Studies, Certifications and Courses

Industry Related Tertiary Qualifications

BSc Honors Degree (First Class Honors) - Digital Technology, Design and Innovation

In 2017 I took time to complete a Honors degree which is industry related. The degree was theory mixed in with a real world project for DELL/EMC. This degree filled business and product development gaps I had from being a self educated developer. It was presented by some of the top minds of the industry who had first hand experience in digital product design.

Honors Degree | 2017 | Technological University Dublin
National Certificate - Information Technology

Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering (OOP and Structured), Database Design, Systems Development and Design, Programming, Computer Architecture, Network Architecture, Fundamentals of Information Technology

National NQF-5 Certificate | 2004 | University of South Africa
Industry Experience

I have 20+ years experience in the information industry. Most of my development skills came from learning how to get things done, a curious mind and a strong will to learn. In early 2013 I started a path to formalising my skills and experience beyond what I had. I did this with online learning and migrated to face-to-face online courses which eventually lead to a degree in Digital Design.

20+ Years Experience

Agile and Project Management

ICP-ATF - ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation

The Agile Team Facilitation certification is an industry-recognized credential that demonstrates an understanding of group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes.

Certification | ICAgile | 2021
ICP-ACC - Agile Coaching Certified Professional

Designed by key thought leaders who defined the discipline of agile coaching, the Agile Coaching certification verifies an understanding of the tools, skills, and techniques needed to coach agile teams.

Certification | ICAgile | 2021
CSP-SM - Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master

Certified Scrum Professionals challenge their teams to improve the way Scrum and Agile principles are applied. They have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in Scrum.

Certification | Scrum Alliance | First Issued 2017 - Renewed 2021
CSM - Certified Scrum Master

A Scrum Master is the Scrum Team member tasked with fostering an effective and productive working environment and guiding others to understand Scrum values, principles and practices. Scrum Masters tend to be people-oriented, have a high level of emotional intelligence, and find joy in helping team members to grow.

Certification | Scrum Alliance | 2015
CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner

The Product Owner defines the what--as in what the product will look like and what features it should contain. The Product Owner is expected to incorporate stakeholder feedback to create the highest value product increments each and every sprint. Product Owners maintain the product backlog and ensure that everyone knows the priorities.

Certification | Scrum Alliance | 2019
KMP I - Kanban System Design

This certification and training enables me to effectively design, run or improve an existing Kanban system. This allows the team to become faster and more responsive, with better risk management and governance.

Certification | Kanban University through Agile42 | 2022
KMP II - Kanban Systems Improvement

This certification and training enables me to effectively manage evolutionary change, deal with resistance to change improve feedback loops, enable continues learning, scaling out Kanban, balancing demand and capability, create flow and predictability in Kanban teams.

Certification | Kanban University through Agile42 | Booked for November 2022
SAFe Agilist Certification - Leading SAFe

Assist companies to build business agility and making SAFe work inside the organization. SAFe helps you improve quality, productivity, employee engagement, and time-to-market with an understanding of how to align your entire organization around the same clear objectives.

(To Complete Exam Soon) Certification | Think Agile | 2021
Project Management Institute Member

PMI membership signifies that you’re serious about your project management career and your professional development. It highlights this dedication to employers, colleagues and stakeholders, giving you an edge in the job market. It also provides you with access to valuable knowledge, networks and resources.

Project Management Institute | PMI ID: 7856972
Agile Product Owner Role: TechniquesCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile RetrospectivesCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
Agile: It's Not Just for SoftwareCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
Coaching Skills for Leaders and ManagersCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Leading Remote Teams and Virtual ProjectsCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Let GO of KnowingCourseFront Row Agile - Mike Cohn2017
Project ManagementCertified CourseUniversity of Adelaid Australia2016
Agile BootcampCertified CourseThe Agile Academy2010

Software Development

Zend Certified PHP Engineer - ZCPE

The Zend Certified PHP Engineer is an industry-wide standard that recognizes PHP expertise and is a measure of distinction.

Certification | Zend | 2015
HTML5.2: Advanced Techniques for Designing HTML5 Apps

A Course of study offered by W3Cx, an online learning initiative of World Wide Web Consortium.

Certification | W3C | 2016
The Node.js Master Class

The Node.js Master Class - No Frameworks, No NPM, No Dependencies

Certificate Of Completion | PIRPLE | 2020
Vue 3, Vuex, Vuetify, Deep Dives with Evan YouCourse(s)Vue Mastery2022
Python Object-Oriented ProgrammingCourseLinkedIn2022
Python: Design PatternsCourseLinkedIn2022
ES6CourseWes Bos2020
GatsbyCourseWes Bos2020
Node.jsCourseWes Bos2020
Advanced React.jsCourseWes Bos2020
React.jsCourseWes Bos2020
The Full JavaScript and ES6 Tutorial - Including ES7 and React.jsCourseUdemy2020
Python BootcampCourseUdemy2018
Wordpress DevelopmentCourseUdemy2018
The Ultimate Wordpress Plugin CourseCourseUdemy2018
Python 3CourseSololearn2016
PHP 7 - RampupCourseZend2015
Zend Framework 2CourseZend2015
HTML5 - Web Design FundamentalsCourseW3C2015
Certified HTML DeveloperCertificationw3schools2012
Certified CSS DeveloperCertificationw3schools2012

Infrastructure and Cloud Computing

HashiCorp - Terraform Associate Certification

The Terraform Associate certification is for Cloud Engineers specializing in operations, IT, or development who know the concepts and skills associated with open source HashiCorp Terraform.

Certification | HashiCorp | 2021
Docker Mastery: with Kubernetes and Swarm

Build, test, deploy containers with the best mega-Course on Docker, Kubernetes, Compose, Swarm and Registry using DevOps.

Certificate Of Completion | Udemy | 2021
Certified Ethical Hacker v8

Ethical Hacking is often referred to as the process of penetrating one’s own computer/s or computers to which one has official permission to do so as to determine if vulnerabilities exist and to undertake preventive, corrective, and protective countermeasures before an actual compromise to the system takes place.

Certificate Of Completion | e-Careers | 2015
AWS Solutions Architect Associate 2019 CourseCourseA Cloud GuruJanuary 2021
AWS Solutions Architect Associate 2021 CourseCourseA Cloud GuruJuly 2021
AWS Well Architected FrameworkCourseA Cloud Guru2021
Docker Deep DiveCourseA Cloud Guru2021
Docker Mastery - Brett FisherCourseUdemy2021
Docker EssentialsCourseA Cloud Guru2021
Git Source Control Deep DiveCourseA Cloud Guru2021
Terraform Associate TrainingCourseA Cloud Guru2021
YAML TrainingCourseA Cloud Guru2021
Google - GSuite CertificationCourseGoogle2020
Cloud Infrastructure TechnologiesCourseLinux Foundation2016

Management and Remote Work

The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know

This engaging Course is designed to help people achieve success. Drawing on decades of scientific research, you will learn what the most successful people do differently than others, why IQ is not the most significant predictor of success (and can sometimes backfire), and why many commonly held beliefs hold people back from achieving their goals.

Certification | Coursera | 2021
Conflict Transformation

This Course introduced me to the concept of conflict transformation and how it differs from conflict resolution, management, and prevention. I learned how conflict offers opportunities for constructive change, and explored different tools and methods for engaging conflict constructively.

Certification | Coursera | 2021
Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success

I learned how to optimize working remotely in this set of online Courses as an individual or leading teams involving distributed team members. I discovered how to be productive and stay connected when working from home or other remote environments.

Certificate Of Completion | LinkedIn Learning | 2020
How to organise your time and your lifeCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
Removing Noise and Bias from Strategic Decision MakingCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
How Leaders Can Connect Empathy and ResultsCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
Managing Your WellBeing as a LeaderCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
Video Interview TipsCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
Working in TeamsCourseUniversity Queensland Australia2019
Inclusive LeadershipCourseCatalyst2017
Anti Inflamitory LivingCourseUdemy2017
Interviewing, MarketingCourseFullBright2017
The Science of Everyday ThinkingCourseUniversity Queensland Australia2016

Databases and Search

MongoDB For Developers - M101

This covered the basic database features, how NoSQL works and how to use it with various application drivers.

Certification | MongoDB University | 2016
MongoDB For Database Administrators - M102

This Course was a deep dive into the administrative aspects like hosting and security of MongoDB. It also extensively covered how to structure your data with NoSQL.

Certification | MongoDB University | 2016
MongoDB for Java Developers - M101J

This covered the basic database features, how NoSQL works and how to use it with Java applications.

Certification | MongoDB University | 2013
MongoDB for Python Developers - M101P

This covered the basic database features, how NoSQL works and how to use it with Python 2.x applications.

Certification | MongoDB University | 2016
Lucid Imagination SOLR Training

This was extensive trainging of the Lucene/SOLR service to make Big Data searchable attende in Oslo, Norway over a period of a week.

Certification | Lucid Imagination Oslo, Norway | 2010

This was a short course I did to get the certificate. I had already been using MySQL or Relational databases since 2003 at this point.

Course | Sololearn | 2016

Other Courses

I have a wide range of interests. Most of them are closely related to technology and how people in the tech industry function. I believe I will be a lifelong scholar while I have realised it is getting increasingly difficult to keep up with everything I want to learn. The more I learn, the more I realise I don’t know.

Creating Great First ImpressionsCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
Improving Your FocusCourseLinkedIn Learning2022
How to Work Smarter, Not HarderCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Starting Memorable ConversationsCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Economics For Business LeadersCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Leading Like A FuturistCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Software Architecture FoundationsCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
How to Develop your Career PlanCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
How to Stand Out RemotelyCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Cloud Architecture - Advanced ConceptsCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Digital StrategyCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Critical Thinking for Better Judgment and DecisionMakingCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Web Security OAuth and OpenID ConnectCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Managing Career BurnoutCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Foundations of The Fourth Industrial Revolution Industry 4.0CourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Overcoming Imposter SyndromeCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Microservices FoundationsCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Staying Positive in the Face of NegativityCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Stories Every Leader Should TellCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Organizing Your Remote Office for Maximum ProductivityCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Time Management TipsCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Daniel Pink on MotivationCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
RiskTaking for LeadersCourseLinkedIn Learning2021
Becoming IndistructableCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
High-Stakes CommunicationCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Leading Remote Projects and Virtual TeamsCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Creative DSLR Video TechniquesCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Decision-Making StrategiesCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
New Manager FoundationsCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Writing to Be Heard on LinkedInCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Remote Working - Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for SuccessCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Digital TransformationCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Disrupting YourselfCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Sallie Krawcheck on Risk-TakingCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Design PatternsCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
React.js Essential TrainingCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Remote Work FoundationsCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Selling to ExecutivesCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Success HabitsCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Taking Charge of Your CareerCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Transitioning to Product ManagementCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Onboarding New Hires as a ManagerCourseLinkedIn Learning2020
Being The Best You Self Improvement ModelingCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Career Advice from Some of the Biggest Names in Business CourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Agile Project Management Comparing Agile ToolsCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Charlene Li on Digital LeadershipCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Designing RESTful APIsCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Lead Like a BossCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Leading with Intelligent DisobedienceCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Full Stack Javascript Development Mongodb Node And ReactCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
KubernetesCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Personal BrandingCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Learning S O L I D Programming PrinciplesCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Linkedin Learning Highlights Business Strategy And AnalysisCourseLinkedIn Learning2019
Php Design PatternsCourseLinkedIn Learning2019

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