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Entry-Level Microsoft SQL Training

For any IT professional who works with data, entry-level SQL training gets you acquainted with the most important language you’ll learn — SQL. Though Microsoft uses a flavor of SQL called T-SQL, it’s close enough to the other versions to be widely applicable. Junior database administrators or analysis will learn how to use select statements, filtering and sorting data, and querying tables. Microsoft SQL online training courses prepare learners for entry-level SQL jobs including data analyst, database administrator, and Microsoft SQL developer.

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Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 (70-765)

In this video, Garth Schulte covers his recently released Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-765 course. You’ll learn how to implement SQL in Azure using both Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) models. He’ll also discuss managing databases, instances, and storage.

Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-764

In this video, Garth Schulte covers encryption with SQL Server. Follow along as Garth demonstrates how to keep data secure at all levels: sensitive columns, backups and the database itself. Also see which encryption technologies SQL Server provides for database administrators out of the box.

Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-761

In this video, Garth Schulte covers some of SQL Server 2016's best new features. SQL Server 2016 keeps getting improved on, and Keith chose his five favorite features to talk about and explain: Temporal Tables, Query Storage, Row-level Security, Stretch Database, and In-memory OLTP+.


Microsoft SQL is one of the most popular database systems in the world, and relatively easy to use. A few lines of SQL code and you’ll be querying data effortlessly. Microsoft tools like SQL Server Management Studio (SMSS) or PowerShell even makes managing SQL infrastructure fairly frictionless. However, databases are deceptively complex. They also have lots of moving parts that rely on sound database design, and things can go wrong. That’s why Microsoft SQL training is so important.

Being a good database administrator means knowing how to properly build a database, data lake, or data warehouse, but also how to fix it when it goes down. Database administrators are often also the de facto data analyst in many smaller companies, so that SQL training will come in handy as well. This SQL training covers both sides — the SQL language and SQL Server operations.

With online SQL courses, database professionals can learn to query data, create reports, develop applications, and design data storage — allowing them to fill roles like database administrators and database architects. Additionally, anyone who works with data should know SQL, and Microsoft SQL training covers that, too.

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