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@LearningTree: 2108 SQL Server 2012 Database Administration

This past week my international adventures have continued. As some of you know, for the past couple of years, I have been teaching courses in Learning Tree’s SQL Server curriculum and I have also been lucky enough to be involved in some of the SQL Server curriculum course development process. I am the course author for 2105 SQL Server 2012 DBA upgrade course and I am also author of another course that is currently in development but I’m going to keep under wraps, at least for the time being.

Learning Tree International is just that, an international training company, and its courses and classes get taught over the world. Courses are both written and delivered by Learning Tree instructors who have real world, extensive, experience working with their subject matter. I had been asked by the people at Learning Tree if I would teach a new course, 2108 SQL Server 2012 Database Administration: Hands On in July in the UK. . This is a course that has been written by Sharon Dooley. Sharon has been a Learning Tree instructor and course author for almost 20 years and had many more years’ experience working in the IT industry. Sharon is also a former SQL Server MVP and is very active in PASS and is the virtual chapter leader for the Database Administration. Sharon has been the course author for Learning Tree’s SQL Server Database Administration course since SQL Server 6.5. In order to teach the course in the UK I was asked to visit Reston, Virginia (a suburb of Washington DC) to attend Sharon’s beta delivery of the 2108 course. This ‘beta’ event is the first time the class will be delivered to a live audience and changes and revisions will be made following it. This allowed me to attend the after class meeting where the author Sharon and her technical editor Bobby Townsend along with the Learning Tree product development manager sat down and discussed the feedback received from students and decide what revisions would improve the course going forward.

This was great for me, I got to see Sharon in action teaching her class, Sharon is a really greatLearning Tree International instructor and 2108, SQL Server 2012 Database Administration: Hands-on, is a really great class for those people who are employed as a DBA and need training in the aspects of the DBA job function. A DBA can wear many hats and 2108 SQL Server Database Administration covers many of those tasks. You will learn

  • Administer SQL Server 2012 with SQL Server Management Studio and Transact-SQL
  • Employ proven techniques to upgrade databases from earlier SQL Server versions
  • Ensure tight SQL Server security with logins, roles, users and permissions
  • Develop backup strategies, perform backups and recover from disasters
  • Leverage SQL Server Agent to automate administrative tasks and generate alerts
  • Isolate and repair fragmentation and database corruption

It was a really great week, and I thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the final stages of this course’s development. If you are a DBA or you are going to be a SQL Server DBA who needs training in the core DBA skills then this course is definitely for you. Depending on your location you can find the course schedule at the following locations




Remember, no matter where you are based, you can attend most of Learning Tree’s courses using Learning Tree AnyWare which allows you to be part of the interactive classroom environment from your home or office.So why not join me for the July event in London


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