I wanted to share with everyone what to expect in the classroom from SQL Server 2012 courses. As many of you know, for a long time SQL Server classes have been arranged in three core courses, while the content has changed over the years to support the various versions, the structure of these three courses has remained the same. This structure being: query writing, "traditional" db administration, and database development. With 2012, these three core facets remain in place in three new 2012 courses. The query writing course which used to be a jammed packed three day course is now a jammed packed 5 day course (thankfully). The administration and development courses remain unchanged in length and strong in focusing on the core fundamentals of both administration and development, like backup, restore, indexing, tuning, automating, auditing, and error handling.
These courses are now in beta and we at Centriq are evaluating and providing feedback to Microsoft to ensure the courses offer students what they need. We plan on offering them to the public as soon as possible and right now that looks like second quarter.
I feel very good about the 2012 SQL training present offerings and I hope to see you in class!
Please use the following URL to get detailed course information on these core course and additional courses as Microsoft makes them available.