Victor Isakov (MCA, MCM, MCSM, MCT, MVP) is a Microsoft Certified Architect and trainer who provides consulting and training services to various organizations in the public, private, and NGO sectors globally. He specialises in performance tuning, upgrades, licensing optimization and helping organisations architect their Data Platform strategy. Victor regularly speaks at international conferences such as Microsoft TechEd/Ignite, PASS Summit, IT/Dev Connections, and SQLSaturdays. He has written a number of books on SQL Server and has worked with Microsoft to develop the SQL Server exams and certification. In 2017 he authored ""Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (1st Edition)"". Victor is one of only three non-Microsoft, Microsoft Certified Architects in the world.