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NetSoft IT Academy
NetSoft IT Academy
Phone: (905) 812-2923
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Tariq Azad, Founder and President, and Author of Hire Me Mastery

Tariq Azad, the founder and lead instructor of NetSoft IT Academy, is regarded as one of the IT industry’s leading professionals by industry peers, colleagues and students.


Tariq has excelled professionally through his commitment to staying abreast of the constant and consistent changes within the IT field. He currently holds more than 100 certifications, including MCSA, MCSE, MCTS and MCITP (Vista, Mobile 5.0, Microsoft Communication Server, Windows 2008, Windows 2012 and Microsoft Exchange Server), MCT, CIW-CI, CCA, CCSP, CCEA, CCI, VCP, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP and CSE. Tariq holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Capella University in the United States and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Karachi in Pakistan.

Technical Background

Tariq’s career in the IT field has spanned more than two decades. Through his career, Tariq has garnered experience in many areas of IT, including management, technology, design and assessment. Ten of Tariq’s 20+ years in the IT industry were spent as a consultant specializing in Active Directory and virtualization solutions in various industries, including government, telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, health care, technology and finance.

Tariq is also a well-known subject matter expert in Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop and VMware vSphere. He provides comprehensive solutions focused on Microsoft, Citrix and VMware technologies for clients ranging from 50 to 100,000 users, concentrating mainly on the architecture and deployment of access infrastructure solutions for enterprise customers. Additionally, Tariq serves as the company’s strategic business unit leader, a position in which he holds both technical and managerial responsibilities.

President and Instructor

At NetSoft IT Academy, Tariq offers day-to-day leadership and guidance to his staff, instructors and students. He has led courses focusing on Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware vSphere and Hire Me (Career and Employment Strategies).


Tariq has co-authored multiple books, including the best-selling Hire Me Mastery, MCITP: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Messaging Design and Deployment Study Guide: Exams 70-237 and 70-238, The Real MCTS/MCITP Exam 640 Preparation Kit, The Real MCTS/MCITP Exam 647 Preparation Kit, The Real MCTS/MCITP Exam 647 Preparation Kit, and Securing Citrix XenApp Server in the Enterprise.

Savings and Promotions

More than just technical skills, the institute has taught me little things which are simply invaluable.

– Waheed Abdul Mohammed

The instructors are fully certified and trained and are always willing to help the students. I wish I had joined NetSoft sooner.

– Amson A. Lopes

I highly recommend NetSoft to anyone who’s looking for IT training. I thank you for everything you have done for me.

– Ataul Waheed

I love the hands-on training, group work and the real-life experiences the instructors share with us; it’s all these things that make NetSoft so different from other institutions.

– Brian Carpenter

The only thing I can say is: join NetSoft because you will not be disappointed. It is a place where you can challenge yourself and see yourself grow to become something even better.

– Brian Carpenter

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