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LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES TWO SQL SERVER 2012 COURSES:
SQL Server 2012: Administration Skills Upgrade
SQL Server 2012: Business Intelligence Skills Upgrade

RESTON, VA (May 17, 2012) Learning Tree International (NASDAQ: LTRE) has announced the introduction of two new courses. SQL Server 2012: Administration Skills Upgrade and SQL Server 2012: Business Intelligence Skills Upgrade are skills upgrade SQL Server courses that provide the knowledge required to effectively migrate to SQL Server 2012. Participants will learn how to take advantage of the new features in SQL Server 2012.

"These hands-on courses allow participants to upgrade their skills in order to leverage the enhanced features of SQL Server 2012, and were specifically developed for those migrating from SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2005. Participants learn more by actually using the features in relevant exercises and are better able to apply what they've learned as soon as they are back at work," said Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International.

"SQL Server 2012: Administration Skills Upgrade"
This skills upgrade SQL Server course provides practical, hands-on exercises that help administrators learn SQL skills that will enable them to migrate to SQL Server 2012. Participants will be taught the skills and knowledge they need to take advantage of the new features in SQL Server 2012. This course provides participants with the ability to build database availability solutions and exploit the new, upgraded administrator tools to gain maximum benefit for their organizations.

Hands-on exercises include:

  • Leveraging the new SQL Server 2012 administrative features
  • Building database high availability solutions with AlwaysOn groups
  • Implementing user-defined server roles to delegate responsibilities
  • Taking advantage of the FileTable capabilities for storing large object data
  • Configuring a contained database to achieve deployment flexibility
  • Creating a columnstore index to improve decision support query performance

"SQL Server 2012: Business Intelligence Skills Upgrade"
SQL Server 2012 provides the latest advances necessary for administrators and developers to build cutting-edge business intelligence (BI) systems and critical reports. In this hands-on course, participants are taught the upgraded SQL Server skills necessary to take advantage of the new business intelligence tool capabilities in SQL Server 2012, which include enhancements in data models, analytical features and self-service reporting. These new features bring BI tools to the end user.

Hands-on exercises include:

  • Maximizing data warehouse performance with specialized indexes
  • Customizing SSIS packages with new toolbox components
  • Designing and deploying a SQL Server 2012 tabular model database
  • Building a Excel PowerPivot workbook from an SSAS Tabular database
  • Creating Project Crescent reports for SharePoint

Learning Tree will begin presenting SQL Server 2012: Administration Skills Upgrade at its education centers in May 2012.


The current schedule includes the following:

  • Ottawa, ON – May 23 - 25, 2012
  • Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA) – July 11 - 13, 2012
  • Washington, DC (Reston, VA) – July 25 - 27, 2012
  • Toronto, ON – August 29 - 31, 2012
  • New York, NY – September 26 - 28, 2012

Learning Tree will begin presenting SQL Server 2012:Business Intelligence Skills Upgrade at its education centers in August 2012.


The current schedule includes the following:

  • Washington, DC (Reston, VA) – August 15 - 17, 2012
  • Ottawa, ON – September 12 - 14, 2012
  • New York, NY – September 26 - 28, 2012
  • Toronto, ON – October 3 - 5, 2012

Learning Tree is also scheduling the following SQL Server 2012 courses in June 2012:
SQL Server 2012: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction
SQL Server 2012 Database Administration: Hands-On

There are three ways for participants to attend these courses:

  1. At a Learning Tree Education Center.
  2. Via Learning Tree AnyWare™—our live, online, instructor-led training delivery solution that allows participants to join this course from their home, office or anywhere there is Internet access.
  3. This course can also be delivered on site at a client facility as a private, customized event.

For more information and the latest course dates and locations, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733) or visit us online.

About Learning Tree International
Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit www.learningtree.com, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Contact Information

Max Shevitz
President
Learning Tree International
Phone: (703) 925-5590

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