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I'm not sure if this is the proper place to post this but I'm sure someone will tell me if I chose incorrectly Smile
I'm a accidental DBA who hasn't done any official training in about a decade...so I'd like to brush up on the newer SQL Server offerings...

If your employer said "You should go get some training, where and what do you want to go to?" and it didn't matter if it were offsite or in a different city, what would you choose and why?

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MyDoggieJessie - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:57 AM
I'm not sure if this is the proper place to post this but I'm sure someone will tell me if I chose incorrectly Smile
I'm a accidental DBA who hasn't done any official training in about a decade...so I'd like to brush up on the newer SQL Server offerings...

If your employer said "You should go get some training, where and what do you want to go to?" and it didn't matter if it were offsite or in a different city, what would you choose and why?


If my employer said I could choose anything, I might choose the SQL Cruise or PASS Summit.
If you want something more traditional, I would try with a company that specializes in training. I know that some of the big names in SQL like Brent Ozar or Paul Randal offer some, but there are many out there depending on what you want.


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I think I'd start first with any local PASS chapters, just because they're close, and likely free or low-cost.
After that I'd move on to some of the in-person Brent Ozar training, followed by the PASS Summit (or if you can sell the boss on it, one of the SQL Cruises...)
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Those are some I've heard of, and the types of recommendations I'm looking for - hoping to find something that I'd come out having actually learned something I could directly find applicable

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I've got access to things like Skillsoft and PluralSight but with that type of training I'm still sitting here in my office and easily approachable and/or engulfed with production requests or emails. So need to find something offsite and away from daily distractions

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MyDoggieJessie - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:44 AM
I've got access to things like Skillsoft and PluralSight but with that type of training I'm still sitting here in my office and easily approachable and/or engulfed with production requests or emails. So need to find something offsite and away from daily distractions

Perhaps, in that case, you could reach an agreement with your boss to have some time away from the office (perhaps work at home time) to go through some of the courses? Set things up so that either a co-worker or the boss would be able to "filter" requests, so if a true "ohmygodohmygod we need this fixed yesterday" emergency comes up and you're the only one who can handle it, they could get in touch with you, otherwise they'd either deal with it themselves, or tell the requestor "come back tomorrow."

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I'd go for professional training for Microsoft Certification. The SQL Cruise, PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, and local PASS Chapter offering are all good but are very hit and miss whereas professional training will cover everything.

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