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Is a SQL Cluster Class needed to learn clustering?

I signed up for "Designing High Availability Database Solutions Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005", but the class was just cancelled. I was hoping to receive some SQL cluster training prior to implementing a clustering solution. Do you believe a class would be beneficial with understanding clustering or does BOL and other sources do a good job in explaining how to configure SQL clustering? Thanks, Dave
I am definitely not a guru or expert on sql server (esp. in clustering) but personally if you are a beginner (like me)
a class would always beneficial and will give you a jump start on clustering. You could always depend on BOL and other online resources (not to mention that is one of the best out there) but it depends on how much time you have on hand to implement clustering since doing this on your own (without a class)
may take quite some time. Good luck.
Personally I believe to study before attending such classes, as suggested there are such resources to get an understanding on clustering from & links. SQL 2005 BOL has good amount of information too. Satya SKJ
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