SQL Server Training Videos Online

In just a few hours, learn exactly what you need to know from the comfort of your … whatever. When you buy one of our instant online training classes, you can watch it for 18 months on your desktop, laptop, iPad, or iPhone. Don’t forget to check out our In-Person Training Classes! 

SQL Server Backup and Recovery, Step by Step

  • Length: 115 minutes
  • Cost: $29
There is no more critical task for a DBA than to back up the business data - except perhaps restoring it to ensure validity. A disaster - in many forms - can strike at any time. SQL Server offers many backup and restore options, to help you meet business requirements.

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SQL Server Reporting Services Basics

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $29
What’s the big deal about SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)? It’s an integral part of the SQL Server platform, and can be used by anyone to build and run reports. But where do you start? SSRS has many components and terms, and many ways to build reports. Let Jes help!

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The Best Free SQL Server Downloads

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $29

You’re trying to manage SQL Server databases, and every time you Google for something, you get overwhelmed with all kinds of free tools, white papers, blogs, and newsletters. There’s so many that suck, and you’re tired of wasting time on bad ones.

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Virtualization, SANs, and Hardware for SQL Server

  • Length: 6 hours
  • Cost: $299

When you're the one who has to plan, buy, set up, and troubleshoot production SQL Servers, you need to know about hardware, SAN storage, SSDs, virtualization, and more. This five-hour course has advanced modules on:

  • How to choose if clustering, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, mirroring, log shipping, virtualization, or SAN replication is right for your new build
  • What hardware to buy for SQL Server Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
  • How to configure SQL Server on a SAN or on virtualization (VMware or Hyper-V)
  • Testing and comparing your storage to industry benchmarks
  • Our one-month go-live checklist covering what to test before putting a new SQL Server in production

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How to Tune Indexes and Speed Up SQL Server

  • Length: 6.5 hours
  • Cost: $299
You want to become an expert at index tuning, but you can't find a good start-to-finish training course. Learn the basics, the gotchas, and the tricks of SQL Server indexing in 6+ hours of training. You'll use interactive quizzes to test your knowledge as you learn:
  • How to create, analyze, and understand clustered and nonclustered indexes
  • When to use index includes, filtered indexes, and other special structures to speed up your queries.
  • How to use free tools to find hidden columns in your indexes
  • How to tune a workload using the SQL Server Dynamic Management Views
  • How to avoid common indexing anti-patterns that drag down your database server
  • How to find critical index changes in the Execution Plan Cache
  • How you can use data to prove that your changes improved performance

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How to Think Like SQL Server

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $29

You're a developer or a DBA, and you're comfortable writing queries to get the data you need. You're much less comfortable trying to design the right indexes for your database server. In this series of videos with Brent Ozar, you'll learn how the SQL Server engine looks at your indexes and builds your query results.

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Developer's Guide to SQL Server Performance

  • Length: 7 hours
  • Cost: $299
You’re a developer or DBA stuck with a database server that's not going fast enough. You've got a hunch that the biggest bottleneck is inside the database server somewhere, but where? In 6.5 hours of online training, you'll learn:
  • How to use powerful scripts to identify which queries are killing your server
  • What parts of the database server are holding you back
  • How to tackle indexing improvements
  • How to identify query anti-patterns.

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Introduction to Hadoop

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $29
By now you’ve heard the words "Big Data" and "Hadoop", but you’re not sure what they mean, much less how to get started. You’re struggling with storing a lot of data, rapidly processing a huge volume of data. This training will provide an introduction to the Hadoop ecosystem, cover several typical workloads, and provide guidance on getting started with Hadoop.

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DBA Job Interview Question & Answer Kit

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $29
Good interviewing is not a talent: it’s a skill you build with study and practice. This set of online videos trains you to be a rockstar in SQL Server database administration job interviews by giving you practice video interviews where you can warm up with 100 real-world questions.

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