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Engineer Electrical Engineering

Chicago, Illinois, United States
October 14, 2016

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Harshit Ashara Phone: 773-***-****, Email:

*** * **** ******, *** 1600, Chicago, IL 60616 LinkedIn: Summary

CCNP certified networking professional with Graduate Degree and 4+ years’ experience seeking an opportunity to become an asset to a company and its employees.

Technical Skills

L3 Concepts: EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, BGP, MPLS, GRE, DMVPN, route redistribution L2 Concepts: Ethernet, VLAN, VTP (Trunking), STP, Frame Relay Networking Concepts: OSI Model, TCP/IP, UDP, SDN, IPv4, IPv6, DNS, DHCP, NAT, HTTP / HTTPS, FTP, ARP, ACL, VoIP Security Concepts: Firewalls, VPN, IPSec, SSL, TLS, AAA, RADIUS, TACACS, DoS / DDoS, RSA, PKI Networking Tools: NS2, NS3, GNS3, Packet Tracer, Wireshark, Putty Programming Languages: C, C++, Python

Operating Systems: Cisco IOS, Checkpoint GAiA, PAN-OS 7.0, Windows 7/8/10, Linux Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 Additional Skills: ServiceNow ticketing system, MS Visio, MS Project Experience

• Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Chicago, IL Intern – Enterprise IT (June’15 – Nov’15)

• Created a model structure for data warehousing team for BCBS plans data collection improving operations efficiency and reducing project timeline by 9%.

• Produced project proposal work for enterprise architecture team by evaluating business and technical requirements.

• Comprehended various aspects of data center migration and enterprise infrastructure architecture.

• Became conversant with the dynamic nature of internal BCBS information security, business protection and disaster recovery.

• Silver Touch Technologies Ltd. Ahmedabad, India PreSales & Network Ops Engineer (Nov ’11 – Jun ‘14)

• Managed dual role of internal network management and presales for a regional system integrator organization

• Assisted in the installation, configuration and maintenance of heterogeneous multivendor network.

• Obtained hands-on experience with Cisco 2900 series routers and 3560, 2960 series switches.

• Coordinated with the team to successfully migrate from SonicWALL to Fortinet firewall.

• Proactively worked with ISPs to address bandwidth expansion need and for rectification of network outages.

• Call log escalation with respective networking vendor in case of special assistance requirement.

• Served clients by designing their end-to-end network architecture on routing, switching, wireless and security aspect.

• Undertook client site visits in order to better understand the scope or work and created proposals.

• Collaborated with renowned companies such as Cisco, Juniper, Ruckus, Fortinet and TE Connectivity on recurring basis.

• Delivered technical whitepapers and presentations as on needed basis.

• Sai InfoSystem (I) Ltd. Ahmedabad, India Technical Associate – Bid Operation (Sep ‘10 – Nov ‘11)

• Accurately selected technically qualified products for Government / BFSI Request for Information/Proposal (RFI/RFP).

• Proactively worked with Cisco and Molex for stronger ties and broader solution offerings. Education

• Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Master of Science in Electrical Engineering GPA: 3.09/4 ( Aug ‘14 – May ’16)

• Gujarat University, India Bachelors of Engg in Electronics & Communication GPA: 3.31/4 ( Sep ‘06 – Jun ’10) Relevant Courses

• Advanced Computer Networks • Computer Network security • Course Audit: Storage Technologies

• Fiber Optic Communication Systems • Digital and Data Communications • Introduction to Computer networks Academic Projects / Activities

• Configuration of MPLS protocol using GNS3 (Jan ’16 – May ’16)

• Presentation: Internet of Things (IoT) – The future internet (Course: Digital and Data Communications) (Jan ’15 – May ‘15)

• Term paper: Software defined networking (Course: Advanced Computer Networks) (Jan ’15 – May ‘15)

• Term paper: Infrastructure analysis of cyber security in data center (Course: Computer Network Security) (Jan ’15 – May ‘15)

• Research project: Implementation of reliability forensic system (Course: Fiber Optic Communication Systems) (Aug ’14 – Dec ’14)

• Term paper: Undersea fiber cables (Course: Fiber Optic Communication Systems) (Aug ’14 – Dec ’14)

• Study and analysis of BSNL (Biggest telecom company in India) exchange networks (Jan ’10 – Jun ’10) Professional Certifications

• CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional – Route (300-101) (ID: CSCO12947846) (Aug ‘16)

• Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) – PAN OS 7.0 (Jun ’16)

• CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing and Switching (200-120) (Feb ’16)

• EMC Certified Academic Associate, Information Storage and Management (Jan ’15) Co-Curricular Activities and Accomplishments

• Pioneered a GK quiz club at my college and successfully organized events for 1.5+ years.

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