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I'm 21 in my final year of my BSc (Hons) Digital Forensics at the University of Portsmouth I am on track to receive a 2:1 but I am working to push this up to a First.
From my course I have a grounding in: Forensic Procedures Windows Forensics, Reverse Engineering, Security Policies, Cryptography, Programming in Java and Python, Enterprise Network Management and Security, Relational Databases (in MySQL), Web Development, Computer Architectures (basic level), Windows & Linux Server Administration and Unix scripting.
I'm my own time I have developed skills in: Programming in VB.net and C#.net, Windows and Linux Server Design and Implementation, CLI Linux Server Administration Scripts, Website Development (eCommerce and simple informational sites), Relational Databases (Access, MySQL & Microsoft SQL), Building and Upgrading Computers.
I have previous experience working for a small technical support company offering services to SMBs. I also currently maintain several websites, which I was offered though positive word of mouth, and a Linux server running a text based game server (for visually impaired players), a website and e-mail server - with IP based traffic filtering. I currently volunteer with Hampshire Constabulary in two roles first their Student Watch initative where we provide crime prevention information to students, secondly I work within the City Centre Unit completing admin tasks such as entering data into spreadsheets and sending letters to the public regarding current operations. Previously I volunteered as a trustee then chair of trustees for a small charity offering Sports clubs to Visually Impaired People this involved the day-to-day running of the chrity as well as setting up and running one of the sports clubs. All of these roles have given me good communication and problem solving skills and the computer related ones have given me a good insight into just how important computer systems are to everyone business or personal.
My other Qualifications include:
South Downs College
Double Distinction : BTEC National Certificate for IT Practitioners (System Support)
Distinction : IFS Level 2 Certificate in Personal Finance
A : IFS Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies
2 x Key Skills (Problem Solving and communication)
The Toynbee School
GCSEs : 1 A, 4 Bs, 4 Cs
Edexcel: Credit, Credit, Pass
British Blind Sports
Goalball Leadership Award (Coaching Qualification)
Joe Pitt, Student, BSc (hons) Digital Forensics, University of Portsmouth