Hierarchy of Database Needs:
The SQL Server DBA Training Plan
You need to poop. Maybe not right now, but in general, you need to breathe, eat, drink, sleep, and poop. If you can’t do any of those things, then the rest of your needs will take a back seat until you can accomplish the basics. Psychology professor Abraham Maslow designed Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to illustrate how us meatbags prioritize our daily tasks. It’s usually visualized with a pyramid:
SQL Server has needs, too – and we show it with Ozar’s Hierarchy of Database Needs. You have to take care of the bottom level of the pyramid before you move on to the top.
We want to train you on this stuff for free.
Our 6-Month Training Plan Emails – Each Wednesday you’ll get a lesson with some of the best free resources from around the web. We’ll start with backups, then work our way up to the top of the DBA pyramid. After six months, you’ll feel confident using the word DBA in your job title.
This 6-month series includes links to the best scripts, free training videos, blog posts from around the web to train you fast and give you homework. You even get coupons for our training videos.
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