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November 20 2008

FREE SQL SERVER 2008 Software

Get the expert training you need to get the most from Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008—and the software—FREE when you enroll and attend select SQL courses at ISInc. With this expert training, you’ll learn to take advantage of the powerful and trustworthy array of new data-driven management solution of SQL Server 2008, plus come away with a free copy of the software.

 

That’s right. Enroll and attend any one of these 8 featured SQL Server 2008 training classes between December 10, 2008* and June 30, 2009 (while supplies last) and you’ll receive a fully-licensed copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition with 1 CAL—FREE.

 

This offer is available for a limited time and only on these 8 courses while supplies last, so act now.  Contact us at 916.920.1700 or via email at [email protected] to register and remember to ask about the free software. You can also enroll directly into a class from the website and just type “FREE SOFTWARE” in the notes field to take advantage of this terrific offer.

 

Qualifying Classes:

 

2778 Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact—SQL

6158 Updating Your SQL 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008

6231 Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

6232 Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

6234 Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

6235 Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

6236 Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

6317 Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Skills to SQL Server 2008

June 11 2008

Get your own free copy of Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with selected Windows Server classroom training.

Get your own free copy of Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with selected Windows Server classroom training.

ISInc is excited to offer you top level training on the latest technology, direct from the experts. You’ll learn the powerful new management tools and security enhancements of Windows Server 2008 and come away with the skills you need to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008, as well as a free copy of the software.

Enroll and attend any one of these three top Windows Sever 2008 training classes between June 27 and Dec 31, 2008 (while supplies last) and you’ll receive the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition— FREE.

This offer is available for a limited time and only while supplies last so act now. The following courses are the ones that include free software. Please contact ISInc at 916.920.1700 or at [email protected] for more information.

Course Number: 6416b Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Skills to Windows Server 2008

Course Number: 6421a Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Course Number: 6424a Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

May 10 2008

Cookin’ Up Some Knowledge at GTC 2008

ISInc has been participating at the government technology conference for more than fifteen years. Why GTC you may ask when ISInc normally just relies on word of mouth advertising? We feel this show provides us with the opportunity to touch a lot of potential new state customers and introduce them to our organization, as well as say hi to our friends and clients that we have been working with for years. If you or someone from your organization is attending GTC in Sacramento on May 14-16, 2008, please be sure to stop by our booth #713 and say hi.

Whether we are wearing baseball jerseys to promote spring training, race car outfits to get you up to speed and ahead of the crowd quickly, or cooking attire (as in this year’s theme of helping “cook up some knowledge”), our staff is pretty easy to pick out of the crowd. Why a cooking theme this year and how does it relate to training and consulting? Well, for one thing, ISInc has become well known for our weekly spring and summer barbeques and the fresh vegetables and fruits from our organic garden at our office. Secondly, with the release of new software from companies such as Microsoft, we felt it was important to remind people that there is a lot of new information on new products to get up to speed on. So, whether you select training or consulting, know that our staff is up to speed and ready to transfer their knowledge to you so you can implement the new technology quickly and effectively. We hope to see you at GTC!

May 1 2008

Guest Instructor Series

If you haven’t heard of our Guest Instructor Series, you have been missing out on the opportunity to come and learn first hand from some of the industry’s top experts!

ISInc selects guest instructors that are known internationally for their background, specialties, writing, and for talking at the most attended conferences. We hope you will be able to take advantage of some of the upcoming sessions. The next three in the series are included here. To keep up to date on new ones as they are added, please subscribe to our newsletter. Remember, these seats often fill quickly, so please don’t wait too long to register.

TOGAF 8.1 Certification, Course No. TOGAF, Jun 2-5, limited seats left
TOGAF is an architecture framework – The Open Group Architecture Framework. It enables you to design, evaluate, and build the right architecture for your organization. Customers who design and implement enterprise architectures using TOGAF are ensured of a design and a procurement specification that will greatly facilitate open systems implementation, and will enable the benefits of open systems to accrue to their organizations with reduced risk. To register, or for more information, click here.

ITZIK BEN-GAN TEACHES ADVANCED TRANSACT-SQL
Itzik Ben-Gan, international expert and the author of Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying (MSPress, 2006) and Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Programming will teach the course, Advanced Transact-SQL Querying, Programming and Tuning for SQL Server. Course ISI-1119, Sep 15-19. A limited number of seats are left. Itzik Ben-Gan is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 1999, Itzik has delivered numerous training events around the world focused on T-SQL Querying, Query Tuning and Programming. Itzik is the author of several books on Microsoft SQL Server. He has written many articles for SQL Server Magazine as well as articles and whitepapers for MSDN. Itzik’s speaking activities include Tech Ed, DevWeek, various SQL User Groups around the world, PASS, SQL Server Magazine Connections, and other events to name a few. Don’t miss out on you opportunity to learn from him directly here in Sacramento. Find out more information on his course by clicking here.

KALEN DELANEY TEACHES SQL SQL Server 2005 Architecture, Internals and Tuning, Course ISI-1079, Sep 8-12

You’re reading her books. Now you can attend her class. The instructor, Kalen Delaney, a well-known world expert in SQL Internals, is the author of the best selling books, Inside SQL Server 2000 and Inside SQL Server 2005. Kalen has been a columnist at SQL Server Magazine since the first issue, as well as writing for MSDN and TechNet Magazines. The course includes extensive demonstrations and hands-on exercises that illustrate the details of SQL Server internals as well as tuning techniques. This course will be presented on SQL Server 2005 and cover features specific to that version, but much of the information is relevant to SQL Server 2000 as well. For more information on this course, please click here.

Please contact ISInc at 916.920.1700 or email us at [email protected] if you want more information on any of our current Guest Instructor Series courses or if you have requests on future guests you would like to see at ISInc.

Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Units

Did you know that ISInc was the first nationally accredited training facility by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) #191-743 for computer training?  We are also accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) #9092 as a provider for Continuing Education hours.  Our courses provide six contact Continuing Education hours.  To receive credit for the classes, simply notify an ISInc Education Consultant upon enrollment that you would like to take advantage of the Continuing Education hours and the proper forms will be ready for you when you attend classes.

In addition, ISInc is also a registered education provider for the Project Management Institute so we do provide Professional Development Units (pdu’s) for our project management courses. Again, talk to an ISInc Education Consultant by calling 916.920.1700 or email [email protected] for more information on how to obtain these credits and for the amount of credits available for each course.

April 1 2008

Available Now: Windows Server 2008 Learning Snacks

Want to learn more about Windows Server 2008, but are short on time? Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular Windows Server 2008 topics and have been created by Microsoft Learning experts. Each Snack is delivered by using innovative Microsoft Silverlight technology and includes various media, such as animations and recorded demos. At the end of each presentation, you can view more Snacks, learn more about the topic, or visit a related Web site.  You will be prompted to install Silverlight before viewing any of the learning snacks when you select a program to watch.  Happy viewing! 

Of course, when you are done if you’d like even more information on Windows Server 2008, check out some of the new instructor-led Windows Server 2008 courses that ISInc is offering.  We are pleased that we are the only one in the valley offering a few of them, such as the Windows Server 2008 Readiness course.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Learning Snacks

Introducing Branch Office Server in Windows Server 2008
This free Snack describes the benefits that Windows Server 2008 provides for installing and maintaining a branch office network. It demonstrates the installation of a branch office network by using the new server core option. It also lists the benefits of Active Directory read-only domain controllers (RODCs) and BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Introducing Centralized Application Access in Windows Server 2008
This free Snack explains the operational benefits of centralizing applications by using Windows Server 2008. It examines the benefits of Terminal Services. It lists ways to provide remote users with access to centralized applications by using Terminal Services Web Access. It also describes the requirements for providing a single sign-on for remote users.

Implementing Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008
This free Snack describes the new options available in Windows Server 2008 for installing and configuring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and auditing changes to it. It lists the features of read-only domain controllers (RODCs) and describes how to perform a nonauthoritative or an authoritative restore of AD DS data.

Implementing Network Access Protection in Windows Server 2008
This free Snack describes the benefits of implementing Network Access Protection (NAP) in Windows Server 2008. It describes how to configure network and health policies for various types of clients. It identifies the options for configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) enforcement for NAP and demonstrates the steps for testing a NAP implementation with DHCP enforcement.

Implementing Windows Server 2008 Security
This free Snack examines and lists the features of Group Policy settings in Windows Server 2008. It demonstrates the steps for implementing Group Policy settings and the process of upgrading them. It also explains the purpose of security templates that can be imported into Group Policy settings.

Introducing Server Virtualization in Windows Server 2008
This free Snack explains the new virtualization features in Windows Server 2008 and lists the system requirements. It also demonstrates the steps necessary to install Windows Server virtualization.

February 25 2008

VMware Courses Now at ISInc

We’ve heard from many of our customers about the difficulty they have been having getting training on VMware (travel expenses for training often mean training requests will not be approved). ISInc is excited to announce that you now have a local option for VMware training right here in Sacramento at ISInc.

If there are other VMware courses that you or your organization are interested in, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 916.920.1700 and let us know. Here are the courses that are currently being offered at ISInc’s facility:

  • Virtualization with VMware ESX and VirtualCenter SMB to Enterprise

Want more information on VMware?

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2007 revenues of $1.33 billion, more than 100,000 customers and more than 10,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest-growing public software companies. VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and on the Web at http://www.VMware.com.

February 10 2008

ISInc Gains National Recognition

In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural internet site, recently named ISInc as one of the top Women-Owned and Small businesses in the United States (Div500)”.  The Div500 is the 8th annual listing of the Nation’s top 500 women-owned and top small businesses. The companies listed on the Div500 represent the Nation’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a women-owned business is small or insignificant. Div500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with women owned companies.  ISInc ranked 295 in top women owned businesses in the United States, and 459 in top small businesses in America.

 The Impact of Women Owned Business
“Women businesses and consumers are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities.  These are the new leaders in American business.”
Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from women owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
 The Div500
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 women-owned businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div500 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers

February 6 2008

Windows Server 2008 Launch Course

Microsoft has selected ISInc to deliver this 3 day instructor-led course which provides students with an understanding of the primary product changes in Windows Server 2008.  This course is intended to allow individuals who already have experience with Windows Server to upgrade their skills for Windows Server 2008 and prepare for Windows Server 2008 certification exams. This course is based on an interim build of Windows Server 2008.  The course is 3 days and is being offered February 19-21 for only $299! If you are interested in attending, please go to www.msreadiness.com/coursedetail.aspx?id=6686 to register.  Space is limited so be sure to register early.

February 4 2008

FREE Training With Novell Training Vouchers

ISInc accepts Novell Training Vouchers for all of our Novell courses. If you have Novell vouchers, please contact an ISInc Representative at 916.920.1700 or via email at [email protected] for more information on how to redeem them. Remember, unlike ISInc training vouchers, Novell vouchers have an expiration date so be sure to use them before you lose them.