David's MySQL Training Schedule for 2011

More changes! As of January 2011, I am now the US trainer for SkySQL AB, a company made up of former MySQL AB professional services employees who provide support and training services on the MySQL database server technology. Since there are no true MySQL trainers working for Oracle University in the US anymore (the rest of the original training team went on to jobs training in other software), SkySQL is where MySQL customers should come for the best MySQL training. The staff at SkySQL AB are many of the same people whose tireless efforts to put the customer first led to the industry-leading positive reputation for customer service excellence that helped make MySQL so popular!

Because I am teaching these classes for SkySQL, registration for the public classes shown on my calendar below is handled by SkySQL AB. I still offer online and on-site classes using my own training materials as well. Those courses have different names and different content from the ones belonging to SkySQL AB - or belonging to Oracle, for that matter. If you can get to the SkySQL classes, you will get a better classroom experience than taking my online classes because we use rented professional computer training labs (generally from Microtek) in key population centers around the country as our classrooms - but you will also pay more as the cost for these classes (and those facilities) is much higher. There is also the possibility that a class may not run because there aren't enough students registered to cover those costs.

The online classes are meant to make training available to those who live too far from the large cities where SkySQL chooses to offer public classes or who cannot otherwise afford those - but live online classes are just not the same quality of experience as live classroom classes, so I charge less for these.

On-site classes can be more customized for the specific needs of the client company. I will also be giving on-site classes for SkySQL when asked to do so. It is your choice as to who to contact for these, but price may vary depending on that choice here. If your company is already a SkySQL client and you met me through them, I will not be trying to "steal" you from them, so you must contract with them to book your on-site class. If you have any questions, please call me at +1 (603) 494-3420 so we can clear up any confusion.

Here is my tentative class schedule beginning with January 2011. SkySQL classes are marked with an asterisk (*):

Dates

City/Region

Course Title

January 2011

10-14

Open

tbd

17-21

Online

Using MySQL

24-28

Online

Managing MySQL

31-Feb 4

Dallas, TX

*Administering MySQL

February 2011

7-11

Boston, MA

*Administering MySQL

14-18

Chicago, IL

*Administering MySQL

21-24

San Francisco, CA

*Performance Tuning for MySQL

28-Mar 4

Open

tbd

March 2011

7-11

New York, NY

*Administering MySQL

14-18

San Francisco, CA

*Administering MySQL

21-24

Chicago, IL

*Performance Tuning for MySQL

28-Apr 1

Washington, DC

*Administering MySQL

April 2011

4-8

Open

tbd

11-15

Open

tbd

18-22

Open

tbd

25-28

Washington, DC

*Performance Tuning for MySQL

May 2011

2-6

Open

tbd

9-13

Open

tbd

19-22

Pleasanton, CA

Non-Computer Conference

9-13

Open

tbd

June 2011

6-10

Open

tbd

13-17

Open

tbd

20-24

Open

tbd

27-Jul 1

Open

tbd

July 2011

11-15

Open

tbd

18-22

Open

tbd

25-29

Open

tbd

August 2011

1-5

Open

tbd

10-14

Washington, DC

Non-Computer Conference

15-19

Open

tbd

22-26

Open

tbd

29-Sep 2

Open

tbd

September 2011

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

October 2011

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

23-28

Arnhem, Netherlands

EurOmnis Conference

tbd

tbd

tbd

November 2011

2-7

Atlantis Resort, Bahamas

Non-Computer Conference

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

December 2011

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

January 2012

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd

tbd