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Alumni stories

Rogelio Lotho

Software Developer

Software Developer

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Software Developer

Software Developer

GOT NEW PROJECTS

As documented by Rogelio Lotho

I am an IT professional with over two decades of experience. I am currently living in New Mexico and for the past four years, I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory under the Department of Energy as a software developer. My duties include software maintenance in PHP, Node.js, Mern and .net. I also maintain various applications, which includes app and web development and upgradation. 

I am a self-taught developer, and I realized that I was lacking a solid foundation in software development, so I decided to take a course. My work revolves around handling various applications. Currently, I am handling five different applications in .NET, PHP, and other programming languages. With very little knowledge about new and emerging technologies, I was facing significant challenges at work. But now I have seen a difference in myself; I am able to perform these tasks better and more efficiently. I am confident that completing the course will help me get recognized at my company. 

Professional Journey

I am an IT professional with over two decades of experience in the field. I am originally from the Philippines, graduated from a school in the Philippines, and I have lived and worked in various countries. I relocated to Australia during the initial days of my career. After that, I moved to Europe and worked in Germany for some time. I got a job in Zurich, Switzerland as a Micro Strategist in 1999. I moved to the United States a year later in 2000 and started working small jobs in the IT sector. I started working with Pepperdine University as a web and multimedia developer in 2005. In 2014, I earned a Masters in Business Administration from the same university. I worked there until 2015.

I started working with Wells Fargo in 2017 as a .NET developer and as a Senior Associate Analytics Developer in 2018 where I developed an API controller for a customer survey system. 

The Decision to Upskill

My background in software development is mostly self-taught; I don’t really have a solid foundation. Before I enrolled in the course, I had very little knowledge about Angular, Java, Full Stack, and Cloud. I really wanted to enhance my knowledge and I thought a course might be helpful. 

I chose Simplilearn because my company requires me to attend a course from a U.S.-recognized university, otherwise they won’t consider it during internal interviews, and Caltech CTME is a well-known university. My company approved the course and that is when I enrolled in the Simplilearn program. Another reason I chose this particular course was the excellent curriculum. All the technologies that I wanted to learn were being covered, which helped me choose this course.

Daniel Altufaili

IT Infrastructure Operations

IT Infrastructure Operations

Johnson Electric

IT Infrastructure Operations

IT Infrastructure Operations

GOT SALARY HIKE

As documented by Daniel Altufaili

I am an IT professional from the United States with six years of work experience. I have a degree in electronics engineering

My Professional Journey

I am a passionate IT infrastructure operations professional with a vast knowledge of server hardware and software. I have worked with Johnson Electric in the IT infrastructure operations field since the start of my career. I have always worked well under pressure and have been noted as someone who gets things done. With over six years of experience in the IT field, I have worked in many different countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. I strive to offer the best solutions to the clients and team members I work with, whether in their current environment or new servers. My goal is to give them the most cost-effective and stable system available.

Choosing to Upskill

I decided to upskill with the Automation Testing Master’s Program offered by Simplilearn to improve performance in my current role because I wanted to help bridge the knowledge between teams in my company. This course definitely helped me do that. I have always been enthusiastic about IT and learning various aspects of the domain. This program was a decision made to enhance my IT knowledge and advance my professional performance. I am also working on IoT and ML projects with the help of the skills and knowledge I acquired through this course.  

Top Features and Overall Experience

My experience with Simplilearn was amazing. The lectures, live sessions, and the blended learning approach was also very effective in helping me learn while working. I believe the true purpose of education is building character and intelligence. This self-learning experience with Simplilearn reflects upon these values by building discipline for self-learning and providing broad knowledge on automation Testing.

Farzhana K A

Embedded Software Engineer

Embedded Software Engineer

OTTY.IO PVT LTD

Autosar Engineer

Autosar Engineer

Bosch India

As documented by Farzhana

Learning new technologies was the only way I could achieve my goal of becoming an electronics engineer. Thanks to Simplilearn, I was able to start on the path to making my dream come true. Joining Simplilearn was the turning point in my career in electrical engineering and related fields. 

The Journey 

I was passionate about electronics engineering and wanted to work in the embedded field. So, in 2016, I started my career as a trainee for an internship at Keltron Controls Aor. Further, in 2021, I was hired as an embedded engineer by Aester India Pvt Ltd. 

To upskill myself, I joined the Automation Testing Masters Program with Simplilearn. After completing the course, I landed a job as an Autosar Engineer at Xpheno. Here I got an 80% salary increment over my previous role.

The Challenge 

Although I loved working as an embedded engineer at Aester India Pvt Ltd, I wanted to add skills to my profile. This was the only way to get a high-paying and satisfying job role. So, I decided to upgrade my skills and knowledge to explore new job opportunities. To get a professional certificate, which represented my expertise and helped me advance my engineering career and improve my pre-existing knowledge, I decided to join the Simplilearn master’s program for Automation Testing.

Simplilearn Solution

I found Simplilearn online and enrolled myself in the Automation Testing Masters Program. It was one of my best choices to enrol in this excellent course. I learned a lot and found it much easier because the instructors were experts in their fields. Learning was simple, and every concept was clearly explained, making it more engaging and enjoyable.

Himanshu Singh

Blockchain Architect

Blockchain Architect

Quagnitia Systems Pvt. Ltd

Blockchain Lead

Blockchain Lead

Rapid Innovation

As documented by Himanshu Singh

The thought of learning more about blockchain technology led me to pursue the Professional Certificate in Blockchain from IIT Kanpur by Simplilearn, and even before completing the course, I got a new job with a 90% salary increase!

My Career Journey So Far

I started as an entrepreneur but eventually moved to IT and worked at Ordor Private Limited as a Full Stack Developer. I gathered over six years of experience in web development, full stack development, backend development, and more. 

I joined Quagnitia Systems Pvt Ltd as a Blockchain Architect and moved to blockchain technology early this year. I worked there for three months before joining Rapid Innovation as Full Stack Blockchain Developer, and now I am a Blockchain Lead.

The Challenge

Blockchain technology was new to me, and I wanted to learn more about it. I joined Quagnitia Systems Pvt Ltd as a Blockchain Architect in January 2022. I wanted to upskill myself in order to perform better at my job. Apart from that, I was also looking for a promotion and salary hike, so I chose to update my knowledge with Professional Certification in Blockchain Technology from Simplilearn. 

Gopinath Jumbalingam

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO

Faarm2Plate

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO

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As documented by Gopinath Jambulingam

Coming from a farmers’ family, I know the daily problems farmers face to get fair prices for their products. My company, Faarm2Plate, is a step in solving those challenges. However, I needed to learn about blockchain technology to improve supply chain management. This is where Simplilearn helped me out!

The Journey

I began my professional journey in 2001 with a small-scale startup and gradually moved towards core telecommunication companies. I later joined TCS. After 8 years of working at TCS, I decided to build my own company. I wanted to bring the market directly to the farmers, and with that aim, Faarm2Plate came into existence in 2019. With more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise Core Telecom technologies and the market, I am currently managing my company as a CEO and building a leading supply chain. 

The Challenge

Farmers often find it difficult to cope with the increasing prices of the mediators. Bringing them directly to the market was necessary, and Faarm2Plate is doing that. However, many of my clients wanted to shift to blockchain technology. 

I knew that a basic knowledge of blockchain technology would not suffice. I needed to learn the basics and technical aspects of blockchain technology and apply its techniques in real life. A professional degree course was the perfect solution for me. 

Soumya G K

Trainee Full Stack Developer

Trainee Full Stack Developer

LEJHRO Technology Pvt Ltd

Software Developer

Software Developer

ZeOmega Infotech Pvt ltd

As documented by Soumya G K

Though I graduated in Electrical Engineering, I found my interest lay in a different field. I contemplated educating myself on my area of interest, which is Software Development. The switch to a new area is always overwhelming. Although with no idea of how to act, my decision was final.

The Journey 

I completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, Electronics, and Communication from Bangalore. After completing my degree, I discovered my interest in Computer Science, specifically software technology. However, to go further in the field, I needed more relevant skills and certification to prove my calibre.

The Challenge 

Being a fresher, deciding the path to continue my career choice or switch was very hard. With zero understanding of software engineering, it took hard work to figure out the next step after deciding to switch the field. Moreover, the courses offered on different platforms mostly focus on theoretical knowledge rather than practical aspects. So, finding a suitable course of my choice took time as well. 

Simplilearn Solution

I like surfing the internet, which helped me find Simplilearn. I checked their courses and found the Full Stack Development Masters Program to fit my interest perfectly. Additionally, the Simplilearn course review encouraged me to choose the option. 

As completely new to the field, I needed a basic understanding before diving into the technical background. Their course structure seemed to be framed accordingly. So, with the facility for interview preparation and promising stats, I took my step forward to my career of interest. 

The most significant benefit I availed myself of was completing the course at my pace. With both live and recorded lectures, there wasn’t the option to miss any. In addition, the teachings of industry experts gave practical lessons apart from deep understanding and market insights.

Peter Seboyeng

Senior Project Designer

Senior Project Designer

Formula D Interactive

Industrial Designer

Industrial Designer

Freelancer

As documented by Peter Seboyeng

I am an industrial and product design graduate who started working as a designer in 2008. After working in the industry for over 10 years, in 2019, I left my job at Formula D Interactive as a senior product designer to pursue a full-time career as a freelancer. 

I had always been interested in coding, so I chose to make a career in that field. However, I realized there were some gaps in my knowledge that I needed to fill to be successful; namely, I wanted a solid introduction to Python language fundamentals. I also considered that knowing Python would help me get more clients. So, in 2020, I enrolled in Simplilearn’s Python Certification Course.

After I took the course, I experienced a 20 percent increase in the number of projects I landed, and my earnings increased by 30 percent. I also took on three more clients since completing the course. 

Simplilearn Was the Right Choice

Simplilearn is the learning partner of Deviare Organization, a South African company focusing on technology skills development. So, I got a scholarship from the organization to take up the course. I found that Simplilearn’s online, self-paced learning is a good fit. The most valuable aspect was Simplilearn’s live classes — we could ask our instructor questions and get instant feedback.

Recruiters contact me with job offers, but I have decided to remain freelance. In South Africa, people now realize the career benefits of learning Python and working in the software industry. 

I also enjoy mentoring and providing career counseling to others. I have taught Python and coding to three people, including my nephew, and I offer career counseling and teach Python and coding for free. I also recommend that they take courses from Simplilearn.

Jonathan Mabiala

SAS Administrater

SAS Administrater

Desjardins

Java Software Developer

Java Software Developer

Desjardins

As documented by Jonathan Mabiala

I joined Rhesus Inc. in 2019 as a network engineer. I joined my current company, Desjardins, in July last year as a SAS administrator, hoping to become a programmer 

With my background in programming, I believed I knew a little about everything. But I aimed to know about everything in the programming world. That led me to Simplilearn’s Full Stack Java Developer online course. I thought it would help me change my career, so I took the course last year.

After completing the course, I gained in-depth knowledge, which helped me take a leap and change my domain. Desjardins recognized my new certification, and I joined the programming team as a Java software developer.

An inquisitive upbringing

I have been to many countries since childhood because my father wanted me to see the world for myself. I also was educated abroad and received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Maine. 

I started programming websites on a freelance basis as a college student. Also, I started teaching programming to my interested friends. I realized the importance of upskilling early and started teaching myself programming, and I learned Java, PHP, and other languages independently.

My work has also taken me to many places. I settled in Quebec, Canada, in 2019 with my family, mainly because of the calm surroundings and the peace of mind the country offers.

Kunal Khatri

Ramjas College, Univ. of Delhi

Ramjas College, Univ. of Delhi

Student

Freelancer

Freelancer

As reported by Kunal Khatri

There’s a lot of talk about blockchain technology today, especially in association with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, blockchain enthusiasts have long held to the idea that the technology has uses that go beyond cryptocurrency.

That’s all very nice, but I wanted to understand blockchain better. Was it really as great as the pundits said it was? Fortunately, I happened upon Simplilearn’s Professional Certificate Program in Blockchain by IIT Kanpur, and it cleared up a lot of blockchain’s mysteries for me.

My Background

I am a self-taught front-end developer and undergrad Physics student at Ramjas College, University of Delhi. In fact, I best describe myself as a “physics maniac!” I am proficient in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, and also know a good deal about Bootstrap and React. So yes, I’m still in school, so don’t expect this story to end with the typical “…and I got a better job!” At least, not exactly. Read on, and you’ll see what I mean.

My Challenge: Getting a Good Grasp on What Blockchain Is and How Useful it Really Is

Despite my expertise in tools such as JavaScript and HTML5, I had a knowledge gap where blockchain was concerned. So, it was clear that I needed to be brought up to speed on blockchain, and also figure out how applicable it really was in today’s IT and business world.

But there are a lot of voices out there in the digital world, ranging from those who insist blockchain is the answer to all our digital problems going forward, and the naysayers who insist that blockchain is just a fad and not nearly as good or secure as its proponents make it out to be. I needed a source of information that was objective and gave me the full story on blockchain and its practical applications. That’s where Simplilearn entered the picture.

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