I am applying  for the Master’s degree program in InformationTechnology offered by Charles Sturt University, Australia, for the sole purposeof enhancing my skills in the field of distributed systems. I graduated on 2013at K.

C.A University, Nairobi, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science withspecialization in Distributed Systems. Having worked  in the technology environment in this countryfor almost 6 years, I would like to venture in world of information systemssecurity. My career focus is on consulting, designing and developing  effective and efficient security protocolsthat will be able to combat any threats that may compromise any individual’s ororganization’s data or information.            Aftercompleting my undergraduate degree, I joined the Kenya Wildlife Services’Information Technology department as an intern. This is where my skills andcapability were first tested. It was a wonderful  experience working there.

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On a normal day wewould receive calls from fellow workmates asking for assistance that wascomputer related. Tasks varied from setting up new computers, computer repairs, maintaining networks, updatingantivirus software ,outlook configurations for new staff. During my free time Iwould code using  Java language. I did anumber of projects so as to sharpen my skills. From the simplest lines of codeof displaying “Hello World”, to the complex line of codes that createdand maintained a database. I also took interest in Android mobile computing.When I was too bored ,I would go to the national park and pass time with thewildlife.

These were some of the perks of working in a national park.            Aftermy internship ended, I went to work for my father’s  company in 2014. I worked in the IT department. My duties were maintaining the central server which all terminals wereconnected, back up of data onsite and offsite, update of the antivirus softwareand repair of computer hardware, to mention a few. During my time there, Iworked hard and diligently.            Iheard of Charles Sturt University through word of mouth from a relative . Igained interest and researched the institution online for thorough and precise knowledge.

Based on the research I  carried out, Ifound out that Charles University has a unique approach on carrying out theirlectures especially on my course of preference. Another thing that stood outfor me, was the fact that there are many CSU campuses all over Australia.Melbourne, a city that defines  opportunity  and diversity, has attracted many people fromall walks of life. CSU has a campus in Melbourne too.

The deciding factor thatconvinced me that CSU is  the best, is aresearch by Uni Reviews which showed that CSU Study Centre in Melbourne, was ranked2nd in Australia in the field of Computer Science. Positive testimonies ofother international studies from CSU in an online platform further helped  influence  my decision.             I am convinced of my ability to succeed in theMasters degree program of Information Technology offered by Charles Sturt University.I have been diligent and professional during my short career and I have a hugedesire to learn all that I can. I hope my background and qualifications arefound to be satisfactory for a Masters degree in Information Technology atCharles Sturt University.


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