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I hope this is an appropriate group for this question?

I work with a non-profit group that uses SQL Server 2000 for their data
backend. They have a moderate size web site with many data driven web pages
(ASP at the moment but looking to move to ASP.NET). They also have several
custom written Windows applications (VB) that access the database.

The people that manage the business have no IT background. They depend on
volunteers like me and some contract programmers to implement everything.
They would like to find some classes (on-line or in the
Columbus/Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio area) to give them a basic understanding of
how to use and manage relational data and what factors non-technical people
need to be aware of when managing IT. We are looking for courses like
"Relational Databases for non Programmers", "Managing an IT Function", etc.

Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

Wayne
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Hi Wayne:

I'm not sure if you are looking for online courses, courses w/ video or in
person training. If you want tutorials in the article format, there's tons
of stuff and I google will returns tons of links. I'm guessing that isn't
what you are looking for. Wintellect has recently announced its Devscovery
which is three days (I think three, it may be more but definitely not less)
which is I believe $800.00. If you aren't familiar with them, they have
many big names in Windows development and I think it's safe to say that they
have some of the top names at that (although there are many many top names).
If you want like online training in video format, www.vtmag.com has a bunch
of stuff there and I believe it's all free (although they do have a donation
service available. If you check out Microsoft's site, they have quite a few
online traning resources that are reasonably priced. AppDev has a bunch of
video tapes and CDs. I've used PDSA associates stuff prior to .NET and I
was really impressed with it... so much so that I can almost give a blanket
recommendation b/c Paul run a first rate show over there from start to
finish. Global Knowledge also has some really good titles. If you are
looking for in person training, PDSA, Global Knowledge, MCW technologies all
do training and all have some really well known people. I know Wintellect
offers package deals and all my dealings with them, training and consulting
are such that I couldn't possibly speak better of them.

I'm not sure if this is what you were asking, and if not, please let me know
and I'll try to give you a more specific answer. The fact that you are a
non-profit may help b/c I think many of these providers may well offer
discounts for non-profits

HTH,

Bill

--
W.G. Ryan MVP Windows - Embedded

www.devbuzz.com
www.knowdotnet.com
http://www.msmvps.com/williamryan/
"Wayne Wengert" <wa***************@wengert.com> wrote in message
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I hope this is an appropriate group for this question?

I work with a non-profit group that uses SQL Server 2000 for their data
backend. They have a moderate size web site with many data driven web pages (ASP at the moment but looking to move to ASP.NET). They also have several
custom written Windows applications (VB) that access the database.

The people that manage the business have no IT background. They depend on
volunteers like me and some contract programmers to implement everything.
They would like to find some classes (on-line or in the
Columbus/Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio area) to give them a basic understanding of how to use and manage relational data and what factors non-technical people need to be aware of when managing IT. We are looking for courses like
"Relational Databases for non Programmers", "Managing an IT Function", etc.
Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

Wayne

Jul 21 '05 #2

P: n/a
Bill;

Thank you very much for the comprehensive response. I'll have them follow-up
on several of your suggestions.

Wayne

"William Ryan eMVP" <do********@comcast.nospam.net> wrote in message
news:eI**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Hi Wayne:

I'm not sure if you are looking for online courses, courses w/ video or in
person training. If you want tutorials in the article format, there's tons
of stuff and I google will returns tons of links. I'm guessing that isn't
what you are looking for. Wintellect has recently announced its Devscovery
which is three days (I think three, it may be more but definitely not less) which is I believe $800.00. If you aren't familiar with them, they have
many big names in Windows development and I think it's safe to say that they have some of the top names at that (although there are many many top names). If you want like online training in video format, www.vtmag.com has a bunch of stuff there and I believe it's all free (although they do have a donation service available. If you check out Microsoft's site, they have quite a few online traning resources that are reasonably priced. AppDev has a bunch of video tapes and CDs. I've used PDSA associates stuff prior to .NET and I
was really impressed with it... so much so that I can almost give a blanket recommendation b/c Paul run a first rate show over there from start to
finish. Global Knowledge also has some really good titles. If you are
looking for in person training, PDSA, Global Knowledge, MCW technologies all do training and all have some really well known people. I know Wintellect
offers package deals and all my dealings with them, training and consulting are such that I couldn't possibly speak better of them.

I'm not sure if this is what you were asking, and if not, please let me know and I'll try to give you a more specific answer. The fact that you are a
non-profit may help b/c I think many of these providers may well offer
discounts for non-profits

HTH,

Bill

--
W.G. Ryan MVP Windows - Embedded

www.devbuzz.com
www.knowdotnet.com
http://www.msmvps.com/williamryan/
"Wayne Wengert" <wa***************@wengert.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I hope this is an appropriate group for this question?

I work with a non-profit group that uses SQL Server 2000 for their data
backend. They have a moderate size web site with many data driven web

pages
(ASP at the moment but looking to move to ASP.NET). They also have several custom written Windows applications (VB) that access the database.

The people that manage the business have no IT background. They depend on volunteers like me and some contract programmers to implement everything. They would like to find some classes (on-line or in the
Columbus/Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio area) to give them a basic understanding

of
how to use and manage relational data and what factors non-technical

people
need to be aware of when managing IT. We are looking for courses like
"Relational Databases for non Programmers", "Managing an IT Function",

etc.

Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

Wayne


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