Monday 21 January 2013

SQL 101 - Train Signal - Mel Haynes

SQL 101
An introduction to Structured Query Language
Train Signal
Mel Haynes

It is funny. I have done an intro to SQL course three times now over the last 7 years, and then never used it again and every few years do a refresher. It has always been on my long-term goals to really learn SQL but never been a priority because it was not something I was responsible for. Now after a change in roles and a few changes in responsibilities, I manage a number of systems that run SQL in the back end and manage 9 different SQL servers. So it was time to knuckle down and get to it.

I did this course as a quick and dirty intro to SQL to get me going again. It gave me the basics and even a better understanding of the history and importance of language in your queries. It was a great course. Mel provides files and with every lesson you lab and practice what he teaches either with him or on your own.  The course is under 2 hours in length but is a great jumping off point. I really appreciated the course and what it has taught me, and now on to the MS SQL 2012 exams. This course will get you up and running with SQL and Mel presents in a great way; his style is very engaging and humorous. It is a great course for beginners or as a refresher if it has been a few years like in my case. Well done!

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