Mazen Al-Fahmi is a highly experienced IT professional and consultant with a career history spanning over a decade. He is a graduate of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a second honors, and ever since, he is enjoying working for top IT solutions providers all over Saudi Arabia.

Personal Info

Name Mazen Al-Fahmi
Date of birth September, 1980
Address 19352, Makkah 21955, Saudi Arabia
Email mazen@alfahmi.com
Phone +966 540 4444 85
Website alfahmi.com

Employment

  • Senior Solutions Architect • Network - International Systems Engineering (2010 - Present)

    Planning and creating ISE's network designs and configurations adhering to industry best practices and aligning with the function strategy. Creating high level technical documentation for supporting projects delivery and Technical Implementations for networks. Identifying future networking needs, current trends and design and creating proof of concepts on solutions to align with the functional strategy. Working with relevant internal / external stakeholders ensuring the ISE's network products and services meet business strategy and current and upcoming business requirements.


  • System Engineer, Pre Sales - BTC Networks (2009 - 2010)

    Production of responses to Requests for Information and Requests for Pricing. Development of Industry specific and technical whitepapers. Working with Sales Personnel to provide product, business and technical knowledge in support of pre-sales activities. Liaison with Product Managers and Development to understand details of product direction and design and communicate information back to sales organization. Responsible for staying abreast of product road-map as well as understanding the scenarios, features and functions within each of the products and how these are applied to address business and technical problems. Attendance at conferences and working with Subject Matter Experts, and research to stay on top of changes in business issues/requirements/regulations/Technology and understand where the market is going. Responsible for staying current on competitive analyses and understanding differentiators between the company and its competitors. Responsible for preparing for meetings and tailoring communications to address business needs of potential clients as part of the pre-sales process. Responsible for providing feedback from the market to Product Management and Development regarding products including coordinating gaps between product functionality and market/customer demands. Coordinate requirements for proofs of concept with Product Management/Product Development In conjunction with Sales Personnel, develop and conduct transition briefing - communicate commitments, expectations, customer organization, etc.


  • Network and Systems Engineer - Naizak (2005 - 2009)

    Provided design of both physical and logical network, optimizing performance, and implementation strategies. Administrate Catalyst 2950, 3550, 3750 switches, Cisco 3725, 2800 & 1700 router, Cisco PIX 506E Firewall, MS ISA Server 2004, MS Exchange Server 2003, and IIS 6 Servers. Monitor the implementation of all IT Security Systems. Implemented traffic filters on Cisco routers using Standard and Extended access-list. Set up VLANs and configured ISL trunk on Fast-Ethernet channel between switches. Provided WAN/LAN/VLAN, NAT support including installation and maintenance to users in a Cisco network environment. Prepared and developed technical documentations and security policies for the organization. Administrate and maintain the group of Windows 2000/2003 high availability servers ensuring up time, applications & operating system patches, maintenance releases, applying appropriate security policies, Group Policy Objects (GPO), and performing backup and recovery duties. Maintain user's log. Implements, administrates and maintains MS SQL databases. Schedule database/ application backup by using standard procedures. Applying operating system updates and configuration changes. Review database performance parameters. Perform security administration from database/ application server side. Run regular audits on all systems and network devices. Troubleshoot operating system, network connectivity, and end-user problems. Provide technical support and user training to company users. Manages external technology projects. Develops and maintains technology policies, standards and procedures manual; develops and maintains related technology checklists.


  • Network Administrator (Part Time) - SECORP (2003 - 2005)

    Development of financial reporting system, based on VB.Net and SQL Server which provided cutting edge web presence. Perform security administration from database/ application server side. Was in charge of ASP.net based development projects, primarily including content management systems applications. Adds new functionality and improves user ability to maintain without technical support. Schedule database/ application backup by using standard procedures. Review database performance parameters. Administrate VPN client's connections and sessions. Involve in design, testing, implementation, operation and maintenance of the company network in Windows 2003 Active directory. Utilization of diverse security technologies such as firewalls, antivirus and proxy server. Performs routine preventive maintenance on hardware and software. Ensures technology documents/certificates such as product registrations, SSL certificates, maintenance agreements, service contracts, etc. related to technology operations and/or technology services are evaluated, updated and processed. Prepare documentation as required for updating the knowledge database. To assist with the development of themes and hardware of information systems software, including mediums of communications to ensure information is communicated effectively.

Education

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (2000 - 2005)

  • College Preparatory Program (CPP) - Saudi Aramco (1999)

Operating Systems Skills

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    Windows XP
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    Windows 2003 Server
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    Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Programming Skills

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    Java / C++
  •          
    Javascript / HTML / PHP / MySQL

Platforms & Servers Skills

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    .Net (DotNet)
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    IIS (Internet Information Server) / Apache
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    MS ISA Server 2004/2006

Networking Skills

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    TCP/IP / DNS / LDAP / DHCP
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    IDS/IPS / RAS / RADIUS
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    ATM Network / Ethernet / Frame Relay / ISDN / MPLS
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    Switching / Routing
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    Access Lists / VLAN / VTP/STP / VPN

Database Tools Skills

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    MS SQL Server 2005
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    Access 2000/2003
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    MySQL 10

Other Tools Skills

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    MS Office 2003/2007
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    VMWare
  •          
    MS Project / Visio

Human Languages Skills

  •          
    Arabic (Native)
  •          
    English (Spoken + Written)
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Taibah University - Madinah

Complete network infrastructure for data and IP CCTV.

Including the following

  • 8914 Cat6A/10G UTP Nodes
  • 4 Cisco Catalyst 6500
  • 4 Cisco Catalyst 4500
  • 220 Cisco Catalyst 3750E

Website:

http://www.taibahu.edu.sa/
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Haramain Highspeed Railway Stations

Complete structured cabling for data, voice, video, and security.

Stations Included:

  • Makkah
  • Jeddah
  • King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh
  • Madinha

Website:

http://www.saudirailways.org//
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King Saud University - Buildings 7 and 8

Active and passive complete Networks with three-layers Architectural Model for Achieving High Performance, Availability and Scalability.

Networks:

  • Secure network
  • IP Telephony and Internet Network
  • IPTV, CCTV and Light-Current Systems Network

Website:

http://www.ksu.edu.sa
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Saudi Bin Laden remote office in Shumaisi - Jeddah/Makkah highway.

Complete Nexans structured cabling for data and voice. Alcatel was used for data active components and TELES iGATE for VOIP. Since this is a remote location, no ISP infrastructure, the decision been made to utilize 3G cellular networks to connect both to HQ and surf the internet.

Equipments List:

  • Omini Stack 6850 24 Port Core Switch
  • Omini Stack 6850 24 Port Server Switch
  • Omini Stack 6400 48 Port Access Switch
  • TELES iGATE 3G 32 VOIP

Website:

http://www.sbg.com.sa/
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AL Hamrani Universal Group - Nissan - Jeddah Call Center.

Cisco Call Center Solution.

Equipments List:

  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.1
  • Cisco Unity Connection 7.0 (VoiceMail / Voice Messaging)
  • Cisco UCM 7.1 & Unity Connection 7.0 Hardware Servers
  • Cisco 2911 Voice Gateway
  • Cisco IP Phone 7975G & 7945G

Website:

http://www.nissan.com.sa/
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Court and Ktabat Al-Adl New Building - Jeddah

Complete passive and active network for data and voice

Equipments List:

  • 692 UTP Cat6 Nodes
  • Redundent Cisco 6500 2 Supervisor 10G Core Switch
  • Cisco 3750 PoE Access Switch
  • Firewall Cisco ASA 5520
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.1
  • Cisco Unity Connection 7.0 (VoiceMail / Voice Messaging)
  • Cisco UCM 7.1 & Unity Connection 7.0 Hardware Servers
  • Cisco 3945 ISR Voice Gateway (52 FXO Analog Trunk)
  • Cisco 7962 IP Attendant Console
  • Cisco IP Phone 9951, 8961, and 6941
  • Billing System for 600 Extensions

Website:

http://www.moj.gov.sa/
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Emarat Makkah

Structured Cabling, Server Farm, and Active/Active Cisco/Juniper Firewall Solution.

Equipments List:

  • Cisco 4948G Servers Farm Switches with 10G Uplinks
  • Juniper SSG 550M
  • Cisco ASA 5520
  • 144 Cat6A/10G Data Nodes

Website:

http://www.makkah.gov.sa/
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Ministry of Transport (MOT)

Active network infrastructure for data and voice.

Including the following

  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 Core Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560 Access Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 2960
  • Cisco Firewall ASA 5520
  • Cisco WAP LAP1131G
  • Cisco 2100 Wirless Controller
  • Cisco Access Control Server
  • Network Management Solution (LMS 3.2)
  • Cisco Unified Communication Server
  • Cisco 3945 ISR Voice Gateway (28 FXO, 8 FXS)
  • Cisco IP Phones 7911G, 7942G, 7962G, and 7975G
  • Cisco Wireless IP Phone 7921G
  • Cisco Soft IP Phones

Website:

http://www.mot.gov.sa/
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National Guard-King Abdulaziz Med. City-Jeddah

Cisco Active Components.

Equipments Included:

  • Catalyst 3750 48 Port PoE (Enhanced Image)
  • Catalyst 3750 48 Port PoE (Standard Image)
  • Cisco Wireless Access Points 1142N
  • Pulsar M 3000 RT2U Netpack - UPS

Website:

http://www.ngha.med.sa/
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Investigation & Control Board Project

Alcatel Active Data and Voice Components and Nexans Structured Cabling.

Equipments Included:

  • Redundant Omini 9700 Core Switch
  • Omini Stack 6400 48 Port Access Switch
  • Omini Stack 6400 24 Port Access Switch
  • UTP Cat6 Nodes

Website:

http://www.cib.gov.sa/

Contact Info

19352, Makkah 21955, Saudi Arabia

Email: mazen@alfahmi.com
Phone: +966 540 4444 85
Website: alfahmi.com

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