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We like helping people and we obsess over data management the same way you obsessed over Project Runway (don’t pretend you didn’t).

Our resources below represent the growing compilation of experience and learning from the Brent Ozar team over the years. If what you need doesn’t appear below, it probably doesn’t exist on the internet.

Events – Put on a pair of headphones and tell the boss you’re learning for free at our Technology Triage Tuesday, where we gather every Tuesday to address best practices, common problems, uncommon problems, and evolving tools. Other events include conferences or seminars where members of Brent Ozar Unlimited are presenting. If you can’t catch us live, watch our free video archives.

Free eBook Downloads – Got job potential? In our free, handy eBook, “How to Develop Your DBA Career” we’ve collected some of our best writing on how to get a DBA job, grow your skills, and slay zombies get promoted. We’ve also got books on training plans and AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

Free SQL Posters – Combine your love of free stuff with your love of SQL advice with your love of posters with your love of Kendra. (You may not know it yet, but you love her. Don’t fight it.)

Email Newsletter of Weekly Links – Experience the eclectic brain dump that is the Brent Ozar Unlimited newsletter by signing up at the bottom of the page. “I like it, so you should too.” – Jeremiah

6-Month DBA Training Plan Email – Every Wednesday for 6 months, you get an email covering a topic from Ozar’s Hierarchy of Database Needs. You start at the bottom with backups and automated restores, then work your way up through capacity planning, security, and performance tuning.

Scripts – We share free tools to help your SQL Server instances tell you where they hurt, like sp_Blitz®, sp_BlitzIndex®, sp_BlitzCache™, and sp_AskBrent®.

Blog – We blog a lot. It’s like a free, growing SQL textbook—except that it’s pretty funny sometimes and super dynamic. And it doesn’t have appendices that you never use. It’s not really like a textbook, actually. We’re SQL people, not analogy writers. Look: a dinosaur!

Looking for More Training?

In-Depth Video Training - Learn how you can think like SQL Server, master index tuning, find out what you need to know about SANs and virtualization — get access to our best content for 18 months and learn from the comfort of your laptop, desktop or iPad.

In Person Training - Need to learn How to be a Senior DBA or How to Performance Tune SQL Server? Attend a Brent Ozar Unlimited® training event!

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