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I’m Paul S. Randal, and I’m one of Kandio’s go-to guys on everything SQL Server.

After working on SQL Server itself for almost nine years, I joined my wife running a world-class SQL Server training and consulting business, so I know what qualities make a great SQL Server developer or DBA. With 15 thousand twitter followers, and having recorded or produced more than 65 Pluralsight courses on SQL Server, people trust my knowledge and opinions.

I wrote and taught Microsoft’s prestigious Microsoft Certified Master qualification, as well as the course assessments and practical exam, so I also know how to write questions that really evaluate a candidate’s real-world knowledge. Using the assessments I’ve written for Kandio, your business can find your next SQL Server expert.

Paul S. Randal
CEO & Patent holder
Microsoft MVP

Experience and Achievements

My Experience

I’m an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, SQLintersection, and numerous other events around the world. I spent 9 years working on the SQL Server team, ultimately responsible for the entire Storage Engine. I left Microsoft in 2007 to co-own and run SQLskills.com, and I’ve been a SQL Server/Data Platform MVP ever since. I’ve written numerous whitepapers for Microsoft, articles for SQL Server sites, and more than 1,000 blog posts about SQL Server topics. I know SQL Server inside and out!
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CEO and Owner
September 2007 - Present
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Author and course producer for my team
2012 - Present
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Developer, Principal Development Lead, Principal Group Program Manager
January 1999 - August 2007

My Achievements

I’m a prolific creator of SQL Server educational content and have a passion for helping people learn about SQL Server. I’m also a renowned expert in SQL Server data recovery and SQL Server internals.
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Multiple #1 rated conference sessions and workshops at Microsoft TechEd and PASS Summit
Over the years
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Two software patents for SQL Server technology
Over the years
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15k followers
Over the years
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SQL Server/Data Platform MVP since April 2008
2008 and onward
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Started recording for Pluralsight. More than 65 SQL Server courses recorded or produced.
2012 and onward