It is no secret that I like training. Some would say that I train on SQL Server topics excessively, but the more I train the more I realize I have more to learn. I’m often asked by new and veteran SQL Server professionals where they can get quality training.
There is a wealth of free training available for SQL Server, much more than many other database communities (*cough* Oracle! *cough*) but it can be difficult to keep track of all these opportunities. I covered where to find training in an earlier blog post, but I’ve decided to take it a step further.
I’ve created an interactive training calendar that attempts to aggregate all of the training events going on for SQL Server, and associated technologies like PowerShell and SharePoint. I’m pretty sure I’ve only scratched the surface with this calendar, and I expect to spend a lot of time maintaining it. The training calendar lists out the title, presenter, description, and sponsors. Most events are free, but paid events are explicitly labeled. I’ve also made an effort to tag in-person trainings explicitly, since the vast majority of events are virtual.
Check out the training calendar at http://www.wilsisney.com/training/ .
A few notes about the training calendar:
- I don’t own any of the events listed, nor am I trying to take credit for any of the material they present. I’m just trying to connect the public to quality events. All of the events are the property of their sponsors and the presenter, and they reserve the right do whatever they want with their event.
- I have pulled events from a variety of sources, including: PASS Virtual Chapters, SQL Saturday events, third-party software vendor-sponsored events (like those by Idera, Quest, and Red Gate, to name a few), and events from the boutique SQL Server consulting firms (like Brent Ozar PLF). I’ve also included paid events from people who I trust; I’m not going to recommend paid events to my fellow professionals without knowing that they’re going to get their money’s worth.
- This calendar will continue to evolve, with events being added all the time. If you want to have your event added, use my contact form to let me know about it. If I’ve left your event off, chances are that I didn’t know about it and didn’t consciously decide to skip it.
I hope you find the calendar useful! If you have suggestions on how I can make it better, hit me up in the comments section below!