Posts Tagged ‘Training’
I’m pleased to announce that all of the courses I’m running in London next year are now live on the Technitrain site. I’m teaching a lot of them, of course, but I’ve also got quite an impressive array of other trainers who’ll be teaching too: Allan Hirt, Klaus Aschenbrenner, Jamie Thomson, Bob Phillips, Andy Leonard and Thomas Kejser. If you’re looking for top quality SQL Server education then you know where to come!
Here’s the full list of courses:
- Mission Critical SQL Server, with Allan Hirt – 3-6 February 2014
- Introduction to SQL Server Data Tools, with Jamie Thomson – 3-4 March 2014
- Real World Analyis Services Cube Design and Performance Tuning, with me – 10-12 March 2014
- Introduction to Power BI, with me – 24 March 2014
- Introduction to Power Pivot, with me and Bob Phillips – 25-26 March 2014
- SQL Server Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting Workshop, with Klaus Aschenbrenner – 13-16 May 2014
- SQL Server Integration Services 2012 Design Patterns, with Andy Leonard – 8-11 September 2014
- Super-Scaling SQL Server, with Thomas Kejser – 10 October 2014
- Introduction to MDX, with me – 13-15 October 2014
Over the last few years I’ve been doing more and more training – my MDX, SSAS cube design and performance tuning courses continue to be extremely popular – and I’ve also seen how successful preconference seminars at conferences like SQLBits have become. It’s my opinion that there’s significant demand for SQL Server training that is either at a more advanced level than the big training companies can offer, or that covers niche topics that the big training companies would never bother with such as MDX. Equally, I believe that more experienced developers would rather be taught by people like them, who have used a technology in the field, written books and blog posts, and have real-world knowledge, rather than professional trainers who (by definition) spend most of their time training.
That’s why I have decided to launch a new training company to offer expert-level SQL Server training in the UK: Technitrain. Not only will I be running all my public training courses through it, but I’ll also be offering training courses by other respected SQL Server MVPs, authors, bloggers and speakers. Here’s my initial course schedule:
I’m really excited to be working with the likes of Christian, Jeremy and Andy for this first group of courses – they really are the acknowledged experts in their particular areas. All the courses will be run in central London, so they will not only be convenient for anyone in the UK but also easily accessible for attendees from Europe or further away.
Finally, I’d like your help in making my new company a success. But don’t worry, I’m going to pay you for it! If you run a user group, a small consultancy, a training company or are a contractor or a blogger, you may be interested in my affiliate programme. You can find more details on the site, but basically I will pay 20% of the price of the course for each registration that an affiliate sends my way. For example, for Andy Leonard’s SSIS course that means I’ll pay £399 per registration in commission – which hopefully is enough motivation for you to mention these courses to your friends, colleagues, customers, blog readers, Twitter followers and so on.
Over the last few months I’ve been working on setting up a new business to provide advanced SQL Server training courses in London, similar to what’s available at the SQLBits training day but in a more traditional classroom environment, lasting several days and with practical exercises. I’m not quite ready to launch yet (watch this space – the website will be ready soon) but I do have two courses to promote right now. Both are run by guys from COEO, and both cost £990 plus VAT. Here are the details:
SQL Server Developer Workshop with Gavin Payne
1st – 2nd November 2011
A 2-day interactive workshop that drills down into new features, tools and best practices for developers working with SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2.
More details and registration here.
SQL Server Internals and Troubleshooting Workshop with Christian Bolton
6th – 7th December 2011
The Advanced Troubleshooting Workshop for SQL Server 2005, 2008 and R2 provides attendees with SQL Server internals knowledge, practical troubleshooting skills and a proven methodical approach to problem solving. The workshop will enable attendees to tackle complex SQL Server problems with confidence.
More details and registration here.
I’ll have some more courses, including runs of my MDX and SSAS cube design courses, to announce soon…