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SQL Server - Where to start?

Discussion in 'SQL Exams' started by Sisko, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Sisko

    Sisko Bit Poster

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking at wanting to learn about SQL Server, how it works, how to administer it and so on. I'm an IT Systems Engineer at the moment with nearly 7 years hands on experience working in IT if that is relevant at all.

    If I setup a virtual server with SQL Server installed, and buy the 70-461 exam book, start reading it and practising, would this be a good place to start for starting to learn SQL?

    Thanks,
    Sisko
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Yes – I support SQL servers for a few customers now and have been involved in various migration projects.

    Understand the install process, instance setup, security etc. Then try backups\restores and maintenance plans.

    SQL server is a bit of beast but worth learning if you have the time.
     
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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  4. drapn

    drapn New Member

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    I am also planning to write SQL 2012 exam
     
  5. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I would probably spend some money on a Pluralsight subscription and go through their training.
     
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  6. drapn

    drapn New Member

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    Thanks
     

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