SQL Server 2012 Always On Workshop

Organisations are continually looking at how they meet the increasing needs of uptime and data availability. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 provides a set of features and capabilities that enable businesses to achieve the highest level of availability and data protection without the cost and complexity. In this one-day hands-on workshop from WARDY IT Solutions you will learn to install and configure SQL Server 2012 on Server Core and take advantage of the new Always On features to deliver high 9’s of availability.

The Server Core installation option for the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system provides a minimal environment for running specific server roles. For the first time with the introduction of SQL Server 2012, SQL Server can be installed on Server Core. This helps to reduce maintenance and management requirements and the attack surface.

SQL Server Always On is a new flexible high availability and disaster recovery solution that provides redundancy within a datacenter and across datacenters, enabling fast application failover. AlwaysOn supports configuring availability at both the database and instance level and enables the reuse of existing hardware investments.

Places on this exclusive hands-on workshop are limited to only 6 people.

When Tuesday 13th March 2011, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Where WARDY IT Solutions Brisbane CBD Training facilities

Cost ONLY $600.00 ex. GST

This cost includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea as well as course resources that you can take back to the office.

Register here for this exclusive course.

New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Years and best of wishes for 2012!

For many people this time of the year is an opportunity to reflect on the year that was and make plans for the year ahead. This planning often results in creating a number of personal goals and New Year’s Resolutions.

So if one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to help your career development with SQL Server Training then make sure you check out all the WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server training on offer from Microsoft Official Curriculum to Custom SQL Server Training.

SQL Server 2012 Microsoft Official Curriculum

SQL Server 2012 is coming! Microsoft Learning has already started developing some of the exams, courses, and books that will help you learn SQL Server 2012.

We are pleased to say that WARDY IT Solutions has been commissioned by Microsoft Learning to assist in the development of learning resources and the exams. Here’s a preview of some of the SQL 2012 courses under development.

The Quick View

Title Course Exam
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 10774 70-461
Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases 10775 70-462
Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 10777 70-463
Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases 10776 7-464
Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012 TBD 70-465
Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 10778 70-466
Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Platform TBD 70-467

What’s changed with SQL 2012 courses?

  • 1:1 mapping between exam, course, and book (no more two-course mapping!)
  • An exam preparation book for each exam
  • More real-world scenarios and business context

What’s different about the exams and certifications this time?

  • More community involvement in identifying the skills to be tested (over 300 people participated!)
  • Higher expectations of skill level and experience for the successful candidate
  • More direct focus on core skills such as querying and on business context
  • Recertification required every three years at the Pro level


Microsoft has made the decision that to ensure that the certifications remain a meaningful and valuable indicator of candidate’s skills. SQL Server 2012 Professional-level certifications will require recertification every three years. Initially, the recertification requirement will be one or two exams.

If you’d like to no more about SQL Server 2012 Microsoft Official Curriculum then contact WARDY IT Solutions.