Archive for August 2, 2009

DBA School

Posted: August 2, 2009 in Uncategorized

Well many have asked so I thought I would add it here…


What is DBA School? This is a Class where Stephen Wynkoop and I will cover the following topics in a three day class located in Tucson AZ. The idea here is to get people in a group small enough were everyone can learn and everyone comes out of this with new contacts. The topics that we will be covering will be:

Performance – we’ll focus on management, tuning and optimization for your servers. Learn about counters to monitor, common pitfalls and native tools you can use to manage and monitor your performance and see what’s happening on your server.

Management – Ongoing management of your systems, what to be monitoring, what types of things you can do to troubleshoot and best practices for your systems.

Auditing – What are your native options for monitoring and auditing your SQL Server? What options best fit in your own implementations? What is the impact or overhead of the various approaches? What types of things do you need to be thinking about as you begin the work of satisfying compliance requirements?

Security – Planning and implementing an access control model, understanding the threats to your system, what you can do about them, how they work, tips for managing your footprint and installation vulnerabilities.

Disaster Recovery – What are the core fundamentals that you simply must provide for your systems? What types of tools (online and offline) can you use to manage your recovery process? What happens if a restore fails? What options do you have for planning and deploying your systems and processes? What checklists do you need to have at your fingertips? How do you respond to a critical system issue?

Very Large Databases – You’ll find out about considerations for performance, management and things you’ll want to know for your larger systems. We’ll explain and show how you can use tools to help distribute load and we’ll go into how larger systems will impact your planning for recovery and management.

We have a great rate on a hotel here and we even have some local sites that you cannot miss if you are in town an extra day.

Please check out the Class here.