Abdulrahman Amr Elmeky Supports Egypt’s Digital Transformation
Interview with Abdulrahman Amr Elmeky of Alexandria, Egypt
VMware: Hi Abdulrahman! You’re one of the youngest attendees at VMworld Europe this year. Tell us about your background and how you got into computer engineering.
I am a student at El Nasser Boys School in the IGCSE program. I am in Grade 10.
I have a dream to become the best computer engineer in the country. I have drawn my dreams to become a computer engineer, a dream to focus in one of the greatest solutions — networking and security. My plan is to pursue computer engineering with eagerness and passion.
I have always been inspired by my father. My father is the General Manager of the company Smart System, which is a systems integrator and has been a VMware-focused partner since 2007.
VMware: We heard you started your networking journey at a young age. How old were you?
I started my journey, when I was 10 years old with CompTIA A+ & N+. I had the chance to focus on Cisco networking solutions, and I achieved my first CCNA in routing and switching.
I participated in the network knowledge with large local corporates who accepted to give me my first chance to implement and configure their data center switches, routers, and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). My new reference customers have become my references to earn the trust of other customers, who have kept their doors wide open for me.
VMware: That’s incredible experience! You’re also studying the latest trends and courses, too.
To solidify my knowledge, I started reading about the software-defined data center components.
I could see how SDN was developing. I was amazed by all the flexibility my customers would have, should they make their way towards these feature-rich software solutions, especially for their networking and security. That’s when I started my journey toward virtualization with VMware.
For my first step, I decided to attend VCP DCV with Eng. Ezzeldin Hussein, a VMware Senior System Engineer. I then attended an NSX Ninja course in Milan, Italy. My fascination for the SDDC technology continued to grow and I made sure to pursue more and more virtualization specializations.
I have achieved my certifications as a VSP-DV, VSP-NV, VSP-IV, VTSP-IV, VTSP-NV and VCP NV.
VMware: Sounds like you’re knocking out your training. What’s next?
Now, I am preparing for VCIX –NV. To complete my networking journey, I am also in the process of completing my CCNP Routing & Switching. I’m starting to look at VMware End User Computing.
In the hopes of becoming one of the best technical talents in the NSX in Egypt, I am preparing myself to achieve my VCDX by the end of the year.
VMware: Best wishes! Egypt is a major market for VMware. How have they supported you?
My experience so far has been amazing! VMware Egypt has helped me a lot. This year, 2017, the team allowed me to deliver an NSX demo supported by Ezzeldin Hussein on a stage in front of 160 customers who have attended.