Victor Isakov (Microsoft Valuable Professional) is a Database Architect and Trainer who enjoys a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable subject matter experts on SQL Server. Victor provides consulting and training services to various organizations in the public, private and NGO sectors globally, and regularly presents at various international events and conferences. He has authored a number of books on SQL Server and worked closely with Microsoft to develop the new generation of SQL Server certification and Microsoft Official Curriculum for both instructor-led training (ILT) and e-learning. In 2007 Victor was invited by Microsoft to attend the SQL Ranger program at Redmond in the US. The SQL Ranger program was an intense 6-week course taught by the SQL Server product team. Consequently Victor became one of the first IT professionals to achieve the Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Architect certifications globally. Currently Victor is the only Microsoft Certified Architect in Australia.