Advanced Oracle SQL Tuning, Troubleshooting and Linux Performance Training by Tanel Poder

Welcome to my new training page!

I currently offer three flagship courses and an occasional special-focus seminar:

Read more about the new training structure and terms & conditions below.

Index

  1. Course delivery
  2. What are learning weeks?
  3. Learning Week schedule 2022
  4. Learning Week schedule 2023
  5. What timezones are covered?
  6. What is not in the scope of this training offering
  7. Comparison of training products and services

Course Delivery

From 2022 I will deliver all my training courses in a new format! It includes two main components - self paced learning from my existing and new training videos and interactive Q&A follow up sessions, spread over 12 months from signup (also recorded for later review).

Watch the 8-minute overview video about the benefits of the new format or just scroll down for details:

Check out the new learning platform learn.tanelpoder.com here:

Using the new format, you will get:

The full training experience is an evolution in modern training. Learning should not have a hard stop at 5pm on Friday evening when the class is over. People won’t remember much from the last days anyway! So, instead we spread the interactive parts over a longer period. The attendees can do structured learning at their own pace and ask questions, get clarifications and interact with the instructor (and other like-minded training attendees) well after the initial learning part is over.

New in 2022: You can choose to purchase the full training experience package that includes both the videos and learning weeks & community access. Alternatively you can get the 50% discounted videos only offer that includes only the videos, slides & scripts mentioned above, but no learning weeks, chat & discussion forum access or interactive Q&A follow-up webinar sessions.

What are learning weeks?

During one week of every month, I will focus my attention on training related work and attendee interaction:

  1. During the learning weeks I am near my computer, working on training Q&A follow-up, coaching and interacting with attendees from (my) Monday to Friday.
  2. We will use the members-only training Slack channels for small questions and random chat, and GitHub Issues for keeping track of all questions (and building a searchable knowledge base over time).
  3. This way I can answer more questions and also we can discuss more interactively, when more clarification or further drilldown is needed.
  4. I will also schedule the monthly live follow-up webinars into these learning weeks (50% in US morning, 50% US evening timezones, so half of the webinars cover EMEA and APAC timezones too).
  5. This is the time for you to block some days off for learning purposes in your work-calendar, so that you can focus on learning too.
  6. If your manager or training department asks for the training dates, you can pick any of the learning weeks from my training calendar - that’s when the next chunk of live & interactive learning happens.

What timezones are covered?

You can (of course) do self-paced learning using the videos at any time. The learning weeks are optimized to be useful in all timezones:

  1. Tanel will start answering chat & forum questions in the US EST mornings (afternoon in Europe).
  2. Tanel will answer questions all the way into the US EST late evenings (morning/day in APAC region).
  3. The monthly live webinar times alternate between US morning and US evening timeslots.

As Tanel lives in Florida, US, he’ll probably sleep when it’s nighttime in the US Eastern timezone.

What is not in the scope of this training offering

To manage expectations, here are some things that this training product does not provide:

  1. There are no response SLAs, guarantees, urgent escalations, 1-1 phone calls or consulting work included - this is still “just” a training product.
  2. It is the customer’s responsibility to develop, fix and optimize their systems and assess any risk of using the tools and techniques learned.
  3. Tanel will interact with attendees and answer training questions only during the prescheduled learning weeks.
  4. Tanel will not do your work for you, but during learning weeks can advise how you can do your (tuning & troubleshooting) work better, using the methods, tools and techniques introduced in the training material.
  5. Tanel expects that the attendees put some effort into asking questions properly. You can help by supplying a clear explanation of the problem and all the inital relevant info and data in advance. That way Tanel can coach how you can drill down deeper within the already used systematic approach. No “screenshots” of random scripts’ output taken with cellphone cameras, please :-)

Comparison of Training Products and Services

Here’s a feature comparison table explaining what is and isn’t included in Tanel’s products and services:

Features Videos Only Full Training Experience Consulting Services
40+ hours of training videos (self-paced learning)
    Videos streamable online (for 12 months)
    Videos downloadable (forever personal use)
Training slides (PDF)
Lab setup instructions & demo scripts
Certificate of Completion
Content updates, new additions (for 12 months) 2022*
Access to learning weeks:
    Group coaching and advice by Tanel
    Attend live Q&A webinars (12 x 1.5 hours)
    View video recordings of Q&A webinars
    Get answers in members-only discussion forum
    Hang out and discuss in members-only chatroom
Direct problem solving by Tanel (consulting)
One-on-one phone calls & conference calls with Tanel
Screen-sharing live troubleshooting with the customer
Tanel can take ownership of entire tuning/troubleshooting scenarios
Tanel designing solutions for the customer
Tanel writing code for the customer
Response SLAs
Guaranteed prescheduled availability

* The discounted videos only product is normally a “point in time” snapshot of the material and does not provide content updates over time. However, this year I am finishing a complete rebuild of the AOT class, re-recording the entire Linux class with latest updates and adding some new (but fundamental) stuff into the AST class too. I want all of us to be “on the same page” with modern troubleshooting & optimization approach, so everyone who signs up for my class in 2022 will get the major updates once they’re ready later this year (this includes people who buy the “videos only” product now).

Schedule of learning weeks (2022)

I will announce the exact times of the learning weeks’ live webinars and links directly to the attendees.

 

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Schedule of learning weeks (2023)

 

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Check out the new learning platform here:

 

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