I am Trainer of SQL Server for the Oracle DBA Course

Hi folks,

I want to give you a heads up about my new course which will be presented at 15-16 of November in Auckland.

Title of Course is : Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for the Oracle DBA.

Registration are open now under this website:


This is a 2 day course, and I and Dave Dustin (Leader of Auckland SQL user group) will train this course together.

we will run this course in Auckland at 15-16 of November, you can register for this course here:



This course is to help Oracle database administrators (DBAs)
leverage their skills and experience as an Oracle DBA to manage a
SQL Server system. This workshop provides a quick start for the
Oracle DBA to map, compare and contrast the realm of Oracle
database management to SQL Server database management.

This course is a shortened version a full 4-day course. It was
developed to extend the terminologies familiar to the Oracle DBA
and relate those terminologies to the SQL Server world. The
philosophy has not been to present a straight one-to-one mapping of
"here is Oracle and here is SQL Server." The approach is one of
relate-and-learn based on relating the knowledge and experience you
have gained in administering Oracle databases to the knowledge you
will learn about administering SQL Server databases.



After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Extend your existing competencies as an Oracle DBA to SQL
• Manage SQL Server using the same perspective of an Oracle
• Understand the underlying architecture of SQL Server
• Manage the SQL Server system, databases, and users
• Manage database files by backing up or migrating to other
• Express High Availability options to SQL Server

Target Audience:

This course  is for the experienced Oracle database
administrators (DBAs) who works in an enterprise-level environment
and requires the skills to begin supporting and maintaining a SQL
Server database.


This course requires that you meet the following
• Oracle DBA experience
• Familiarity with Microsoft Windows platforms
• Understanding operating system fundamentals

Database Experience
From the objectives it should be understood that a level-set
exposure and experience performing all tasks commonly attributed to
an Oracle database administrator role is a prerequisite. This
workshop refrains from quantifying the prerequisite amount of
knowledge in terms of years and months as individual experiences
and exposure can vary.
Every attempt has been made to minimize such assumptions and
prerequisites and on several occasions, even the basics have been
reviewed. This can be referred to as the "least common denominator"
approach, which will work as a primer for attendees with less
experience and as a refresher for experienced attendees, while at
the same time, focusing on the goal of providing a jump start on
SQL Server database management, for Oracle DBAs at every experience

While generic knowledge of operating system concepts is a
prerequisite, it is preferred that the student has hands-on
knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system, for the
following reasons:
• The targeted operating system is Microsoft Windows.
• It is more reasonable to compare Oracle and SQL Server
based on similar operating environments.
Implementation of Oracle RDBMS has been modified on the Windows
platform to take advantage of the features provided by the
operating system which are different from UNIX.

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Reza Rad
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand, Power BI Summit, and Data Insight Summit.
Reza is author of more than 14 books on Microsoft Business Intelligence, most of these books are published under Power BI category. Among these are books such as Power BI DAX Simplified, Pro Power BI Architecture, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, Power Query books series, Row-Level Security in Power BI and etc.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.

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