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Team skills

The NSMS team has been built to ensure that we are able to offer our customers a wide range of skills. The skill sets of the people within the team overlap so you can be assured that there is always cover regardless of any absences in the team. NSMS is able to offer expertise in the following areas:
  • Altiris Deployment Solution
  • Apple Mac OS X client and server management
  • Database Management Systems
    • Microsoft Access
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005
    • MySQL
    • Oracle 8i, 9i and 10g
    • PostgreSQL
  • Directory Services - design, setup, maintenance and troubleshooting
    • Active Directory
    • eDirectory
    • Open Directory
    • OpenLDAP
  • Firewall administration
    • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA)
    • ipfw (ipfirewall)
    • iptables
    • Juniper Netscreen
  • Hardware maintenance and repair
  • JAMF Casper Suite
  • Kerberos authentication and integration including integration with Oxford's Single Sign-On system
  • Linux hardening and patching
  • Linux client and server management (Debian, Fedora, RedHat, SUSE)
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Office
  • Network management, security and monitoring (Nagios, Argus, Snort, Rancid)
  • Scripting and automatisation including AppleScript, ADSI, C, C++, Java, Perl, PHP, PL/SQL, Powershell, Python, VBScript, Ruby, Shell (ie. bash), Visual Basic, WMI
  • Sophos Enterprise Manager
  • Storage area network (SAN) administration
  • Virtualisation
    • Citrix Xen
    • KVM
    • VMware ESX and vSphere (VMware Certified Professional)
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Fusion
  • Web hosting
    • Apache httpd
    • Apache Tomcat
    • Internet Information Server (IIS)
    • (X)HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Active Server Pages (ASP)
    • PHP, Perl, Python and Ruby (on Rails)
  • Windows hardening and patching
  • Windows workstation and server management
In addition to these technical skills the team's activities are supported by a host of back office skills such as:
  • IT project management
  • Financial control
  • Customer relations and contract management
  • Purchase management