Practical Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

Book Review

Practical Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
by Brad M. McGehee and others
Copyright 1999
Que Publishing

Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com

Unlike the other books that have been reviewed on this web site, this book is not geared toward performance tuning, but instead is a beginner’s guide for the new DBA. I have included on this web site because not everyone who is interested in performance tuning is an experienced DBA, and because I am the lead author of the book.

If you are new to SQL Server, I feel this is the best book on the market you can find to learn the basics. Learning to become a DBA is not for the faint of heart, and reading this book will not teach you everything you need to know, although it will be a good first step.

Topics covered in this book include:

  • SQL Server Basics

  • Installing and Configuring SQL Server

  • Administering SQL Server

  • SQL Server Security

  • Preventing Data Loss

  • Advanced SQL Server Administration

Once you read this book and master the basic concepts of SQL Server, the next two books I recommend include Inside Microsoft SQL Server 7 and Professional Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Programming.




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