My Interview with Microsoft | Mar 2010

I had been interviewed by Microsoft during my role as a Microsoft Student Partner, here’s the topic as published by MS:

Meet Osama Tamimi – MSP from Jordan University of Science and Technology  


Tell us who you are?
I’m Osama A. Tamimi 21 years old from Jerusalem, studying in Jordan; it’s my 4th year / Computer engineering, the MSP at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Interested in networks administration; MCSA/CCNA certified and looking forward to achieving more .

Tell us about your University?
It’s Jordan University of science and technology (JUST) located in Irbed at the north of the country, Founded on 1986, Includes more than 20,000 student from 48 different nationalities, one of the best universities in Jordan and in the Arab world, focuses on Engineering and information technology , has a great IT faculty with five departments (Computer Engineering , Networks & security Engineering , Software Engineering , Computer Information systems , Computer science) .

Tell us about your MSP history, when were you awarded?
I was awarded on November 2009.

What do you do in order to keep up with latest tools and technologies while focusing on your education?
Keep in touch with Microsoft communities (like Jordev , JITpros) and their activities and events in Jordan and in the region .

What does being an MSP mean to you? and What makes you a great MSP?
Really it’s my pleasure to be a part of Microsoft family, being an MSP makes you involved in a great professional community over the world, which is very nice!

Tell us about faculty support in promoting tools and technologies?
Actually my faculty spends a lot of its budget in providing us with modern labs equipped with the latest tools and technologies , there are “free labs” that you can work in anytime and there are “internal labs” related to the curriculum courses , also ; my faculty supports and appreciates the extracurricular activities and encourages the students to be creative and gives them chances for that .
If you could ask Steve Ballmer one question about Microsoft, what would it be?
Maybe I would ask him about the open source! ,I see a kind of war between Microsoft and Open source systems (unfortunately), how can we bridge the gap and make the relation friendly a little bit ?

Had a chance to attend “MSP Summit”? When and how was your experience?
Unfortunately I hadn’t .

Who are your top 5 MSP’s from your country? and why?
Actually we are 14 MSPs in Jordan , and we are one family

What you think about the MSP’s role in promoting technology at your campus?
Basically, The MSP is responsible of Microsoft programs like Imagine Cup , DreamSpark , Live@edu , which are very useful, and here lies the role of MSP ; to increase the awareness of such programs between the students and keep them in touch with the latest Microsoft technologies .
What is the best thing that has happened since you have become a MSP?
The best ever thing is having a great friends over the entire world from your IT field.

If there was one place you could travel to, right now, where would it be and why?
I want to travel to the Silicon Valley to get an internship in networks administration: D

How can one be a part of MSP Club? Any suggestions for them?
To be a passion for technology !, attend Microsoft events and follow Microsoft user groups activities in your country ,doing voluntary work , helping your friends and promoting technology at your campus .

Who are your top 5 technical experts from your country?
  • Hikmat Kanaan
  • Mohammed Saleh
  • Mohammed Arrabi
  • Mohammed Zayed
  • Muhanad Omar

What are your future plans?
I’m planning to get the Microsoft Certified Trainer certificate (I hope :) ) by the end of next summer semester after finishing the MCITP course that I’m taking now , then to get an internship somewhere related to my field ; that prepares me to the market .

What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
  • Being an MSP! , It’s really a great honor to represent Microsoft at your university and between your friends ,also you meet different kind of people over the world (IT professionals , developers , MSPs , Employers )
  • Being MCSA/CCNA certified ; the IT certificates bridge the gap between the theory and the industry which is very important , and being certified while you are attending a college makes you very satisfied 🙂

Any Message you want to give to the readers of MicrosoftFeed
I would thank you for your time, and let’s keep in touch !

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