Free "Basic Training" for SQL Server


I answer a lot of questions about SQL Server – on forums, in newsgroups, in presentations and so on – and many are “101”, or basic questions. That’s great!  I don’t have a problem with that at all – I enjoy helping someone that is new to SQL Server learn the ropes. Over the years I’ve collected some really great links that I can share with people about learning to manage SQL Server. I thought I would post those here, in the hopes that you’ll pass them around:


Basics Podcast: http://edge.technet.com/Tags/Database+Administration/feed/ipod/  


Free SQL Server Learning Videos: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/express/learnvideos.mspx


Free SQL Server Training: http://sqlserver2008jumpstart.microsofttraining.com/content/info.asp?CcpSubsiteID=69&infoid=27 


General SQL Server Learning and Education: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/default.mspx


General SQL Server Learning and Education: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb331758.aspx


Learning SQL Server using the Sample Databases: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms124501.aspx


SQL Server for the Oracle DBA: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/compare/oracle/oracledba/quickguide/index.htm


SQL Server DBA Handbook (oldie but a goodie): http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2000/books/adminpoc.mspx


SQL Server Express – Sample Applications: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/express/samplewebapps.mspx


Lots of free database schemas: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/express/starterschemas.mspx


SQL Server Basics in Flash: http://www.eggheadcafe.com/videodemo/default.asp


Webcasts, Virtual Labs and Podcasts: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/Technetsqlserver2005.aspx


SQL Server Whitepapers: http://www.sqlskills.com/whitepapers.asp


“Ask Stan”: http://sqlserverpedia.com/blog/


Basic Programming Training videos: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/beginner/default.aspx


SSIS Learning Resources: http://sqlserver-qa.net/blogs/tools/archive/2008/04/07/sql-server-integration-services-ssis-learning-materials-and-web-resources-for-beginners.aspx

Comments (2)

  1. Just listing a few getting-started links for developing SQL Server .NET application. ~ SQL Server 2005