How To Begin Your Career As a SQL Server DBA
What you'll learn
- A the end of this course you'll know what IT positions are starting roles for SQL Server DBAs
- You'll learn how to sift through job descriptions specific to your level of expertise.
- You learn what a day in the life of a DBA looks like.
- This course was designed for anyone with basic computer skills.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.
- All the materials for the course are free and will be downloaded as part of our lessons.
"One of the best courses I have taken on Udemy. Short and straight to the point. I have been trying to get into DBA job and have been watching long videos and this by far is THE best course to understand DBA jobs before going into more depth." -- Lopsang Gurung
Welcome to the Course
Congratulations are in order for having chosen to pursue the path of the DBA. YOU'VE made an EXCELLENT decision and one that I have no doubt will be very rewarding should you so wish.
As with any serious endeavor, YOU want to give YOURSELF the very best possible start in order to ensure things can move forward.
This course focuses on what YOU need to know in order to become a REAL WORLD SQL Server DBA.
SQL Server is one of the most complicated software offerings Microsoft has. It requires YOU have a foundation in networks, databases and programming. This wide range of skills is often difficult to obtain without rigorous learning and years of hands on experience.
The REWARDS YOU will OBTAIN are worth effort. Here are just a few. DBAs are very well compensated. YOU will get to work with some of the SMARTEST people in the IT world. You'll LEARN something EVERY DAY. The profession has been and will continue to be one of the highest growth professions.
SQL Server Database Administrators are responsible for the design, implementation, support and maintenance of SQL Server Databases. The role also includes architecting, building and scaling databases for future data growth and capacity.
DBA are also responsible for security, performance and availability of data to users and customers.
This course will give you some direction on how to begin your journey as a SQL Server DBA. I don't want to create any false promises. In addition to years of experience most Senior Level SQL Server resources have read a voluminous amount of product related material.
WE have to start somewhere and THIS COURSE will provide you with the REAL WORLD insight YOU need in order to start your journey.
If YOU are seriously interested in either starting out on the path to becoming a SQL Server Database Administrator the YOU'LL need two key ingredients. Experience and product knowledge. Experience might not be easy to get but it will be impossible if you don't have a very solid foundation in SQL Server.
ENROLL now. Let's get started!!!
Who this course is for:
- This course is a 101 level course. Anyone with basics computer skills can take this course.
- This course is not for accidental DBAs or junior level DBAs.
- If you are thinking about a career as a SQL Server DBA or developer then this course is for you.
I'm the founder of LogikBot. I've worked at Microsoft and Uber. I helped design courses for Microsoft's Data Science Certifications. If you're interested in machine learning, I can help.
I've worked with databases for over two decades. I've worked for or consulted with over 50 different companies as a full time employee or consultant. Fortune 500 as well as several small to mid-size companies. Some include: Georgia Pacific, SunTrust, Reed Construction Data, Building Systems Design, NetCertainty, The Home Shopping Network, SwingVote, Atlanta Gas and Light and Northrup Grumman.
Over the last five years I've transitioned to the exciting world of applied machine learning. I'm excited to show you what I've learned and help you move into one of the single most important fields in this space.
Experience, education and passion
I learn something almost every day. I work with insanely smart people. I'm a voracious learner of all things SQL Server and I'm passionate about sharing what I've learned. My area of concentration is performance tuning. SQL Server is like an exotic sports car, it will run just fine in anyone's hands but put it in the hands of skilled tuner and it will perform like a race car.
Certifications are like college degrees, they are a great starting points to begin learning. I'm a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
Born in Ohio, raised and educated in Pennsylvania, I currently reside in Atlanta with my wife and two children.