Qualification and Certifications

Self learning


Understanding the big data and ETL flows is essential in 2024 as any modern IT platform has data governance, secure data transfer and optimised machine learning models leverage at its core.

This course focuses on

Apache Spark Architecture
PYSpark implementations
Data Engineering
Data Processing in Spark
Data Sources and Sinks
Data Frames and Spark SQL
Debugging + Unit Testing
Spark application Logging
Cluster Deployment

Completed Q2 2024 - Certificate here

Self learning

Power BI Data Analysis

The course follows the key stages of the business intelligence workflow to simulate real-world tasks that data professionals encounter every day on the job

On completing the course you are able to: Build professional-quality business intelligence reports from the ground up

Blend and transform raw data into beautiful interactive visuals & dashboards

Design and implement the same tools used by professional data analysts and data scientists

Explore powerful artificial intelligence tools and advanced data analysis & visualisation techniques

Completed Q2 2024 - Certificate here

Self learning

SC900 - Azure, O365 + Intune

This certification is targeted to those looking to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity across cloud-based and related Microsoft services.

What was learned

Concepts of Information security, compliance, and identity as it relates to Azure and related Microsoft Products

Deep dive on the capabilities of Microsoft compliance solutions

Identify the capabilities of Microsoft security solutions

Study the capabilities of Microsoft identity and access management solutions

Completed Q1 2024 - Certificate here

Self learning

Risk Management

In 2021 I have made it a goal of mine to get more qualified in governance and risk frameworks.

The course focuses on

Project risk management
Plan risk management
Identify risks
Qualitative risk analysis
Quantitative risk analysis
Plan risk response
Risk Control

In Progress - Aim 2024

Self learning


The Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer (CDRE) course is based on the curriculum recommended by Mile2 for the CDRE certification.

CDRE is a vendor-neutral certification that enables the candidates to learn and implement ways to respond in a disaster situation. This includes threats such as cyber-crime, information leakage, natural calamity and power shut-down's etc...

The course also enables the students to establish business continuity and disaster recovery plans based on the industry best-practices.

Completed Q4 2021 - Certificate here

Self learning


I also wanted to get more qualified in CISO type activities.

I have taken the approach of continuing my learning online for convenience and efficiency.

The certification was offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) to validate the expertise and knowledge of the candidates regarding the relationship between an information security program and the broader business targets.

Completed Q4 2021 - Certificate here

Self learning


Upon completion Certified Information Systems Security Officer students qualified to establish industry acceptable Cyber Security & Information Security management standards with current best practices.

This course is the top course availabe for CISSO's on Udemy.

Completed Q3 2021 - Certificate here

Above Average


The Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques.

My result is Above Average and supports my strong understanding of Agile delivery topics.

Completed 2017 - Certificate here

First Class Honors

BSC Computer Sys Eng

I have a first class honors degree which is the highest possible grade available for the course undertaken.

The course was focussed on practical application of technology and has been fundamental in giving me fundamental technical understanding.

Completed 2008 - Certificate here

Stockholm university

MSC Decision Support

Master's Degree in Decision Support and Risk Analysis at the University of Stockholm

Course details here

25 PDU's for Pmi PMP

Agile 101

In 2016 I completed the 25 PDU course on agile development in preparation for my ACP exam.

Completed 2016 - Certificate here

35 PDU's for PMI pmp

PMP Preparation

In June 2017 I completed a 35 PDU course on the PMP syllabus to gain an appreciation of waterfall project management

Completed 2017 - Certificate here

Learning Tree

C++ and Embedded C

In July 2012 I have completed the basic and advanced C++ courses offered by learning tree in the UK.

Motorola voip

Wave RF VOIP certified

In 2011 I took 3 Days of intensive training on RF radio networks and in depth internals of Voip software currently in use at major facilities all over the world managed by Motorola


Network +

In 2005 I completed CompTIA Network+ which is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks.