Jacob Kato

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Technical Assistant IT

Mr. Jacob Kato(Ugandan) joined RUFORUM secretariat on 1st June 2015, working as an Information Technology Officer. He is currently working on his final project for master’s degree in Data Communication and Software Engineering (MUK), and he holds a degree in Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Makerere University (2005), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified System Administration (MSCA) in 2007, CCNA certifications and Virtual Machine Ware certification.
Jacob has experience in ICT of over 9 years and interacted with different systems based on Unix and windows platforms.He worked as Systems Administrator at the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, Makerere University Kampala for the period of 3 years (2006-2009) where he was involved in implementing different network security such Vlans and Linux based firewall, administering student’s quota on the servers, managing the faculty’s network and end user IT support.
Then joined Compuscan CRB Limited, a credit reference bureau in 2009 to work as a Senior Technical Helpdesk Consultant to provide technical support to all commercial banks and micro finances (MDI) using Financial Card System and Credit Bureau System in Uganda.
Later joined Group 4 Security (G4S) Uganda as Network Administrator in 2010, where he was involved in different activities such as administering LAN, VPN and WAN, performing remote installations, onsite and offsite backups of critical data, administering the cyberoam firewall, managing the Sage Pastel financial system, and general end user IT support.
He joined ITWS Specialists as Technical Manager in 2014 to oversee different projects such as website design, Software Development, liaising with the software development team to ensure the functionality of the final product is as stated in SLA or Customer Agreement, overseeing Networking (Data, Voice, Camera) projects and ensuring they are well documented and Conducting IT training to different groups such as students.