All 2020 classes now online in September and October!

Back in April when nearly everyone was locked down, we moved all our Chicago classes to October. Now, given the continuing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic and the many travel restrictions companies have in place, we decided that in-person classes are just not feasible this year and we’ve moved all our classes to be completely online!

They will now be presented using a series of half-day WebEx sessions, and recorded so attendees can re-watch at their leisure. This is a huge change as we’ve never had recordings of our flagship Immersion Events available before.

Here are the details:

  • IE0: Accidental/Junior DBA
    • Eight half-days, from Monday, 9/14/20 through Thursday, 9/17/20, and then from Monday, 9/21/20 through Thursday, 9/24/20.
  • IEAzure: Azure SQL Database, Azure VMs, and Azure Managed Instance
    • Six half-days, from Tuesday, 9/15/20 through Thursday, 9/17/20, and then from Tuesday, 9/22/20 through Thursday, 9/24/20. If needed, a seventh half-day will be on Friday, 9/25/20.
  • IECAG: Clustering and Availability Groups
    • Three half-days, from Tuesday, 10/6/20 through Thursday, 10/8/20. If needed, a fourth half-day will be on Friday, 10/9/20.
  • IEPTO1: Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 1
    • Ten half-days, from Monday, 10/5/20 through Friday, 10/9/20, and then from Monday, 10/12/20 through Friday, 10/16/20.
  • IEPTO2: Performance Tuning and Optimization – Part 2
    • Ten half-days, from Monday, 10/19/20 through Friday, 10/23/20, and then from Monday, 10/26/20 through Friday, 10/30/20.

Each day will run as follows (all times are in Pacific Daylight Time):

  • 9am to 10:30am: morning session
  • 10:30am to 11am: morning Q&A
  • 11am to 11:30am: break
  • 11:30am to 1pm: afternoon session
  • 1pm to 2pm: afternoon Q&A

You can get all the details on the various classes by drilling down from our main training schedule page.

We hope to “see” you there!

Try our new Azure DBA candidate screening test at Kandio!

Continuing our new partnership with Kandio, we now have an Azure DBA assessment for you to try!

We’ve been involved in a lot of recruiting processes for our clients and realized we could save everyone time and money by pre-screening candidates. To that end, we’ve teamed up with Kandio to publish exclusive candidate and skill assessments for SQL Server and other database products.

We encourage you to try out our new screening assessment for Azure DBAs for free – test your own SQL skills – and you’ll get the results by email in 24 hours to see if you’d make it to the job interview! :-)

The free trial period will run for about a week.

Azure Database Administrator Assessment (description here)

Enjoy!

Try one of our new MySQL candidate screening tests at Kandio!

Continuing our new partnership with Kandio, we now have MySQL assessments for you to try!

We’ve been involved in a lot of recruiting processes for our clients and realized we could save everyone time and money by pre-screening candidates. To that end, we’ve teamed up with Kandio to publish exclusive candidate and skill assessments for SQL Server and other database products.

We encourage you to try out our two screening assessments for MySQL for free – test your own SQL skills – and you’ll get the results by email in 24 hours to see if you’d make it to the job interview! :-)

The free trial period will run for about a week.

MySQL Database Administrator Assessment (description here)

MySQL Server Database Developer Assessment (description here)

Enjoy!