I am Adam Ayuba Salisu, a dedicated and passionate professional in the field of computer networking and cyber security. My journey in education and work experiences have shaped me into a skilled Network Engineer and IT Support Specialist. Let me walk you through my academic accomplishments and achievements:
I pursued my Higher National Diploma in Computer Networking Management at Koforidua Technical University in Ghana from 2019 to 2023. During my time there, I gained a strong foundation in network infrastructure management, network design, and IT support services.
To further enhance my skills, I also obtained a CCL Certificate in Fundamental Cyber Security from Mesa Community College in the United States.
I was also fortunate to receive the Technician for Africa Certificate from Caterpillar Company Limited, which further bolstered my expertise in the technical domain.
Certificates and Badges:
Throughout my academic and professional journey, I continuously sought opportunities to expand my knowledge and stay updated with the latest advancements in the field. I earned several notable certificates and badges, including:
Internet Governance (EGIGFA012021IG) from the Internet Society.
Official (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) from (ISC)2, Self-Paced Training M1.
IT Security: Defense against the Digital Dark Arts from Google/Coursera.
Technical Support Fundamentals from Google/Coursera.
Master Course in Earned Value Management (EVN) from Udemy.
OPSWAT Network Security Associate (ONSA) from OPSWAT Academy.
Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Protection (ICIP) from OPSWAT Academy.
OPSWAT File Security Associate (OFSA) from OPSWAT Academy.
OPSWAT Email Security Associate (OESA) from OPSWAT Academy.
Routing and Switching (HCIA) from Huawei Academy.
Emergency Management Institute certification from the US Department of Homeland Security.
I began my career as a Network Engineer & IT Support Services at Koforidua Technical University from 2019 to 2022. In this role, I played a crucial part in managing and maintaining the university’s network infrastructure, ensuring smooth connectivity for students and staff. Additionally, I provided technical support to resolve network-related issues promptly and implemented cyber security measures to protect the university’s IT infrastructure.
I also gained practical experience during my internship at AZStruct in Mesa, Arizona, USA, in 2023. During the two-month internship, I worked on various networking projects refurbish laptops, wiping of information on drives and installing of operating systems.
Beyond my academic and professional pursuits, I have always believed in giving back to the community and making a positive impact on people’s lives. I volunteered with Feed My Starving Children in 2022, where I actively supported underprivileged communities, contributing to nourishment and relief efforts.
Leadership and Extracurricular Activities:
Throughout my academic journey, I took on leadership roles and actively engaged in extracurricular activities, showcasing my commitment to personal growth and making a difference in the lives of others.
I served as the President of the Computer Science Department at Koforidua Technical University, where I provided strong leadership and oversaw academic and social initiatives. I also held the position of Judicial Committee Member in the Student Representative Council, ensuring fair and just resolutions of student-related matters.
As the Deputy Organizer of the Ghana Muslim Student Association (GMSA), I contributed to organizing events that promoted cultural diversity and unity within the university.
My diverse educational background and work experiences have equipped me with a range of valuable skills, including network infrastructure management, cyber security fundamentals, IT support services, Python programming, leadership, communication, troubleshooting, project coordination, and a strong sense of volunteerism and community engagement.
My dedication to academic excellence earned me the opportunity to participate in the exchange student Community College Initiative Program (CCI) in the United States. During my time at Mesa Community College, I actively participated in the international student club and received recognition for being one of the students with the highest CGPA, receiving the Mesa Community College President’s Honor.