Learning SQL Server

Published 12 March 10 07:21 AM | MartinBell

At the last Edinburgh User group meeting we had a great talk from Alistair about Learning SQL Server. Everyone is different when it comes to learning. In the distant past there was very few learning opportunities other than classroom based courses. Even the number of books on technical subjects were limited.

Nowadays the number of books available are is considerable, some are very focussed, others more general and there can be so many to choose from it is hard to know where to start!

If you prefer to read information more piecemeal then there are plenty of blog posts and white papers available online including sites like SQLServerCentral and SQL-Server-Performance as well as Microsofts own Technet and MSDN where you can also find virtual labs and some videos and here for a more hands on learning experience.

If you are looking for SQL Server certification then Chris Testa-O’Neill’s live meeting should help you decide what to go for, that can be found here on SQLServerFAQ.com. Microsoft has just released the eCourseCollection 6233 - Implementing and Maintaining Business Intelligence in Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008: Integration Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services, which has been written by fellow MVP, Chris Testa-O’Neill.

This 24-hour collection provides you with the skills and knowledge required to implement and maintain business intelligence solutions on SQL Server 2008.

This collection also helps students to prepare for Exam 70-448 and you can buy each part individually see: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/elearning/course/6233.mspx

Any article on learning could only touch on what resources are available, and this is no exception, but hopefully this has given you something to think about.

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