Stepping up with double major



Network technician upskills to stay ahead in fast-changing technology sector

Network technician Ahmad Aizat Ahmad Zaini is fully aware of how quickly knowledge becomes obsolete in the fast-changing technology sector. This is why the 33-year-old, who has a Diploma in InfoComm Technology, pushed for a Double Major Degree at Murdoch University to deepen his knowledge in his field and upgrade his skills.

“I yearn to learn more and I believe having a Degree will better equip me in facing matters at work which I would otherwise be oblivious to,” says Mr Aizat.

Because of his interest in data science and systems design, he chose to pursue a Double Major Degree in Cyber Forensics, Information Security and Management, and Business Information Systems.

Mr Aizat found the modules in the Double Major Degree programme interesting. “Cyber Forensics focuses on the implications of network security in running an organisation while business information systems has taught me how to use data in maintaining the balance between an organisation’s productivity and revenue.”

Upskilling for career advancement

The network technician at Amazon Web Services oversees network infrastructure projects involving operational procedures and develops new tools to make the customer journey more efficient. He credits his current position in his career to his Degree pursuit at Murdoch University.

“My job requires management skills, thinking big, and diving deep on security, which includes analysing different situations with agility,” he says. “My company is focused on providing reliable, secured, and high quality services for our customers, so I have learnt to take ownership to step up and focus on delivering the best for my customers and teams.” “This Degree has trained me to be more analytical in every situation before solving problems – an area I have strengthened after pursuing my Degree.”

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Article by: Cabotaje.

Source: The New Paper dated: 18 December 2019
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