Online Course: Storage and Virtualization for the Database Administrator

11 On-Demand Sessions Start on Nov. 15, 2011 and End Dec. 14, 2011


Course Overview

SSWUG.ORG's virtual class will provide database administrators (DBAs) with the skills to properly design storage and virtualization solutions.

Denny Cherry, course instructor and SQL Server MVP, will explain why storage can be one of the largest bottlenecks when it comes to database performance.

He will also explain why it can be one of the hardest places to troubleshoot performance issues because storage engineers and database administrators often do not get along. Finally, he will dig into LUNs, HBAs, the fabric, as well as the storage itself.

In the second half of the course, Denny will review the pros and cons of moving SQL Servers into a virtual environment. He will also explain how to tie virtual platforms to the storage array, so that DBAs can maximize the storage performance for their SQL Servers and the virtual environment.

Session Descriptions

Throughout the 30-day course, you will learn how to:

  •     Understand the capabilities of the storage solutions in your organization
  •     Bridge the communications gap between storage administrators and database administrators
  •     Use the advanced features that are present within storage arrays
  •     Reduce costs and storage requirement

     

Course Structure and Cost

Upon registration and payment, you will receive an email with instructions on how to test your system in order to view the classes, as well as a link that will remain active for the 30 day on-demand period.

The course cost is $169 for full SSWUG.ORG members and $199 for non-members. The cost of the DVD with purchase of the course is an additional $199. The DVD costs $399 if you do not purchase a course seat. Course downloads, office hours and the ability to email questions to the instructor are included with course purchase only.

Once you have completed the course, you will have the opportunity to take a course quiz and receive a course certificate. After passing the quiz, please allow up to five business days after the course is finalized to receive your certificate (download link via e-mail).

Sponsors

Speakers

    Denny Cherry

    Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over a decade of experience working with platf...


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