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Please help evaluate my profile.

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Please help evaluate my profile.

Post Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:32 am
Profile Summary :

I am an IT professional with 5 years of experience in Information/Cyber Security. In this tenure of 5 years, I have worked for Dell, Akamai and I am currently working at Cisco as Senior Security Engineer.

Profile highlights :

++ In my tenure of 5 years, I have worked with some of fortune top 10/100/500 companies in securing their IT infrastructure against cyber attacks. I was a part of the team which mitigated the biggest cyber attacks(by Magnitude) in history on London Stock Exchange and BBC.
++ Part of the team which established a maiden Security Operations Center team for Akamai. Created and documented processes for Incident response, Incident management, Business continuity managament, disaster management and day to day process management.
++ Conducted POCs for upcoming Potential customers thereby being involved in presales and post sales account management and customer retention.
++ Represented my organization(Akamai) at the biggest Security Conference in India, Nullcon-India conference in 2015
++ Trained New hire individuals based out of Tokyo, Florida, Krakow(Poland) during my tenure at Akamai on Information Security management.

GMAT: 680
IELTS: 7.5

Certifications :
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CEH : Certified Ethical Hacker
CCNA and CCNP : Cisco Certified Specialist
RHCSA : RedHAt certified
ITIL : Information Technology Information library certified.

Academics:
10th : 74 %
12th : 55 %
B.E telecommunication: 65 %

Extracurricular :
++ Part time writer/blogger/Poet. I write for a US based blogger. In process of writing my own novel
++ Student Secretary of my College's student wing for 2 years.
++ Student Secretary of my college's National level tech fest for 2 years
++ Additional languages : German A2 level and Arabic.
++ Strong communication skills, Anchored events/fests in college.
++ Lead placement and soft skill training for batch mates and Juniors of my department
++ Delivered motivational talks at my Engineering college twice.

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Post Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:22 pm
Shahid.shaikhali62 wrote:
Profile Summary :

I am an IT professional with 5 years of experience in Information/Cyber Security. In this tenure of 5 years, I have worked for Dell, Akamai and I am currently working at Cisco as Senior Security Engineer.

Profile highlights :

++ In my tenure of 5 years, I have worked with some of fortune top 10/100/500 companies in securing their IT infrastructure against cyber attacks. I was a part of the team which mitigated the biggest cyber attacks(by Magnitude) in history on London Stock Exchange and BBC.
++ Part of the team which established a maiden Security Operations Center team for Akamai. Created and documented processes for Incident response, Incident management, Business continuity managament, disaster management and day to day process management.
++ Conducted POCs for upcoming Potential customers thereby being involved in presales and post sales account management and customer retention.
++ Represented my organization(Akamai) at the biggest Security Conference in India, Nullcon-India conference in 2015
++ Trained New hire individuals based out of Tokyo, Florida, Krakow(Poland) during my tenure at Akamai on Information Security management.

GMAT: 680
IELTS: 7.5

Certifications :
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CEH : Certified Ethical Hacker
CCNA and CCNP : Cisco Certified Specialist
RHCSA : RedHAt certified
ITIL : Information Technology Information library certified.

Academics:
10th : 74 %
12th : 55 %
B.E telecommunication: 65 %

Extracurricular :
++ Part time writer/blogger/Poet. I write for a US based blogger. In process of writing my own novel
++ Student Secretary of my College's student wing for 2 years.
++ Student Secretary of my college's National level tech fest for 2 years
++ Additional languages : German A2 level and Arabic.
++ Strong communication skills, Anchored events/fests in college.
++ Lead placement and soft skill training for batch mates and Juniors of my department
++ Delivered motivational talks at my Engineering college twice.
Hello Shahid,

Though you belong to the most competitive pool, we think that you have quite a good work and EC profile and therefore are well positioned to make the best use of the opportunity.

However an above par GMAT score is definitely required for this pool of candidates therefore we recommend that you retake your GMAT and aim for a 720+ score, anything less will keep you in the same pool as a 680.

Be consistent with your ECs and start your applications early. Ideally your timelines should be May mid for your retake so that you are ready for R1 for next year.

Kind Regards,
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Post Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:05 am
Shahid.shaikhali62 wrote:
Profile Summary :
Hi! Agree that the GMAT is going to make it hard to break into top 20 programs. I would focus on that because a few extra points and a lot of programs open up as possibilities. Strong work experience.
I am an IT professional with 5 years of experience in Information/Cyber Security. In this tenure of 5 years, I have worked for Dell, Akamai and I am currently working at Cisco as Senior Security Engineer.

Profile highlights :

++ In my tenure of 5 years, I have worked with some of fortune top 10/100/500 companies in securing their IT infrastructure against cyber attacks. I was a part of the team which mitigated the biggest cyber attacks(by Magnitude) in history on London Stock Exchange and BBC.
++ Part of the team which established a maiden Security Operations Center team for Akamai. Created and documented processes for Incident response, Incident management, Business continuity managament, disaster management and day to day process management.
++ Conducted POCs for upcoming Potential customers thereby being involved in presales and post sales account management and customer retention.
++ Represented my organization(Akamai) at the biggest Security Conference in India, Nullcon-India conference in 2015
++ Trained New hire individuals based out of Tokyo, Florida, Krakow(Poland) during my tenure at Akamai on Information Security management.

GMAT: 680
IELTS: 7.5

Certifications :
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CEH : Certified Ethical Hacker
CCNA and CCNP : Cisco Certified Specialist
RHCSA : RedHAt certified
ITIL : Information Technology Information library certified.

Academics:
10th : 74 %
12th : 55 %
B.E telecommunication: 65 %

Extracurricular :
++ Part time writer/blogger/Poet. I write for a US based blogger. In process of writing my own novel
++ Student Secretary of my College's student wing for 2 years.
++ Student Secretary of my college's National level tech fest for 2 years
++ Additional languages : German A2 level and Arabic.
++ Strong communication skills, Anchored events/fests in college.
++ Lead placement and soft skill training for batch mates and Juniors of my department
++ Delivered motivational talks at my Engineering college twice.

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Post Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:50 pm
Consider the following points Shahid:

  1. The nature of your work, though in the oft-represented IT space, looks good and nuanced. The area you are associated with is very relevant and the customer facing roles you have had should help you differentiate well.
  2. It will be good to understand your career ambitions/goals. The GMAT could be a bit of a dampener depending on the kind of schools you are targeting.
  3. The ECs are looks fine and should help you get the requisite brownie points too.


Hope this helps some.

Cheers,

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