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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 DBA Survival Guide, Second Edition by Mark Spenik, Orryn Sledge

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Tricks of the Trade

Now that you understand the different responsibilities of a DBA, how can you learn the tricks of the trade? You are off to a good start by reading this book. The following sections examine some other ways to learn the tricks of the trade.

Classes and Training

Taking a Microsoft-certified SQL Server training class is very good way to get started. Find a class that gives you hands-on classroom training. The class can introduce you to many of the concepts and procedures required to maintain SQL Server. To find out about authorized Microsoft SQL Server training centers near you, call 1-800-SOL-PROV and ask for information on Microsoft Solution Provider Authorized Technical Education Centers. On the Internet, go to http://www.microsoft.com/mcp ...

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