SQL Server Baby Step: Installation and Configuration

An absolute beginner’s tutorial to quickly learn how to setup Microsoft SQL Server practice environment on your machine.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (467 ratings)
19,424 students
38min of on-demand video

At the completion of the course, you will know how to install SQL Server and create a practice environment for yourself.
Last Update Date : The course was last updated on 03 October 2017


  • NO PRIOR DATABASE OR SQL experience is required.
  • You need High speed Internet connection with a PC.


Scope of this course is confined to the following learning objectives ONLY:

  • Start from scratch by installing Microsoft SQL Server Express edition

  • Requirements for installing Microsoft SQL Server

  • Discussion around some of the basic configuration option, including "sa" login

  • Making use of Adventure Works sample database

  • More in depth coverage of relational database in general, and Microsoft SQL Server in particular, in my another course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who is just starting out on their database career.
  • Information workers who work with database.
  • Healthcare professionals who need to understand the working of database in order to make sure that their PHI data remains HIPAA compliant.
  • Finance professionals who need to understand how their data is stored in database and as to how SQL Server provides a better data storing mechanism in strict regulatory environments, such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Dodd-Frank, Basel II etc.
  • Anyone looking for their first stepping stone to start working on their Microsoft Certification 70-461
  • Quality Analyst people who need to understand the workings of a database while they do their software testing.
  • Managers who need to understand as to how their data is handled by the database while they try to adopt agile development methodology.
  • Business Professional
  • Accountants
  • Software Developers
  • Programming Students
  • Financial Analysts


Microsoft Certified-Business Intelligence Consultant
Rashid Khan
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 612 Reviews
  • 19,990 Students
  • 2 Courses

Rashid Khan has a degree in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA ( Magna Cum Laude ).

He has extensive professional experience with different technologies, including but not limited to, Microsoft stack of technology that includes SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS , ASP.NET and .NET  development.

He has worked with different types of companies belonging to different verticals that include finance, manufacturing, consulting and most recently in delivering a cutting edge healthcare analytics solution for a Fortune 500 Healthcare organization utilizing  HL7, MS SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS and ASP.NET.

He also has a passion for teaching, and is currently teaching various important technology courses that have thousands of students, coming from over 151 countries all across the world.

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