Level 400 SQL Server Performance Monitoring & Tuning Hands-on Workshop

Michael from SAP Österreich GmbH
Rating: In a scale of 1 to 5 (1=Poor & 5=Excellent)
Overall I was satisfied with the workshop 4
Instructor maintained the focus of the course 5
Mix of theory and practice was appropriate 5
Instructor answered the questions asked 5
The training facility met the requirement 5
How confident are you with SQL Server performance tuning 3


Additional comments:A lot of very good examples and stories out of real life.

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