If you are relatively near to Charleston, SC, there’s a SQL Saturday there this weekend, December 13th!
Looking at the speaker list, if you’re able to attend you’ll get top notch training for FREE! For instance, the SQL Server Legend, Kevin Kline, will be present to give a presentation and participate in a career panel. Whatever your focus is with SQL Server, there looks to be topics covering it.
If you’re looking for security, come early, as my talk is at 9 AM. If you can’t make it, I’ve already uploaded my presentations and scripts to the site.