June 2008 to May 2012
I started my career as Technical Engineer of a local IT service company. I was part of the Service department who is responsible for 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.
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.
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.
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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A little more about me
Here’s a brief history of who I am: I grew up in Alaminos, Pangasinan, north of Manila, 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 high school 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 specialization 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.
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 traveling. 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 31 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.
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
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