Francois Pruis

Pretoria, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

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About me:

I have a passion for “creative IT” - website design (frontend), social media management, and the like.  I enjoy building/growing a business/brand online as I find that too many businesses, especially SMME's do not have an adequate online presence and in today's day and age that is business suicide. 

Education:

Stanford University on Coursera, March 2019 - Machine Learning

UDEMY, Online 2017 - Digital Marketing Certificate

COMPTIA (Woodmead, Gauteng), 1998 - Microsoft Certified Professional

Cathcart High School, Cathcart, Eastern Cape, 1993 - Matric Certificate (Grade 12)

Experience:

1) VTN Communications (April 2019 - August 2021) - Service Support Agent and Social Media and Website Manager.

Duties included:  *Supporting, configuring, installing SIP accounts on Session Telecoms that need SIP registrations for the hosted and physical PABXes, Epygi PBX, Samsung PBX, Mitel PBX; *Diagnostics of voice over UDP; *Network monitoring and support which comprise of data links, fiber over air, Wisp, LTE and fiber; *Remote and telephone support; *Creating and posting social media adverts; *Maintaining company website; *Initial extensive redo of company website; *Expanding company online presence.

2)Trade-Link Group of Companies Pretoria (March - April 2018) - IT Support Technician

Duties included:  *Supporting SPAR chain stores with IT service and maintenance of hardware, networking and software; *Jiva Point of Sale Dstore software installations, hardware ad configuration with Windows 7 and 10 operating systems; *Credit card machine Junction@ePOS software, installations and setup; *POS Jkiosk3 with BlueLabler ticket printer installations and configuration; *Server hardware and software installations and configuration with Windows Server 2012 R2, Active Directory, SQL configurations and setup on servers; *Network hardware setup and configurations; *Assist in licensing software; *Assist in basic software training; *Remote and desktop support.

3) Self-employed Forex and Equities Day Trader, Pretoria (February 2011 - January 2018)

4) Booysens Inc. t/a Khululeka Administrators, Pietermaritzburg (January 2007 - December 2010) - Branch Manager

5) SCFP Technologies, Pietermaritzburg (February 2002 - January 2007) - Founder & IT Technician

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