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What is Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft SQL Server is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organizations and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud.  As the foundation of the cloud-ready information platform, SQL Server will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization as well as quickly build solutions and extend data across on-premises and public cloud backed by mission critical confidence.

IT Employment Outlook for a DBA

According to U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Jobs of 2012″ Database Administrator is ranked #5.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report‘s “Eight Ideal Jobs for MBA Graduates,” published in 2012, lists Database Administrator #1!

What is a Database Administrator?

DBA’s are responsible for organizing and managing a company’s data.  They make sure that data is accurate and available and that database performance meets business requirements. They also ensure the database is secure.  Databases are the heart of vital business systems. Thus, database administrators have a vital role in a company’s success.

Education requirements: Typically, at minimum a bachelor’s degree in database administration, computer science, computer information systems, or a related field is required. Many employers prefer candidates with an MBA with a concentration in database management, computer information systems, or management information systems.  Database administrators may enhance their resume with specialized training and certifications in popular database management systems such as Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, MySQL. and IBM DB2.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean annual salary of a DBA is $82,000.

Employment growth outlook: 31%, from 2010 to 2020—much faster than the average for all occupations. It’s one of the fastest growing jobs in IT. Those possessing the skills and certifications in the newest database systems from leading vendors like Microsoft and Oracle have the best job prospects.

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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

This 5-day instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-461. Many of the exercises in this course are SQL Azure enabled.

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2012 product features and tools related to maintaining a database. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-462

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

This 5-day instructor-led course describes how to implement a BI platform to support information worker analytics. Students will learn how to create a data warehouse with SQL Server 2012, implement ETL with SQL Server Integration Services, and validate and cleanse data with SQL Server Data Quality Services and SQL Server Master Data Services. This course helps people prepare for the exam 70-463.

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For more information about SQL Server contact a Babbage Simmel representative at 800.288.5937 or e-mail: info@babsim.com