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TheSqlPro.com - Ayman El-Ghazali

Ayman is a passionate SQL Server DBA, Developer, and Business Intelligence Developer. His passion for technology started when he was a young boy playing DOS games on his father's computer. From there, he moved up to computer programming in high school and went on to get B.S. and M.S. degrees in Information Systems from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He has worked with the SQL Server product since 2006 and has experience with SQL 2000 through SQL 2012. He holds a MCITP SQL 2008 DBA certification and is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT. He has been active with the virtual chapters of PASS, participating in online training and also giving presentations. Ayman has lived in many different countries around the world including the U.S., U.K., Egypt, Saudi Arabia and speaks fluent Arabic. He is huge football(soccer) fan and is always looking forward to learn more about SQL Server, SQL Server BI, and technology in general. www.thesqlpro.com

Archives: August 2012

Free Second Shot offer for Microsoft Certification Exams

Nothing for me to really say except if you mess up, you get a free second chance Click HERE to see the details. So get started on your certifications with the confidence of having a second shot just in case you don’t do so well the first time. Take a…

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3 comments, 1,131 reads

Posted in TheSqlPro.com - Ayman El-Ghazali on 29 August 2012

Create a SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Catalog Report in 15 Minutes

One big question I have gotten often is “I need data, what kind of reports do you have?” It is a valid question from a user, especially with a server that may gave hundreds of reports. The solution? Create a Reports Catalog Report. I have provided the simple instructions and…

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2 comments, 448 reads

Posted in TheSqlPro.com - Ayman El-Ghazali on 27 August 2012

8 Habits/Skills/Traits of Highly Effective DBAs

The whole “7 Habits” title is so cliché so I decided to make it eight! Plus that will probably relieve me from any copyright violations as well. So anyway, these are the eight habits/skills of Highly effective Database Administrators in my humble opinion. Although I come from the Microsoft SQL…

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2 comments, 438 reads

Posted in TheSqlPro.com - Ayman El-Ghazali on 20 August 2012

Querying the Management Data Warehouse for Disk Usage over time (Data Collector)

A part of every DBA’s job is to justify all those disk space requests. The phrases “I just need it” or “Trust me this database is going to grow one terabyte this year” might not convince your boss. Many people are under the impression that disk space is cheap since…

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8 comments, 516 reads

Posted in TheSqlPro.com - Ayman El-Ghazali on 13 August 2012

Jump start your SQL 2012 Certification for FREE

Hey all you proactive SQL junkies, want to jump start your SQL 2012 Certification? Or are you just here because you saw the world’s most favorite four letter word – FREE? Either way I got your fix right here. First get all the details and requirements from the official source…

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3 comments, 444 reads

Posted in TheSqlPro.com - Ayman El-Ghazali on 6 August 2012