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Maher Abou Khzam

Maher Abou Khzam


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Maher's work combines: Business, Education, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Tier II Support Engineer

I support custom telephony software.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance

    Western Governors University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Telecommunications Engineering Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Couldn't graduate from CSUF due to high education cost for being an out of state student.

  • 2.

    Decided to get a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate.

  • 3.

    Got a CCNA!

  • 4.

    Got a job where I could use my skills and learn even more about IT.

  • 5.

    Got back into school online at WGU.

  • 6.

    Switched jobs to Zeacom when I felt I had enough experience.

  • 7.

    Got a CCNA Security certificate.

  • 8.


Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You should finish school as soon as you can, in a time when my work was overwhelming.

  • How I responded:

    Take a second and think about your current situation. Can you prioritize school over work? Make sure you're on the same page as your parents and you're communicating your progress.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Unable to graduate from CSUF, instead I went into the CISCO program at Cypress College.