[Video] The Junior DBA Workout Plan


Squat, deadlift, overhead press, and bench press. In the gym, it’s easy to figure out what you need to be doing to get stronger. When you show up to work, you’re overwhelmed by all the things happening on your server(s), and you can’t figure out where to begin.

In this session, we’ll talk about building a strong knowledge foundation to help you powerlift your career, without having to clean and jerk or snatch and grab your way to the top. For free.

For lots of free fundamentals webcasts like this, check out the PASS DBA Fundamentals Virtual Chapter and their YouTube channel.

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3 Comments. Leave new

  • Steve Mangiameli
    January 17, 2018 1:51 pm

    I started PowerShell by learning it in a “classroom” setting. That is, I set aside some time to learn it and used the Microsoft Virtual Academy to learn the basics. From there I ended up writing a wrapper and custom cmdlets for a CI/DLM project for our deployments.

    After that I looked for projects where I needed to touch several instances from one location. PowerShell handles those connection way easier than setting up a bunch of linked servers. It’s my goto tool now for that kind of work or for anything I’m doing outside of SQL Server. For instance – refreshing lower environments from PROD requires some permissions shuffling, DB settings updates, etc. PowerShell was perfect for this.

  • Hi Erik
    Really good to hear your take on this, I like the weight training analogy too!

    (Former Sybase DBA)


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