Amazon Machine Learning LiveLessons is designed to provide a solid foundational understanding of the data preparation and evaluation that’s necessary to run predictive analysis with Machine Learning models. The course covers the concepts necessary to understand Amazon Machine Learning and teaches the user how to leverage the benefits of predictive analysis. Usage scenarios are provided to inspire viewers to create their own value-added services on top of Amazon Machine Learning.

Amazon Machine Learning LiveLessons contains more than 20 independent video lessons totaling more than 3 hours of instruction with demos, interactive labs, and detailed slide explanations. Hands-on labs with Amazon Machine Learning are included to provide necessary context and experience to create pragmatic applications. Viewers will walk away with a solid understanding of how Amazon Machine Learning is structured and how to apply it in their own scenarios.

Asli Bilgin’s knowledge comes from her unique experience working at Amazon and as a Machine Learning consultant for her business, Nokta Consulting. She uses her professional skills for her personal vintage jewelry business, oyacharm. She is an award-winning cloud computing executive who has more than two decades of experience working for companies such as Dell, Microsoft, and Amazon. She specializes in IT transformation and modernization leveraging disruptive technologies. At Amazon, Asli created, launched, and ran the global Software as a Service program and ran the Financial Services IT Transformation practice for AWS Professional Services. At Microsoft, she led the cloud and web strategy for 80 countries in the Middle East and Africa, based out of Dubai. In her early career, Asli served as a software developer, technical manager, and architect for large and complex enterprise projects.

Topics include
Module 1: Amazon Machine Learning Basics
Module 2: Amazon Machine Learning Data Architecture
Module 3: Data and Schema Configuration
Module 4: Machine Learning Visualization and Modeling
Module 5: Predictions with Amazon Machine Learning

Learn How To

  • Understand the concepts, taxonomy, and principles behind Machine Learning
  • Get started with the core Amazon Machine Learning service
  • Solve for personalization, search, marketing, finance, productivity, and management efficiency using AML
  • Configure a schema, and set up a data source using “small data” in S3
  • Use data insights and visualization tools
  • Leverage Features, Targets, Observations, Labeled Data, Unlabeled Data, and Ground Truth to prepare historical data for predictive analysis
  • Prepare data for use in a regression model and a multi-class model
  • Evaluate and refine Amazon ML model
  • Use predictions

Who Should Take This Course

IT technologists and hobbyists, computer science students, and domain experts who want to understand the basic principles of Amazon Machine Learning and its application and receive a hands-on practical demonstration of using Amazon Machine Learning. You don’t have to be a data scientist or professional developer to benefit from this course. In fact, small business owners who have a firm handle on their own business data would find value in the examples used, which is a retail business and small dataset.

Course Requirements Familiarity with technology consoles and administrative interfaces would be very helpful. A rudimentary understanding of the Amazon Web Services platform would be a bonus, but not necessary to learn from this course. A basic understanding of how data and its schema is structured digitally would be an asset to understanding the concepts of Machine Learning.

Module Descriptions

Module 1, “Amazon Machine Learning Basics,” discusses understanding how Amazon ML works and how you can frame problem sets. By the end, the first data set will be uploaded.

Module 2, “Amazon Machine Learning Data Architecture,” covers how to set up the source from SQL Server. The data to be downloaded will be provided, so SQL Server does not need to be installed.

In Module 3, “Data and Schema Configuration,” historical sales data is used to predict the future price of an item. “Gotchas” are showcased so a solid starting machine learning model can be built.

Module 4, “Machine Learning Visualization and Modeling,” uses data insights to further refine the model.

Module 5, “Predictions with Amazon Machine Learning,” examines predictions and determining future data. The model’s performance is analyzed, and real-time and batch predictions are applied. Finally, key concepts, questions to consider, and next steps are covered.

About Pearson Video Training

Pearson publishes expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. These professional and personal technology videos feature world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include IT Certification, Network Security, Cisco Technology, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, and more.

Meet your instructor

Asli Bilgin

Asli Bilgin is an award-winning cloud computing executive who has more than two decades of experience working for companies such as Dell, Microsoft, and Amazon. Her firm, Nokta Consulting, specializes in IT transformation and modernization leveraging disruptive technologies such as cloud computing, machine learning, and blockchain. At Amazon, Asli created, launched, and ran the global Software as a Service program. At Microsoft, she led the cloud and web strategy for 80 countries in the Middle East and Africa, based out of Dubai. Asli is a passionate advocate for the impact that technology can make on people’s lives. She was the architect behind the LEGO and Microsoft partnership effort for WomenBuild, a program to promote compute science as an art and science specifically for girls and women.

About MIT horizon

MIT Horizon is an expansive content library built to help you explore emerging technologies. Through easy-to-understand lessons, you’ll be guided through the complexities of the latest technologies and simplified expert-level concepts. Designed for both technical and non-technical learners, you can examine bite-size content that can lead to maximum career outcomes.

For a limited time, gain access to the complete MIT Horizon library.

Register today for exclusive entry.

About this course

This is CS50’s introduction to computer science for business professionals, designed for managers, product managers, founders, and decision-makers more generally. Whereas CS50 itself takes a bottom-up approach, emphasizing mastery of low-level concepts and implementation details thereof, this course takes a top-down approach, emphasizing mastery of high-level concepts and design decisions related thereto. Through lectures on computational thinking, programming languages, internet technologies, web development, technology stacks, and cloud computing, this course empowers you to make technological decisions even if not a technologist yourself. You’ll emerge from this course with first-hand appreciation of how it all works and all the more confident in the factors that should guide your decision-making.

What you’ll learn

  • computational thinking
  • programming languages
  • internet technologies
  • web development
  • technology stacks
  • cloud computing

Meet your instructor

David J. Malan

David is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He received his A.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard in 1999, 2004, and 2007, respectively.

Overview

Python is a great, beginner-friendly programming language because it was originally designed with learners in mind. It is also used by professional developers in a wide range of applications, like web programming, data science, artificial intelligence, and DevOps. It is estimated that there are about 3 million Python programmers in the world, and by some accounts, it is the fastest growing, most widely used language, especially in high-GDP countries. Out of dozens of programming languages, Python is the third most loved language and is the number one language that current and aspiring developers want to learn.

As an instructor who regularly teaches people who are completely new to programming, Arianne has found that students are often looking for more context than is provided in most introductory courses. Specifically, students want to know how various languages fit into the programming landscape, as well as what next steps they should take after the course. Introduction to Python LiveLessons attempts to fill these gaps by providing “extra context” lessons, in addition to teaching fundamental programming concepts, answering questions like, “Why are there so many languages?”, “How is Python different from other languages?”, and “What concepts should I learn next?” Afterwards, the lessons end with a crash-course on data analysis and web development, the two primary uses of Python.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Lesson 1: Introduction to Programming and Python
Lesson 2: Python and Programming Basics
Lesson 3: Control Flow with Conditionals
Lesson 4: Lists and Loops
Lesson 5: Advanced Language Topics
Lesson 6: Introduction to Data Analysis in Python
Lesson 7: Introduction to Web Development in Python
Summary

Description

This 7+ hour LiveLesson video helps absolute beginners get started in Python, which is one of the most popular and in-demand languages in use today. Python was created with beginners in mind, but don’t let its simple nature fool you. It is used by professional developers in a wide range of applications, such as web programming, data analysis, machine learning, and DevOps. While most introductory courses focus on the basics of the language, this course goes one step further to explain how Python is used in practice in the fields of data analysis and web development.

Students learn fundamental programming concepts–for example, variables and functions. They are given hands-on, modular problems to solve so they can progress as they go. Finally, students tie it all together and experiment with some real programming in the form of text-based games.

The overall goal of this course is to help absolute beginners learn from scratch, navigate the esoteric world of software development, and then kick-start their programming journey with introductions to two of the more common uses of Python: data analysis and web development.

What You Will Learn

Students will learn how to

  • Think like a programmer
  • Solve mini practice problems in Python
  • Use common libraries like “math” and “random”
  • Build three small games to practice their learning
  • Use PyCharm, a code editor for Python
  • Clean up code so it is easy to understand

Once the basics are down, Arianne will provide

  • A brief introduction to data analysis
  • A brief introduction to web development
  • An overview of classes, external libraries, and virtual environments in Python

Who Should Take This Course

  • Primary: People who are curious about programming and have little to no experience in it
  • Secondary: Beginner/novice programmers who already know one language and want to learn Python

Course Requirements

  • General computer skills are an asset‚Äìfor example, moving, copying, renaming, and deleting files on the computer they will be using
  • Experience using text-editors and/or spreadsheet applications
  • Comfort using web browsers and search engines

Meet your instructor

Arianne Dee

Arianne Dee is a full-stack software developer, technology educator, and all-around maker, located in Vancouver, Canada. She has four years of professional Python experience and loves Python for its intuitive syntax and broad applications. Over the years she has been an instructor for introductory programming courses through Canada Learning Code, presented at Python conferences, and coauthored the open-source project django-graph-api. Arianne is the instructor of Rethinking REST LiveLessons (Addison-Wesley, 2019) and has worked on various Live Trainings on these topics.

Learn How To

* Integrate network and security components, concepts, and architectures
* Integrate security controls for host devices
* Integrate controls for mobile and small form factor devices
* Select software security controls
* Conduct security assessments
* Select the proper security assessment tools
* Implement incident response and recovery
* Integrate hosts, storage, and applications in the enterprise
* Integrate cloud and virtualization technologies in the enterprise
* Integrate and troubleshoot advanced AAA technologies
* Implement cryptographic techniques
* Secure communication and collaboration solutions
* Apply research methods for trend and impact analysis
* Implement security activities across the technology lifecycle
* Interact across diverse business units

Who Should Take This Course

* IT security professionals who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in IT administration, including at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience
* Systems/network/application security professionals who are preparing for the CASP exam
* Any IT professional who wants to gain an advanced understanding of how to secure modern enterprises beyond the Security+ or SSCP certifications

Meet your instructor

Michael J. Shannon 

Michael J. Shannon began his IT career when he transitioned from recording studio engineer to network technician for a major telecommunications company in the early 1990s. He soon began to focus on security, and was one of the first 10 people to attain the HIPAA Certified Security Specialist. Throughout his 30 years in IT he has worked as an employee, contractor, and consultant for several companies including Platinum Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, State Farm, and MindSharp, among others. Mr. Shannon has authored several books, training manuals, published articles, and CBT modules over the years as well. He has attained the CCNP Security, CISSP, ITIL Intermediate SO and RCV, and Security+ certifications in the security field. He is a technical instructor for Skillsoft Corp. specializing in all things security.

Description

Featuring live, step-by-step demonstrations, the lessons in this workshop cover:

  • Concise configurations-configuring just what you need to get the best out of Git
  • Your first repo-initializing a repo, three stage thinking, working with the staging area
  • Sharing your work-creating and configuring a GitHub repository
  • Additional activities-moving, deleting and ignoring files with Git
  • Building with branches-how to use feature branches effectively to work on projects. Includes merge types, merge conflicts and rebasing before merging
  • GitHub workflows-using clones, forks, feature branches and pull requests to collaborate effectively via GitHub
  • Releasing software-release tags, release branches and release workflows
  • How to undo anything-learn a range of powerful techniques, from git commit -amend through revert, reset, rebase -interactive and the famed reflog!

What You Will Learn

  • Starting with creating your first Git repository and committing code, you learn the key concepts and features that will allow you to quickly set up and use Git for your own projects
  • You are introduced to branching and learn how to merge a branch, create a fast forward merge, and use recursive merges
  • You also learn how to collaborate via GitHub by cloning a repository, forking a repository, or contributing to a project via a pull request from a fork
  • In addition, you are introduced to the basics of Git internals to get a sense for how Git works under the hood.

Meet the instructor

Peter Bell

Peter Bell is a contract member of the GitHub training team and presents internationally on using Git and GitHub effectively. He's also the co-founder of CTO School and the startup CTO Summit and is the author of Git Distilled, to be published by Pearson in late 2014.

About this course

Unconscious bias—everyone has it. But that doesn’t make us bad; it makes us human. While we cannot completely rid ourselves of unconscious bias, we can learn how to recognize it and lessen its impact in the workplace. These are skills that everyone can learn.

You may not be aware of how your unconscious biases can affect your behavior, but unchecked, it can have enormous impact in the workplace and throughout your everyday life. Unconscious bias causes people to unintentionally favor some groups—often ones that are like them—over others. This can lead to differences in who gets hired and recruited, who gets offered new opportunities, and whose voice is listened to. Understanding and mitigating the impact of unconscious bias is a crucial 21st-century global leadership skill. With awareness of unconscious bias and actionable steps to manage it, you will be able to make the best decisions for your organization, your colleagues, and your team. Managing unconscious bias is a vital step in building workplaces that are innovative, dynamic, and inclusive.

In this training, through research-based assessments and exercises, you will move from awareness to action, learning how to interrupt bias and leverage the full potential of diverse teams and colleagues in your workplace.

For learners at all organizational levels, from all industries, backgrounds, and geographies, this training will help you understand what unconscious bias is and introduce you to some necessary skills to counter its negative impact.

The course is taught by instructors with extensive expertise advising and counseling major global companies on strategies to build high-performing and competitive workplaces. Learning these important leadership skills can help you to build and sustain inclusive workplaces and turn diversity into a strategic business advantage.

What you’ll learn

  • Build awareness to understand what unconscious bias is and why it matters.
  • Understand the impact of unconscious bias at work and the impact it has on your decision making.
  • Develop skills to help you recognize and take action to manage bias.
  • Create a goal-setting plan to work toward becoming an inclusive leader by managing your unconscious bias.
  • Bonus! Free unconscious bias “Workplace Facilitation Guide” provided to all employees from Catalyst Supporter companies.

Meet your instructors

Vandana Juneja

As Senior Director, Vandana builds and maintains relationships with Canadian companies for Catalyst. A trusted advisor, she coaches and counsels companies with respect to their strategies to advance women into leadership and create inclusive work environments where women, men, and people from all diverse groups can thrive. Prior to joining Catalyst, Vandana practiced law, following which she worked in the Global Diversity and Inclusion groups at two Canadian banks. In pursuing her passion for empowering women, she has also worked as a Research Associate for the Pay Equity Task Force in Ottawa (Status of Women Canada). Vandana has earned a B.Comm. from McMaster University, an MBA from the University of Windsor, and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa.

About this course

Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Introduction to Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

To deliver a project successfully, it’s important to start by clearly identifying what the project is, and what its outcomes will be. In the course, we will show you practical ways to explore and understand your goals from the outset of your project, and to consider all the factors that may affect its execution. Step by step you will learn how to plan, scope, schedule, cost and manage your project from beginning to end. Since every project relies on the people who are delivering it, the course also enables you to explore how you can effectively communicate, manage people and employ leadership skills to successfully deliver your own project.

In Introduction to Project Management, you will learn practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Join us to explore how you can benefit from using project management techniques in your own projects.

What you’ll learn

  • Core knowledge and applied skills in project management
  • Essential communication skills to help you manage a project
  • An understanding of why today’s projects are more complex

 

Meet your instructors

Frank Schultmann

About Me

Professor Frank Schultmann is currently Professor of Complex Project Management and serves as Director of Project Management for the University of Adelaide. In addition he also holds a Professorship of Business Administration at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Frank studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), completing his doctoral thesis in 1998 and his Habilitation in 2003 at the Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering. Prior to his present positions he was Professor of Industrial Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau and holder of the Chair of Business Administration, Construction Management and Economics at the University of Siegen. His research interests include sustainable production and logistics, decision support, supply chain management and optimization, systems modelling, project management, technology assessment, construction management, and information and communication technologies. This goes along with various industry collaborations. Among others Frank has worked with companies from resource industries, automotive, chemical, construction, security, food, transport and logistics.

Noel Lindsay

About Me

Noel is the Director of the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) and the Academic Director, Singapore Operations, the University of Adelaide, where he is the Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation. Noel’s research embraces both business and social entrepreneurship. His practitioner-oriented entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding, growing, and harvesting ventures in Australia, South Africa, and Malaysia and he has been a Director of a Sydney-based venture capital fund. His professional accounting experience encompasses the areas of corporate insolvency as well as advisory services to growth-oriented businesses wanting to raise venture finance, and family enterprises wanting to expand. Noel is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Anton Jordaan

About Me

Dr Anton Jordaan is CEO of the Australian Skills Development Institute and adjunct teaching faculty at The University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship Centre for Innovation and Commercialisation (ECIC), and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Project Management Academy at QUT in Brisbane. He holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting, and postgraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Advanced Business Practice, and a PhD. He has extensive experience in strategic management, leadership, business development and finance roles, having worked in the public sector, corporate, and entrepreneurial environments - including serving as a director of a stock exchange listed company. Anton is also a member of CPA Australia. Anton has 25 years teaching experience in the delivery of education and training courses to postgraduate students and managers in corporations. He has delivered business improvement and capacity building courses in North America, UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Courses include Project Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Accounting. He has inter-alia presented customised project management related courses to more than 800 middle and senior finance managers in the Oil and Gas industry internationally since 2008.

John Sing

About Me

Dr John Sing is currently a Company Director and Business Consultant in the areas of project and risk management. After a period of time as a full-time academic, both researching and teaching in the domains of business, finance, project and risk management, John is now involved in consulting and capability building for both public and private sector organisations which are actively seeking to improve on their project management and corporate governance arrangements. John is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Adelaide and holds a Doctorate from the Southern Cross University, a Masters in Accounting, a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Education.

Description

Python Fundamentals LiveLessons with Paul Deitel is a code-oriented presentation of Python–one of the world’s most popular and fastest growing languages. In the context of scores of real-world code examples ranging from individual snippets to complete scripts, Paul will demonstrate coding with the interactive IPython interpreter and Jupyter Notebooks. You’ll quickly become familiar with the Python language, its popular programming idioms, key Python Standard Library modules and several popular open-source libraries. In the Intro to Data Science videos, Paul lays the groundwork for later lessons in which he’ll introduce some of today’s most compelling, leading-edge computing technologies, including natural language processing, data mining Twitter® for sentiment analysis, cognitive computing with IBM® Watson™, supervised machine learning with classification and regression, unsupervised machine learning with clustering, computer vision through deep learning and convolutional neural networks, sentiment analysis through deep learning with recurrent neural networks, big data with Hadoop®, Spark™ streaming, NoSQL databases and the Internet of Things.

What you Will Learn 

  • Before You Begin–Configure your system for Python, obtain the code examples, Python package managers, Paul’s contact info
  • Lesson 1–Test-Drives: Using IPython and Jupyter Notebooks–Work with snippets and scripts in the context of IPython and Jupyter Notebooks
  • Lesson 2–Intro to Python Programming–Variables, types, operators, strings, I/O, decisions, objects and dynamic typing
  • Lesson 3–Control Statements–if, if…else, if…elif…else, for, while, break, continue, augmented assignments, boolean operators, intro to lists
  • Lesson 4–Functions–Custom function definitions, importing libraries, simulation with random-number generation, scope, default parameter values, keyword arguments, arbitrary argument lists, methods, intro to tuples, intro to functional-style programming

Meet your instructor

Paul-J.-Deitel-Pearson-Advance

Paul J. Deitel

Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the Sun (now Oracle) Certified Java Programmer and Certified Java Developer certifications, and is an Oracle Java Champion. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C#, Visual Basic, C++, C and Internet programming courses to industry clients, including Cisco, IBM, Sun Micro systems, Dell, Siemens, Lucent Technologies, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, SunGard Higher Education, Stratus, Cambridge Technology Partners, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many more. He and his co-author, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world’s best-selling programming-language textbook/professional book authors.

JavaScript started as a basic language for performing simple computations on web pages, but it’s now become one of the most popular–if not the most popular–programming language. Over the past few years, it’s become possible to do pretty much anything using only JavaScript: We can write entire front-end applications using React, Angular, or Vue. We can create JavaScript servers using Node.js. We can make JavaScript-driven desktop apps using Electron. We can even develop mobile apps in JavaScript using React Native. In other words, JavaScript has become the common tongue of the software-development world, making it possible for a single developer with a single programming language to build programs that only a few years ago would have required an entire department.

Join Shaun Wassell and take a journey into the universe of modern JavaScript. This LiveLessons offers manageable, thorough, step-by-step guides to learning and mastering modern JavaScript.
Description

Learn JavaScript LiveLessons gives first-time JavaScript users what they need to become successful developers. Shaun Wassell offers a modern, full-fledged introduction to JavaScript. In particular, the viewer will learn the modern syntax of JavaScript: ES6. Shaun delivers step-by-step guidance that will take the learner from the basic syntax and concepts of JavaScript, all the way through the more advanced concepts that are covered in technical interviews.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Learn modern JavaScript from the ground up
  • Build a basic server using JavaScript and Node.js
  • Master the best practices of modern JavaScript
  • Write high-quality, readable code
  • Skillfully answer technical interview questions
  • Write and run modern JavaScript programs
  • Learn how to take advantage of recent language additions
  • Master the finer points of JavaScript ES6+

Who Should Take This Course

  • Junior software developers
  • Software engineers
  • Full-stack developers
  • Front-end developers
  • Back-end developers

Course Requirements
Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of how programming works
  • Some experience with command line (not required)

Meet your instructor

Shaun Wassell

Shaun Wassell's goal is to create a world where people are empowered to use programming as a way to solve meaningful problems, a world where writing code is just as natural for most people as walking or breathing. To make this a reality, he has dedicated the past few years to helping people learn and master software development skills through video courses for LinkedIn Learning, Pearson live training sessions, and one-on-one tutoring. Shaun has been programming since he was a kid, when creating video games was his gateway into the world of software. Since then, he’s been fortunate enough to be a contributing member on many amazing software projects and work with some incredible mentors along the way.

Overview

In MTA 98-364 Database Fundamentals LiveLessons, you gain the knowledge required to work with and design relational databases and prepare for Microsoft MTA Exam 98-364.

Drawing on his experience as a SQL Server MVP, Eric Johnson guides you from the basic elements of databases, such as tables and indexes, and progresses into the principles of database design and layout. Building on that foundation, you learn how to perform more advanced skills, such as database administration, backup, and security.

Topics are organized into easily digestible lessons so you can learn these skills with ease. This video course, along with additional study, helps you achieve the hands-on experience recommended to take the exam and demonstrate your mastery of database fundamentals.

Skill Level

  • Beginner
Learn How To
  • Understand concepts involved with database storage
  • Perform database normalization
  • Create database objects
  • Manipulate data in databases
  • Secure databases
  • Back up and restore databases
Who Should Take This Course
  • Developers and system administrators with no prior experience working with databases
Course Requirements
  • Knowledge of Windows operating system
  • IT background with no prior database experience

Meet your instructor

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson (MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, CCNP) is a co-founder of Consortio Services, and the primary Database Technologies Consultant. His background in information technology is diverse, ranging from operating systems and hardware to specialized applications and development. He has even done his fair share of work on networks. Since IT is really just a way to support business processes, he has also acquired his MBA. All in all, he has 10 years of experience with IT, a great amount of which has been working with Microsoft SQL Server. Eric has managed and designed databases of all shapes and sizes. He has delivered numerous SQL Server training classes and webcasts as well as presentations at national technology conferences. Most recently, he presented at TechMentor on SQL Server 2005 Replication, Reporting Services, and Integration Services. He also does a good deal of writing, including the recent four-part series, Tour de SQL, published in Redmond magazine. In addition, he is active in the local SQL Server community, serving as the president of the Colorado Springs SQL Server Users' Group.