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Posted - 01/12/2013 :  05:40:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i want to study database administration,please recommend me the topics reqired and the software required

Jeff Moden
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Posted - 01/12/2013 :  11:49:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Buy a copy of the Developer's Edition (actually, it's the Enterprise Edition with special licensing) of SQL Server on Amazon. Costs <$50 USD.

There are several decent books on SQL Server Administration from a learning aspect. Unfortunately, most of the great books I learned from are out of print and a lot about SQL Server has changed over the years. I mostly rely on the built in help system that comes with SQL Server (Books Online) but it's not a great self-learning tool. Since I haven't actually bought a book on the subject in over 3 years, I'll let someone else recommend a good starting book for DBAs. BUT, DO buy the Developer's Edition right away!

--Jeff Moden
RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row By Agonizing Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
"Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

When writing schedules, keep the following in mind:
"If you want it real bad, that's the way you'll likely get it."
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Posted - 01/14/2013 :  01:51:31  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As well as the recomnendation made about purchasing and beginning to use the SQL Server software - the Inside Microsoft SQL Server series is very good . They outline internals very well

Jack Vamvas
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