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Free SQL Server Learning Resources - Jan'2013

 Database Normalization (some useful links)

SQL Server Programming Fundamentals (some useful links)

SQL Server Database Administration

DBA Responsibilities

DBA Best Practices

Free eBooks (to begin with)

How to become an Exceptional DBA by Brad McGehee

Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Most likely you will end up reading most of the invaluable free ebooks here



Technet Resources

MCM Resources (Section 7.6 and 7.7)


SQL Skills

Brad M McGehee

Brad's checklist collections

Brent Ozar


Glenn Berry's DMV Collection

SQL Server 2005:

SQL Server 2008:

SQL Server 2008 R2:

SQL Server 2012:

SQLPASS Recordings


MCM Readiness Videos

Microsoft Webcasts/VirtualLabs

Top SQL Server Bloggers Ranking (gateway to diamond mine) (Aaron Bertrand)

PragmaticWorks past webinars (Whitepapers, Tutorials and Webcasts)

SSIS Step By Step Tutorials


Miscellaneous (Youtube videos 20+ minutes)


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