CBT Nuggets trainer Garth Schulte recently released his new Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-761 course, covering Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and showing you how to manage data, query data, and program databases with Transact-SQL.
In this 34-video course, Garth prepares you for Microsoft’s 70-761 exam, the first of two exams that must be passed to receive your MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification.
We asked Garth about his new course and how you can get more out of your training.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in SQL Server? What value does it bring?
It will empower their IT pros to query, manage, and protect all of the valuable data companies rely on to drive their business forward.
Q: Who should learn SQL? What kind of career will SQL skills set you up for?
Anyone interested in working with data! There are many career paths you can take in SQL Server, from administration to development to business intelligence, all of which greatly benefit from having some T-SQL skills.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for learners to get the most out of your course?
Follow along with me in our hands-on labs and attempt the challenges provided at the end of these Nuggets, they will get you thinking like a SQL developer!
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-761?
You will gain the power of query writing! Who doesn’t love the guy or gal that can push, pull, twist, and turn data out of their company databases?! 🙂
Q: What course(s) or certification(s) should learners complete before diving into your Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-761 course?
MTA: Database Fundamentals if you’re a complete beginner to the SQL language. If not, you can start with this course, 70-761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL.
Q: What course(s) or certification(s) should learners look to jump into after they complete Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-761?
70-762: Developing SQL Databases (coming soon!), which is the other required exam in order to complete the MCSA: Database Development certification.