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My CV | mramsden0


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CURRICULUM VITAE

MARK RAMSDEN MA(Oxon), MCP

Born: July 2nd 1960, Windsor, Berkshire.

Current Employment:
Principal Technical Consultant
Misys International Banking Systems
1 St Georges Rd
Wimbledon
LONDON
SW19 4DR

Employment History
1st May 1998 -
Midas-Kapiti International
[Renamed Misys -IBS 2001 ]
(1 St Georges Rd, Wimbledon SW19 4DR)
Principal Technical Consultant.

Skills:
MS Exchange[Expert - 6 Years Implementation, Integration, Disaster Recovery, SMTP, X400]
Windows 2000, NT 4 (workstation & Server)[over 12 years on NT from 3.1 upwards]
SCO Unix / Linux [12 years]
TCP/IP Networking [12 years]
Citrix Metaframe 1.8 [4 years]
Microsoft SQL [4 year + MCP]
Internet - IIS / Apache Web Server [7 years]
Internet Security [7 years]
Anti-Virus Protection Architecture [ 9 years]
PalmOS [4 years]
WAP [2 years]
GPRS[1 year]


Technical Architect responsible for:

Project planning and implementing the worldwide roll-out of Microsoft Exchange 5.5 to 28 Sites in 22 countries over Frame Relay/Internet Links.

Technical architect for merge of Exchange Organisations following rebranding and mergers.

Design of Windows 2000 Active Directory Schema and Migration from NT4.0 Domain Structure.

Implementation of Windows NT Terminal Server and Citrix Metaframe 1.8 infrastructure supporting ´Royal Blue Helpdesk´ and ´Foundation Systems SharpOWL´ time recording application worldwide.

Implementation and migration of SQL Server 6.5 and SQL Server 7.0.

Windows NT 4.0 domain and security strategy to BS7799 level.

Design and Implementation of Performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning.

Design of Intranet and Extranet on Microsoft Internet Information Server 4 and 5 including integrated Professional Services Automation.

Integration of Linux (SUSE 7.3) into NT domain security.

Roll-out and support of Outlook 97/8/ 2000 Email Clients.

Implementation and roll-out of virus protection using Network Associates ´Total Virus Defence´.

Primary second level support on all NT Server support and implementation.

Token Ring Network and Ethernet 10-Base-T, 100-Base-T Switched Installation and Support


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11 Aug ´86 - May 1st 1998
Age Concern England - (Astral House, 1268 London Rd , London SW16 4ER)
Computer Systems & Technical Manager
Technical Architect/Consultant - NT4.0 LAN/WAN, Office 97, MS Exchange 5.0 Migration Project 1997-8
Support Team & Technical Manager 1986 - 1996 responsible for:

NT 3.51 & NT 4 Server and Workstation Installation, Configuration, Domain Planning, Implementation and Support
Unix (SCO & BULL DPX/2) Installation, Configuration, Implementation and Support.
NFS Networking using Sun PC-NFS versions 3.2 - 5.0 , PCNFSPro v 1.0 - 2.0 and Unix NFS.
MS Mail 3.x Installation, Configuration, Implementation and Support.
MS Exchange 5 Installation - MS Mail 3.2 Integration(across 11 sites + 50 Remote Mail Users, Mail delivery & Directory Synchronisation).
SCO Unix Administration; SCO Unix mail (mmdf); Borne Shell Programming ; AWK Programming ; dial up networking using uucp.
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Installation, Configuration, Implementation and Support.
Windows 95 Installation, Configuration, Implementation.
MS Office 4.2 and 4.3, MS Office 97 Pro Installation, Configuration, Implementation and Support.
TCP/IP and NETBEUI, NT RAS Network Protocol Configuration, Implementation and Support.
10 Base-T & 10 Base-2 ; 3COM Switch and HubNetwork installation.
MS Exchange 5 Administration.
MS Mail 3.x Administration.
NT (3.51 and 4.0) Systems Administration.
Novell 3.12 First Line Support.
WinFax 4.0 for Networks - Installation & Support.
Maximizer 97 Installation & Support.
MS Project Installation & Support.
CMACS first line support ; TACS (Accounting System) First Line Support.
WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS Installation, Configuration, Implementation and Support.
DOS (v3.0 - 6.22) Installation, Configuration, Batch File Programming, Implementation and Support.
Dbase III Plus Installation, Configuration, Programming Implementation and Support.
Dataease 4.2 Installation, Configuration, Implementation and Support.

Problem solving and Troubleshooting all ACE equipment and Operating Systems.
Liaison with external suppliers.
Negotiating Contracts.
Preparing and Presenting Training for Regional Offices and Age Concern Groups.
Technical Consultancy for Age Concern Local Groups.
Projects:
ACE Technical and Operational Infrastructure Upgrade 1996-8
ACE Technical Architect.
Responsible for initial specification of network requirements leading to the ITT.
Responsible for the implementation of Infrastructure and Security Project (1996-7)
Regional Office Cabling Projects (1991 - 1997)
Project Definition, Network Specification and Management of Installation at ACEs 10 Regional Office locations.

Windows for Workgroups Migration (1993)
Technical Support and Implementation manager responsible for the specification, installation, delivery and support of Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and MS Office 4.2 across 250 users at 13 Sites as well as to 30 Home Office workers. Responsible for Data Migration from WordPerfect 5.1 and implementation of an MS Mail infrastructure.

Building move from Bernard Sunley House to Astral House (1990)
Responsible for specification and site management of data network (10 Base-T) installation in new premises in Astral House.

Responsible for the Installation, Configuration and Commissioning of all Computer Equipment for the move.

Age Concern England Insurance Services.(1988)
Responsible for the maintenance and prgramming of the insurance business database running on an Alpha Micro 1000 Computer under the ANDI 3.1 Database system. Extracting and migrating data when the insurance system was outsourced.
Migration from Alpha Micro 1072 Multi User Computer to MS DOS based Network (1989).
Responsible for the migration of data from ´SuperVue´ Alpha Micro word processing system to WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS.

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Previous Employment:
Oct. ´83 - Aug. ´86 Kolmar Cosmetics - East Grinstead
Systems Analyst ( Mar 85 - Sept 86 )
Analysis, programming and support of a Sales Order Processing, Bill of Materials and Stock Control system on a WANG 2200 using WANG I.D.E.A.S BASIC/2 program generator.

Assistant Packaging Buyer ( Oct 83 - Mar 85 )
Jan. ´83 - Oct. ´83 General Foods Ltd , Banbury
Packaging Technologist
Education


Oxford University - Merton College 1978-1982 : B.A. (Hons) Chemistry
MA (Oxon) Taken 2001
Danum Grammar School - Doncaster :
10 O Levels - Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Pure Mathematics & Statistics, English Language, Geography, History, English Literature, Music, French
5 A Levels Pure Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, General Studies


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Other Qualifications:
Brunel University Certificate in Part Time Youth Work (1992)


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Courses Attended:
MCP - SQL Implementation and Design
MCP - SQL Administration

Currently studying for MCSE.
Bull Unix Systems Administration (Bull)
Supporting Personal Computers


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Strengths
A logical and methodical approach to problem determination and solution.
Excellent technical ability.
The ability to learn fast and on the job.
Good communication skills to all levels of understanding.
Ability to interpret and work to technical and software manuals.
A good sense of humour.
Common sense.


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Hobbies
Trinity Methodist Church, East Grinstead (http://www.trinitymethodist.freeserve.co.uk/)

Methodist Local Preacher
Church Council Member
Outside Events Co-ordinator
Sackville Theatre Company - Actor (http://www.sackville-theatre-co.freeserve.co.uk/)

Running the above websites.

Lingfield SilverBand - Flugel Horn Player


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