Basit Farooq is a lead database administrator, trainer and technical author. He has more than a
decade of IT experience in development, technical training and database administration on Microsoft
SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles. He has also
developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse and business
intelligence projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan
University and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft and
APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL
Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.