ISUG and eLearnIT, which initially launched their online training offerings with a program for PowerBuilder, are now adding a new ASE training course. Because ASE as a database has "a massive ecosystem," with many parts to it, ISUG sought feedback from members and partners on where to concentrate its efforts in ASE, explains Mike Harrold, executive director of ISUG. "The number-one request was for training on monitoring and diagnostics, and therefore that is what this course is about," he tells 5 Minute Briefing.
The instructor for the new course is Brian Lefevre, a former Sybase employee. "Brian spent more than a decade as an instructor so he has a tremendous amount of knowledge on this subject. He was able to take his extensive knowledge and create this new course for us completely from scratch," says Harrold. The course is targeted very specifically on troubleshooting performance and bottlenecks within queries within the database.
ISUG is also considering a course covering migration from ASE 12.5 to ASE 15. "There are a lot of organizations out there that are still in the 12.5 world," says Harrold. "There is a wealth of material from Sybase on upgrades and migrations but among the consultants that are out in the field that have run into problems with migrations, there is a fairly common denominator among what they are seeing. We are collecting a lot of feedback and our instructor, who has also been consulting out in the field, has seen this, too. It all comes down to the same things so we will be targeting that when we get to the next course."
To learn more about the course, go here.