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Anonymizing Health Data

Anonymizing Health Data

Case Studies and Methods to Get You Started

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On Feb 26, 2014 John Pertell wrote:
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Strata Rx Conference Boston 2013: Complete Video Compilation

Strata Rx Conference Boston 2013: Complete Video Compilation

Where Big Data Meets Healthcare

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On Jan 4, 2014 John Pertell wrote:
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Think Bayes

Think Bayes

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On Nov 18, 2013 John Pertell wrote: Learning Python for Statistics
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Relational Theory for Computer Professionals

Relational Theory for Computer Professionals

A Hands-On Video Workshop

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On Aug 26, 2013 John Pertell wrote: Learn Relational database theory
O’Reilly media has released a new video set, C.J. Date’s Relational Theory for Computer Professionals. Unlike his previous O’Reilly videos this set is for those who aren’t familiar with database design but do have a database background. The theories are on relational theory and are not tied to any platform. Full Review >

Microsoft Excel 2013 Inside Out

Microsoft Excel 2013 Inside Out

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On Jun 19, 2013 John Pertell wrote: Microsoft Excel 2013 Inside Out – A Review
It seems like I’ve been using Excel for as long as I’ve been using computers, and I like to think of myself as a power user. I’m familiar with how to create pivot tables, how to write VBA functions, graphs, … Continue reading → Full Review >

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

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On May 10, 2013 John Pertell wrote: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step – A Review
The latest tech book I’ve been reading is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step, written by Patrick LeBlanc and published by Microsoft Press. This is an excellent book for anyone new to SQL. If your familiar with older version … Continue reading → Full Review >

Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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On Feb 10, 2013 John Pertell wrote: MS Press TK for 70-463 – A Review
The last Microsoft certification exam I took was 70-448: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence. Because that’s the freshest in my mind, and because I’m focusing more on the BI side of SQL lately, I’ve decided that my next exam would … Continue reading → Full Review >

Strata Rx Conference San Francisco 2012: Complete Video Compilation

Strata Rx Conference San Francisco 2012: Complete Video Compilation

Leverage the Power of Big Data in Healthcare

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On Jan 4, 2013 John Pertell wrote:
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Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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On Dec 4, 2012 John Pertell wrote: MS Press Training Kit 70-461:Querying SQL Server 2012 – A Review
This post is my review of Microsoft Press Training Kit for Exam 70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The authors are Itzik Ben-Gan, Dejan Sarka, and Ron Talmage. I’ve been taking Microsoft SQL Certification Exams for a while now. For … Continue reading → Full Review >

R in a Nutshell

R in a Nutshell

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On Nov 10, 2012 John Pertell wrote: R in a Nutshell – A Review
This post is my review of Joseph Adler’s R in a Nutshell 2nd Edition, published by O’Reilly. I chose this book because I’m just getting started with statistics. I’ve read other books in  the O’Reilly Nutshell series and found them … Continue reading → Full Review >

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

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On Oct 15, 2012 John Pertell wrote: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services – A Review
This is not a book for beginners. You should have a solid understanding of SSIS before reading it. It would also be helpful to know T-SQL, .NET and PowerShell as there are plenty of code examples in each language. Full Review >

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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On Sep 29, 2012 John Pertell wrote: Programming SQL Server 2012 – A Review
I just finished reading Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012, written by Leonard Lobel and Andrew Brust, published by Microsoft Press. This is a very good book that covers developing SQL solutions from queries to deploying to SQL Azure with some … Continue reading → Full Review >

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model

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On Sep 1, 2012 John Pertell wrote: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model – Review
The latest technical book I’m reading is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model, written by Marco Russo, Alberto Ferarri, and Chris Webb, published by Microsoft Press. This is my review.   Microsoft introduced the Tabular model … Continue reading → Full Review >

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

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On Jul 19, 2012 John Pertell wrote:
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

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On Jul 13, 2012 John Pertell wrote:
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Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation

Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation

The Business of Data

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On Jul 6, 2012 John Pertell wrote:
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C.J. Date's Database Design and Relational Theory: Normal Forms and All That Jazz Master Class

C.J. Date's Database Design and Relational Theory: Normal Forms and All That Jazz Master Class

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On Jun 22, 2012 John Pertell wrote:
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MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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On May 15, 2012 John Pertell wrote: Microsoft Press MCPD Exam Ref: 70-518 Review
I recently had a chance to review “Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0” by Tony Northrup and Matthew A Stoecker. This book is one of the new Microsoft Press Exam Ref series books, meant for exam … Continue reading → Full Review >

Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer's Handbook

Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer's Handbook

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On Jan 2, 2012 John Pertell wrote: Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer’s Handbook – A Review
I recently finished reading Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer’s Handbook, by Sarika Calla Purohit and Klaus Loffelmann and published by Microsoft Press. I found it to be a good reference for anyone who is unfamiliar with the .NET framework. The … Continue reading → Full Review >

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer Reference

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer Reference

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On Sep 2, 2011 John Pertell wrote: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer Reference, by Paolo Pialorsi: Microsoft Press
I recently read Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer Reference, by Paolo Pialorsi. I had two goals when I started. The first was to understand more about what SharePoint could do for me, especially in regards to being part of a Business … Continue reading → Full Review >

Head First WordPress

Head First WordPress

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On Feb 8, 2011 John Pertell wrote: Head First Word Press by Jeff Siarto
On the cover of Head First Word Press by Jeff Siarto you’ll see the comforting words “A Brain – Friendly Guide”. That pretty well sums up this book published by O’Reilly. If you’re not familiar with the Head First series, … Continue reading → Full Review >

C.J. Date's SQL and Relational Theory Master Class

C.J. Date's SQL and Relational Theory Master Class

How to Write Accurate SQL Code

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On Dec 16, 2010 John Pertell wrote: SQL and Relational Theory Master Class by C.J. Date
I recently had a chance to review C.J. Date's video, Relational Theory Master Class. This is an excellent resource and I highly recommend it for anyone who wishes to better understand the theory behind relational database design. But be prepared; this is not a beginner’s class. You should have a… Full Review >

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