You're a SQL Server ace, able to squeeze every ounce of performance out of your database. But how about your foundational knowledge, how good a grasp of data fundamentals do you possess? Skills and knowledge are distinct and while the former is necessary for a career, it is insufficient to run an informed, intelligent, reliable and productive data management practice.
The database industry is full of myths, misconceptions and traps and without good foundational knowledge you are unable to see through them.
This your opportunity to test yourself. You'll learn:
• How misconceptions that you are unaware of can lead you astray
• Practical implications of the misconceptions
• How foundational knowledge is the only way to see through the misconceptions
Fabian Pascal is a database legend and a"beacon of rationality in an irrational (and increasingly confused) industry". Fabian has more than 25 years as an independent analyst, writer and lecturer specializing in data fundamentals and the relational model. He's written three books and hundreds of articles. His clients include IBM, the Census Bureau, CIA, Apple, UCSF, Golden Gate University and the IRS. He is founder, editor and publisher of Database Debunkings (http://www.dbdebunk.com/index.html).