Creativity and Possibilities with technology
Leo JD Ridgwell
Since the age of 5, I have always been interested in technology. When I was 5 years old, I took apart my old computer completely (even the parts you are not meant to take apart) and then put it all back together. I have always been interested in the internals of electronic devices and I am often taking things apart when I am not meant to. I was inspired to learn programming due to an advert that appeared on my laptop before I started college. In my free time, I work on repairing computers, helping people with technology-related issues and work on developing my own game. I also suffer from ADHD, Aspergers & IBS.
Working in the Cyber Security Industry for 2.5 yrs & as a System Administrator / Web Developer
During the 2.5 years of working within the Cyber Security Industry, I gained a lot of experience and useful skills needed within the workplace. It was an apprenticeship and it was my 1st job. I attended a lot of training sessions to increase my knowledge about the industry.
Prior to working in the Cyber Security Industry, I did various work experiences involving multiple roles. Such as a System Administrator / Web Developer, Customer Support, Technical Support and learning the internals of electronic devices.
I used to oversee and protect the confidential data of various clients by scanning and reporting users who have sent data to areas they should not have. I had to analyse a lot of data every day, so I had to manage my time accordingly. I also had to work heavily within a team and so I had to often lead the team, help others out and be led by other members of the team. I also had to professionally communicate with clients.
Jan 2018 –
System Admin /
As part of my work experience for my college course, I worked for a recruitment company named Merit Recruitment. I worked on improving their websites and managing their systems.
Nov 2016 –
As part of my work experience for my college course, I worked for a charity named Parability. They are a charity helping the wellbeing of disabled people. I worked with the charity’s founder and I took the initiative to teach myself and improved their website and set up an email client for them.
May 2016 –
Game Retail HQ.
Various office/store work including customer support, technical support and learning about the internals of electronic devices.
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Over the years, I have accumulated many skills in multiple different industries. Whether this be in my free time or during my studying in education, this is a brief list of my main skills.
- Cyber Security
- Technology Fundamentals
- Coded in many languages.
- Created games during my Free-Time
- Developed multiple websites.
- Created various apps and bots.
- Taught myself programming.
- Worked as a Triage Analyst for 2.5 yrs.
- Performed Brute Force attacks.
(In Secure Environment)
- Prevented various data breaches.
- Protected and kept data confidential.
- Studied Cyber Security in my Free-Time.
- Achieved MTA and BCS Certs.
- Built & Repaired Multiple Computers.
- Installed & Used Linux And Windows.
- Setup various Protocols.
(POP3, IMAP, IPV4, SMTP, etc)
- Understands internal components.
Certifications & Education
BSc Computer Science
- Currently studying as a student at Coventry University
Microsoft Technology Associate &
British Computer Society
MTA & BCS Certs
- MTA Networking Fundamentals
Achieved: March 14, 2018
- MTA Mobility & Device Fundamentals
Achieved: August 17, 2018
- MTA Cloud Fundamentals
Achieved: October 19, 2018
- BCS Level 3 Award in Coding & Logic
Achieved: September 14, 2018
Basingstoke College of Technology
BTEC Diplomas In It
- Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in IT
One Year: 2014 – 2015
- Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT
Two Years: 2015 – 2017
2014 – 2017
The Hurst Community College
GCSE & BTEC
- Catering: GCSE D
- English Language: GCSE B
- English Literature: GCSE D
- Mathematics: GCSE C
- Science: GCSE D/D
- IT: CIDA DISTINCTION
(Equivalent to GCSE C)
- Music: BTEC PASS
- Media: BTEC PASS
- Drama: BTEC PASS