Matt Blount

Education and Work

Please find a detailed summary of my past Education, past and present Employment, Certificates and Courses I have attended. While I try to keep this as detailed and current please feel free to also check my LinkedIn profile or contact me for more information.


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Cisco International Limited

IT Engineer - Any Device Engineering and Operations

September 2013 - Present | Bedfont Lakes, UK

IT Engineer in the Communications & Collaboration IT area, working in Any Device Engineering and Operations.

Focused mainly around the following products and tools:

  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • User State Migration Tool (USMT)
  • Operating System Deployment
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, VBScript
  • Powershell
  • C#

Microsoft UK Limited

Application Platform Technical Solution Professional, Enterprise Partner Group, Specialist Team Unit

July 2011 – October 2012 (1 year 4 months) Reading, United Kingdom

Employed with a role in the Enterprise Partner Group, Specialist Team Unit. I was part of the Application Platform Team as a Technical Solution Professional primarily focusing on products like Microsoft SQL Server, Azure, Business Intelligence and SharePoint. My role was to support both the technical and sales teams to drive sales opportunities.

My main responsibilities included:

  • Managing the Application Platform Workshops and Briefing schedules including driving attendance
  • Managing the Application Platform Solution Showcase
  • Supporting and provisioning technical workshops
  • Assisting with the management of the global Virtual Technology Solutions Professional program in the UK
  • Supporting the Microsoft Technology Centre as an extended lab team member, including: building and streamlining their network deployment system using Microsoft Deployment Technologies; installing, configuring and uninstalling hardware in a datacentre environment
  • Showcasing and demonstrating Microsoft solutions and technology both internally and externally to customers

Imerja Limited

ISOC Support Engineer

February 2009 – October 2010 (1 year 9 months) | Elstree and Borehamwood, North London

Support Engineer working within the Network Operations Centre covering shifts in a 24/7 environment.

Responsibilities included responding to customer queries and support calls, as well as monitoring vital computer and network systems.

Kathmandu PTY LTD

Sales Assistant

March 2008 – September 2008 (7 months) | Canberra, Australia

Royal Mail

Casual Worker

October 2006 – December 2007 (1 year 3 months) | Reading / Basingstoke


Microsoft Technology Associate

July 2011

  • Database Administration Fundamentals
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals

Foundation Amateur Radio Licence

October 2004


Windows PowerShell Scripting and Toolmaking

Microsoft Course: 55039A

June 2014

Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Microsoft Course: 10747D

June 2014

Process Excellence

May 2014 (2 days)

Presentation Skills

May 2014 (2 days)

Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell v3.0

Microsoft Course: 10961

April 2014


Durham University - United Kingdom

Software Engineering (Hons)

2009 - 2013

  • First Year (2009)
    • Technology For The Modern World (Engineering)
    • Introduction to Management (Economics)
    • Programming and Data Structures
    • Foundations of Computer Science
    • Computer Systems
  • Second Year (2010)
    • Software Engineering
    • Web Engineering
    • Computer Systems II
    • Systems Thinking
  • Final Year (2012)
    • Project Management
    • Advance Computer Systems
    • Advance Software Engineering
    • Software Engineering Dissertation

Dissertation Title: Create a Search Engine based on the PageRank Algorithm

Building on the work of Brin, Page, Weiner, McCreight and Ukkonen. Ranking pages using link-analysis and building a suffix tree to produce an efficient search mechanism.

Thames Valley University - United Kingdom

BTEC National Diploma IT Practitioners (Software Development)

2005 - 2007

Gained triple distinction over 2 years, 360 UCAS Points

The Oratory School - United Kingdom

Secondary Level Education

2003 - 2005

Presentation College - United Kingdom

Secondary Level Education

1999 - 2003