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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (26 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470224657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470224656
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The fun and easy way® to build powerful databases

See how to administer, troubleshoot, and report like a pro in SQL Server

Are you ready to unleash the power hidden within your organization′s data to meet business objectives? This book will help you build the skills that SQL Server database administrators must have to succeed. You′ll find out how to develop and maintain a SQL Server system, design databases, manipulate data, and much more.

Discover how to:

  • Build your first SQL Server databases

  • Insert, manipulate, and retrieve data

  • Keep your database server running smoothly

  • Protect data from prying eyes

  • Improve performance with database snapshots

About the Author

Mike Chapple, MCDBA, CISA, CISSP, is an IT professional at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches a computer applications course. He is a coauthor of the CISSP Study Guide.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By U. Kavanagh on 23 July 2009
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I bought this book as I'm trying to learn a lot about SQL at th emoment.
I found it very easy to use and it covers all areas from installing SQL, doing simple queries, managing, backing up and maintaining the database.

This book is a very general overview. I would recommend it if you want to learn about all aspects of SQL server but if say you wanted to just learn about one part, you should probably buy a detailed book just covering that topic. All areas are covered but he doesn't delve too deeply into each topic which is perfect for a general knowledge of the whole area
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Bacon TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 July 2011
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I know that the "Dummies" range can be looked down on a bit by real techies but let me put you straight.

Whilst this might not cover every topic in the utmost detail it you knew all the content of this one book you'd be an excellent SQL Server admin/developer.

Most SQL Server books already assume a level of knowledge and competence that can put newbies at a disadvantage. This book, on the other hand, takes you by the hand and tells you what you NEED to know to get on, not the trivia with which to impress you SQL Server DBA buddies.

I'm impressed, and as an experienced Server Administrator (not SQL Server though) I thought it dealt with the entire topic in a logical fashion at a good pace.

I'm still reading bits and pieces (it would be impossible and not necessary to try and do it all at once) and it still makes me think "Ah! So THAT'S why this works that way".

I bought this and passed it round the team - everyone agreed it was well laid out and covered each topic to a level that was just right without trying to impress the reader.

Don't be a techie snob, buy this book and learn what you need to become a competent SQL Server admin.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gordy on 8 Aug. 2011
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This review is for the Kindle version. I'd advise viewing this only on a Kindle or even better just buy the hardcopy. First thing I found immediately annoying is the formatting of tables. They're all out and haven't transferred well to Kindle, at least for the PC, very well. On the Kindle the formatting is ok but the right hand side has to be viewed in Landscape format else the far right column is chopped in half. That always annoys me about Kindle as PDFs never have this problem.
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It is not a book for beginners as it skips important steps and doesnt fully explain procedures. Chapter 6 & 7 needs to be completely rewritten and made more practical as it failed to explain how to feed data into columns and how to call the Transact-SQL procedures. Its just a nightmare. Kindly learn from "Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2012 in 24 hours". reviewed: I later figured out how to get around it
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I'm not a total dummy but found this book a godsend for a project that needed more than MS Access. Well laid out, easy to access piecemeal and find just what you need.
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