Praveen T

Freelance Linux Programmer & Network Administrator

Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
MN -55016

I have experienced in administration, installation, configuration, troubleshooting of applications on RHEL 4, RHEL 5, Centos 5, Fedora, Ubuntu, Hardware and Networking knowledge and also proficient with the Windows systems administration.
Have the reputation of working for well-known organizations and have excellent communication, interpersonal & technical skills.


1. Linux Systems Administrator: Jan 2011 – April 2012
Supportsages, India

Roles and Responsibilities

? As a System Administrator, I was involved in providing remote server administration to internationally reputed companies located globally for dedicated and shared servers

? Managed Linux servers with Level 1, Level 2 and issues related to webhosting and domain management

? User administration, monitoring system performance, Server Hardening and Tuning

? Attend technical queries from domain resellers and customers through e-mail ticketing system software and chat

? Installing, upgrading software and applying patches

? Well versed with server configurations, efficient in session backup, system administration tasks and trouble shooting

2. Junior Linux Systems Administrator: June 2010- Dec 2010
Eglue Web solutions, India

Roles and Responsibilities
? Performed day-to-day Linux system administration activities such as user account creation, quota allocation, installing packages

? Helpdesk tickets, monitoring, maintenance and administration of various systems such as: server backups and troubleshooting, checking error logs

? Escalation or reporting of critical issues to senior administrators

? Configure and test servers, networking software and operating systems.

3. Linux System Administrator Trainee: May 2010 – June 2010
IPSR, India.

Roles and Responsibilities
? Install various flavours of Linux (CentOS, Red hat, Ubuntu)
? Troubleshoot hardware and software problems


UNIX Flavors: CentOS, RHEL, Fedora
Scripting: Familiar with Bash/Shell Scripting
Web Servers: Apache, Lighttpd
Mail Servers: Exim, SendMail, Qmail
Database Servers: MySQL
Security: Basic Security hardening, SSL, iptables, CSF
Networking: Telnet, FTP, DNS, DHCP, ifconfig, route, netstat
Storage Technology: RAID, LVM
Firewall: csf, apf, iptables
Virtualization: VMware

Key Technical Skills

• Installation of packages using rpm / yum
• Setup of httpd, email, dns servers
• Bash scripting for customized tasks
• Managing User Accounts, File Systems, Security, Disk Usage
• Experience with mail servers like Sendmail and Exim
• Troubleshooting System Errors and client issues
• Carrying out advanced system administration tasks
• Managing hosting control panels like cPanel, Plesk
• Server migrations and configure / restore backups
• Network monitoring using Nagios
• Experience in web applications Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress


Degree of Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering, 2010
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi, Kerala, India

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Verification Number: 805010309448646