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KALMAN TOTH PREPARES DBA CANDIDATES FOR JOB MARKET.

SMI Corp., New York, N.Y., has released a full-motion video and audio CD-ROM training course for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Administration.

With the "Practical Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Administration on 21 CD-ROMs" training course from SMI Corp., database administrators will learn techniques for installing, configuring, administering and programming Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Expert database architect Kalman Toth's friendly presentation style makes this complex technical subject matter easy to understand. At the conclusion of this course the student will be prepared for successful database administration and be ready to pass exams #70-028 and #70-228, which provide core credits toward MCDBA certification and elective credits toward MCSE certification upon successful completion. Since the course is practical in nature, DBA (Database Administrator) candidates should be able to pass job interviews and perform well in DBA capacity.

Kalman Toth is a recognized expert in database design, modeling, programming and administration with specific expertise in Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase. Since 1998, he has accumulated 8 database certification from Microsoft. Kalman is an MCDBA. He is database consultant to large corporations such as Citibank, UBS, Deloitte & Touche, Dun & Bradstreet, Reuters, Lehman Brothers and web properties company Traffix.

All 21 CD-ROMs contain full motion screen image video with rich audio narration. They were prepared with Camtasia Studio (http://www.camtasia.com), and played back via Flash (http://www.macromedia.com). Audio recording was done with Duo Professional Preamp. This particular method of multimedia training represents the best learning environment for the student. It is also the most cost-effective way of acquiring database knowledge and administration skills. Each CD-ROM (chapter) is broken down to units, typically 10 minutes in length. Students can replay each unit as many times as necessary to master it. Mouse movements in Enterprise Manager (administrative GUI tool) can be learned by tracing the full- motion screen image. Students can achieve verbal confidence - necessary for interview and performance on the job - by narrating along loudly. Database scripting and programming can be mastered as they are run in Query Analyzer (programming tool), and explained by the expert trainer in the background. Other administration tools, such as DTS (Data Transfer Services), are being presented as well with true moving monitor images in full color.

Mastering the full-motion screen image video 21 CD-ROMs SQL Server Administration training series is equivalent to three years' on-the-job experience. That is the source of confidence for DBA candidates looking for their first jobs. It is also the source of reassurance for IT professionals expanding their database skill set.

The training package is priced at $695.

For more information, visit http://www.sqlusa.com or call 845/426-3152.
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