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DBA Preschool: Where to find training

January 19, 2012

Another one of those questions I’m often asked is how someone can start learning about SQL Server.  There are many options, and I’m going to share some of my favorites with you. Some colleges teach SQL Server courses, so you could always take or audit a course.  In my experience, these courses always moved too […]

DBA Preschool 2: Choosing Your Calling

February 8, 2011

There’s a lot of variety offered by SQL Server, and there are many different job titles. In my eyes, though, every job in SQL Server is a blend of one of three core job roles: Database Developer, Database Administrator, or Business Intelligence Developer. Let’s talk about the differences between these 3 key roles…

DBA Preschool 1: Talk the Talk

February 3, 2011

One of the most frustrating things about learning SQL Server is all the acronyms and slang used by veterans. The first lesson in Database Preschool will focus on defining these acronyms.

24 Hours of PASS Session Recordings Available

June 16, 2010

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) has just posted recordings of all 24 sessions from 2010’s 24 Hours of PASS.  This is a great opportunity to get free training on a wide range of database administration, development, and business intelligence topics. View the recordings at: http://www.sqlpass.org/LearningCenter/24Hours.aspx.  You will be prompted to login or register […]

The 11 Must-see Sessions You Missed at 24 Hours of PASS:

May 20, 2010

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) has a proven track record for delivering valuable training to database professionals.  PASS has started a new annual tradition by organizing 24 Hours of PASS, something truly unique in IT training.  Twenty-four webcasts, 1 hour each, are webcast back-to-back.  Some of the top authorities in SQL Server present […]

Han SQL’s First Post

May 20, 2010

Hi there. I’m Wil Sisney, a SQL Server Database Administrator from Phoenix, AZ, USA. My screen name is Han SQL. I’ve been working with SQL Server in some capacity for 9 years, and I’ve been a senior DBA for 5 years. I am a Microsoft Certified Professional, and hold the following certifications: Microsoft Certified IT […]