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Desire to work in an enabler of technology position for a leading company requiring strong creativity, good team player, training skills and exploring implementation of information technology environment in optimal and cost effective ways.

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n     Nicholas started off his working life by accepting a sponsored training with NSSPL Singapore and was attached to the NOL, Singapore fleet of cargo ships plying the foreign going route. He is exposed to very advanced navigational systems such as the long range radars, dopplers, GPS, Satnav (satellite navigation systems), meteorological warning systems  and cargo monitoring systems. Proven to be a reliable officer with the ability to train cadets and sailors to meet or exceed service onboard ships. In pursuing for self improvement Nicholas has successfully completed the Asia Work’s (LP7) leadership program in Petaling Jaya.

n     Always picking up new skills to accommodate clients in the training/development environment and is able to work as a team player. In looking at ways to achieve the most productivity with less resource, he eventually ended up in areas of C, C++, shell scripting, Java and Linux. His certification includes the Sun Certified Java2 Programmer (SCJP), Linux Professional Institute (LPIC) level 1, along with being a certified trainer for LPI and Sun Java. For the last two years he has been invited to train-the-trainers (Linux) organised by the Human Resource Development (PSMB) of Malaysia. Nicholas is resourceful and dedicated to his career and any task at hand, and will provide constructive views as and when needed. Nicholas manages given projects with a coaching and peer-to-peer style to meet deadlines.

n     Currently a member of MNCC

1998 – current

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology                                   Kuala Lumpur

Corporate Trainer

n     Conduct training on network operating system (NOS), programming and software applications. This includes preparation of course materials, preparing hardware and software required for the training. Conduct over 40 courses a year that are from one day to two weeks duration, some leading to professional certifications.

n     Have developed successful and high quality course materials to meet industry needs. Involved in the planning, managing and marketing of courses. This includes counseling, exhibitions and handling of enquiries.

n     Currently involved mainly in Linux, Security, MySQL, C++ and open source software(OSS).


Neptune Shipmanagement Svc. Pte. Ltd.                                                     Singapore

Foreign Going Third Officer

n     Duties of Third Officer and acting Second Officer (3 years).

n     Minimum on 8 hours navigational watches at sea. Maintenance of life saving and fire fighting apparatus. Berthing and unberthing of ship, including anchoring at Suez Canal. Experience in dry docking (Korea) and preparing vessel for delivery (Korea).

n     Manage cargo operations for container ships, oil tanker and bulk carrier at port and at sea. This includes usage of electronic systems to ensure stability of ship during cargo work and that all safety measures are adhered to and compliance with ISO-9002 and ISM.

n     Delivered effective training of cadet officers and sailors to achieve reduced manning of vessels.


Neptune Shipmanagement Svc. Pte. Ltd.                                                     Singapore

Deck Cadet Officer

n     Undergoing training onboard foreign-going ships (North America, Europe, Far-east, Australia).

n     Service onboard include bulk carrier, container and  tankers.


Other short term projects

2002 – DagangNet (E-services provider): Worked alone in a consultancy/developer capacity with issues of automated delivering of files across X.400 protocol implemented with Java2 technology in a secure environment.

2001 – DagangNet (E-services provider): Worked alone in a consultancy capacity to identify and suggest ways to optimise performance and security of hybrid network on MS Windows 2000 and HP Unix.

2000 – Individual: Development of Chat applet (Java2 technology) and server for intranet use.

2000 – Individual: Led a team to setup Linux based machines for a vendor supplying machines to Universities. This includes setting up HP Unix client machines for CAD/CAM labs. Requirements include making the machines secure to prevent tampering by students for other purpose than the CAD/CAM.

1999 – AutoTrack (E-services provider): Designed Java applet (Java2 technology) for live feed of statistical figures. Implemented by clients eventually in Hong Kong.

1999 – Bid Direct (advertising): Led a group in development of survey collection and analysis application (MS Visual Basic).

1999 – APIIT (education): Developed secure intranet application for enquiry management (Java2 technology) for APIIT. This included major design patterns and coding standards as it is to be used as part of the B.Sc. final project documentation.

1997 – 1998 – Individuals (Cyber café): Setup and management of Linux server in Cyber cafés around Klang Valley. Servers were mainly to do auto dial up and provide shared internet access to client MS Windows 95 machines. This included monitoring of usage time.

1997 – APIIT: Optimisation and management of client data collection application (C++) while rewriting to implement better design for portability. Implementation of natural language processing algorithms in an object oriented design.



1996–2001        APIIT Sdn Bhd                                                                          Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

n     B.Sc, (Hons) in Computing Science. Second class upper division from Staffordshire University, UK.

n     Completed a final year programming project in Java, JavaServer Pages, MySQL and Tomcat. This is a web based customer enquiry tracking system for the internal use of APIIT Sdn Bhd.

1996-1997         Stamford College                                                                           Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

n     Stamford Diploma in Accounting. Grade Pass.

n     Subjects include Accounting, Cost Accounting, Statistics, Management Accounting.

1993-1994         Maritime Academy Malaysia (ALAM)                                                     Malacca, Malaysia

n     Certificate of Competency as Second Mate of a Foreign-Going ship.

n     Recognised by Public Service Department of Malaysia (JPA) as a Bachelor’s Degree.

1986-1987         Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Samad                                           Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

n     Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).  Sijil Bahagian Satu (Division One).



Other Certifications and interest


Linux Professional Institute Certified - LPIC level 1


Member of Malaysian National Computing Council (MNCC)

n     This was after 4 years of working in projects with MNCC in regards to open source


Advanced Technology Studies Centre Sdn Bhd                 OUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

n     Train the Trainer on Comptia’s Linux+ and Linux Professional Institute’s LPI 101, LPI 102 by Mr. Brian Bork (USA)

n     Bradford Learning - Linux Certified Trainer


Sun Microsystems Certification                                                  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

n     Sun Certified Programmer for the Java2 platform (SCJP).

n     Sun Certified Trainer – Java Programming Language


Stamford College                                                                         Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

n     LCCI Certificate in Accounting - Third Level. Grade Pass.

n     LCCI Certificate in Business Statistics - Third Level. Grade Pass with Credit.


Cambridge Correspondence School                                                                Singapore

n     Certificate in Book-keeping and Accounts from London Chamber of Council & Industry (LCCI). Grade Credit.


Chartered Institute of Transport (Malaysian National Council)                              Malaysia

n     Grade of Student Member.


BMC Systems School of Computer                                           Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

n     Certificate in Computer Engineering.  Grade Pass.


Sek Men Sultan Abdul Samad                                                       Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

n     General Certificate of Education – GCE O-Level English Language Grade B



26 Feb 2002
( Attended)


“Motivational Strategies for the Classroom” By Mr Vasu Subrahmanyam at APIIT.
- Attention Relevance Confidence Satisfaction strategies model.

13 Dec 2002


Speaker for seminar “MNCC-OSS-101 Initiative  organized by Malaysian National Computer Confederation .
– “Comparison between Linux and MS Windows and inter-operability”

20-22 June 2003 and
July 2005


Lead trainer for  Graduate Training Scheme , Linux Systems Administration curriculum development by PSMB organized by Human Resource Development.
– Trained-the-trainers for under this programme to increase skill set of the nations unemployed graduate.

14-20 March 2005


Lead speaker/trainer for “Asean OSS Training” organized by Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC), Singapore and MNCC, Malaysia.
- “Basics on open source software (
OSS) ”

20 Sept 2006


Speaker/trainer for “Asean OSS Training” organized by Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC), Japan and MNCC, Malaysia.
- “SuSE Linux Systems Administration basic” day 3






Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology

n     Secretary of APIIT Student Activity Group


1988 – 1989

1985 – 1987

1986 – 1987

1985 – 1987

1986 - 1987

Sek Men Sultan Abdul Samad

n     Librarian & Form Six Student Society - member

n     Red Cresent Society – Secretary

n     Community Service Society – Assistant Treasurer

n     English Language Society – member

n     Karatedo Seibukan – member / white belt


Full Name

: Nicholas Adrian Suppiah

Date of birth: 12 March 1970


: Indian/Chinese


Marital status : married

Contact Number

: 016-208 1921


E-mail :


: spoken – Bahasa Malaysia, English
: written – Bahasa Malaysia, English

Driving License: valid class B2 and D


: Block C-702, Palm Spring@Damansara Condo, Kota Damansara
   47810 Selangor,


: total current remuneration is about MYR 5000.



Reading (technical articles and sciences), running/jogging (the Malay Mail Big walk), hiking (covered Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah), archery, swimming, badminton, computers.


Java, JavaServer Pages, J2ME, Embedded programming on ARM 7, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting, HTML, Visual Basic, C, Pascal, C++, VRML, Cobol, Prolog, Machine Language, VP-Expert, MS Visual Studio, Eclipse development tool and GCC.

Familiar with Microsoft Foundation Classes (C++), Object Oriented Design, SSADM and UML methodologies.


MySQL, ORACLE, Tomcat server, Web Logic Server, MS Exchange Server, GIF animation, UBS accounting package, Photoshop, Gimp graphical tool, Freehand, Lotus Notes,, MS Office, MS Project, HP-Unix, Linux (X Windows), Solaris, MS Windows 95/NT/2K/XP/2K3, MacOS and DOS. Use Norton and Clam anti-virus. Understanding of TCP/IP and networking security. Server managements include MS IIS, Apache web server, VNC server, firewall (iptables, zonealarm), openSSH, Port scanners (NMap, Nessus) and FTP/Telnet servers.

Troubleshoot and install networked computers including broadband firewall/router.

Familiar with configuration of content management systems (CMS) such as TikiWiki and Drupal.

SUMMARY of skills

n     Nicholas is a creative, analytical, systematic and resourceful individual with achievement oriented personality.

n     Posses high communication and leadership skills with strong problem solving and decision making skills that focuses on accelerated results.

n     Ability to handle difficult or sensitive situations with diplomacy and tact to resolve matters based on the given situation and resources.

n     Highly regarded documentation and writing skills for projects and training materials.