnel in network design and implementation, voice, Data and Wireless

Strong background in VPN (site to site and remote access on ASA firewall), DHCP, LAN/WAN, Frame-Relay, TCP/IP, OSPF,EIGRP,RIP BGP, MRTG Graphing Tool, SNMP, window XP, window 7, window 8 OS, window server 2012 AD DS, Ether channel bundling.

Detailed analysis and the interpretation of network diagrams and documentation, data network fault investigation in local and wide area environments using information from multiple sources.

Functional areas of expertise include: L2/L3 Switching and Routing Configurations, ASA firewall configuration and deployment, Router Hardening and Network Security, Routing protocol configuration such as RIP,EIGRP,OSPF,BGP MPLS, Network Segmentation, Monitoring

A keen learner with a flair for adopting emerging trends and addressing industry requirements to achieve organizational objectives.

Sound understanding LAN and WAN network project works

Ability to interact effectively with people of diverse nationalities across the globe. Support & sustain a positive work environment towards the accomplishment of organizational goals.

Excellent communication & relationship management skills with demonstrated abilities in mentoring motivated teams/workforce

IT Skills

Proficient in the use of Web Sense, MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint., GNS 3, Packet Tracer,


Reading personal development books, travelling, playing football and watching movies,Involving in voluntary humanity works


Available on request

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