My company has finally opened its vast wallet and provided a tiny training budget. Exactly how much is open to question but I think I'd be extremely lucky to get more than £1000 and should feel grateful for £500. That being said, there is a course I've found that covers everything that I'd want it to cover in the BI side of SQL Server 2008, for just North of £2000, that my boss didn't reject outright because it was so comprehensive. I've been looking online and there are hundreds of courses out there and the choice seems a bit daunting. What I'd like to know is, is there anybody to avoid and on the other hand is there anybody to go to above all others?
There are a lot of organisations asking for large amounts of money to provide training. I'm concerned that I might persuade the company to write fat cheque to a organisation who could essentially put a pile of books and a laptop, with a link to this site, on the table, say 'there's your course' then go to the pub. I'm in the Manchester area but I'm prepared to travel within reason ie Leeds\Liverpool and of course the online option is open.
On two occasions I have been asked, "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" ... I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
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