The Fundamentals of Database Administration
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The Fundamentals of Database Administration

About the Book

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sean Dunn. I currently work as a software consultant and have been a .NET developer for over five years now. During that time, I have studied and completed several courses and certifications, compiling an impressive amount of notes. Looking back through them, I realized how much I have learned over the years and how much I have yet to learn. This experience made me want to share what I learned, what made it click, and how it helped me succeed in my career.

I am writing with the assumption that you currently know nothing about the concepts covered in this book. In that regard, I will be providing a lot of examples, explanations, and stories that help me understand the concepts. Hopefully, they will help you. There are no prerequisites for this book, but having some experience or understanding of SQL or Excel will help you pick up on things faster. Anyone with an interest in learning more about SQL, SQL Server, or the skillset of a DBA will find this book helpful. This book will also help prepare you for exam 98-364 MTA: Database Administration Fundamentals.

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Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 1: The Who, What, and Why?
    • Introduction
    • Who should read this book?
    • What is SQL, SQL Server, and a Database Administrator?
    • Why should you learn the fundamentals of Database Administration?
  • Chapter Two: Database Types
    • Introduction
    • What is a database?
    • Flat-File databases
    • Hierarchical databases
    • Relational databases
    • Workbooks VS Databases
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Relational Database Concepts
    • Introduction
    • Tables, Rows, and Columns
    • Language Elements
    • Normalization
    • Indexes
    • Pages and Files
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Data Types
    • Introduction
    • Common Built-in Data Types
    • Built-in Data Types
    • Percision and Scale
    • Large Data items
    • Data Conversions
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: DML VS DDL
    • Introduction
    • Data Manipulation Language (DML)
    • Data Definition Language (DDL)
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: SQL Server Management Studio
    • Introduction
    • Download SQL Server
    • Download SSMS
    • Access SSMS
    • Exploring SSMS
    • Executing Queries
    • Other Tools
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Database Objects
    • Introduction
    • Installing AdventureWorks
    • Creating and Using Tables
    • Creating and Using Views
    • Creating and Using Stored Procedures
    • SQL Injection
    • Summary

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