It was a start of the year full of teaching! After the incredible success of our(HP) course on SQL Server at Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University, I trained the second group of SQL Server DBAs, who enrolled in the course in SQL Server Administration at New Bulgarian University! After the success this course had last year, when I trained the first group of SQL Server DBAs, I now went even further and trained the group on a lot more new and fancy stuff!
The course was led every Saturday and Sunday for a month (40 hours all together) and we covered a lot of topics – from what SQL Server actually is to HA, isolation levels and dynamic maintenance solutions! The focus, though, was on actually DOING all of these and I think we did a pretty amazing job in that, because we spent enormous amount of hours of “playing with the product”!
All in all, I believe this course went fantastic! Some of the students actually were almost continuously reconfiguring their production SQL Server instances during the course and I believe that when a trainer is faced with the “When is your next course” question, everything is going well… really well! However, there is one special feedback that I just want to post here though, because it really represents what I am after and how I want to be recognised as a trainer:
“One of the best teachers i have ever had. Very dedicated and responsible. He is one of these teachers that stimulate you to learn more and more. He was so passionate and real that he got us into a total different level of addiction to the technology. The course was also full of demos which really helped us understand the material better. He managed to spare time during lectures for colleagues who had difficulties. He always came early for lectures and stayed long after the end of them to answer more questions and help for better understanding of material. I am really looking forward for his next course! – Tzvetan Triov”
Thank you, Tzvetan! This really means a lot to me! … and yes, I am already preparing the next course!