Anniversary special pricing for September classes

I haven’t posted much in July (and won’t until the second half of August as we’re on vacation diving with the kids) and today we’re sitting at the dock in Kona, HI on the Kona Aggressor II (one of our favorite live-aboard dive boats) waiting to ride out the remnants of Tropical Storm Flossie that’s going to hit Hawaii later today.

It’s also our wedding anniversary today (exciting way to spend it, eh? :-) so we decided to celebrate by offering you some special pricing for two of our brand-new classes in September.

IEHW: Immersion Event on SQL Server Hardware (September in Bellevue, WA)

The early-bird price of $1,295.00 expires this Friday, and the full price is $1,495.00.

There are two special-pricing options available (they cannot be combined):

  1. Buy-one-get-one-free: Register for the class at either of the prices above and we’ll give you another registration absolutely free! This means you can bring a colleague to share the Immersion experience with you.
  2. Past-attendee discount: If you’ve attended an Immersion Event in the past, we’ll give you a special code that will allow you to register at any time for $1,099.00, which is just under 75% of the full price.

See here for all the details of the class and how to register.

IE0: Immersion Event for Accidental/Junior DBAs (September in Bellevue, WA)

The early-bird price of $1,945.00 expires Friday, August 16th, and the full price is $2,245.00.

There are two special-pricing options available (they cannot be combined):

  1. Buy-one-get-one-free: Register for the class at either of the prices above and we’ll give you another registration absolutely free! This means you can bring a colleague to share the Immersion experience with you.
  2. Past-attendee discount: If you’ve attended an Immersion Event in the past, we’ll give you a special code that will allow you to register at any time for $1,675.00, which is just under 75% of the full price.

See here for all the details of the class and how to register.

We hope to see you at one of these classes (and Happy Anniversary Kimberly!)

Classes and conferences this year

I have a busy second half of the year planned, with more classes, conferences, and Pluralsight courses coming up!

For classes, I’ll be teaching at or helping out with the following:

  • September 16-20, 2013: Internals and Performance (IE1) in Bellevue (SOLD OUT!)
  • NEW: September 18-19, 2013: Hardware (IEHW) in Bellevue, WA – USA
  • September 23-27, 2013: Performance Tuning (IE2) in Bellevue, WA – USA
  • NEW: September 30-October 2, 2013: Accidental/Junior DBAs (IE0) in Bellevue, WA – USA
  • NEW: September 30-October 3, 2013: Advanced T-SQL (IETS) in Bellevue, WA – USA
  • November 11-15, 2013: Internals and Performance (IE1) in Chicago, IL – USA

And you can get all the details here. I’m very excited about our new courses on Hardware, Accidental/Junior DBA, and Advanced T-SQL!

For conferences, I’ll be at the following:

  • SQLintersection (and Kimberly’s detailed write-up – register with the code SQLskills and get $50 off)
    • Las Vegas, October 27-30
    • Along with Kimberly, Jonathan, and Erin
    • Full-day post-con workshop: POSTCON02: Practical Disaster Recovery Techniques
    • Session: SQL11: Making SQL Server Faster:Part 1 – Simple Things
    • Session: SQL12: Making SQL Server Faster:Part 2 – Not So Simple Things
    • Session: SQL13: Understanding Logging and Recovery
  • PASS Summit
    • Charlotte, October 15-18
    • Along with Kimberly, Jonathan, Erin, and Glenn
    • Full-day pre-con workshop: Practical Disaster Recovery Techniques
    • Spotlight session: Waits, Latches, and Spinlocks: Internals and Analysis
    • Session: Index Fragmentation: Internals, Analysis, and Solutions

I hope to see you at one or more of the events!

SQLskills training for only $29 a month? Try it free for 10 days!

This is a really simple post, making sure you’re aware of the incredibly cost-effective way you can get hold of the kind of quality SQL Server training that only SQLskills provides.

Since last year we’ve been recording a variety of online training courses, partnering with our good friends at Pluralsight. They provide a hassle-free, multi-platform way (including common mobile devices) of watching online training, so why would we try to build and maintain something ourselves, when what we’re good at is SQL Server?

We decided to provide online training both as an alternative for those who aren’t able to attend our in-person classes, and as a way to complement those classes.

You may have heard that we’ve been doing that. However, you may not be aware of just how inexpensive it is to get hold of our training: $29 a month, or $299 a year.

And for that you get all our online training, currently more than 72 hours in 21 courses, with all the new courses we record and publish (more than 15 more slated for 2013 alone). They’re chock full of meaningful demos, real-world scenarios, and information you need to help you work more productively and effectively with SQL Server.

Oh, and you also get the other 530 technical training courses that Pluralsight provides, with many thousands of hours more training on SharePoint, C#, Windows, ASP.NET, BI, and lots more!

All for $29 a month. Not bad eh? Can you really afford to be missing out on what your colleagues and rivals-for-jobs are watching and learning?

Try 200 minutes of course material over ten days for free – see HERE.

Here’s our current catalog:

See you online!