Tag Archives: SQL Training

SQL Intersection 2016 (Orlando FL)

For my training this year, I went to SQL Intersection (https://devintersection.com/) in Orlando, Florida from April 18-22, 2016. This was a new experience for me since I normally attend the SQL PASS conference in Seattle, Washington (http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2016/Welcome.aspx). And there were … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday in Chicago (2016)

This past Saturday I attended SQL Saturday in Chicago (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/484/). It was a nice event and there were plenty of opportunities to network, get product demonstrations, and get some FREE SQL Server training. Sessions I attended: What’s New in SQL … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday in Chicago – 2016

There is a popular saying and it has been included in many songs, that “the best things in life are free”.  And really, that is one of the things I like the most about the SQL Server community.  There are … Continue reading

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Certification Completed … MCSA for SQL Server 2012!

In one of my previous posts, I explored the value of certifications (https://sqlbadboy.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/sql-server-certifications-are-they-valuable-or-useful/) and mentioned that I was pursuing my MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solution Associate) for SQL Server 2012. Well, I am happy to say that I finally completed this … Continue reading

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A Preview … At the Chicago SQL Server User Group

Yesterday, I went to the Chicago SQL Server User Group meeting (http://chicago.sqlpass.org/), which I always enjoy going to when I have a chance.  It is an opportunity to get some free training, perhaps a free meal, and be able to network … Continue reading

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SQL Skills Training Class

On almost every survey of the best places to work, employee training is listed as one of the factors that will boost an employee’s satisfaction with a company.  And I have found that to be definitely true in my case.  … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday in Chicago

Recently, I had a discussion with some database professionals and we were discussing some of the pros and cons of certain database platforms.  I mentioned to them that one of the things that I feel is a huge pro for … Continue reading

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