Rob Trehy

Rob Trehy

IT Professional

At a Glance

FULL NAME

Robert Lloyd Trehy

EDUCATION

FdSc, MCTIP, MCSA

BORN

April 1990

REDSIDENCE

Dronfield, DERBYSHIRE, England

BIRTHPLACE

Ashford, Surrey, England

HOBBIES

Photography, Cars and Racing

About me

As a Christian, I have been a member of my Churches Boys’ Brigade Company since I was 5 years old. During this period, I achieved every award possible including the Queens Badge, the highest award. I became the Company Captain and helped other young people to achieve their awards. Unfortunately as I moved to Derbyshire at the end of 2020, I had to resign from the position. The decision taken at the time was to close the company.

The first website I ever built was in fact for the company. A friend and officer who currently looked after it, handed everything over to me, including an old copy Adobe Dreamweaver (CS3, I believe) and showed me the ropes! – It was because of this man, that I got into the computer industry.

All my programming knowledge has been self-taught through either online tutorials or other printed resources. I push myself with each new project to try and overcome obstacles with a bit of trial and error. Most of the time I succeed, but every now and then Google comes to the rescue!

My Skills

I have taught myself the following programming languages and technologies over the years. Although self-taught, my code always complies to the latest standards in terms of both security, testing and good-practice.

HTML & CSS 95%
PHP & MySQL 95%
REACT 90%
Javascript 85%
WordPress 75%
C# 70%

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

SCIENCE FOUNDATION DEGREE
IT FOR E-BUSINESS (NETWORK SPECIALIST)

Richmond upon Thames College / Kingston University 2 Years
September 2008 – July 2010

I also completed a Higher Apprenticeship for ICT Professionals, Level 3 NVQ for IT Professionals and Level 3 Key Skills.

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA FOR IT PRACTITIONERS (GENERAL)

Richmond upon Thames College 2 Years
September 2006 – June 2008

Work Experience

IT Systems Engineer

Pricecheck Toiletries Ltd Current
January 2021 - Present

My role at Pricecheck is;

  • Project manage the design and implementation of an Always-On VPN Connection using the Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway.
  • Project manage the implementation of Veeam Backup and Replication and the installation of a new dedicated remote-site server for operation of this.
  • Maintenance and administration of the Windows servers on the network (VMware VMs, Azure VMs and Physical Servers).
  • Validation and real-life testing of daily backups.
  • Installation, maintenance and updating of Windows Servers (2012, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019).
  • Assist with installation, maintenance and updating of networking infrastructure (Ubiquiti and Aruba).
  • Assist with the migration from an on-premises ISDN phone system to deployment of Microsoft Teams.
  • Assist with the management and control of Active Directory, user permissions, creation and deletion of Active Directory accounts.
  • Assist with the management of Office 365 Exchange Online and other products in the Microsoft Azure family.
  • Management of Office 365 Exchange Online and other products in the Microsoft Azure family.
  • Cover the 1st/2nd line technician during periods of absence and assist with troubleshooting of 2nd/3rd line support tickets.

Services Delivery Manager

Lady Eleanor Holles 1 Year
September 2019 - December 2020

My role at Lady Eleanor Holles was;

  • Project manage the design and implementation of a new Active Directory domain, to successfully migrate away from the existing RM CC4 domain, working with 3rd party vendors where necessary.
  • Project manage the migration of mailboxes from Exchange on-premises to Office 365 Exchange Online for 1500 users.
  • Project manage the installation of a new leased line connection to the boat house including configuration of a site-to-site VPN.
  • Project manage the installation of a new leased line connection to the school, including a DSL backup line.
  • Maintenance and administration of the VMware virtual network, including updating of the ESXi hosts and vCenter.
  • Validation and real-life testing of daily backups.
  • Installation, maintenance and updating of Windows Servers (2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019).
  • Installation, maintenance and updating of networking infrastructure (HP ProCurve, HP ComWare, Aruba, Ubiquiti and Meru/Fortinet).
  • Administrative responsibility for the management and control of Active Directory, user permissions, creation and deletion of Active Directory accounts.
  • Management of Office 365 Exchange Online and other products in the Microsoft Azure family.
  • Responsible for ensuring all workstations are built and maintained to high standards of performance and security.
  • Manage the provision of IT hardware and software, ensuring secure disposal of redundant hardware in accordance with the WEEE Directive.
  • Manage the deployment of and provide specialist support for the MIS system (SIMS.net) and all HR, Payroll and Finance software packages.
  • Oversee the personal development and annual appraisals and manage the work of the IT Technicians, ensuring best use is made of their time and skills and ensuring appropriate training is received to keep their skill set current.

IT SOFTWARE SPECIALIST TECHNICIAN

Lady Eleanor Holles 3 Years
January 2016 - September 2019

My role at Lady Eleanor Holles was;

  • To assist with all escalated helpdesk support calls from both student and staff members.
  • To provide general technical support and problem resolution, including building of workstations.
  • To provide technical advice and support to staff and provide practical assistance as required.
  • To manage the maintenance of printers and photocopiers.
  • To contact vendors when necessary to resolve problems as soon as possible.
  • To provide Audio Visual cover for school events.
  • To set up laptops, projectors and sound in rooms that lack these provisions.
  • To assist with the installation and maintenance of network cabling as required.
  • To support and manage mobile devices throughout the school.
  • To oversee any third-party company installations.
  • To take a lead role in the packaging, management and deployment of all end-user software for use across the school.
  • To hold records of all software licences and cross-reference the same to individual computer processors.
  • To manage the allocation of software/packages to user workstations.
  • To manage the deployment of the MIS system (SIMS .net) across the entire school.
  • To provide specialist support to SIMS with day to day issues.
  • To provide specialist support for all HR, Payroll and Finance software packages.
  • Assist in planning and implementing changes to elements of the ICT service as required.
  • Monitor routine back-up’s through Veeam Backup and Replicate (Disk to Tape) and resolve any issues.
  • To install, configure and manage the Anti-Virus package across the network.
  • Understand the hardware and software configurations of all networks and be able to upgrade, fault find and resolve issues with the servers and associated software.

ICT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

Surbiton High School 7 Years
July 2008 - December 2015

My role at Surbiton High School was;

  • To provide 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support to both students and staff members with Windows 7 workstations and Apple iPads.
  • To contact vendors when necessary to resolve problems as soon as possible.
  • Maintain an accurate list of IT assets held by Surbiton High School.
  • Install and maintain networked print devices through Equitrac Print Management Software (Ricoh).
  • To provide Avaya IP Telephone System support for end users.
  • Ensure successful routine back-up’s with Symantec Backup-Exec and Veeam Backup and Replicate. (Disk to Tape)
  • Create and manage user mailboxes with Microsoft Exchange 2010 management tools.
  • Assist users with updating their Microsoft Outlook Profiles to switch to Office 365.
  • Create and manage user mailboxes with Office 365 admin tools.
  • Install, configure and maintain WDS/MDT deployment, including online servicing of thick images and initial installation and configuration of the Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
  • Install, configure and maintain an application deployment package (PDQ Deploy) for both MSI and EXE installers.
  • Monitor and resolve issues on any of our physical or virtual (VMWare) servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012.
  • Maintain and operate the A/V systems in the assembly halls.
  • Operate, review and capture footage from the CCTV systems.
  • Supervise and support the roll-out of one-to-one iPads for all staff and most students. (Year’s 3 to 13)
  • Configure, Deploy and Manage 5 trolleys of shared use iPads with Apple Configurator.
  • Maintain the use of Aruba ClearPass to filter AirPlay access to nearby PCs only.

Portfolio

Below you can find information on just some of the projects I have worked on recently.

1ST RICHMOND UPON THAMES BOYS' BRIGADE COMPANY WEBSITE

This website includes a custom built Content Management System. The style is based upon the national BB website and style guidelines.

N. SANDELL - ROLLS-ROYCE AND BENTLEY

This website includes a custom built sales page, making listing cars for sale a breeze. A new version of this website, powered by WordPress, is in the works.

FordGuides - The online community forum for Ford owners

Initially starting as the Fiesta MK4 Owners Club, the forum has been powered by many software packages. This final incarnation runs on Invision Power Board using a customised version of a theme.
Unfortunately, with the growing success of Facebook Groups, the forum no longer gets as much traffic as it used to. For the time being I have left it to run quite happily, although it may get shut down one day.

Rob Trehy

IT Professional & Car Enthusiast

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