8/18/2012 4:35:35 AM
Amit Bansal -
In March, I delivered an interesting assignment, not in terms of content, but in terms of schedule. I was asked by my client to deliver two workshops, one on DBA, which was delivered in the morning schedule and the other on Business Intelligence, delivered in evening. This was so very different and uncommon but I took up the challenge without realizing that it’s not going to be easy task. But why? What’s the big deal in it? Here is the big deal, at least for me.
I started off my first day at 9 am. The first module was SQL Server Architecture. And I talked/demoed SQLOS, Memory, CPU, Disk stuff, SQL internals, etc, amongst many other sub-topics. I finished at 1 pm and we took a break for lunch. At 2 pm I was required to start SQL Server Business Intelligence and the first module was Why BI? And the fun begins! After delivering 4 hours of SQL Server DB engine architecture, it was getting so difficult to switch to BI instantly; I mean mentally, it was not easy. It looked like a paradigm shift. It took me while to get over the hang of DBA stuff and get into the BI shoes – probably because I do not get into these arrangements too often. The second day was more taxing, since it was full of demos. First half, DBA demos & second half, Analysis Services demos – and I was so drained out at the end of the day. And it was a fun-moment when a friend of mine called me up and asked what assignment was I delivering? :)
So in this blog post, I want to talk about SQL Server Business Intelligence workshop which I delivered in the second half :).
This SQL Server training assignment in India was organized by Peopleware India – www.PeoplewareIndia.com
Prior to this assignment, I completed advanced Transact-SQL assignment in Hyderabad for Microsoft IDC– you can find that blog here: http://www.sqlservergeeks.com/blogs/AmitBansal/sql-server-bi/629/completed-advanced-transact-sql-workshop-hyderabad-january-2012
This delivery on SQL Server Business Intelligence was not a very advanced one. I was required to discuss only up to Level 200/300. And I included most of it: Analysis Services, Integration Services & Reporting Services. Time did not permit us to talk about SharePoint which I would have loved to do. Analysis Services is my favorite and I get a bit partial in spending more time with this tool. And I made it a point to get into a bit of MDX – demoing ParallelPeriod and PreviousPeriod functions !
The audience was very interactive and they matched my speed of executing labs, and I was glad to make new friends, as always.
Here are is the Pic from the class:
More pics can be seen from my FaceBook page at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/albums/?id=165298110161387
The gallery page on Peopleware India site is updated as well: http://www.peoplewareindia.com/gallery.htm
In my next blog post, I shall write about the first half, the DBA part!
If you are looking for SQL Server training / consulting for your company / people, you can write to enquiry<at>peoplewareindia<dot>com or visit www.PeoplewareIndia.com
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Follow Amit at Twitter @A_Bansal : Amit Bansal is the CTO of eDominer Systems & Peopleware India. He is a consultant, trainer, writer, speaker & evangelist on SQL Server & Business Intelligence. A seasoned speaker; he speaks at major summits and conferences of Microsoft worldwide including TechED, MCT Summits, MSDN & TechNet conferences. Over the last 8 years, he has consulted, trained & mentored more than 6000 IT professionals on SQL Server & Business Intelligence and worked with top notch blue chip companies worldwide including Microsoft, Infosys, Wipro, RBS, HCL, HP, Siemens, IBM, Accenture, etc. He has delivered more than 400 workshops on SQL Server & Business Intelligence. Apart from holding many Microsoft credentials, he is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee on SQL Server. He is also one of the first Microsoft Certified Trainer in India. Amit has worked with Microsoft in India and US as a Subject Matter Expert in various capacities participating in OD sessions, technical reviewing, etc. He is also a very active community lead in Asia Pacific. Visit www.amitbansal.net to know more. Subscribe to Amit’s blog and be a member of his technical forum at www.SQLServerGeeks.com - an exclusive SQL Server portal. Visit www.peoplewareindia.com for Corporate Training solutions.
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