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SQL Architecture Basics Joes 2 Pros: Core Architecture concepts (Sql Exam Prep Series) Paperback – December 14, 2010

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In 1994, you could find Rick Morelan braving the frigid waters of the Bering Sea as an Alaska commercial fisherman. His computer skills were non-existent at the time, so you might figure such beginnings seemed unlikely to lead him down the path to SQL Server expertise at Microsoft. However, every computer expert in the world today woke up at some point in their life knowing nothing about computers. Making the change from fisherman seemed scary and took daily schooling at Catapult Software Training Institute. Rick got his lucky break in August 1995, working his first database job at Microsoft. Since that time, Rick has worked more than 10 years at Microsoft and has attained over 30 Microsoft technical certifications in applications, networking, databases and .NET development.
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Product Details

  • Series: Sql Exam Prep Series
  • Paperback: 446 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451579462
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451579468
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,617,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Books - T SQL 2008 and SQL Queries and SQL Architecture Basics

I have been lucky to have this series of books recommended to me. I searched for a quality uncomplicated guide to enable me to understand SQL Server and Joes 2 Pros is my Eureka moment. Clear explanations, clear examples and well explained that leaves me totally confident to start my new job. Their accompanying website has all the answer scripts and videos explanations for all required. As an aside, I contacted Joes to Pros asking a question. Wow - the author Rick Morelan personally emailed me clarifying my question and wishing me good luck in my training. Quality books, quality website, quality customer service that leaves me feeling that I count as a customer. Buy these books and sit the SQL Exam 70-433 with total confidence. A huge thanks to Rick and his awesome team at Joes 2 Pros.
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By far this is the best MS SQL 2008 book series you will ever have the chance to read. A year ago I didn't have a clue when it came to SQL. I have now passed exam 70-433 for MS SQL 2008 db developer. Do your MS SQL career a favor and get fast tracked for success. The added benefit is how confident you will feel in a MS SQL job interview after mastering this book series.
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I found the book helpful in learning SQL and preparing for the Microsoft certification test.
It contains clear explanations, screenshots and summaries. I would highly recommend it to people who want to learn SQL.
SQL Architecture Basics Joes 2 Pros: Core Architecture concepts (Volume 3)
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This book was thorough, helpful, easy to read, and not dry. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to or needs to learn the basics of indexes, file groups, partitioning and nulls. The book covers other topics as well. But these were the most useful to me.
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When I discovered the series of Joes 2 Pros books, I told my friends that I couldn't put it down. My friends were laughing at me - "couldn't put it down?". Yes, in the past, my experiences were just like my friends - I had to force myself to read technical books.

The author is very good and talented at explaining those difficult technical concepts! His stories and analogies really make dry and abstract concepts come alive; they often give me the uh-ah moments.

Even the exercises are so interesting that they let me see some different facets of what I just learned from the chapter.

I have really enjoyed the reading and learning experiences.
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This book is insanely easy to understand and actually got me my first job in the SQL business with a fortune 500 company.I had previous experience with coding, but was by no means an expert (1 semester of VB in college and a year of C++ in high school). I read this book right before interviewing for the job, and got it. I won't lie, I did learn a ton by doing real life work, but this book certainly opened the door.
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I gave this five stars because this book was a wonderful way to get my SQL feet wet. You're not mistaken for an engineer and you're not "talked at" as if you are an idiot. So, I absolutely do recommend this book to friends, family and anyone interested in SQL.
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This book was much more difficult to follow than the first and not because the content was more complex, rather because the material wasn't as interesting. During the first two I was having fun reading the books and performing labs, but I started losing interest about halfway through the book. I think if your goal is to become a DBA, then this book is necessary, but if you're just trying to improve your querying skills, then I would skip this one.
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