The Taming of the Data

Victoria Pohto - Microsoft Learning

Is your company's data weighing you down or is it helping you drive smart strategy for your business? If your data isn't core to decisions in product development, forecasting, operations, inventory, marketing and sales, it may be time to rethink your data strategy. What some organizations consider a headache to keep in check (security and PII management, sifting through relevant vs. detracting information), others are using as a core strategy tool that no business professional on top of their game would be without.

As technology evolves and opportunities arise, the amount of data that businesses are entrusted with is growing at an astonishing rate. Friend or foe, data must be managed, as trusted MCT and principal at Sourcedev Rachel Jones explains. Make sure that your organization is positioned to profit by having a smart data management and IT talent plan.


  • If your SQL Server skills need some brushing up, check out the SQL Server 2014 Jumpstarts on MVA and sign up with your local Learning Partner for deeper training.
  • If you are thinking about starting a career in data management or you just want to better understand what’s going on in the back office, you'll find over 3 hours of free, self-paced training on the MVA aspiring technologist page to get you started and help prepare you for MTA certification.
  • Finally, if you are a teacher at an academic institution, click here to get a free MTA Database Fundamentals practice exam along with additional information and resources. If your school is an IT Academy be sure to take advantage of your ITA training and certification benefits to prep yourself and your students for the challenges they fill face in industry.

I'd love to hear how we're doing in helping prepare you for your "big data" career/challenges.

  • Petrina
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    Bravo Victoria, Congratulations.