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Zubair Alexander
‚ÄčZubair Alexander

SeattlePro Enterprises, LLC

Zubair is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and the founder of SeattlePro Enterprises, LLC, an IT training, consulting, and authoring business. He holds more than 25 industry certifications including MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST, MCITP, MCTS, MCP+I, MCSA 2000/2003: Security, MCSE 2000/2003: Security, CNA, A+, Network+, Security+, CTT+ and CIW. His experience covers a wide range of spectrum: trainer, consultant, systems administrator, security architect, network engineer, author, technical editor, college instructor and public speaker.
Zubair teaches various Microsoft products and has written extensively on Microsoft technologies for several years. His specialties include network security, Windows operating systems, Active Directory, SharePoint, IIS, Terminal Services, and Virtualization. His consulting engagements range from troubleshooting and designing networks for small to medium-sized companies to engineering network services for large enterprises with over 30,000 users. He excels in troubleshooting hardware and software problems and his real-world experience is one of his greatest strengths.
Zubair is known worldwide for his articles on Microsoft technologies, written as a contributing editor and online columnist for Windows IT Pro Magazine and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) magazine. He writes "Windows Advisor" column for MCP Magazine and "Zubair's Security Zone" column for Zubair also writes Tips & Tricks for's newsletter. He reviews technical books and articles for various publishers and has co-authored a book on Windows 2000 networking services. He also wrote "Microsoft ISA Server 2000" for Sams Publishing. All his publications are available at His blog covers a wide range of topics on Microsoft technologies and is dedicated to serving the IT community across the globe.
Microsoft has recognized him by presenting him the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Directory Services award for inspiring excellence while helping people through his past recognized practical expertise and demonstrated willingness to share with peers in technical communities around the globe. Microsoft also recognized him as the IT Pro of the Month on their Web site in September 2009.
Zubair was awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. He also holds a B.S. in Mathematics. He taught at North Seattle Community College after he earned his Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree.
Zubair specializes in design, implementation, and engineering of enterprise network services. He speaks publicly at technical seminars and conferences on a wide range of topics, from network security and encryption to Active Directory design and Terminal Services.