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New Horizons Dubai Instructors

Mr.Praveen Leno

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Praveen Leno has been a trainer with New Horizons since 1999. He has over 20 years of experience as an IT trainer. The lion share of his experience was from delivering courses for New Horizons Dubai. He has a multifaceted expertise which covers many vendors. His longest experience is with Citrix, delivering various technologies since 2004. He has trained Citrix Partners and Customers alike on Installation Configuration and Administration of various products. XenApp, Xendesktop, XenMobile, XenServer and Netscaler are some of the products. He has conducted customer trainings for Qatar Airways, Qatar Petroleum, Etisalat, Qatar investment Bank, Qatar University, to name a few.

He is our primary resource for the VMware virtualization platform. As a VMware Certified trainer he deliver training on vSphere Data center Virtualization, Horizon Desktop Virtualization, vRealize operations manager. He has delivered VMware training for many customers including Barclays Bank, Saudi SAMREF, Saudi Ministry of Higher Education.
He is also proficient in Server and Storage Installation. He has certifications from both Compaq (HP) and Fujitsu. He is currently delivering courses for Fujitsu on Server Installation and Management, Blade Server Installation and Fibre Channel Storage Installation.
He is also a HP certified instructor providing training on HP OMi, HP BSM, HP SM NNMI. He has delivered training for many customers ranging from Yapı ve Kredi Bankası (Turkish bank), Emirates, Central Bank of Oman, Doha Bank, KNPC etc. He adds to his expertise Solaris Administration. He has provided training for many customers including Qatar Petroleum. He is also a Microsoft certified trainer delivering MS CRM and Windows Server 2012 trainings.
He has the passion and skill needed in delivering effective training which is evident from the many feedbacks received from students and customers. He has been awarded by Citrix as the Best trainer in the region covering Europe and Middle East for the year 2009 and 2014. He continues to remain one of the primary trainers of New Horizons, Dubai.


  • VMware:

  • VMware Certified Instructor (VCI)
  • VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 & 6 (VCP)
  • Citrix:
  • Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI)
  • Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE)
  • Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator – Presentation Server 4.5 / 5.0 / 6.5 (CCA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator – Access Gateway (CCA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator – Password Manager (CCA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator – NetScaler (CCA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator - WanScaler (CCA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator - Provisioning (CCA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator – XenServer (CCA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator – XenDesktop (CCA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator – EdgeSight (CCA)
  • Microsoft:
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuration – (MCTS)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization – (MCST)
  • Microsoft Business Solution - CRM Certified Professional (MBS-MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist – Master
  • CompTIA:
  • Server + Certifications
  • A+ Certification
  • HP:
  • HP Accredited Platform Specialist on Thin Client and Workstations (APS)
  • HP Accredited Platform Specialist on Mobile Computing (APS)
  • HP Accredited Integration Specialist on Building Proactive Networks (AIS)
  • HP Accredited System Engineer on ProLiant Servers (ASE)
  • Fujitsu:
  • Fujitsu Certified Instructor (FsCI)
  • FSC Primergy Sales & PreSales Certification
  • FSC High End Primergy Sales & PreSales Certification
  • FSC Primergy Installation & Server Management Certification
  • FSC Primergy Blade Server Installation
  • FSC FibreCAT SX60/SX80 Service
  • FSC FibreCAT Storage Sales & Pre_Sales
  • ITIL
  • ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
  • Bachelor in Science from Kerala University, India

Work Experience

  • New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Senior Technical Trainer (Jun-99 - Present)

  • Alpha Data, Abu Dhabi

Senior Instructor & later Training Manager (Aug-94 to May-99)

  • BITS, Trivandrum

Instructor (1993 – Aug 1994)

Delivered Training on:

  • VMware

VMware Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1] 

VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] 

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.0

VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]

VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6] 

VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage v6.0

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.X]

VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2]

VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage v5.1

VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage v5.0

VMware vSphere: Fast Track v5.0

  • Citrix:

CXA 206: Basic Administration for XenApp 6.5

CXA-301: Advanced Administration for XenApp 6.5

CXA-204: Basic Administration for XenApp 6.0

CXA-201: Implementing Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008

CXA-300I: Advanced Administration for Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008

CVE-401: Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution

CTX-1259BI: Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 and XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2003: Administration

CTX-4100BI: Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 and XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2003: Skills Update

CTX-1308AI: Citrix Access Gateway 4.5 Advanced Edition: Administration

CTX-1327AI: Citrix Password Manager 4.5: Administration

CTX-1456AI: Citrix Access Suite 4.0: Build/ Test Workshop

CTX-1264AI: Citrix XenApp (Presentation Server 4.5): Support

CTX-1258AI: Citrix Presentation Server 4.0: Administration

CNS-206: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10 for XenDesktop or XenApp Solutions

CNS-205: Citrix NetScaler 10 Essentials ad Networking

CNS-203: Basic Administration for Citrix Netscaler 9.2

CNS-200I: Basic Administration for Citrix NetScaler 9.0

CNS-300: Advanced Administration for Citrix NetScaler 9.2

CTX-1733BI: Citrix NetScaler 8.1: Basic Operations and Administration

CTX-1732CI: Citrix NetScaler 8.1: Advanced Operations and Administration

CES-200-1I: Implementing Citrix EdgeSight 5.0

CXS-203 Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration

CXS-202 Citrix XenServer 5.6 Administration

CXS-200-1I: Implementing Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition: Administration

CPV-200 Implementing Citrix Provisioning Server 5.0

CXD-202 Citrix Xen Desktop 5 Administration

CTX-2201Al: Citrix XenDesktop 2.0 Enterprise Edition: Administration

Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3: Administration

Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access Manager: Administration

Citrix MetaFrame Password Manager: Administration

  • Oracle Solaris

UNIX Essentials Featuring the Solaris 9/10/11 Operating Environment

Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration

Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration

  • HP Software Education

LoadRunner 11.5 Essentials

Operations Manager i Software 9.x Essentials

Network Node Manager i-Series 9.x Essentials

Operations Manager 9.x on Windows Administration Essentials

Operations Manager 9.x on Windows Administration Advanced

Business Service Management 9.x Essentials.

Business Availability Center 8.0 Essentials

Service Manager 9.2 Administration Foundation

Service Manager 9.2 Administration Advanced

Managing Storage Essentials

Storage Essentials 9.x Report Optimizer

Data Protector 6.x software Essentials

Universal CMDB 9.0 Essentials

  • HP:

HP ProLiant System Technologies

HP ProLiant / Microsoft Windows Integration and Performance

HP ProLiant System Management

Servicing HP Mobile Computing Product

Servicing HP Desktop, Workstations and Thin Client Products

Servicing HP Intel Server Products

  • Microsoft:

Windows Server 2008:

MS 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.

MS 6421: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

MS 6425: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services.

MS 6432: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Servers.

MS 6430: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers

MS 10215: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualization

MS 10324: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization

Windows 2003 Environment:

Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts

Updating Systems Administrator Skills from Microsoft Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 / 4.0 / 2011:

80294: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization and Configuration

80296: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Installation and Deployment

80292: Service Management in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

80290: Marketing Automation Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

80291: Sales Management Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

80444: Workflow Dialog Process Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

8911: Installation and Deployment in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

8913: Applications in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

8912: Customization and Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Microsoft Share Point Portal 2003

Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials

Supporting Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Professional

Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Building Collaborative Solutions by Using Microsoft Outlook 2000

Mastering MS Visual Basic 5.0 - Fundamentals

Using VBA in Microsoft Access.

Microsoft Office 2000/XP/2003/2007

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012:

80300: Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

80221: Installation and Configuration for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

80425: Intelligent Data Management Framework in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

80421: Sales and Marketing in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

  • Project Management:

Project Management Fundamentals

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Rel 8.2

Primavera P6 Professional Advanced R8.2

Microsoft Project Server 2010

Microsoft Enterprise Project Management

Microsoft Project 2002 Server

Microsoft Project Central

Microsoft Project 98 / 2000 /2002 /2003 /2007 /2010

Project Management Fundamentals

IT Project +

  • Fujitsu Siemens:

FSC Primergy Sales & PreSales

FSC High End Primergy Sales & PreSales

FSC Primergy Installation & Server Management

FSC Primergy Blade Server Installation

FSC FibreCAT SX60/SX80 Service

FSC FibreCAT Storage Sales & Pre_Sales

  • Others:

CompTIA A+, Network+ and Server+

Microsoft Office 2000/ 2003/ 2007 /2010 All levels.

Courses Delivered to

  • Dubai World
  • Worldnet
  • Dubai Ports
  • Fujitsu Siemens
  • Kenana Sugar
  • Beta IT
  • GBM - Qatar
  • Etisalat
  • Du Telecommunication
  • Le Meridian
  • ADCO
  • Qatar Gas
  • DPC
  • NBAD
  • HP
  • Dubai Bank
  • Arab Bank
  • ABN Amro Bank
  • City Bank
  • Standered-Chartered Bank
  • Amiri Flight
  • GHQ – Abu Dhabi
  • HSBC
  • Al Sherawi
  • Dorsch Consult
  • Dubai Port Authority
  • Unilever
  • ZAK, Kuwait
  • COMPAQ, Egypt
  • American University of Sharjah
  • Qatar University
  • Zayed University
  • Wollongong University
  • DIC executive Office
  • Union Properties
  • Aggreko Ltd.
  • 3M Gulf Ltd.
  • Mindware
  • ITP
  • Bahwan
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Qatar Investment Authority
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA)
  • Ooredoo(Formerly Qtel)
  • Emirates Airline
  • Clarins Group ME
  • Nigenria LNG Limited
  • Central Bank of Oman