Frequently Asked Questions

A Master Class is an exclusive, deep-dive, demo oriented, hands-on training created and delivered by Amit Bansal, who is MCM & 11 times MVP, in short, true master of the subject. Master Classes are one of the many offerings from SQLMaestros, which is a provider of advanced training & content on Microsoft Data Platform.Learn more. Read our past Master Class Testimonials.

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Every Master Class, irrespective of the fact that it is in-person or online, is of 40 hours duration.

SQLMaestros Master Classes are delivered in two formats: In-person (face-to-face classroom training) and Online (synchronous virtual classroom training).

A 40 hours in-person Master Class is divided into two parts: 3 days of classroom training consisting of 8 hours each and 16-20 hours of hands-on lab exercises (anytime & anywhere learning).

A 40 hours online Master Class is divided into two parts: 5 days of online training (synchronous) consisting of 5 hours each and 16-20 hours of hands-on lab exercises (anytime & anywhere learning).

Any working professional who has some relevant experience of working on Microsoft Data Platform can attend these classes. These classes are very useful for DBAs, Data Architects, DB Engineers, Data Platform Developers, Data Analysts, Data Scientists, Bi Developers, BI Practitioners, etc. (The classes are not meant for freshers)

Browse within each Master Class to explore its content. You will find the content here

You can download the course brochure for the respective Master Class here

At SQLMaestros, all our training is designed with a special focus of providing practical learning experience to the trainees. Our classes are therefore demo-oriented, based on real-world scenarios and 100% practical. To inculcate practical learning, we use SQLMaestros in-house developed revolutionary product called SQLMaestros Hands-on-Labs (HOLs). HOLs allows you to practice a concept step-by-step with the help of exercises and a dummy database. To make our Master Class experience fully practical, we use SQLMaestros HOLs in the curriculum and this is known as adding hands-on exercises in Master Classes

Currently, there are 8 new Master Classes announced (4 in-person & 4 online). These Master Classes will commence from November 2017 to March 2018. To know the schedule, Click here

Master Classes announced include: SQL Server Performance Tuning Master Class (In-person & Online), SQL Server 2014, 2016 & 2017 Master Class (In-person & Online), Azure Data Platform Master Class (In-person & Online) and Data Science & Advanced Analytics Master Class (In-person & Online).

All Master Classes are similarly priced. A SQLMaestros Master Class is priced at Rs 47,000 + 18% Taxes. However, it may happen that there might be some early bird pricing announced for these Master Classes. To know more about pricing & early-bird offers, Click here.

For the in-person Master Class, trainees are not required to bring their laptop. The first 3 days of classroom training will be demo-based and will deliver lots of theoretical knowledge. It is requested that trainees refrain from bringing their laptops during the class and instead focus their attention on the content delivered by the trainer. At the end of the 3rd day for in-person Master Class and the 6th day of Online Master Class, trainees will be given access to the hands-on-labs for the practical experience.

True, SQLMaestros HOLs have more than 100 labs. These labs are offered in market for a price. However, for Master Class, the trainer will pinpoint few labs for the trainees after each & every module to practice later on. All the labs suggested by the trainer will need to be practiced within 16-20 hours duration. Apart from these trainer-assigned labs, SQLMaestros offers Master Class trainees 1-months free subscription of its HOLs. In short, a registered Master Class trainee can access all the labs free of cost, during this 1 month. Accessibility will elapse after the completion of 1 month.

SQLMaestros HOLs are very affordable as they are built for the community at large. After the free subscription ends, you can always register and create a paid account with SQLMaestros and access the labs once again, for a very low price. A 1-month subscription to SQLMaestros HOLs will cost you Rs 2100 plus taxes only, and an annual subscription will cost you Rs 21000 plus taxes only.

For the following reasons:

  • SQLMaestros is not a training institute. We specialize in building competencies around MS data platform technologies. We work with Microsoft & all leading companies across the globe to build their content, assessment & training solutions. We are the sister concern of India’s largest data & analytics community, the DataPlatformGeeks.
  • Throughout the year, our technical team builds advanced content & participates in some of the complex data & analytics projects for our clients. Once-in-a-year, we offer our expertise to data professionals in the form of SQLMaestros Master Classes.
  • In short, our content is highly exclusive, very advanced & fully practical. It is designed by our team, and delivered by us too (unlike a typical training institute where content is created by X & delivered by Y).
  • SQLMaestros Master Classes are attended by top companies (corporate registrations are more than individual registrations).
  • The trainer for most of our Master Classes is Amit Bansal, who is a Master Trainer, international speaker & SME in Microsoft Data Platform technology.
  • We believe only in practical learning, and hence our Master Classes are coupled with Hands-on-Labs, that can be practiced anywhere & anytime.
  • Check our past testimonials including trainee handwritten feedbacks and group photographs. Feel free to cross check any trainees to understand more about Master Classes.

Yes. Master Classes can also be delivered as private classes at your premise, if there is a group of participants. For more details Click here

Advanced & customizable Master Class content suiting your project requirements.

Full refund will be made in case the Master Class is cancelled by SQLMaestros. Refunds will be processed within ten days of cancellation announcement.

You need to set-up the environment on your laptop/computer to practice the concepts using our HOLs. We will provide the setup guide to assist you in setting up the environment. You can also contact us if you need any further assistance.

Yes. At SQLMaestros, we regularly organize free special events for the community. Sessions at the special events are actually taken from the Master Class content. Thus, at SQLMaestros Special events (in-person & online), you get to see sample Master Classes & also can talk to the instructor. Such special events are scheduled closer to the Master Class dates. To know the latest schedule of our free special events, Click here to know more

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide any backup classes if you miss any class. Recording of Master Classes is strictly prohibited.

Master Classes are exclusive, the contents delivered will not be available to you from any training institution. When content is unique demo-oriented, based on real-world scenario, and the trainers are Masters in Data Platform, the learnings you get from the Master Classes will help you to be ahead of competition always.

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