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About the Author
Jeff Jones has been in the IT industry for almost forty years. Most of that time he spent working with database technologies like Integrated Database Management System (IDMS), DB2, Teradata, and SQL Server. Over the last twelve years he has taught SQL Server training from Phoenix, AZ.
Jeff is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and Advanced Teradata Certified Professional. He has worked as an IT professional in a number of roles, including database administrator (DBA), product manager, database system consultant, software development manager, database systems technical support manager, and technical instructor. He specializes in training on SQL Server (programming, administration, and data warehousing), SQL query optimization, index and system tuning, security administration, SQL Services Integration Services (SSIS) package design, star schema design, and multidimensional cube design. Jeff managed the development of the first parallel relational database system on Unix, and provided product support during the implementation of one of the largest data warehouses.
He acted as the vendor representative on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) SQL committee during development of the ANSI SQL-92 standard and SQL Access Group that standardized database interoperability protocols.