It is what’s driving the world
today, touching every aspect of our lives. We deal with it on a daily basis
even though we may not feel it. It is Technology. Technology is the result of
human ingenuity along with the most significant component of all, that is,
Software. It’s all about computers and how to manage and utilize them to invent
and innovate. My passion towards programming grew substantially during my final
years of college. I’ve started developing
projects and learning programming languages in my free time. I’ve been working
for more than a year now in the IT industry, however,
I would love to get a degree in Computer Science for both conversion and deepening
my knowledge.


I studied electrical engineering
at the University of Khartoum. I faced two challenging projects in my final
years, which were both in need by third parties. First was the OPC client-server
application, where through the client an operator can control remote devices
through the server (used mainly for data access –read and write). This project (written
in Visual Basic code) is now active in a large sugar company (Kenana) to
control PLCs. The second was my final
year project, which was about network security. It comprised of a collection of
tools used to scan the University of Khartoum’s entire network. The result was
a blueprint of all devices, each with its respective security threats and
recommendations to resolve them. Those findings were delivered to the IT
administration afterward for fixing. This
projects was basically research-based. Both
projects were on relatively different domains. I really came out with a great
deal of knowledge through developing and deploying them.

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Working at Banan IT since April
2014 with a team of software developers I learned a lot such as communication,
team working skills and time management, all thanks to the firm’s environment
and the daily meetings we had to monitor and resolve any problems if necessary.
My employers had quite a rigorous system, where we had to work on an hourly
basis, which led us to be more productive and diligent.

It didn’t take me long to blend
into the IT environment, I believe I have adapted pretty fast. I began working on big projects before I was guaranteed my job.
What helped me more was the ability to learn independently –especially that I
do programming as a leisure activity. I
managed to grasp the knowledge of C#, SQL,
and Business Intelligence in my first 8
months of employment.


Even though software and computer
sciences are evolving very fast they still are relatively new in Sudan. My main
to pursue a Master’s degree is to learn
what real-world problems are like, be familiar with them and face new
challenges. Computer science is ubiquitous and applied to all facets of our
lives as in healthcare, telecommunications and even extraterrestrial
applications such as space probes and satellites.

I see myself in the future being
a professor, a Ph.D. is what I plan to go
for afterward. Research is something that
you can do only if you have the passion for the subject or area of expertise. I
have the notion that “Industry satisfies pockets while research satisfies
passions”. After residing in the IT environment for a couple of years, I
believe this is the right choice for me.


Upon graduation, I worked in the electrical engineering department
tutoring sophomore and final year students Computer Controlled systems,
Database and C++ courses. I really enjoyed teaching programming-related
courses, this confirmed my feelings of a must to obtain a Computer Science
postgraduate degree. I’ve also contributed to
activities like the Engineer’s Week (a week in which engineers present their
projects in workshops every 2 years) organizing committee as a junior student.
By working with people from different levels, faculties and backgrounds I
refined my skills in tight scheduling and
handling contingencies. I’ve also presented my major projects in IEEE
workshops, where representatives from various corporations come seeking
talented students which is how I got my first job. In my pastimes, I enjoy
learning languages and computing.


In summary, diving deeper into
the Software world is all I want; to be able to switch my career effectively. I
believe what X University has to offer in this area is an excellent fit for me,
presenting the programming concepts and advancing to more sophisticated methods,
applying them to other areas such as Web technologies and most importantly the
research introduction, which conforms with my future plan aiding me to prepare
for a higher degree. X University’s reputation speaks for itself, I would
really appreciate and love the opportunity to study at your institute.

Finally, I would like to thank
you for taking your time to read this statement.


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