Earlier this year Brent Ozar invited me to attend some of his online classes for free. Free is good! Training is good! I signed up with a few thoughts in mind: I had not taken a class recently (I like to self learn, perhaps to a fault) I was curious to see how Brent did […]Read more "Getting Schooled by Brent"
How do you get the boss to pay for training? In my experience you have to: Ask. The boss isn’t sitting around thinking of ways to make your life better Align. Ask for training that is relevant, or show how it is relevant if not obvious Persist. Even if you do a nice clean ask, […]Read more "How To Get The Boss To Pay For Training"
Most managers and employers distinguish between attending a conference and training. We (the royal SQL community we) offer quite a few one day seminars during the year that clearly fit that simple definition of training, but I don’t think we’re closing the loop. We should be giving them/sending them a nice printed certificate of completion, […]Read more "Certificates of Completion for SQL Seminars"