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Marius du Plessis

Freelance Database Designer & Website Programmer

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Location:Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/mariusduplessis
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Qualifications : Senior Certificate (Matric) – 1993;
BEng (Mech) – University of Pretoria 1997;
Autodesk World (GIS) – Computer Foundation 1998;
MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer), MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) Microsoft Visual Basic, MCP Microsoft Access – Microsoft 1999;
Eastman Software (Workflow) – Kodak 1999;
SAQA accredited Assessor – ETDP SETA 2005;
SAQA accredited Moderator – ETDP SETA 2005;
PSIRA Grade E to B – SIRA 2005
Assessor Number : L836961du (123264)
Moderator Number : L836961du (123264)
PSIRA Number : 1192341

Employment History:

August 2009 to current: : DITASA
Project Manager: New Business. Focus on acquisition of new business opportunities, creation of initial project and handover to project implementation team. Business focus is mainly in training and development environment.

November 2007 to current: : Play IT
Owner of business. Business and project management focusing on business analysis, IT systems analysis and implementation, programming and training.
Providing hosting as well as web development solutions on both Apache as well as IIS platforms.

February 2004 to 2007: : Pasco Risk Management (Pty) Ltd
Manager of Information Risk: Expert in information risk assessments and vulnerability testing according to ISO17799, ISO27001, MISS, MITS. Assessments include business analysis, vulnerability testing, penetration testing, policy and procedure analysis and recommendations in relation to various acts and international best practice standards.
Expert in physical risk assessment and risk calculations.
Case / Project Manager: Responsible for managing client projects relating to various risk areas ranging from physical risk relating to individuals, to Information risk relating to systems, policies and procedures.
Cyber Forensic specialist: Specialist in Cyber Forensic investigations. Author of “Introduction to Cyber Forensics” course detailing the Forensics investigation processes; author of “IT Forensics - First Reponder” course detailing evidence handling on a forensic crime scene; author of “Managing Cyber Forensic Investigations” course detailing top level management of forensic investigations. Specialist in various IT forensics software including FTK and Encase. Helped with the creation of cyber crime prevention center at CSIR.
Developed online and desktop based portfolio management system. Development in VisualStudio.NET using VB.NET with MS SQL 2000 and SQL Express.
Network Manager and Network Administrator: Responsible for the installation, maintenance and upgrades of all IT related systems including Server services, client programs and support, WIFI network, fixed 1Gig IT forensics network, E-mail and communications systems, File Backup and file sharing systems, Telephone system, Audio Visual systems used for presentations in various boardrooms linked to the internal WIFI network. Responsible for business continuity procedures as well as disaster recovery strategy and implementation.

March 2001 to February 2004: : Expance
Owner of business. Business and project management focusing on business analysis, IT systems analysis, programming and training.
Created and implemented various information management systems for SASOL AGRI and CROSSCAPE EXPRESS. Involved with information security infrastructure for SASOL AGRI.

June 2000 to March 2002: : Softsys
IT Development Manager; Project Manager; Systems Analyst.
Daily operations focused on creation of business information management systems through various Microsoft products for top corporate companies.

July 1999 to May 2000: : Integrear Systemflo
Training Manager, Workflow Specialist, Trainer of workflow methodologies and workflow systems, Systems Analyst; focused on developing workflow systems for various clients (Fedsure, RAU, AUTOPAGE) through the use of various Microsoft products.

November 1997 to May 1999: : Computer Foundation
GIS Developer, Systems Analyst; GIS specialist – developing various GIS integrated systems for clients including IEC, Surveyor General.

Key Experience :

My key experience lies in the areas of Information Technology development, team leading, project management, Information Security management, analysis and training. I have been extensively involved with the management of teams, business units and my own business as well.
My core activities are:
? Team Management
? Project Identification
? Project Management
? Business Analysis
? Lead Developer
? Senior Developer
? Training Needs Identification
? Training Course Development
? Client interaction and relationship building
? Business support management
? Network Administration
? Identify, implement and maintain new technologies
? Physical Risk Assessments
? Information Risk Assessments
? Vulnerability testing
? Penetration testing
? Securing information
? Disaster recovery planning and consulting
? Occupational health and safety

Relevant Experience :

Play IT:
Business management – the overall management of the business, which includes the management of projects, clients, accounts and the daily business procedures.
Project management – which was the on-site management of client projects and project teams to ensure timely deliverables of project goals.
Consultancy – this involves consulting to the clients on various web development projects as well as identifying new projects for the clients.
Large component of web development including PHP, ASP.NET with MS SQL, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Pasco Risk Consultants:
Team management – the management of the Information Risk team which are responsible for IT systems, development as well as Information Risk Consulting. The team is also responsible for the development and maintenance of back office support systems as well as implementing and maintaining all information systems within the company.
Project identification and initiation – this is the process of identifying possible new projects as well as following the lead into a tangible, signed-off project.
Project management which involves the management and overseeing of ongoing projects. This also includes deadline management, steering committee meetings etc.
Training – involves the identification of training needs, both internal and to the clients. Also the development of new SAQA accredited training courses to present, assess and moderate.
Client interaction – to interact with the client and ensure that a stable long term relationship is built between the business and the client.
Physical and Information risk assessments – involves the various assessments for clients regarding physical risks as well as information risks (according to ISO17799/ISO27001) that they are/may be exposed to.
Disaster recovery – full disaster recovery planning according to the ISO17799/ISO27001 standard.
Occupational Health and Safety – implementation of OHS systems and policies according to ISO17799/ISO27001.

Expance:
Business management – the overall management of the business, which includes the management of projects, clients, accounts and the daily business procedures.
Project management – which was the on-site management of client projects and project teams to ensure timely deliverables of project goals.
Consultancy – this involves consulting to the clients on various projects as well as identifying new projects and systems needed for the clients. This also included systems analysis as part of the consulting process.

Softsys:
IT Development Manager – was the manager of the IT development team, which involved the management of projects, client relationships, project management and project identification and initiation.
Systems Analyst – involved the analysis of client systems in order to identify problem areas for future improvement as well as areas that no processes or systems exist.

Integrear:
Training – involved the management of training courses on workflow systems as well as the training for development of workflow systems. I was also responsible for presenting the training courses to clients and staff members as well as assessing the developers on their skills in developing the client systems.
Senior developer – involved with the systems analysis and development of workflow systems for various corporate and academic institutions acting as development team leader.

Denel:
Development and analysis of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for clients and government departments.

Awards and Publications:

• Author of “Introduction to Cyber Forensics” course detailing the Forensics investigation processes - 2005;
• Author of “IT Forensics - First Responder” course detailing evidence handling on a forensic crime scene - 2005;
• Author of “Managing Cyber Forensic Investigations” course detailing top level management of forensic investigations -2005.

Interests:

• Enjoy nature and outdoors – 4x4 enthusiast;
• Following various sports including rugby, soccer, motor racing;
• Handy work, model building and woodwork;
• Watching movies and listening to various genres of music;