Free Webcast Series: Patterns and Practices in Database Administration

Session Dates:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT

Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT

Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT


SSWUG.ORG’s virtual webcasts will prepare the “Accidental DBA” for patterns and practices they will experience in their role as a database administrator. SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline will provide easy-to-understand insights and realistic examples for professionals who have not had any formal DBA training. By the end of our four-part series, you should have the information needed to get up to speed on database planning, administration and performance tuning basics.

Session Descriptions

In the first session, you will see what is needed to fulfill the role of a DBA by learning more about what is typically expected of administrators and where the bulk of the work is done. Regardless if you are a draftee or volunteer to the position, the information applies to anybody wanting to better understand and fully own their title.

Over the course of the second session, you will find out why it is important to grasp some of the tips and tricks that DBAs have practiced for many years. Kevin will emphasize about the need for documentation, testing, automation, sharing experiences and continuing your education.

During the third session, you will understand the reasons why the DBA is the sheriff in town! That's why it's important to know what you’re dealing with in your departments and inside your databases. Kevin will explain how to inventory, determine what is not your responsibility, talk to your stakeholders, learn the business cycles and tackle important tasks.

The fourth and final session will emphasize the four essential skills needed to survive and excel in your database administration position - Communication, Troubleshooting, Benchmarking and Automation. Kevin will explain how to leverage these abilities toward increased job security and professional successes.

Webcast Structure

All session content will be available for thirty days after the final session airing date, allowing you to revisit key portions of information at a convenience. For thorough examination of the topics in the comfort of your home and office, DVDs of the sessions are also priced at $99.

Please register now to learn from Kevin Kline for free in our "Accidental DBA" webcasts!

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Speakers

  • Kevin Kline

    Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran. A long-time Microsoft SQL Server MVP and noted leader in the IT industry, Kev...

Sessions

  • Context, Roles, and Responsibilities of the Accidental DBA

    Find out what is needed to fulfill the role of a DBA by learning more about what is typically expected of administrators and where the bulk of the wor...

  • Quick Rules of Thumb for the Accidental DBA

    It’s important to grasp some of the tips and tricks that DBAs have practiced for many years. Learn about the importance of documentation, testin...

  • Day One for the Accidental DBA

    As the DBA, you’re the sheriff in town! So, you should know what you’re dealing with in your departments and inside your databases. Find o...

  • Four Essential Skills for the Accidental DBA

    To survive and excel in your database administration position, there are four essential skills: Communication, Troubleshooting, Benchmarking and Autom...