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Contact Details

Name:

Mr Brenton Tomlinson

 

 

Location:

Australia

 

 

Career Objectives

 

 

Career Objective:

To find and meet exciting challenges in a professional environment, which encourages me to continuously upgrade my skills, coupled with the opportunity to continuously grow as a person.

 

Career Summary:

As an Information Technology Officer, I have worked toward increasing my IT knowledge and my suitability for career advancement. While achieving personal goals I believe I have also maintained customer service excellence. As a writer, I have continued to increase my creative skill set and strive to hone my craft through education and market experience.

 


Education/Qualifications/Certificates

 

 

Institution:

Adelaide Centre for the Arts

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Advanced Diploma of Art (Professional Writing)

Completed:

Currently in first year. Completed first semester with two Credit passes.

 

 

Institution:

Dimension Data Learning Solutions

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Citrix Password Manager 4.5 Administration 1327

Completed:

22 February 2008

 

 

Institution:

Dimension Data Learning Solutions

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 4.5 Administration course CTX-1259 AI

Completed:

18 January 2008

 

 

Institution:

HP Education Services

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

VMWare Infrastructure 3: Install & Configure

Completed:

16th February 2007

 

 

Institution:

Appsense

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Administration of Appsense Enterprise Management Suite

Completed:

14th November 2006

 

 

Institution:

Citrix

City:

Melbourne

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 4.0 Administration course CTX-1256

Completed:

26th August 2005

 

 

Institution:

ProActive

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Service Management Essentials (ITIL)

Completed:

21st April 2005 – Exam pass of 36/40

 

 

Institution:

Citrix

City:

Sydney

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Citrix MetaFrame XPe Windows Enterprise Management course CTX-2622

Completed:

15th March 2005

 

 

Institution:

Electus

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Project 2000 – Introduction

Completed:

11th February 2005

 

 

Institution:

Citrix

City:

Melbourne

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, FR3: Administration CTX-1222BB

Completed:

18th June 2004

 

 

Institution:

Aspect Computing

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Implementing & Administrering Windows 2000 Directory Services (2154)

Completed:

19th November 2003

 

 

Institution:

Careerlink Training & Recruitment Services

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Professional Telephone Customer Service Skills

Completed:

14th August 2003

 

 

Institution:

Aspect Computing

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Microsoft Exchange 2000 Implementation & Administration (1572)

Completed:

5th July 2002

 

 

Institution:

Australian Institute of Management

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Building High Performance Teams

Completed:

April 2002

 

 

Institution:

Australian Institute of Management

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Managing & Implementing Change

Completed:

March 2002

 

 

Institution:

Australian Institute of Management

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Manage Quality Customer Service

Completed:

February 2002

 

 

Institution:

Aspect Computing

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Supporting Windows 2000 Professional & Server Course (2152)

Completed:

March 2001

 

 

Institution:

Aspect Computing

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Accelerated Systems Management Server (827 & 828)

Completed:

January 2001

 

 

Institution:

NASTEC

City:

Elizabeth

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Completed:

1997

 

 

Institution:

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

City:

Adelaide

Country:

Australia

Qualification:

Enrolled Nurse

Completed:

1991


 


Work History

SA50s+ - Columnist

Start Date:

1/04/2008

End Date:

Current (Unpaid)

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of articles as directed by, and in consoltation with, the editor.
  • Creation of articles by own inspiration to be presented as freelance submissions to editor for consideration.
  • Procuement of images to supplement articles.
  • Research
  • Interviewing central figures in regards to articles
  • Revisions & rewrites
  • Meeting deadlines

 

 

Key Achievements:

  • Full back page article in issue #1 (clipping available)
  • Full front page artcile in issue #2 (clipping available)
  • Three areticles published in issue #3

HorrorScope – Associate Editor/Reviewer

Start Date:

7/02/2008

End Date:

Current (Unpaid)

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing books within the dark fiction/horror genre as directed by, and in consoltation with, the managing editor.
  • Procuement of images to supplement articles.
  • Research
  • Revisions & rewrites
  • Reading titles quickly and able to form an opinion
  • Meeting deadlines

 

Key Achievements:

  • Multiple reviews and news items published

Black Magazine – Reviewer

Start Date:

1/07/2008

End Date:

Current (Unpaid)

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing books within the dark fiction/horror genre as directed by, and in consoltation with, the editor.
  • Research
  • Revisions & rewrites
  • Reading titles quickly and able to form an opinion
  • Meeting very tight deadlines

 

Key Achievements:

  • Multiple reviews published

 

DSTO,Edinburgh – ITO2

Start Date:

17/04/2000

End Date:

Current Employer

Division:

SCIS

Staff Responsible For:

Regulate work load of 2 permanent ITO1 staff members and supervise ITO1 rotational staff as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning, development and maintenance of the Citrix environment corporately and for individual divisions
    • Plan and implement pilot PS4.0 environment
    • Maintain documentation
    • Ensure a stable environment
    • Oversee all testing of new applications
    • Purchase of new hardware
    • Manage license requirements
    • Educate other support staff
    • Advise divisional IT staff
    • Plan and prepare the Citrix environment for the future
    • Install new applications into the Citrix environment as required
    • Troubleshoot newly published scientific applications
    • Aid in Divisions self maintenance of terminal servers
  • Quick and courteous response to Help Desk calls
  • Security issues to Top Secret –ve level
  • Setting work priority for myself and others
  • Instruction of Divisional Staff
  • Interaction, planning and deployment in consultation with divisional IT staff.
  • LoB Documentation manager
  • Ensure OH&S principles are implemented
  • Promotion of Equity & Diversity principals in the workplace.

 

Past Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement and migrate from MetaFrame XPe to PS4.0
  • Investigate applications for the monitoring of Server Performance Management
  • SharePoint Portal Server Administration
  • Mentor for new starters and rotating staff through the service desk area
  • Resmail – job allocation to local Exchange team
  • Reorganisation of Public Folders (Homing, permissions, replication)
  • Corporate Mail Support (Exchange 5.5)
  • Execute backup regime using Omniback software
  • Maintain Server viability {Novell/NT/2000/NT 4.0 WTS/Exchange}
  • Desktop support {Windows XP/2K/NT/98/95 PC’s}
  • Time spent working at the Help Desk and Client Support Team
  • Maintaining divisional software driver database
  • Setup and maintenance of Network Printers and Print Server
  • Workstation repair
  • Setup and maintain user NT, Novell and Outlook accounts
  • SMS Administration
  • Equity Advisor.

 

Key Achievements:

  • Smooth migration from MetaFrame XPe to Presentation Server 4.0
  • Creation of Citrix Web Interface portal
  • Growth of terminal server usage
  • Centralisaton of terminal server services
  • Rebuilding the DSTO corporate terminal server farm into a stable and highly commended environment
  • Setting up a DSTO hosted PEMS database
  • Setup and population of Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server
  • Key role within the Document Repository Team
  • Involvement in the Service Improvement Working Group
  • Initial Project investigation for SMS 2.0
  • Initiate and oversee a smooth domain migration of a major division in preparation for Active Directory migration.
  • Successful resolution of crippling problems, concerning a multimillion-dollar, high-speed camera
  • Furthering my management suitability by completing modules towards Certificate IV in Business Management.

Reason For Leaving:

N/A

 

St Columba College – Computing Administrator

Start Date:

01/1998

End Date:

14th/04/2000

Division:

IT

Staff Responsible For:

None

Responsibilities:

  • Desktop Support {Windows NT + Win9x Workstations}
  • Maintain File Server Viability {Windows NT}
  • Maintain Students Server Viability {Windows NT}
  • Maintain Mail Server Viability {Linux}
  • Maintain Gateway Server Viability {Linux}
  • Instruction of Staff onsite
  • Instruction of students classes
  • Construct and maintain a useful Intranet
  • Maintain User Accounts {Linux & NT}
  • Install all new applications
  • Create, schedule and maintain backup data
  • Repair hardware
  • Upgrade and/or repair software
  • Produce and maintain College Web Site
  • Produce College Newsletter
  • Aid in production of College Year Book
  • Sit on College IT sub committee
  • Liase with Finance manager on purchase of any IT related hardware

 

Key Achievements:

  • Upgrade of network across the College so it worked the way it was originally intended.
  • Installation of separate Students domain
  • Creation of College Web Page
  • Creation of College Intranet
  • Installation of mail server

 

Reason For Leaving:

Career Progression


 

IT Skills

 

 

Vendor:

Citrix

Application

Password Manager

Version:

4.5

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

 

Vendor:

Citrix

Application

Presentation Server

Version:

4.5

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

 

Vendor:

Citrix

Application

Presentation Server

Version:

4.0

Proficiency:

Expert

 

 

Vendor:

AppSense

Application

AppSense Management Suite

Version:

6.1

Proficiency:

Intermediate

 

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

Server 2003

Version:

.Net

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

 

Vendor:

Multiple

Application

Thin Clients

Version:

Multiple

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

 

 

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

Windows

Version:

2000/XP

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

Office Suite

Version:

2003

Proficiency:

Advanced


 

Older IT Skills

Vendor:

Citrix

Application

MetaFrame Presentation Server

Version:

XPe

Proficiency:

Expert

 

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

NT Server

Version:

4.0

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

WTS

Version:

4.0

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

Windows

Version:

95/98

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

Exchange Server

Version:

5.5/2000

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

Office Suite

Version:

97/2000/XP

Proficiency:

Advanced

 

 

Vendor:

Microsoft

Application

Sharepoint Portal Server

Version:

1.2

Proficiency:

Advanced

 


 


Other Skills

Life Skills:

Money management

 

Leadership

 

Responsible

 

Meticulous

 

Determined

 

Thoughtful

 

Team orientated

 

Self motivated

 

Friendly

Approachable

Quick learner

Intuitive

Creative

 

 

Writing Skills:

Imaginative

 

Grammar

 

Punctuation

 

Typing

Research

Enthusiasm

Reading

Editing

Critiquing

Revision

Reviewing

Meeting deadlines

Able to accept and learn from criticisim

Blogging

Website management

Market knowledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Leisure Activities

Activities/Hobbies:

Spending time with my children

Gardening

Home handyman/renovations
Reading

Writing

Referees

 

Available on request

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