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Whats good start for learning database

By RG11 ·
I am currently a LAN Admin for a company and I was thinking of taking some classes or self study to learn. I have little/no knowledge of programming and/or creating, maintaining, troubleshooting databases. What would be a good starting point for learning in this field?

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by ricms In reply to Whats good start for lear ...

I suggest you try mySql. Its a full featured database and its free for personal use. Theres also a lot of books and websites about it and its good if you want to learn the basic concepts about database like structures, relationships, schemas, etc. Also good to know about sql.

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by jm In reply to Whats good start for lear ...

There is a book, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 System Administration, that includes a CD with a 120 day eval version of the software. It's enjoyable to work through and you can take the exam 70-228 which will qualify you as an MCP and put you on the way to MCSE/MCDBA certification. If you buy this used on Amazon or e-Bay the cost is low.

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by scottpmullins In reply to Whats good start for lear ...

RG11 -

I congratulate you on your desire to learn more about databases.

My suggestion would be two-fold:

1.) Take a look at local colleges / schools for an academic database design course. Database theory drives anything you will do on the job regarding database technology and it will go miles in extending your credibility regarding design issues.

2.) Enroll in a course or self-study a number of the specific database technologies out there (Oracle, MS SQL Server, mySQL are just a few...) so you can see the connection of the concepts you are learning in the above with application in the "real-world". Theory is good but it does not "bring home the bacon". Hands-on experience will set you aside from others.

And, find someone you know / trust that works in the database environment so you have someone to turn to when you need assistance or have a question.

Good luck!

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by zzircon2002 In reply to Whats good start for lear ...

I am currently a student at my local community college, under the Web Technology program, I had to take a course (required) in Microsoft's Access. The instructor constantly referred us to the SQL statments generated by our actions (queries), this school is set up for hands-on instruction, which I too recomend. I learn by doing. Anyway, I got bit by this database bug, I have taken XML and Oracle classes, its in the Oracle classes that you will get strong in SQL. Currently I am taking Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle Forms 1. You may learn on your own with ease, but I come up with questions that I need answered, and having an instructor around during lab sessions has been invaluable to me.

Good luck, enjoy.

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by ghariya_s In reply to Whats good start for lear ...

To begin with you should start with some basic training in database . Once you are through with this, you can decide whether to go for Advanced training.

Sunil Ghariya
India

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by muthukumar.g In reply to Whats good start for lear ...

Dear friend,
Check microsoft website for MCSD book on requirement analysis concetps and SQL Server concetps. you will learn a lot. i mean from the fundamentals to advanced concepts - do some practical works to understnad the real playground. best of luck.

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