Friday, January 09, 2009

Simon Leaves the Army

In a matter of weeks, Simon's term with the Philippine Army will come to an end. With his experience and certifications in hand, Simon finally hopes to exit the military base and enter the doors to the corporate world.

However, Simon is concerned that employment discrimination and his cleft (lip and palate) condition may leave him jobless. If this proves to be the case in the Philippines, then it is a great shame that the nation would let down a hard-working, upstanding Filipino citizen like Simon. But I believe there is hope. Let us help Simon in his endeavor of finding a job that he deserves, whether in the Philippines or overseas.

Simon E Almazan, ECE, CCNA


A career that would give me the opportunity to be successful and practice my knowledge in Information Technology specifically in networking, and to develop my skills to be more efficient to the work that have entrusted to me. Thus, giving myself a chance to improve and attain my personal and career growth.

Qualification Highlights:

· A CISCO certified. (CISCO ID: CSCO11486858). With Wireless Communications as CISCO concentration. To verify visit My certificate verification number is 396934167824JNCL.
· Certified Electronics Engineer. Passed the Electronics and Communications Engineer board exam April 2004.
· An Enlisted Personnel of Philippine Army with the rank of Private First Class (PFC).
· Finished the CISCO Academy with a final average of not less than 91% every semester.
· Have knowledge in LINUX (Network and System Administration).
· Have basic knowledge in JAVA programming.
· Working on my CCNP Building Scalar CISCO Internetwork (BSCI) certification.
· Analytical, ability to make things happen and to get things happen, quick learner, an eye for details, excellent team player, can work under pressure, and possess positive attitude.
· Undergoing speech therapy to improve my communication skills.
· Presently residing at Manila, Philippines, willing to be relocated, and can start May 2009.

Professional Experience:

Philippine Army, Nov 2005 to Apr 2009
HPA, Army Management Information Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Network/Security/Wireless/Network Design Administrator

Project Involvement:

· One year as system analyst and three years of handling and monitoring the internet, wireless, security, and network design administrator of Philippine Army.
· Proposed a new network for Army Management Information Center, Philippine Army.
· Configured Virtual Local Area Network using switches and router for the whole Philippine Army to contain certain network into broadcast domain and for security purposes.
· Implemented VLAN for the whole Philippine Army.
· Have experienced in installing RF radio antenna and DSL router using telephone lines.
· Installation of wireless antenna of Command and General Staff College (CGSC), PA for their own internet connection.
· Working first hand in installing Voice Over IP (VOIP) using Wireless Communications as medium.
· Have taught CISCO subnetting and other CISCO topics to my fellow personnel.

Special Skills:

· Use Variable Length Subnet Mask (VLSM) techniques to design and implement effective and efficient IP addressing.
· Configuring the Routing Protocols (BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, EIGRP, IGRP, RIP v2, RIP) between routers.
· Configure, administer, and troubleshoot VLAns, InterVLAN routing, and VLAN trunking
· Configure and use Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT).
· Administer and configure serial point-to-point links and the Point to Point Protocol (PPP), ISDN, and Frame Relay.
· Describe and configure CISCO LAN switches and CISCO routers.
· Can work with wireless communications.
· Planning and designing of network.
· Troubleshooting of existing network.
· Can also work with other products than CISCO routers and switches.
· Can work with LINUX environment.

Platforms: Linux, Windows, Window Server
Tools: PHP, Java, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office

Educational Attainment:

· CISCO Academy Semester 1 to 4
National Computer Institute
JP Garcia, UP Diliman
· B.S. Electronics and Communications Engineering
Technological Institute of the Philippine – Manila
Arroceros, Quiapo, Manila


Available upon request.

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