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.

My Experience

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.

InteliSecure Ltd.

Triage Analyst

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 –
March 2020

Merit Recruitment.

(Work Experience)

System Admin /
Web Developer

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 –
Dec 2016

Parability.

(Work Experience)

Administrator /
Web Developer

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 –
June 2016

Game Retail HQ.

(Work Experience)

Various Roles

Various office/store work including customer support, technical support and learning about the internals of electronic devices.

March 2013
(One Week)

Optimizing Businesses of Every Kind, Every Size. Are You Next?

 

My Skills

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. 

  • Programming
  • Cyber Security
  • Technology Fundamentals

Programming

  • Coded in many languages.
    (C++. Python, JavaScript, Java, PHP, etc.)
  • Created games during my Free-Time
  • Developed multiple websites.
  • Created various apps and bots.
  • Taught myself programming.

Cyber Security

  • 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.

Technology Fundamentals

  • 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

The Hurst Community College
(Secondary School)

GCSE & BTEC

  • Catering:  GCSE D
  • English Language: GCSE B
  • English Literature: GCSE D
  • Mathematics: GCSE C
  • Science: GCSE D/D
    (Double Award)
  • IT: CIDA DISTINCTION
    (Equivalent to GCSE C)
  • Music: BTEC PASS
  • Media: BTEC PASS
  • Drama: BTEC PASS

2014

Basingstoke College of Technology

BTEC Diplomas In It

  • Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in IT
    Achieved: (M/M)
    One Year: 2014 – 2015
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT
    Achieved: (D*/D*/D*)
    Two Years: 2015 – 2017

2014 – 2017

Microsoft Technology Associate &
British Computer Society
Certifications

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

2018

Coventry University

BSc Computer Science

  • Currently studying as a student at Coventry University

Present

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