A passionate team of IT professionals

Our team is enthusiastic and leads by example. Collectively, we have navigated the majority of IT professions and continue to be strong believers in the IT industry. As experts, we diligently support our students while they undertake their training and pursue their careers.

Meet the team

What we do

More than 10 years' experience enables us to deliver exceptional IT training. Our commitment to staying ahead of industry trends, offering the most up-to-date certifications, and understanding the skills on the top of every employer’s list has meant that we consistently stand out in the eyes of companies and individuals.

Why we do it

We strive to improve the quality of IT training in Melbourne. Our team comprises talented professionals who are passionate about IT and dedicated to opening new pathways for our students. It’s our mission to help our partners and students use technology to their advantage and step into a dynamic and connected future.

Meet the trainers

IT Futures trainers are experts in their field with many years’ experience working in the industry and solving real problems for Melbourne’s leading companies.

Sharaf Goussous

Sharaf is a Certified Professional in PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile with more than 13 years' combined project management practical experience and training delivery. Sharaf has worked in various industries in Australia and overseas including banking, government, IT, superannuation and education. He combines his project management experience, outgoing personality and training skills to deliver a professional, interactive and fun PRINCE2 program.

Passionate about learning & development, helping and upskilling others, Sharaf is currently volunteering to mentor students at the University of Melbourne.

Sharaf holds the following qualifications and certifications:

  • Master of Business Information Technology, RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Computer Information Systems, RMIT University
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Managing Successful Programs (MSP)
  • Cyber Resilience (RESLIA)

Shihan Pietersz

Shihan has 15 years’ diverse technology experience with an emphasis on Microsoft systems, network architecture and virtualisation gained in successful implementations across a variety of domains. He possesses detailed knowledge of Windows Servers, MS Exchange, VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix, Cisco and has extensive experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and cloud migration.

Shihan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and holds the following certifications:

  • MCS Windows Server 2016
  • MCSA Windows Server 2012
  • MCITP Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • MCTS SharePoint 2010
  • LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute
  • VCP6 VMware Certified Professional 6 Data Centre Virtualisation
  • CEI Certified EC Council Instructor (Ethical Hacking)
  • CEH Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNP Routing and Switching
  • CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator

Kamal Farmer

With 15 years’ experience as an enterprise IT consultant, Kamal is also one of Melbourne’s most in-demand corporate trainers. Currently working as a Senior Dev Ops consultant within a large multi-national, Kamal has gained tremendous respect and appreciation through his various virtualisation workshops. Highly skilled at knowledge transfer, Kamal’s speciality is the application of real world scenarios to form practical and engaging courses that produce great learning outcomes.

Kamal is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and holds the following certifications:

  • MCSE Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
  • MCSA Windows Server 2016
  • MCSA Windows Server 2012
  • MCITP Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • VCI VMware Certified Instructor
  • VCP6 VMware Certified Professional 6 Data Centre Virtualisation
  • VCP VMware Certified Professional - Cloud
  • CCA Citrix Certified Administrator

Authorised Exam Centre

IT Futures is an authorised exam centre, which means you can take exams on campus and are guaranteed a well-organised and properly equipped exam session. These are our current partners:

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