A little birdie just alerted me to a free two day Microsoft SQL training course available to Sage Business Partners free of charge.
The course is being held February 17 & 18, 2010 in Irvine California or February 23 & 24, 2010 in New York City. Registration is completely free though as of February 4, 2010 at 3pm EST there were only 16 free seats remaining in California and 20 in New York.
The deadline to register for the Irvine classes is 2/14/10 and for New York it’s 2/18/10.
From what we know this training is a requirement for certification on MAS 200 SQL (expected to be re-released in Q4 2010) and certainly handy for any consultants working with Sage MAS 200 EES which uses SQL for the SageCRM portion of the product.
How can you go wrong with two days of free hands-on technical training?
Here’s the course description:
Sage and Microsoft’s SQL Server Team are joining forces together to offer Sage most valued partners, a unique opportunity to take their SQL Server skills to the next level and grow their business.
Understanding the SQL Server administration and management is critical for successful implementations of Sage products in a SQL Server environment. In this course, the most important aspects of working with SQL Server will be covered during a two day workshop that includes practical experience via hands-on-labs. The course covers installing, configuring and managing SQL Server, explains how SQL Server indexes work, shows how to read execution plans, describes how to perform basic performance tuning and diagnostics and provides guidance on planning for high availability options such as clustering, mirroring and log-shipping.
Here’s how Sage Business Partners can sign up (login is required)
First, login to Sage Partner University here.
Next, I was only able to locate the course through a search – but you may be able to follow this link to go direct to the SQL registration page. (Update: It looks as if sometimes this direct link brings you to a search page instead of the course – simply search for the keyword SQL and product line Sage MAS90/ MAS200. The second result – course # MS90611 Sage SQL Server Training should appear for $ 0).
If the link above doesn’t work, simply search for the class using the steps below:
Open the search box (click the image below to enlarge):
Then use the resulting search box to find the course with SQL: