Mark A. Basco

I'm a Filipino IT Professional with years of experience in Windows, Active Directory & Security Administration. I'm interested in photography, graphic/web design, travelling & food trips.

Welcome to my personal website!

Hello there! I am Mark, and I am an Information Technology professional based in the Philippines. I am a graduate of BS in Information Technology with specialization in Systems Engineering. I have worked at various companies for over 7 years where I handled top industry tools and applications. I have a wide range of computer skills primarily focused in systems and network administration. I am also into desktop publishing, video editing, website and user interface design. I am an ITIL-certified and Microsoft Certified Professional.

Currently, I am a Security Administrator for an Australian-based financial service company. I am part of a global team who are responsible for the management of the day to day operational activities relating to access rights to the network and enterprise applications.

I made this website/visual resume so I can share my thoughts and to showcase my skills. Keep scrolling to learn more about me.

What I can do

Technical Skills

I posses a wide range of skills I have acquired and developed over the years during my college years and through my professional career. Some were acquired through self-studies. Below are the skills and tools I used... in no particular order:

  • Systems Admin

    • Windows Server
    • Active Directory
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL
    • DNS
    • DHCP
    • Group Policy
    • File Service (NTFS/DFS)
    • WSUS
    • Microsoft CRM
    • Symantec Backup Exec
    • Symantec Endpoint Encryption
    • Symantec Endpoint Protection
    • Altiris CMS
  • Website Design

    • HTML/XHTML/HTML5
    • CSS/CSS3
    • Wireframing
    • Prototyping
    • Responsive Design
    • UI/UX Design
    • Bootstrap
    • Joomla
    • WordPress
    • Dreamweaver
    • Brackets
    • SublimeText
    • Espresso
    • skEdit
    • Notepad++
    • CPanel
  • Multimedia

    • Photoshop
    • Lightroom
    • Fireworks
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Acrobat
    • AfterEffects
    • Premiere Pro
    • Capture One Pro
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Sketch
    • ScreenFlow
    • iMovie
    • iPhoto/Photos
    • Logo Design
  • Other IT Skills

    • ITIL
    • Windows OS
    • Mac OS X
    • Microsoft Office
    • Microsoft Visio
    • Apple's iWork
    • Camtasia Studio
    • VMWare Workstation
    • VirtualBox
    • Desktop Support
    • Process Mapping
    • Process Writing
    • Google Maps JavaScript API

Things I have done

Work Experience

With 8 years of experience, I have worked in different industries including IT services, manufacturing, energy, and financial services involving network design, maintenance, support, and systems administration in Windows Server environment and Active Directory infrastructure. Below is an overview of my work experiences:

Technical Engineer

June 2008 to May 2012

I started my career as Technical Engineer in a local IT service company. I was part of the Service department who is responsible in providing phone, e-mail and on-site technical support to external clients. Working in this company, we were trained to become flexible and fast learner. We were required to attend trainings, product launch, and bootcamps to familiarize ourselves to all the technologies that we support. It was overwhelming but incredibly fun. I was assigned as the SME for Storage and Backup support.

IT Consultant

August 2008 to February 2012

While working as a Technical Engineer, my manager sent me to one of our clients as an in-house IT consultant. The company is a global manufacturing company where I managed the company's local network and Active Directory infrastructure. During my stay, I handled several projects where I worked closely with my counterparts abroad and negotiate with vendors and external groups. From time to time, I trained users in IT security and other IT related stuffs.

Systems Administrator

May 2012 to January 2014

After almost 4 years in my previous company, I decided to quit to find a new job to further develop my IT skills. I was hired as a Systems Administrator for a multinational energy company. My stay here was my most engaging and challenging so far. Aside from my daily work routine as a Systems Administrator, I was given the chance to worked on several high-level projects like Active Directory, Exchange migration, file server design, disk and file encryption, deployment of client management system, and designing the IT service desk portal.

Security Administrator

January 2014 to present

As I progress in my career, I have decided to specialized in Security, something that I really wanted to focus on ever since. My current role as a Security Administrator involves user access management, participating in ongoing security reviews and audits, reviewing and improving Security Administration processes, process writing and documentation, and advising and educating the business on security standards and policies.

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For my complete professional profile, you can check my LinkedIn account.

A little more about me

Personal Bio

Here’s a brief history of who I am: I grew up in Alaminos, Pangasinan where I was raised by my grandparents. I lived in a house surrounded by fruit trees and rice fields. It was a very laid back and simple place. I lived there until I graduated in grade school. I moved to Caloocan City with my parents to continue my highschool studies. During my second year, my parents bought us a personal computer. That's how I first got interested in computers so I decided to take computer studies. I enrolled at Colegio de San Juan de Letran where I took up BS in Information Technology with specialisation in Systems Engineering. After graduation, I landed a job at a local IT service company. Since then, I have been employed as an IT professional.

When I am not glued to a computer screen, I spend my time reading books, watching films, and listening to music and audio books. Whenever I am not busy, I play badminton and bowling or go to the gym with friends and colleagues.

Travelling

Since I was a kid, I dreamed of a life full adventure and exploration. I love watching adventure films, travel shows and I enjoy reading geography books. I would memorized capital cities of every country, their flags and location on the map. I love travelling. For me it is the best way to spend your money as it provides you experiences and memories. It teaches you about life and people. It helps you build self-confidence and helps you realize how strong you are. It gives you a sense of freedom and accomplishment. And it encourages you to be more creative and resourceful.

So far, I have been to 28 provinces in the Philippines. My challenge is to visit all the 81 provinces. Of course, my ultimate goal is to travel the world, learn different languages, and taste every country's best cuisines.

Travel Videos

You can find my travel videos on my Youtube account. This is how I capture amazing sights and treasure unforgettable experiences. These are my ultimate souvenirs. These are the stories of my incredible trips. Enjoy!

Where I have been... so far

Where else to find me

Social media

I am very much active on different social media platform. Feel more than welcome to send me a friend request. Don't forget to add a message so I know you are not a spambot or a total stranger.

My name on all the social media is MarkLesterBasco.

Stay in touch

Contact me

Do you have questions? Want to talk about your next project? Or do you have information you want to share? If you like what you see, please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.

Send me an email at me@marklesterbasco.com

I will respond to you as soon as possible. If you have not received my reply, try checking your junk and spam folders. Sometimes email end up in these folders.

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