Microsoft Offers a Jump on Training for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 2, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. today announced an instructor-led training course for database administrators (DBAs) in the United States who are responsible for administering and implementing Microsoft® SQL Server
. The $99 course, subsidized by Microsoft and valued at $350, is available at 220 Microsoft Authorized Technical Education Centers (ATECs) in the United States and provides students with knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer and implement Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. More than 15,000 information technology (IT) professionals in the United States are expected to participate in this offering, which is part of an overall Microsoft training initiative to reach 50,000 DBAs worldwide.

“The demand for database solutions is great, with customers deploying Microsoft SQL Server for e-commerce, mobile computing, data warehousing and line-of-business solutions,”
said Nancy Lewis, general manager, worldwide training and certification at Microsoft.
“Microsoft is providing training that will enable IT pros to quickly expand their skill set and maximize their investment in the technology.”

Microsoft will offer the one-day training course, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Overview (Course No. 1140), to technical administrators, IT implementers, database management staff and value-added providers between September 1998 and June 1999 through its worldwide ATEC channel. Participants will learn to do the following:

  • Describe Microsoft SQL Server architecture

  • Install and configure Microsoft SQL Server

  • Create and manage files and databases

  • Choose a login security method and configure login security

  • Plan and implement database permissions

  • Transfer and migrate data into databases

  • Publish data on the Web

  • Back up and restore databases

  • Automate administrative tasks

The course provides practical, hands-on exercises, such as creating databases and tables and using data transformation services, to enhance the learning experience for students. To register for this course in the United States, students can visit
. To find an ATEC outside the United States, they can visit the training center locator at

Additional subsidized courses, including System Administration for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, Data Warehousing, and Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Upgrade and Migration, will be available to DBAs later this fall.

Created by a world-class development team, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 is a leading Windows NT
operating system-based database, bringing business advantage and improved decision-making to all levels of an organization through the power of data warehousing, industry

solutions and interoperability with Microsoft Office. Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 enables independent software vendors and customers to build and deploy scalable database solutions for e-commerce, line of business, mobile computing and data warehousing. Microsoft SQL Server is a member of the Microsoft BackOffice
family, a set of servers that make it easy to build, manage and deploy powerful business solutions.

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