Custom Courses

For Your Company

Post engagement, clients frequently request we conduct private training courses for their staff. Other times, they invite us back to do a training session when they discover a gap in their staff’s skills. Either way, we’re happy to oblige.

Classes can based on existing material such as pre-cons, or we can design a custom training program specifically based on your needs. A sampling of classes we have taught include:

SQL Performance Tuning and Optimization

In this session you will learn about SQL Server performance tuning and optimization. You will be guided through tools and best practices for tuning queries and improving performance within Microsoft SQL Server.  This session will guide you through real life performance problems which have been gathered and tuned using industry standard best practices and real world skills.

SQL Server High Availability

In this session you will learn about SQL Server performance tuning and optimization. You will be guided through tools and best practices for tuning queries and improving performance within Microsoft SQL Server.  This session will guide you through real life performance problems which have been gathered and tuned using industry standard best practices and real world skills.

SQL Server for the Non-Database Administrator

In this all day session on Microsoft SQL Server we will be learning about how Microsoft SQL Server works and what needs to be done to keep it up and running smoothly when you don’t have a full time database administrator on staff to help you keep it running.

SQL Server Security

During this session we will review a variety of ways to secure your SQL Server databases and data from attach.  In this session we will review proper network designs, recommended firewall configurations, and physical security options.  We will also review our data encryption options, password protection options, using contained databases, and AlwaysOn Availability Groups security.  There will also be discussions about additional measures which should be taken when working with Internet facing applications.

Storage and Virtualization for the DBA

This session will be a two part session in which we will be focusing on two of the biggest topics in the DBA field.  How to properly design your SAN storage solution and how to properly design your virtualization solution.

Analytics Without Limits: Modern BI Architecture

The traditional enterprise data warehouse has been around a long time, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. However, the influence of big data, cloud computing, and in-memory analytics have changed the scale and approach to business analytics. Microsoft is heavily invested in Big Data through its partnership with Hadoop vendor HortonWorks, HDInsight (its Hadoop as a Service offering in Azure) and the Power BI stack which integrates tightly to provide rich visualization and analysis from an array of data sources.

Finding Your Balance: BI in the Cloud, On Premises, or Both

Heard about Power BI or Microsoft Azure? These services can take many forms, such as cloud VMs, database as a service, Power BI in the cloud, and a myriad of other services. In this full day session, you will learn about building Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft Azure, Power BI and the Microsoft BI stack (on premises, in the cloud, or both). This session gives you the foundation you need to understand when incorporating cloud components into your BI solution makes sense and how to get started.

We would love to come and teach to your team.  Contact us today.

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Globally Recognized Expertise

As Microsoft MVP’s and Partners as well as VMware experts, we are summoned by companies all over the world to fine-tune and problem-solve the most difficult architecture, infrastructure and network challenges.

And sometimes we’re asked to share what we did, at events like Microsoft’s PASS Summit 2015.