Get ready to learn how SQL Server and Azure, Microsoft’s cloud offering, work hand-in-hand with Garth Schulte’s new “Microsoft MCSE SQL Server 2014 70-465 Azure Updates” training course. This 5-video course aims to get learners up to speed on Azure features that can be used within SQL Server, and covers topics such as integration, different services, and more.
Here are Garth’s thoughts on the course, and how you can benefit from his training!
Q: What’s the importance of the updates in this course?
70-465 is a mashup of 70-462 and 70-464 courses we’ve already created. The big difference is all of the Azure features aren’t in those courses, so rather than give you a re-hash of same material again, we thought it would be more learner-friendly to give you access to the objectives we haven’t covered in other courses.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in this technology? What value does it bring?
The cloud is hot hot hot… and Microsoft is all in when it comes to SQL Server and Azure integration. This course will bring you up to speed on all of the Azure-specific SQL Server features, as well as the integration of your on-premise and cloud infrastructure.
Q: From a student-perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course?
By getting them excited and prepared for the future! The cloud isn’t going anywhere but UP, so the sooner we all learn how to work with it, the better equipped we’ll be to help businesses migrate to the cloud.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for students to get the most out of your course?
Sign up for Microsoft’s cloud, Azure, and take it for a spin with me! You’ll be amazed at how easy and fun it is to spin up a SQL Server instance in Microsoft’s cloud and then manage it from your local machine.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
The possibilities here are endless! You’ll have the know-how to spin up a network of cloud SQL Servers (IaaS), utilize the Azure Blob Storage Service to host and access data files or backups from anywhere (STaaS), or use the incredible Azure SQL Database feature (PaaS) to do away with infrastructure entirely to host highly available databases in the cloud, while still managing them from your local machine.
Q: What’s the ONE thing you hope learners take away from this training?
That Microsoft is very serious about SQL Server and the cloud, and that it’s a set of skills every database professional is going to need in their toolbox, sooner rather than later.
Start watching this course today!