An IT consultant is celebrating picking up some new qualifications.

Daniel Russell, 27, has worked for David Allen IT Solutions, in Carlisle, for four years.

Originally from Dumfries, Daniel began his career working for a Dumfries provider.

When his family re-located to Gretna, Daniel began his career with David Allen.

He has recently qualified as a Linux Professional and Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate as well as passing his CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) Enterprise Core exam.

To qualify as a Cisco Certified Specialist he had to demonstrate his knowledge of implementing core enterprise network technologies including dual stack architecture, virtualisation, infrastructure, network assurance, security and automation.

Daniel said: “The business offers a great working environment and provides me with the ability to exert my knowledge and skills on implementing and developing new systems whether it be for internal use or for a client. It’s also a great team to work with.

“I am very passionate about self-development and like to learn new technologies.

"There are so many benefits from studying and learning about how different technologies work, particularly in IT which operates at a very fast pace. It is important to diversify your skillset and keep things at the front of your mind.”

Daniel has plans to further his knowledge by completing the Azure Technology qualifications as well as completing the CCNP Enterprise exam.