Rob is a SQL MVP and an expert on Analysis Services and came to us in rural NSW, for a few days to go over what we would need to do to make a data warehouse, use analysis services cubes, and perform things like Data Mining.
He based the training off the Microsoft course on Analysis Services, but went ten steps further in providing real world knowledge and examples, and taking our scenarios of working within a farming system and really trying to understand and use our domain to further our education.
All three days he was great in the training, happy to go further into other topics like profiling, t-sql and performance tuning, indexing, backups and other topics where we needed further help or education – and was great at answering every question.
And he was able to give a view on any question or scenario we gave him.
He also went one step further in explaining not only how we’d achieve something, but to make sure we kept out internal customers needs in mind – and explaining how they’d achieve what they need, and how they can access data better.
He was also more than willing to come to our local Albury/Wodonga .NET User Group and give a talk while he was in the area – and he gave a brilliant talk on T-SQL tips that really blew everyone away. Tips and information that we’d never heard of, that was incredibly well presented and received.
I’d have no problems recommending Rob’s training or help to anyone – it really was some of the best training I have ever received and we’re now in a position where we’ve got tonnes of ideas on how we’re going to use the training to improve so much of how our company works.