Alumni Testimonials

Zulqarnain Ali Shah

Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance
, Class of 2016
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Yes, I would surely promote Norwich in UAE and Pakistan. And this is because my experience with Norwich has been fantastic. I highly recommend this university to anyone looking for a challenging and rewarding degree.
Zulqarnain Ali Shah, Class of 2016
Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance
Cyber Law & International Perspectives on Cyberspace

Q: “Tell us a bit about yourself.”
A: "My father comes from a middleclass family in Pakistan, and he had to work his entire adult life to build his business while providing us good education and the facilities he didn’t have when he was growing up. I studied initially in Saudi Arabia for 13 years and then went to Pakistan to finish my Bachelors of Computer Science in Islamabad. By that time, my father extended his business to Pakistan and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. After finishing my degree, I came to Dubai to join my father in his business. However, soon I stepped out of the family business to start working in the field I studied in, i.e. computer science. I have two brothers and one sister, and most my family works in business. In an arranged love-marriage, I married my wife in 2011 and in early 2016 we welcomed our first child, a daughter. We visit our home country of Islamabad regularly as we have many family members living there."

Q: “Briefly describe your professional life.”
A: "I work for an IT Security Solution provider, Starlink. I worked with this company for over seven years now. I had started working as Technical Consultant and was promoted to Professional Services Consultant. For the past year and a half I've worked in the position of Senior Presales Consultant/Senior Solution Architect."

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: "I wanted to advance my career and knowledge. Having finished the CISSP certification recently, this was a natural next challenge, to attain the master's degree in information assurance."

Q: “Why did you choose Norwich?”
A: "I did a lot of research online and asked people who had gone through similar educations, Norwich’s name came on top. Norwich was top-rated university that provided a program recognized by NSA and Dept. of homeland security. I also compared overall satisfaction of students while doing my research."

Q: “Would you recommend Norwich in your country?”
A: "Yes, I would surely promote Norwich in UAE and Pakistan. And this is because my experience with Norwich has been fantastic. I highly recommend this university to anyone looking for a challenging and rewarding degree."

Q: “Please tell us about any examples where you were able to put your knowledge to work immediately at your job.”
A: "I was able to apply the knowledge and experience in my daily conversations with our customers, colleagues and partners."