Trainer Profile

Ivan Foong Chin Hing

Nationality : Malaysian
Academic Qualification : BSc. (Hons) in Computer Science, De Montfort University UK
Professional Qualification : MCT, CCSI, CEI, IPv6 Forum Trainer


I am a consultant in IT systems and networks infrastructure and started in the industry since 2001. I have had successful implementation and management experience in business-critical systems and telecommunications networks infrastructure. I am able to communicate on all business levels effectively, directing system processes, operating procedures and documentation on-site and for remote locations.
I have frequently conduct various technical courses with IT professionals from a wide spread of industries including oil and gas, banking, IT vendors to government sectors. My engagement in technical training started in year 2006. Courses that I deliver includes Cisco; CCNA, CCDA and CCNP, Microsoft IT Professional tracks, CompTIA and EC-Council’s CEH and CHFI. In many occasions, I also customize courses to meet certain project requirements undertaken by customers. This further enhances their understanding and concept applicability during their implementation. Client-tele include: CSA, Datacraft, Intel Malaysia, Dell, Digi, T-Systems, HP Malaysia, IBM, Mesiniaga Berhad, Canon Marketing Malaysia, Volubill, IPerintis, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia, Telekom Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Bhd., Perodua Manufacturing, Kulim Technology Park Kedah, Institut Kimia Malaysia, Maersk Line, Ministry of Defense Malaysia, Malaysia Airport Technologies, AVON and Shell SITI and many others.

Language Spoken & Written

Speaks and writes well in English and Bahasa Melayu.


My involvement in training includes tertiary education sectors with projects through various private and government-linked companies. Involvements in chronological order are as follows:

3P –Professional Accreditation Project, Pilot Project, 2006

Organizer : Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Venue : UiTM, Shah Alam
Course : MCSE 2003

USP Windows Server 2003 Class, 2006

Organizer : MDEC
Venue : UniTEN, Kajang
Course : MCSA 2003

3P – Professional Accreditation Project, 2007

Organizer : Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Venue : UiTM, Shah Alam
Course : MCSA 2003

3P – Professional Accreditation Project, 2008

Organizer : Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Venue : Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah, Sabak Bernam
Course : MCDST

3P – Professional Accreditation Project, 2009

Organizer : Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Venue : Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi
Course : MCITP: Server Administrator

Graduands Training Scheme for MDEC, 2009

Organizer : MDEC
Venue : Nota Asia (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Course : Cisco CCNA

Graduands Training Scheme for MDEC, 2009

Organizer : MDEC
Venue : Nota Asia (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Course : Cisco CCNA



  • Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI# 33027)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate: Security (CCNA:Security)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate: Voice (CCNA:Voice)
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)


  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional Consumer Support Technician
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional Enterprise Support Technician
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional Enterprise Messaging Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA: Server 2008)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA: Server 2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA: Server 2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA: Server 2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect


  • Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA)


  • A+
  • Network+
  • Security+
  • Cloud+
  • CySA+ (Cyber Security Analyst)
  • Pentest+
  • CASP (Advanced Security Practioner)


  • Certified IPv6 Forum Trainer



  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft System Center Suite
  • Microsoft Skype for Business


  • Cisco Catalyst Switches
  • Cisco Routers
  • Cisco ASA/PIX Firewalls
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager / Express
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Manger
  • Juniper Routers and Switches


  • Penetration Testing
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Security Forensics

Non-IT Professional Certification

  • PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer (MSDT# 301464)
  • Certified Emergency First Respond Instructor (EFRI), First-Aid Instructor


Year : 2006
Achievement : – Achieved Microsoft Certified Trainer status.

Year : 2007
Achievement : Achieved Cisco Certified Systems Instructor status; Proctored in Microsoft TechED SEA 2007

Year : 2008
Achievement : – Achieved Certified EC-Council Instructor status; Proctored in Microsoft TechED SEA 2008

Year : 2012
Achievement : – Speaker on “What’s New in Sharepoint Server 2013”, Singapore


1) Tridium Technologies Sdn. Bhd., (Sept 2001 – Feb 2002)

Position : Systems Engineer
Scope of work :
– Deploy and configure Microsoft Windows Client OS including Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 Professional, 2000 Professional and XP Professional.
– Perform configuration and maintenance work for 20 customer accounts nationwide on Windows 2000/2003 and Microsoft Exchange 2003.
– Maintenance of Active Directory, DNS resolution and MX records for Microsoft Exchange and Linux mail servers.
– Plan and determine system specifications, processes and for implementation of Group Policy Objects and security policies.
– Defining complex system requirements for software and networks.
– Ensure system hardware and software are compatible and capable of required performance metrics.

2) HP Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., (Feb 2002 – Dec 2003)

Position : Technical Network Support Specialist
Scope of work :
– Install, configure, and support the LANs WANs and Internet systems.
– Maintain network and workstation hardware and software.
– Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability for the whole of Asia Pacific Region.
– Supervise network support technicians and plan, co- ordinate, and implement network security measures.
– Manage performance tuning and capacity planning activities to enhance the performance of the network resources.
– Perform routine backups and archival of files stored on the network to assist with disaster recovery supporting approximately 5,000 end user clients and 30 regional accounts.
– Analyze user support statistics and other data and recommend appropriate measures.
– Assists in maintaining the operating system and security software utilized on the network, including the addition of new users to the network and establishment of rights and privileges.

3) KDDI Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., (Jan 2004 – Mar 2005)

Position : IT Consultant
Scope of work :
– Analyze IT requirements within companies and provide independent and objective advice on the use of IT infrastructure.
– Manage IT project life-cycle handling roles from pre-sales, planning, designing, implementation and maintaining according to standard.
– Advise on strategic planning and operational efficiency for inter-branch VoIP and PABX integration.
– Plan and implement extranet network connections for local and abroad customers involving internet IP-VPN, Frame- Relay and MPLS solutions.
– Design enterprise campus network for customers to ensure SONA architecture is according to Cisco’s ECNM model utilizing Cisco’s multi-layer switches; 6500 and 4000 series chassis-switch and 3500 series.
– Frequent travel to maintain customer accounts nationwide.
– Provide training to staffs and Prove of Concept (POC) to customers on new solutions.

4) Shell IT International Malaysia, (Apr 2005 – Sept 2005)

Position : Backup and Storage Consultant/Administrator
Scope of work :
– Key role in the planning, deployment and support of Galaxy systems, magnetic drives and tape libraries.
– Provide backup support for SAN storage, SAP systems, Linux and Windows Server
operating environments.
– Support application requirements for backup including Exchange Server, SQL
Server and Oracle.
– Provide operational and on-call rotation support in a 24×7 environment and
ensure highest level of customer support through proactive problem ownership
and management, and adherence to change management standards.
– Perform appropriate systems design, capacity planning, monitoring and tuning
activities. Assist with scripting and automation of the systems environment.
– Responsible for IS departmental policies and procedures and standards as
outlined by management.

5) AdvanceCom Networking, (Oct 2005 – Jan 2006)

Position : Senior IT Consultant/Associate Partner
Scope of work :
– Evaluating user needs and system functionality by ensuring IT facilities meet the
needs of individuals and projects.
– Planning, developing and implementing the IT budget by obtaining
competitive prices from suppliers to ensure cost effectiveness.
– Manage scheduled upgrades and security backups of hardware and
software systems
– Manage crisis situations which may involve complex technical system solutions;
i.e. Active Directory services, Microsoft Exchange mail servers, Cisco router ACL
and PIX/ASA policies, enterprise LAN/WAN infrastructure etc.
– Manage project implementation life-cycle to meet delivery dateline.
– Mentor and train new IT support staff by keeping them up to date with the
latest technologies and best practices
– Ensuring the smooth running of all IT systems, including anti-virus software,
print services and email provision;
– Plan, develop and implement VoIP, phones, security & internet connectivity
– Provide on-site technical training services at Authorized/Certified Training
Centres and customers’ premise.

6) Nota Asia (M) Sdn. Bhd., (Feb 2006 – Mar 2010)

Position : Senior Technical Trainer/Learning Consultant (Contract)
Scope of work :
– Provide high-level technical training, including classroom, train-the-trainer, video
conferencing, webinars, lunch- break sessions, and Q&A.
– Train and consult participants on complex enterprise network infrastructure,
defensive and offensive security and enterprise system infrastructure
solutions and best practices.
– Develop course content and customize syllabus to meet customer’s
project requirements.
– Provide pre-sales support with sales executives hold presentations
and conducting TNA to suggest suitable technical courses for
– Assist in program launch events and provide technical certification previews
and mini-seminars.
– Proctor hands-on lab in principle-organized seminars.
– Travel to provide on-site training and consultation services.
– Train sales staffs on latest certification courses.

7) Iverson Associates Sdn. Bhd., (Mar 2010 – Dec 2011)

Position : Senior Technical Trainer/Consultant (Contract)

8) Freelance Technical Trainer / Project Consultant (Jan 2012 – Present)

9) HaaS Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (Nov 2021 – Present)

Position: Tech Narrator / Skills Empowerment Consultant