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Viesturs Rikards
Skodas street 9-1, Riga, LV1055, Latvia Phone: (371) 7472940 Mobile: (371) 9110785 Email: OBJECTIVES To provide your organization with the best possible computer and systems administration, maintenance and support services. SUMMARY

Over 10 years of general computer experience, extensive experience installing, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows systems, office applications, security software, Linux, Apache and other. Skilled in computer hardware and various devices. Familiar with Solaris and AIX. Possess the enthusiasm for work, strong desire to succeed and commitment to continuous skill development that help build confidence and high level motivation to achieve desired results. Very ambitious to help others and work in the IT field.

OPERATING SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE Skilled in the installation, configuration and administration of Microsoft Windows 9x/NT/2K/ME/XP, Linux (RedHat/fedora core mostly), Linux router. Familiar with Sun Solaris and AIX. Some knowledge of FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X Experienced with a broad range of software, utilities and protocols, including the following:

WWW Servers - Apache, IIS Networking - TCP/IP, NFS, Telnet, FTP, DNS, DHCP, NAT, ifconfig, route, netstat, xinetd, HTTP, NIS/YP Mail - SMTP, POP, IMAP, qmail, sendmail Admin Tools - admintool, smit, linuxconf, vmstat, iostat, top, traceroute, ping, sar, ntop, webmin Backup - tar, cpio, dump (ufsdump) Security - SSH, SSL, IPchains, IPtables, TCP Wrappers, Tripwire, port scanners, password crackers Graphics - Adobe Photoshop, Gif animators Office - OpenOffice, StarOffice, MS Office Databases - Oracle (also application server), MySQL Other - samba, proxy (squid), MRTG, CVS

SYSTEMS AND DEVICES Very well acquainted with PC Compatibles - assembling, installation, problem diagnostics and troubleshooting, hard disks, CPUs, motherboards, expansion cards, printers, monitors, removable drives, hubs, switches, etc. Some knowledge of Sun UltraSPARC, SunRay, and IBM RS/6000. PROGRAMMING

Excellent - Shell scripting (Bourne, Bourne Again, Korn), HTML Good - SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, JavaScript, C, C shell scripting, Pascal Fundamental knowledge - C++, DHTML (CSS), Perl (CGI), XML, x86 Assembler, Delphi, Visual Basic

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EDUCATION M.S. in Computer Science, 2003-2004 American Sentinel University, Birmingham, AL. GPA 3.8 B.S. in Computer Science, 1999-2003, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. GPA 3.67. Evaluated by World Education Services. Courses taken included: computers and programming, data structures, personal computer systems, data processing systems, Windows NT, basic algorithms, computer architecture, computer networks, data protection and cryptography, theory of algorithms, operating systems, programming languages, discrete mathematics, algebra, mathematical logic. EXPERIENCE 02/2002 to present Information Systems of University of Latvia IT systems administrator Administer, secure and support Sun Solaris and Linux systems running Oracle database. Support Oracle HTTP server (Apache). Test Oracle AS portal. Assist in Oracle database maintenance. Manage SSL certificates. Troubleshoot operating systems (Windows workstations), software, hardware and other problems. Set up CVS environment for Oracle stored procedures that increased efficiency of version control Developed and customized scripts that resulted in improved systems monitoring Automated synchronization of student course information between Oracle database and Webct Developed Webct course information reports Developed configuration file for smartcards of University of Latvia that can be used with SunRay terminals

06/2000 - 03/2001 Information System of University of Latvia Oracle PL/SQL programmer Developed various web reports using Oracle PL/SQL OTHER EXPERIENCE 10/2000 to present IT Consultant at the Institute of Materials and Structures Responsible for IBM (AIX), Linux server maintenance. Provide consultation and help regarding Windows based workstations and various hardware.

Set up Linux firewall router to increase network protection Increased security level of operating systems Solved problems that allowed to run engineering software on AIX

Independent IT consultant Work mostly with setting up PC hardware and supporting Windows OS 02/1998 - 06/1999 Ilguciems High School Windows systems administrator, webmaster Assisted in windows systems and network administration. Helped students to solve computer related problems

Designed, developed and maintained school's website Implemented new system security policy to secure workstations

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LANGUAGES Latvian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), German (very basic) INTERESTS, ACTIVITIES Sports (ice hockey, basketball), Travel, Cinema, Computers

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