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Engineer Network

35000 $ annually
October 10, 2016

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Ashar Rasheed Khan


Gulberg, Karachi, Pakistan 0092-334-***-****(MOBILE), 0092-213-***-****(HOME)

Objective: To work efficiently and effectively for a prestigious organization in a globally competitive, creative and challenging environment on assignments using cutting edge technologies that shall yield growth of the organization along with the twin benefits of job satisfaction and steady-paced professional growth.

Professional Qualification

200-120: CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate in Routing and Switching. (certification achieved in Feb 2014).


CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional in Switching Training achieved

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional in Routing Training is achieved

Diploma in Business Management from Taitec Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom (2008 - 2009)

BSc Computer Science from London Business Academy,London, United Kingdom (2003 – 2005)

HSc (Intermediate) from IslamiaGovernmentScienceCollege,Karachi, Pakistan (1997 – 1999)

TSc (Matriculation) from Hayat-ul-IslamPublic School,Karachi, Pakistan (1995 – 1997)

Professional Experiences Summary

WATEEN TELECOM LTD, Karachi Pakistan, working from 1/2015 till date.

AMFCO International Communication, Karachi Pakistan, worked from 10/2013 05/2014.

HAMDARD UNIVERSITY at Main &CC I, Karachi, Pakistan, worked from 09/2010 to 08/2013.

DARUSSALAM International Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom, worked from 11/2003 to 12/2009.

NOMAN BUILDERS, Karachi Pakistan, worked from 07/1999 to 08/2003.


Job Description of WATEEN TELECOM LTD as Resident Network Engineer - Brief description of role & responsibility.

Currently, I am serving as a technical resource for Bank Alfalah Ltd. Core Network. The network is comprised of Cisco 7600 Series, Cisco ASR 1000 Series Cisco ISR 2800 Series, Cisco 1800 Series, Cisco 2900 Series, Catalyst 3560, Catalyst 3750, Juniper Firewalls and Huawei Routers.

The routing protocols include BGP for underlay and OSPF for overlay routing. My duties include;

Configuring BGP, OSPF and Static Routing on routers for branches connectivity with the Bank Alfalah Core network

Configuration change level Access on Core routers and Branch routers.

Configuration check, media connectivity issues, encryption verification & troubleshoot crypto problems, OSPF, BGP neighbor ship status, troubleshoot routing issues, troubleshoot switching/LAN related issues, network latency problems etc.

BAF Network Diagram Update. Network Security relating troubleshooting, Follow-up with Vendors and rectify of all type of incidents / problems/ Tickets, also supporting in expansion Plan / any activity in Datacenter including Cabling / Configurations.

Configured & Support Wi-Fi routers installed in Head Office.

L3 migration project that include Configuration at Head-end and branch routers and coordination with Vendors for seamless migration activity

Visit Wateen HDC and PTCL Data Center Wafaqi Colony for troubleshooting and hardware changeover

Providing support to BAF Lahore & Karachi team for troubleshooting and configurations

Manage and Coordinate with vendors for DF and Manage Fiber deployment of BAF

Configuring Expansion Plan’s new branch routers on one box solution includes OSPF, BGP, and VPN etc

Configuring Expansion Plan’s new branch routers on bypass mode on OSPF

IOS up-gradation of routers / Switches

Configuring routers for replacement of faulty routers.

Configuring Switches for accommodating multiple WAN links for branches with port limitations.

Career Continued...

Documenting newly deployed WAN links and updating documents for changes in WAN Links.

Monitoring and troubleshooting of L2 & L3 WAN links as well as escalating Complaints of Faulty WAN Links.

Coordinating with vendors for restoration of faulty WAN Links and verification of links after restoration.

Troubleshooting connectivity of branches with BAF Data Centers also troubleshooting connectivity of ATMs with BAF Data Centers.

Guiding branches to diagnose LAN problems within branch premises.

Defining access lists for the security as per requirements of the network

Creating and configuring VLANs

Troubleshooting day to day routing and connectivity issues of the network

Monitoring network operations and media through Solarwind resolving related issues proactively

Listening to the queries and providing the required support to the Bank Alfalah branches all over the Pakistan

Communicating and following up with the ISPs for WAN media issues

Responding to the opened tickets on Alexxo and closing the tickets after providing the required network solution

Job Description of AMFCO INTERNATIONAL as Support Engineer (Vendor Based company)- Brief description of role & responsibility.

Key Projects Undertaken for AMFCO’s Clients like Public School Gadap, Royal Cyber and IBA;

Successful deployment of Grandstream PBX GXE-5024 along with GXP-2124 operator as well as GXP-1160 phones

Configuring 4 PSTN Trunk as well as internal, inbound and outbound connectivity with complete success

Deploying and configuring fax machine and analog phones by installing and configuring HT-502 ATA with GXE-5024 grandstream pbx

Upgrading some Cisco IP Phones 7940G from SCCP protocol to SIP protocol

Responsible for configuration of network devices in accordance of client’s need

Upgrading and taking backups of Cisco routers, switches and IP phones configuration files on TFTP Server

Setting up the networking devices (Cisco Router 2811, Catalyst switchesWS-C2960) co-coordinating with the system/Network administrator during implementation in Royal Cyber for implementing IP Phones.

Deploying and configuring Cisco ASA-5510 firewall as edged security along with configuring Cisco 2811 Router in respect of deploying VoIP by using Cisco IP Phones 7940G SCCP

Installing, configuring & administrating 802.1w protocol (RSTP) switches and VLAN.

Major involvement in taking participation in conjunction with rest of technical team in respect of planning and designing of the core network diagram regarding procurement phase

Design and deployment of Cisco 8510 Wireless Access Control for centralized operation in conjunction with Cisco Aironet 3700 Series in relation to providing the facility of Secured Wireless networks

Designing and implementing of Virtual Local Area Networks in access layer with Cisco Catalyst 2960 series switches for the purpose of preventing penetration within the network environment as well as integration with Layer 3 3500 series Switch for inter-Vlan routing

Job Description of HAMDARD UNIVERSITY as Computer Operator - Brief description of role & responsibility.

Major involvement in taking participations of technical team for configuring NAT in Cisco routers in various departments regarding internet connectivity at HU.

Conducting Labs for designing and implementing of VLAN Switching with Cisco, D-Link & Nortel with troubleshooting of routers, switches, firewalls and other IT infrastructure equipment for Hamdard HIIT Students.

Deployment of Wireless Access Point configuration and implementing of Cisco Routers with RIPv2 protocol.

Designing and implementing of ACL on Cisco routers,Firewall, Antivirus software where applicable

Installing, configuring & administrating PVST+ switches and VLAN.

Job Description of DARUSSALAM International Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom, as System Analyst - Brief description of role & responsibility.

Key Projects Undertaken in Darussalam

Project 1: Systems Infrastructure, Security Planning & Solutions at Darussalam, United Kingdom 11/2007 to 03/2008

Project 2: Implementation of Wireless Networks at Darussalam, United Kingdom 04/2009 to 08/2009

Career Continued...

Taking participations in monitoring of the project of Wireless Networks connectivity including Routers and Gateways.

Managing a technical team for troubleshooting of routers, switches, firewalls and other IT infrastructure equipment deployed in the Darussalam’s premises.

Taking participations in accordance of project planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and administrative closure.

Controlling internet usage and resolving management and user’s internet issues by enforcing firewall security.

Manage, administrate and support Windows 2000 and 2003 servers including Active Directory’s backup on weekly basis.

Job Description of NOMAN BUILDERS as Network Administrator– Brief description of role & responsibility.

Troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software, and connectivity problems, including user access and component configuration.

Work as a team member with other technical staff, such as networking to ensure connectivity and compatibility between systems.

Assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer, networks and information systems and provide departmental printer support in all Windows/MAC OS X

Deployed Operating Systems and application security patches and Anti-virus updates as required.

Technical Skills and Tools

Up to 1 years of experience exclusively in the field of Cisco networking with sound knowledge in installing configuring & troubleshooting LAN-WAN and other networking devices &network infrastructure.

Routing Protocols - RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF single area and multi area, GRE and mGRE Tunnels, DMVPN, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP and route redistribution.

Installing and configuring Windows 2003 & 2008 along with deploying of DHCP, DNS, Forefront TMG as firewall as well managing & maintaining redundant server infrastructure

Knowledge of Firewall, Antivirus & Server Security & ACL with Cisco firewall ASA-5510

Infrastructure services –Configure DHCP service for IP Phones and POTS also DNS,SMTP, FTP and TFTP services for LAN infrastructure on Cisco routers.

LAN technologies - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, & 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Port- channel, VLANS, VTP, STP, RSTP, 802.1Q, 802.1p, VoIP, QoS, selection of access ports priority over STP/RSTP /PVST+/MST and matching encapsulation using Inter-VLAN routing

WAN technologies – Configuring PPP, HDLC, Frame Relay, leased lines & exposure to PPP

Hardware: Catalyst 2960/ 3550 / 3750/ 4500 / 6500 series switches

LAN TECHNOLOGIES – Ethernet, Switching, VLAN, and Assign port speed, Duplex, Cisco IOS & Catalyst IOS up

Gradation as well as RADIUS Server or TACACS, SNMP monitoring tools and Syslog.

Establishing and configuring IP phones and POTS (VoIP protocol) over WAN like Frame Relay point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connections

Designing & implementing Edraw Max 6 and Microsoft Visio for designing network based projects before implementing on the site, it must be verified by using Packet Tracer 6 for testing purpose only prior delivering the proposal to the client.


Age: 34.

Status: Married.

Nationality: Pakistani.

Driving licence: Full United Kingdom and Pakistani.

Language: English & Urdu.

Playing computer games, reading books, badminton and chess.

I have been living in United Kingdom since September 2003 to January 2010.


1)M. ALI SUBHANI (Manager)

From Vital Tea, Karachi, Pakistan

Mobile No: 033********

SHAHNAWAZ NUSRAT (Head of Department)

From AMFCO International, Karachi, Pakistan

Mobile No: 033********

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