Doug Bassett

Senior Technical Instructor

Doug brings over thirty years of experience in consulting, operations, network design and instruction, serving small office/home offices as well as global enterprises.

Starting out, Doug taught computer science at the high school level – while still in high school – primarily because he was the only one in the school that actually had a computer. Since those early days, Doug became an MCSE on Windows NT and 2000 and was one of the first 100 MCSE’s in the world on Windows Server 2003. He has since updated to MCITP: Enterprise, MCSE for the newest offering and Exchange 2016, and accumulated an alphabet soup of additional credentials.

Over the years Doug has won several awards including Federal Employee of the Year, Instructor of the Year and Sailor of the Year for leadership in instructional excellence and innovation while serving in the US Navy. His complete rework of the Basic Electronics and Electricity course, comprised of more than 32,000 pages of technical material, saved approximately 27 million dollars in training expenses and provided the template for the restructuring of all technical school commands in the US Navy.

As a technical instructor, Doug’s high energy, infectious enthusiasm and unmatched passion for training and “all things gizmo” leave students energized, excited and driven to devour complex technology and innovation. Known for getting the audience to do “the wave” at events, Doug was a featured speaker at Microsoft TechEd in Barcelona Spain on Virtual classroom training, and has presented numerous times at Fortune 100 corporations like Microsoft and Apple.

Certifications Held


  • MCSE: Productivity
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016
  • MCITP: Server Administration 2008
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
  • MCSE: Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)


  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI)
  • Unified Communications (UCSD/UCSE)


  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+

Courses Taught by Doug


  • CompTIA Network+ (N10-007)


  • Microsoft 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft 70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016
  • 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services
  • Introduction to PowerShell on Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server 2012 R2 Infrastructure
  • Microsoft 70-680: Configuring Windows 7
  • Introduction to Windows 10 for IT Professionals
  • Microsoft 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Microsoft 70-667: Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010
  • Microsoft 70-668: Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Expert Administration
  • Microsoft 70-246: Monitoring & Operating a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012
  • Microsoft 70-247: Configuring & Deploying a Private Cloud w/System Center 2012
  • Microsoft 70-243: Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Microsoft 70-341 & 70-342: Mastering Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft 70-345: Exchange Server 2016 Administration
  • Microsoft 70-662 & 70-663: Designing, Deploying and Administering Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft 70-640: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Services
  • Microsoft 70-642: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure Services
  • Microsoft 70-646: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration
  • Microsoft 70-643: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Platform Services
  • Microsoft 70-647: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Administration