About me

I am passionate about AWS and Cloud Technologies and the exciting future that it promises to bring. Over the last 3 years I have been heavily involved in AWS in both the online training area and at an Enterprise level helping transition many clients from on premises environment to the Cloud. I am also a fully Certified AWS Solutions Architect and have experience in OpenStack, Azure and Google Cloud. I am currently studying to also obtain the AWS DevOps Certification.

AWS Solutions Architect - Associate
Validation Number 3D2PCB411FVQ1G98
Validate at: http://aws.amazon.com/verification

I consider myself an ideal employee for any organization seeking someone with a solid knowledge of all facets of Web integration and Design, Cloud Infrastructure and UNIX System Administration or any variety of IT work which involves a high level of technical acumen specifically in the Cloud Space.

You can check out some of my blogging about AWS, here and here.


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I possess the following technical skills

Amazon Web Services

Certified AWS Solutions Architect

System Administration

Windows, Solaris/Linux (RedHat, CentOS, SuSE, Ubuntu)

Google Cloud

Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, ,Google Datastore and Google App Engine

HTML / CSS / Javascript

I have built a variety of webapps using HTML, CSS and Javascript

Microsoft Azure

Currently doing pre-sales for moving clients from on premises to Microsoft Azure

Open Stack

Helped deploy an OpenStack solution in current role.

Web Development

Developed over 20 Web Solutions


Build and maintain Wordpress Solutions


Moving Drupal 6 to AWS and converting to Drupal 8


Bash, Javascript and Cloudformation

Web Server

Apache, Tomcat and IIS

Work Experience


July 2017
Aug 2017

EFIC (Finance for Australian Exporters)

AWS Consultant

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Technical AWS and Systems design and integration of customers existing infrastructure into AWS.
  • Provide proof of concept to the customer with their current infrastructure on AWS.
  • Provide problem solving and in-depth Technical Support for the customer
  • Consulting on Cloud initiatives, total cost of ownership and integration into AWS
  • Present technical solutions to the customer and engage with customer in all facets of cloud integration
  • Provide training to the customer regarding the new Cloud infrastructure

May 2016
May 2017

Creative Folks / Content Technologists

Level 3 Systems Engineer and Cloud Specialist

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Cloud Specialist of AWS, Azure and OpenStack
  • Systems Engineer working with Windows servers and clients, Macintosh servers and clients,Linux servers.
  • Deployment of applications and services into AWS using a variety of automation tools
  • Provide detailed support for Linux server operating systems (Red Hat, CentOS and Ubuntu)
  • Provide detailed support for Windows server operating systems (Windows 2008 and above)
  • Implementation of backup software and hardware configurations
  • Implementation of the following supporting technologies: AD, OD, DNS, DCHP.
  • Third-level support escalation for problems and incidents for cloud-hosted applications and services.
  • Troubleshooting, performance tuning and cost optimisation of cloud-hosted applications and services in AWS.
  • Implementation of AWS automation, auto-scaling, elastic load balancing, EC2 scheduling and other practices which reduce cost and improve availability of cloud-hosted applications and services.
  • Maintaining the Creative Folks monitoring systems (N-Central)
  • Implementation of other monitoring tools and remote support tools as required
  • Cross training with the other engineers.
  • Preparation and maintenance of IT Documentation for all clients.
  • Investigating methods and procedures to increase productivity and usability (Continuous Improvement).
  • Understanding and working with Javascript, HTML and PHP, to assist with customisation of existing
  • Digital Asset Management (DAM) and integration solutions.

Jan 2016
April 2016

Linux Academy / Online Training Company

AWS Content Producer

AWS Content Produced

  • AWS Content Produced as follows
  • AWS Certified Developer Associate
  • Questions about subnet reservations (like how many addresses AWS reserves per subnet, for example)
  • Advanced AWS Security
  • Using the EC2 Container Service
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Practice Exam Questions (Associate level)
  • AWS Sysops Associate
  • AWS OpsWorks
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Level course
  • AWS CodeDeploy
  • AWS CodeCommit
  • AWS CodePipeline
  • AutoScaling Instance Termination
  • Certified Developer Associate
  • Nested CloudFormation templates, CloudFormation deployments
  • Amazon EC2 (Developer Associate)
  • Amazon Web Services Fundamentals (Developer Associate)
  • Elastic Beanstalk Exam Level Questions

May 2015

Cloud Certification Training / Online Training Site


AWS Content Produced

  • Produced "The AWS Solutions Architect Associate – Exam Simulation", which is a simulation of the types of questions that you may encounter when undertaking an official AWS Solutions
  • Architect Exam Associate exam.
  • Created "AWS Solutions Architect- Course" - This course is also published and available on Udemy
  • Ongoing free content creation of the following
  • Sample Exam Answers for AWS Solutions Architect exam
  • Sample Exam Answers for Sys Ops Admin exam
  • Sample Exam Answers for Dev Ops Admin exam
  • Weekly Content in our Blogs here

Oct 2014
Oct 2015

Cloud Academy / Online Training Site

AWS, Google Cloud, Azure Content Creator

Content Produced

  • Blog Author - Which can be seen here.
  • Completed a 200 question scenario based quiz on AWS Solutions Architect Certification.
  • Produced quizzes on almost every AWS service(30-40 services) for over 2000 quiz questions
  • Produced quiz questions for Microsoft Azure
  • Produced over 300 quiz questions on Google Cloud.
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Datastore
  • Google App Engine
  • Produced an E-book "The exam guide to AWS Solutions Architect Certification."

July 2013
May 2016

Object Automation

AWS, Windows, Solaris/Linux (RedHat, CentOS, SuSE) Administrator

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Transitioning of large scale Infrastructure from Data Centre to AWS.
  • Ongoing maintenance of the AWS infrastructure.
  • Ongoing System Administration and Solutions architecture of Solaris-10, various flavours of
  • Linux (RHEL5, CentOS-5, CentOS-6, SuSE SLES-10), Netbackup, Windows servers, Apache Web Servers and Storage area Networks.
  • Installation and Solutions Architecture of server hardware.
  • Installation and customisation of operating-system software.
  • Regular troubleshooting and system maintenance of these systems.

Nov 2012 Present

UNIX System Administrator - Web Developer

Self Employed

  • UNIX System Administration (LINUX/Centos)
  • Transitioning clients to the Cloud via AWS.
  • Javascripting, HTML5, CSS
  • Migration of website between servers.
  • Drupal Administration
  • Wordpress Administration
  • Website Design - Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress
  • Joomla Administration

Jun 2010
Oct 2012

AXE Operations and Maintenance Engineer

Nokia Siemens Networks(NSN)

  • Responsible for operating and maintaining Ericsson CS & IN core equipment, such as MSC-S, HLRs, MGWs, APG40's
  • Monthly Reporting of the Capacity requirements of the Network to Vodafone senior management.
  • SW upgrades for all AXE related systems
  • Network optimisation of core elements
  • Setting up and using STS and other related traffic logs on core elements.
  • UNIX and LINUX Shell Scripting to generate reports of the various network elements. MSC, BSC, EIR, HLR
  • Generation of Ericsson Business Object reports.

Jan 2000
Dec 2009

Solaris System Administrator

Telstra Australia

  • System Administration of the OSS Platform.(UNIX/Sybase/Netbackup)
  • Prime contact of all OSS Support issues in the Telstra Mobile Network.
  • Pilot study and testing of all OSS applications.
  • Liase with the vendor(Ericsson) to resolve all OSS support issues.
  • Documenting all processes and procedures for all -OSS platforms to assist in the Nationalisation/Centralisation of Telstra's Operational requirements.

Jan 1998
Oct 2000

BSS Support Engineer

Ericsson Netherlands

In this position I was responsible for Level 3 support of the local Dutch Mobile Network . This involved a high level of technical expertise in the resolution of hardware and software faults. I was also responsible for the customisation, testing and implementation of new products into the live network. I also monitored customer systems for quality of performance with various tools with customer satisfaction as the ultimate goal, keeping the right balance between Ericsson's and the customers' interest in support issues.

Technical Training and Education

My recent Technical Training and Education

April 2015
June 2019

AWS Solutions Architect - Associate

Amazon Web Services

AWS Solutions Architect - Associate
Validation Number 3D2PCB411FVQ1G98
Validate at: http://aws.amazon.com/verification

May 2013

Solaris System Administrator

SUN Education Australia

  • Shell Programming for System Administrators
  • System Administration
  • Advanced System Administration for Solaris 10

May 2006

Netbackup Specialist


  • Netbackup Bare Metal Restore 6.0
  • VERITAS Netbackup for the Enterprise Suite
  • VERITAS Storage Foundation for UNIX
  • VERITAS CLUSTER Server for UNIX Suite

May 2006
April 2006

OSS System Administrator


  • OSS RC R3 System Administration
  • OSS RC5.3 Delta