I've just downloaded a free ebook on SQL Server 2012. Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012, by Ross Mistry (@RossMistry) and Stacia Misner (@StaciaMisner) It's 229 pages long and so provides a good amount of content with 10 chapters. If you have read my previous post on SQL Server 2012 certification and you are going for the certification or if you simply want to learn … [Read more...] about Get a SQL Server 2012 ebook for free!
So SQL Server 2012 has gone RTM and I am considering studying for a SQL Server 2012 certification. At the time of writing this post, the exams are not yet available but are due in June 2012 with the beta exams happening in March 2012. For this release, in order to attain a SQL Server 2012 certification you must pass five exams but if you are already SQL Server 2008 MCITP … [Read more...] about SQL Server 2012 certification
It is not uncommon for a DBA to work long hours. In addition to the 9-5 standard, there will requirements to stay later after work to meet deadlines or because there is a problem with a production server that requires your attention. 50-60 hour weeks can become the norm and there may also be an on-call system in place which you may be part of. There is a lot of pressure … [Read more...] about Keeping fit could improve your performance as a DBA