About a month ago, I found out that I would be teaching a SQL class in Omaha. Nebraska this week. A quick tweet out to the #SQLFamily and I was able to get added to the Omaha SQL User group schedule. So now another 53 people now know how to get SQL certified. So many questions, my hour presentation went almost two hours. I am also avaiable for weddings and birthday parties.
Made a quick stop at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh to deliver my presentation on getting SQL Certified. The room I was supposed to present in had people taking exams and I was moved to the cafeteria. Which was a good thing because I don’t think we would have had enought seats in the orginial room. Great crowd and a lot of great questions.
After all the SQL Saturday events I’ve attended, I finally won something. I will definitely be watching many of these recordings. However, I did have a great time at the first SQL Saturday in Wausau, Wisconsin that was held at Northcentral Technical College. I actually delivered two sessions, one on SQL Certifications and the other on The PROCESS of Queries.
Another SQL Saturday in Indianapolis has finished and I am both exhausted and excited that we were able to have such a successful event. The unofficial count is about 480 registered attendees with an approximately 275 people attending. Both new records. Read more here.
I will be speaking at the SQL Saturday in Lousiville on August 5th. I really enjoy this one because it is only two hours away. For those attending, here is a copy of my presentation.
We are just over a week away and have reached our maximum limit of 450 registered attendees. A NEW RECORD. But don’t worry, we do have a wait list and you can still Register Here. Don’t forget we still have seats available for our THREE Pre-conference sessions on Friday, August 11th.
I had a great time delivering my presentation on “How to get SQL Server Certified” at the SQL Saturday in Atlanta. I’m always in awe at the size of this event and the organization that goes into its planning. If you ever get a chance to go, you should.
I will be in Atlanta this weekend to talk about SQL Server certifications. However, I know many of you will not be able to attend. So I have made a short video to explain almost everything you need to know about getting certified. I hope it is helpful in clearing up in confusion on the direction you may want to take to further your goals.
Stayed up way too late working on the SQL Saturday Schedule. But it is now posted. Such an awesome group of speakers from all over the country coming to Indiana to share their knowledge. I am so grateful to them for volunteering their time and expertise.
I’ve already passed both Exams, but I just bought these two books anyway. Maybe a giveway prize for SQL Saturday – Indianapolis on August 12th? I’ve heard rumours of Fidget Spinners as well. Be sure to register soon.
SQL Saturday has a new look. Come over and check it out. While you’re there don’t forget to register for SQL Saturday Indy which is only four months away. http://www.sqlsaturday.com/629/eventhome.aspx
I can’t believe I have not been to a SQL Saturday in almost two months. I missed Cleveland last month so I could catch up on some of my college workload. But this weekend I will be attending SQL Saturday – Chicago delivering a presentation on how to get SQL Server Certified.
Ladies and Gentlemen! SQL Saturday of Indianapolis is now live. I am so excited to once again be able to organize the biggest and best SQL Saturday in the Midwest. We will have 45 of the top SQL professionals and speakers from around the country joining us to share their time and experience with you. And remember we are moving our venue 15-20 miles north this year to be able to accommodate a growing number of attendees. So don’t worry about getting waitlisted this year and be the first kid on your block to register for our August 12th, 2017 event. http://
It is a very cold and rainy day for the first SQL Saturday of 2017. Nashville is one of the events I attend every year as there are many members of the #SQLFamily that also attend. I am getting to do two sessions this year. First up at 8:30 am is my presentation on “The PROCESS of Queries”. This is the one I have been requested to present the most often. It is a very beginner level into how queries are optimized and how this effects batches, transactions, and errors. The second session will be at 1:30 pm and is a brand new presentation for a SQL Saturday, “The Basics of Data Manipulation”. This is from one of my favorite chapters from the T-SQL courses that I teach and I am really excited to put it into a one hour session format.
It is time for T-SQL Tuesday #85 and this month the party is being hosted by Kenneth Fisher from SQL Studies.This month’s topic is Backup and Restore and I will be discussing the differences between database Restore and Recovery.Click here to read more.
Attached is my presentation on SQL Server Certification that will be presented at SQL Saturday Atlanta: BI Edition this weekend. I have also provided useful links in getting certified on SQL Server.
- Mastering Microsoft Certification Exam Prep
- Microsoft Learning – SQL Server Certifications
- Larry Kaye announces New Streamlined Certifications
- MTA – Exam 98-364: Database Fundamentals
- Why get Microsoft Certified
- Online Proctored Exams
- Microsoft Certification Study Groups
- Channel 9 SQL Server videos
- Microsoft Exam Question Types
I can’t believe it, I am finally joining the T-SQL Tuesday blog post party started by Adam Machanic (b|t). This month Andy Yun is our TSQL2sDay #84 host who has selected the subject of “Growing New Speakers”. Specifically, to talk about preparing, presenting, and speaking at local user groups, virtual PASS chapter, SQL Saturdays and/or the PASS Summit. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer(MCT), this topic really hits home. Click here to read more.
Headed back down to Atlanta on December 10th for another SQL Saturday. It is the Business Intelligence Edition, but I will be talking about the new Streamlined Microsoft Certifications and how you can become certifiable.
I couldn’t make it to the PASS Summit this year. But I am watching the highlights on PassTV. So many great sessions so far on the first day, I definitely know how I am spending my weekend.