Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the SQL Server on VMware Accelerator designed for?

This course is specifically designed for both data professionals and infrastructure/ systems engineers. It covers all aspects of both the infrastructure underneath the database and the database architecture. The goal is to get all members of the IT organization viewing the different layers of the infrastructure from the same perspective, so we designed it for anyone who manages each of these layers.

Can I buy this course for my IT team?

Of course, and we feel this is a huge strength of our course – bringing the IT approach from siloed to working together and understanding how each layer interacts with each other! But, please remember, a single purchased seat is not to be shared. With 20 years of hands-on experience and more than 400 hours of effort put into building these courses, we ask you honor the one seat per purchase, please.

Is a course live or recorded?

The courses are recorded and delivered in an on-demand, streaming service through our e-Learning platform. They are available for you to stream and learn at your convenience over the entire duration of the purchase timeline.

What materials will I receive?

Throughout the 6-month access to the course, you will have on-demand access to view the online videos. In addition, some modules have attachments, such as PDF documents or SQL scripts that can be used to boost the effectiveness of the course. Some modules also have links in the recordings to external documents, which are available over the open Internet.

Are there any demos?

The course is full of demos! Every course and module are designed with real-world examples of how and where to click and review in your own environment. We also have demonstrations of how to set up and verify certain items, like setting up Windows Perfmon for ongoing collection, how to verify virtual machine CPU NUMA settings, and how to benchmark your storage.

Do I receive a certificate or certification upon completion of this course?

Yes! The e-Learning platform delivers a certificate of course completion. If you’d like one upon completion, please don’t hesitate to contact us if the platform does not automatically generate one for you.

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If there are any other questions that you have, please don’t hesitate to contact us here! We’ll answer any of your questions about our courses as soon as possible.