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Nabil Mohammed Abdulaal

IT Management Professional

Mobile : +973-36475550
E-mail: nabilaal@gmail.com

Profile Certified IT Professional with 14+ years of proven Gulf work experience, having an
outstanding skill in developing IT infrastructures and business processes. Gained consistent
promotion and achieved various department objectives by exhibiting high standards of
integrity & work ethics, leadership, teamwork, training, recognition, problem solving,
communication, commitment, sincerity, who can work under pressure and innate desire for
continuous improvement. Consistent in providing top-notch service, setting high standards
and exceeding expectations. Holding various IT certifications with career record of excellent
performance and consistent growth.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Statistics, Bahrain University, Bahrain 1991 - 1995
Incomplete Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bahrain University, Bahrain 1986 – 1990

IT Experience Snapshot

Network Engineer & System Manager Feb 2006 – Present


ِArab Financial Services (AFS), Bahrain
IT Infrastructure Consultant Aug 2005 – Feb 2006
Future Transformation, Bahrain
Infrastructure Manager Dec 1999 – Jan 2002
First Islamic Investment Bank (ARCAPITA), Bahrain
IT Specialist Mar 1995 – Dec 1999
Gulf Business Machines for IBM (GBM), Bahrain

IT Proficiency

Programming Languages : Windows Script WMI, VBScript, Visual Basic 6, Rexx, JCL, Lotus Script,
C, Turbo Pascal 7.0, DBASE III+, Clipper 5, FORTRAN, COBOL,
DELPHI, QBasic.
Operating Systems : Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT4/98/95, MS-DOS, Basic Linux, VM, MVS,
NetView, Ehone, VaxOS, MacOS.

Areas of Expertise

IT Management
• Manage the IT department with specific functions of providing customer support, recommending technical as
well as functional and commercial expertise, troubleshooting hardware & network issues, promoting system
usefulness and implementing IT policies and procedures.
• Design and develop proposals and varied applications as per existing and future needs.
• Integrate systems, ensure processes readily available, efficient and appear seamless to end-users.
• Implement IT set up and conduct detailed systems analysis & specifications in coordination with the
requirement standards. Perform testing and debugging of applications.
• Study the current situation, and analyze the current IT environment, in accordance bringing out advice reports
with improvement suggestions.
• Responsible for client liaison, projects planning, analysis, design, development, testing, quality assurance,
team management and project coordination for assigned projects.
• Introduce internal user training workshops procedure, to ensure appropriate usage of IT equipment under the
custody of concerned users.
Infrastructure Management
• In-charge for managing heterogeneous network, systems consolidation and migration.
• Facilitate “Best Practice” IT Operations through strategic development and ongoing maintenance of systems
architecture and infrastructure for onsite & remote office.
• Lead and delegate work to a large team of highly technical qualified IT personnel encompassing all sites
necessary operational SLA for break / fix, data backups/restores & move/add changes.
• Perform enterprise wide network security assessment, analysis and technical project planning.
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Nabil Mohammed Abdulaal
Proven Job Role

Network Engineer & System Manager – Arab Financial Services (AFS)


• Expertise in optimization, strategic planning, data back-up, disaster recovery, remote access and network
configuration for the activities of servers & their software.
• Managing duties related to Network Security & Support; Network Administration: Infrastructure, Planning,
Wiring, Troubleshooting, Routers & Switches; Domain Controller Active Directory; Exchange Server; Mail
Security & Anti-Spam (GFI); Firewall Servers (CheckPoint 6); Remote Access Authorization & Monitoring
(RSA); File Transfer Protocol Server (FTP); Finance Server (SQL & Oracle); Windows System Update Server
(WSUS); Central Administration Corporate Symantec Antivirus; RiskNet Server, HATS with IBM
WebSphere; SMS Server and Distributed System Backups (Varitas) including Systems Security Policy &
Auditing.
• Administering E-mail Security, Intrusion Protection & Detection System; servers log analyzing, including
automation & customization.
• Ensuring the completion of necessary documents in compliance with PCI DSS, and ISO 27000.
• Performing as Project Manager (FTP, RSA, HATS, etc.). Actively involved in project workflow.
• Providing end user access & control and supporting higher management in making decisions.
• Assembling the PCs, installing and configuring different kinds of hardware & software, printers, etc.
• Monitoring network performance in order to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to
determine where changes will need to be made in the future.
Achievements
 Active member of PCI Implementation Team. Excellently performed as major stakeholder of PCI
compliance project to complete the requirement within 3 months and reduce 80 major requirements into
8 minors (CEO AWARD in outstanding achievement in implementation PCI-DSS Compliance).
 Spearheaded the reconstruction, upgrading and transformation of FTP site.
 Successfully managed the upgrading of RSA Server from Version 4 to Version 6 including the
automation of Mainframe Operation Monitoring and back-up Alerting System.
 Redesigned the Local Area Network and rebuilt front-end Exchange Mail Servers 2000.

IT Infrastructure Consultant – Future Transformation


• Skilled in providing recommendation on improving IT procedures and hardware & software lifecycle.
• Developed the IT Network backbone of the company including its computer room (server room) in
accordance with the requirements & specifications.
Achievements
 Conducted an analysis on the IT Infrastructure of Ministry of Municipalities Affairs & Agriculture and
subsequently planned in 3 stages so as to minimize the deploying cost from first phase.
 Design detailed network infrastructure, including the Computer Room, servers, Network & Telecomm.
 Designed the ministry’s website including its IT infrastructure in a successful manner.
 Effectively positioned a wireless network communication for Data & Voice between two sites and
handled the deployment of Attendance System with the use of Finger Print Technology.
 Streamlined some long process manual operations such as map geographical location searching and
early retirement calculations by automating them.

Infrastructure Manager – First Islamic Investment Bank (ARCAPITA)


• Performed multitasking including IT Operations Administration, Lotus Domino System Administration,
Systems Audit, Network Administration, Lotus Notes Support including deployment and support of Lotus
Notes Applications.
• Handled Lotus Notes, OverQuota R5 & Domino Doc 3.0 troubleshooting, programming and customization
besides auditing, system controlling and LAN troubleshooting.
• In charge for Norton anti-virus administration, network and remote users management, back-up system policy
and monitoring. Also oversaw Atomization Audit in server room.
• Served as Analyst & Decision Maker on hardware and software purchases.
• Drove towards assuring business continuity and smooth operation in various departments.
• Worked on variety of software and customization with good knowledge on the Basics of AS/400 operation &
maintenance including Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and Video Conferences.

IT Specialist – Gulf Business Machines


• Accountable for maintaining network in Bahrain Office, controlling the computer room ES/900, managing
mainframe applications first level support (VM, MVS, Ehone, etc) and at the same time providing training to
university students based on various education programs.

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• Monitored the migration of software in PC platform in Bahrain, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Kuwait.
• An official Lotus Notes Administrator, Mainframe Supervisor and Helpdesk Support.
• Worked as Helpdesk Support for about 400 users throughout the Gulf including Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain,
Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai and Oman.

Nabil Mohammed Abdulaal


Other Work Experience

• Designed a program to be used in BAPCO optimizing more than 6 months into 2 weeks of collecting data and
reformatting data during summer 1995.
• Worked as Computer Instructor in POLYGLOT Institute in Summer 1994
• Also a Computer Instructor in Hilton Hotel Summer Camp in summer 1992/1993/1994.
Professional Trainings

• Preparing for CISM (Certify Information System Security)


• Certified Quality management system Foundation (QMS Foundation , ISO 9001-2008) 2009
• Certified Internal Quality Management System Auditor (Internal QMS Auditor , ISO 9001-2008) 2009
• studied AS/400 from IBM (International Business Machine), 2008
• Studied MCSE 2003 (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), New Horizon, 2008
• Studied CISA 3 (Certify Information System Auditor), ISACA, 2008
• Studied CCNA (Certified CISCO Network Associate), CISCO, 2007
• Project Management Principle, BIBF, 2007
• Foundation certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL Foundation), GBM/IBM, 2006
• Certified Project Management 2000, Certified Information Technology Security Fundamentals, Certified
Disaster Recovery & Planning, Certified Information Technology Industry Knowledge, Certified Network
Technical Support and Certified Network Concepts, Brainbench, 2005
• Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST), Certified Supporting Users & Troubleshooting
Desktop Applications on Windows XP (070-272) and Certified Supporting Users & Troubleshooting XP
(070-271), FasTrack, 2005
• Administrating MS SQL Server 2000 Database (2072), Microsoft: Connected Productivity GTM Expert
Workshop and Microsoft Sales Specialist, BIT, 2005
• Oracle Certified Associate 9i (OCA 9i). Certified Oracle 9i DBA Fundamentals I: DBA 1 (1zO-031) and
Certified Introduction to Oracle 9i: SQL Exam Iz0-007 for OCA.OCP DBA Oracle 9i, SSi, 2004
• ICDL (International Computer Driving License), MDCI, 2003
• MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows 2000 Server), FasTrack, 2002
• Certified Lotus Noted Specialist (CLS) Maintaining Domino R5 Servers & Users, IBM, 2002
• Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices; Cisco Certified Network Associate, New Horizon, 2002
• Microsoft Certified Professional – Windows 2000 Pro, IBM, 2001
• Microsoft Access & Communication Skills , BIBF, 2001
• Lotus Notes 5.0 (Lotus Notes for Client) 2000 and Lotus Notes 4.6 (Lotus Notes Systems Administration),
1999 from GBM-IBM
• Over Quota 5.0 for Lotus Notes, Relavis, 2000
• Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE NT 4.0), New Horizon, 2000
• Supporting and Administering Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 from Microsoft, 1998
• Introduction to Accounting System, Global Institute, 1997
• Macintosh Systems (MAC), Apple Center, 1991

Personal Details

Nationality : GCC National (Bahraini)


Date of Birth : 5th April 1967, Married
Visa Status : Employment Visa
Languages : Arabic & English
Driving License : Driving License + Own Car

References

Mr. George Ferzli, Manager of Integrated Technology Services, GBM, UAE.


Mr. Atif Abdul-Malik, CEO, ARCAPITA Investment Bank, Bahrain.
Mr. Steve Conway, X-IT Manager, ARCAPITA Investment Bank, London, UK.

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