Class Distribution

12yearsclasses I could only go back 12 years, but I was curious what percentage of my students took each of my classes. If I could have included 2000-2003, I am sure there would have been a little more Visual Basic. I think the Office classes are over-represented since those were only 1 day classes, while the other courses were typically 5 days. I believe in my Statistics course that would be called a lurking variable.

The Tour of Awesome

10592747_1072473552770900_4643140571400896381_nWhat an amazing and awesome year. 25,000 miles, 29 cities, and 13 new states. I was able to visit the Football Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame, Wrigley Field, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian, NASA Science Center, Las Vegas, Kentucky Bourbon Tour, Louisville Slugger, and so much more.

Cleveland Schedule Released


The schedule for SQL Saturday for Cleveland has been released. Looks like I will be doing my presentation on Data Types at 3:00pm in Training Room 5. Click here for the complete schedule.

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Feb 7 2015 at Hyland Software – Building 1, 28500 Clemens Rd., Cleveland, OH 44145. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a lunch – not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

January Speaker for IndyPASS


It has been confirmed that I will be the Guest Speaker for the IndyPASS meeting on January 20th, 2015. The topic of the night will be on How to obtain Microsoft SQL Certification. I will be starting with discussing the certification paths and the electives availabe for both the Database Platform and Business Intelligence Certifications. Followed up by a quick outline of the each of the exams.


5:30 – Professional Networking & Food
6:00 – Announcements
6:15 – Featured Presentation
7:15 – Prize Drawings

Location: Apparatus HQ
1401 North Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

SQL Server Admin classes added


This was the last week I was supposed to teach the 10775: Administering SQL Server 2012 course, however, due to popular demand, we have added two more weeks to my schedule. The first week starts December 8th and then also the following week of December 15th.

Starting January 1st, 2015 all of our classes will be using the new 2014 courseware. So if you miss one of my 10775 courses be sure to look for the 20462 – SQL Server Admin course starting with my first class of the new year on January 12th. Here is a complete list of how the SQL 2012 courses map to the newer SQL 2014 courses.


On the road again…


    • February 10th – Atlanta for custom Server 2008 class
    • March 3rd – Omaha for private SQL Server 2012 class
    • March 17th – Atlanta for private Server 2012 class
    • March 23rd – Atlanta for private Server 2012 class
    • March 31st – Atlanta for private Server 2012 class

Travelling man


  • May 13th – Atlanta for custom Server 2008 class
  • June 10th – Crane Naval Base for Security + class
  • August 12th – Atlanta for custom Server 2008 class
  • August 26th – Memphis for private 2012 upgrade class
  • September 16th – Redmond for the MCT Summit
  • October 21st – Columbus for Exchange 2010 class
  • November 4th – Atlanta for private SQL Server 2008 class
  • December 2nd – Atlanta for custom Server 2008 class

Spring into SQL


Back to teaching SQL Server for the next three months. Well until I go back to Atlanta May13th for the custom Server 2008 class again.

  • March 4th (10775: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases)
  • March 11th  (6232: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database)
  • April 15th (2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL)
  • April 29th (10774: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012)
  • May 6th (6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database)
  • May 28th (2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL)
  • June 3rd (6232: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database)


Happy Valentines Day


Very busy month. Going back to Atlanta to teach a private Server 2008 class. This is my third time teaching this custom class for Verint that has chapters from the 6421, 6425, and 6426 courses. Then I have a mix of classes when I come back.

  • 6421 – Configuring a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
  • 6231 – Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database
  • 10135 – Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2010