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2 Great Courses For Databases Professionals - Deal Of the Week

I received  the email from Learning Tree on Wednesday with their weekly offer of courses running in the London Education Center this May. There are 2 Great  Courses For Databases Professionals.  Aside from the SrumMaster course which is priced separately you can get the courses listed for £750 plus VAT.

The courses on offer are:

276 Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep 8th May            
8420 Querying SQL Server 2016 Data with Transact-SQL (20761) 8th May            
1531 SharePoint 2013 Technologies Introduction 16th May
8409 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (10979) 15th May
1813 *Certified ScrumMaster® 22nd May (*Certified Scrum Master Price £1000 + VAT)

If you are new to SQL Server and want to learn all about writing queries using transact-SQL then course 8420 Querying SQL Server 2016 Data with Transact-SQL (20761) running on the 8th of May will be good course you to attend it’s Microsoft Official Curriculum  (MOC) and last five days. The course covers a lot in 5 days including:

  •          Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  •          Understand the similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages
  •          Write SELECT queries
  •          Query multiple tables
  •          Sort and filter data
  •          Describe the use of data types in SQL Server
  •          Modify data using Transact-SQL
  •          Use built-in functions
  •          Group and aggregate data
  •          Use subqueries
  •          Use table expressions
  •          Use set operators
  •          Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions
  •          Implement pivoting and grouping sets
  •          Execute stored procedures
  •          Program with T-SQL
  •          Implement error handling
  •          Implement transactions

Also “Cloud” is term that a DBA or database professional will likely become familiar with as their career develops. If you have the SQL query skills already and want to get familiar with Azure then  8409 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (10979) running 15th May for 2 days could be for you. You will learn

  •          Describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions
  •          Describe and create Azure Web Apps
  •          Create and configure VMs in Microsoft Azure
  •          Create an Azure virtual network
  •          Describe Azure storage
  •          Describe and deploy databases in Azure
  •          Describe Azure AD

This course will give you a good grounding in Azure essentials

These courses can be attended in-class in London or online - Check out my on Learning Tree blog on the 7 benefits of online training

If you want to book a seat on any of these courses send me an email


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