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All courses can be taken online from your desk or at our training center in Virginia.

All you need is a web browser and an SSH client (like PuTTY) to connect to the Training lab.

Participant Quote:

I recently had the opportunity to attend (remotely via WebEx) a training course with Lester Knutsen for Informix. This was one of the best investments that we have spent on learning tips to tune and monitor a system. The course was very informative and enlightening. At first I was skeptical of attending a training session remotely but in the long run it was definitely the best way to have been trained. We were able to immediately make checks, changes, and adjustments to our current infrastructure as the course was being taught. Thanks for all your support and help!

Eric Urff
Director Information Technology
Daytona State College

Informix Training - Online, Onsite or In Our Classroom

Informix Course Schedule for 2020

New Informix Training Servers

Our Classroom and Training Servers for Informix Courses

Do you want to learn how to be the FASTEST Informix DBA? This is the course our Fastest Informix DBA contest was developed from, and it will increase your database performance tuning skills.

From one of our students, Bill Chick, in our Advanced Informix class: "This was a great class... we will be upgrading from version 10.00 to 11.70... Lester and Art are great instructors, made the class fun and their depth of experience with Informix and IT in general is very impressive. The upgrade that we will be performing in the coming months was made much easier and it's because of this class.."

This 4-day course focuses on techniques for optimizing an Informix Database. Labs will demonstrate more than 100% performance improvement. Each student will have a 4-core Linux server with Informix 14 and 12 and a large dataset for benchmark exercises and labs. Attend the class in person or online via our Web Training Center. Both Art Kagel and Lester Knutsen will be teaching the Advanced Classes together.

We guarantee to NEVER cancel a course and will teach a course as long as one student is registered! All courses have been updated for the latest Informix version 14 and 12.

NEW Informix Course Schedule for 2020

Advanced Informix Performance Tuning

This course is for database administrators and application developers who will be responsible for managing, optimizing, and tuning an Informix database server. The focus is on skills, procedures, and scripts to improve the performance of your database server. The course will provide a toolkit of scripts and utilities to start monitoring and optimizing your Informix database server. (Cost $2,000 USD) - PDF Course Description

Informix for New Database Administrators

This course is for database administrators, programmers, and technical support personnel who will be setting up, managing, and tuning Informix 14, 12, 11 or 10 databases. (Cost $2,000 USD) - PDF Course Description

Informix Enterprise Replication

This course is for database administrators responsible for managing Informix Enterprise Replication (ER) and High Availability Data Replication (HDR) on multiple Informix database servers. The focus is on how to setup, configure, monitor, and tune your database server data replication. The course will provide a toolkit of scripts and utilities to start ER and HDR replication on your Informix database servers. (Cost $2,000 USD)

  • Informix Enterprise Replication class is schedule by request

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In addition to the courses we have developed, Lester Knutsen is authorized to teach all the courses in the IBM Informix curriculum. Additional courses are scheduled as demand requires - please contact us if you would like to request a course, or are interested in attending a public course, so we know of your interest.

Our Instructors:

Lester Knutsen

Our IBM Informix courses were developed and are taught by Advanced DataTools founder, Lester Knutsen, who is an Informix Certified Professional and a Certified Technical Trainer. Lester is an experienced consultant with a reputation for providing excellent training based on his extensive and up-to-date working knowledge of Informix. He enjoys teaching, and is frequently asked to develop and conduct additional customized courses onsite for customers. Lester has been building large database systems with Informix since 1983. He has been teaching Informix classes for over 16 years. Lester is a member of the IBM Gold Consultant program and in October 2008 was awarded one of the Inaugural Data Champion awards by IBM.

Art Kagel

Art Kagel, Principal Consultant with Advanced DataTools Corporation will be teaching the Advanced Informix Course. Art has over twenty-eight years of database technical management, computer programming, Systems Analysis, Systems Design, Database Administration, Database Architecture and consulting experience. He has served as Manager of Database Systems and Services for a major information systems and media corporation, as project leader on small and medium size project teams, supervised technicians on a departmental basis and is a leading consultant specializing in IBM's Informix Server. Mr. Kagel has extensive knowledge of hardware and software issues and an affinity for understanding his clients’ business environment. Art has received the IIUG Directors Award, and the Inaugural Data Champion award by IBM.