• Computers

SQL the One

Microsoft SQL Server Interview Guide
Author: Uday Arumilli
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1946390984
Category: Computers
Page: 498
View: 9203
"Congratulations! You are going to WIN your next SQL Server interview. “SQL The One” book can guide you to achieve the success in your next interview. This book covers Microsoft SQL Server interview experiences, questions and answers for a range of SQL DBA’s and SQL Server Professionals. All of these questions have been collected from the people who attended interviews at various multinational companies across the world. It also covers “How to prepare for a SQL DBA interview?” and “How to become an expert in your career?” Salient Features of Book All interview questions are asked in various MNC Covers 1090 real time questions and answers 254 questions on SQL Server Performance Tuning Covers all SQL Server HA & DR features 316 questions on SQL Server HA & DR features Lots of scenario based questions Covers SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016 Questions are categorized In-depth explanations An Interview Experience with Microsoft Useful as a reference guide for SQL DBA Interview preparation

SQL the One

Microsoft SQL Server Interview Guide
Author: Uday Arumilli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946390974
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 4404
Congratulations! You are going to WIN your next SQL Server interview. "SQL The One" book can guide you to achieve the success in your next interview. This book covers Microsoft SQL Server interview experiences, questions and answers for a range of SQL DBA's and SQL Server Professionals. All of these questions have been collected from the people who attended interviews at various multinational companies across the world. It also covers "How to prepare for a SQL DBA interview?" and "How to become an expert in your career?" Salient Features of Book All interview questions are asked in various MNC Covers 1090 real time questions and answers 254 questions on SQL Server Performance Tuning Covers all SQL Server HA & DR features 316 questions on SQL Server HA & DR features Lots of scenario based questions Covers SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016 Questions are categorized In-depth explanations An Interview Experience with Microsoft Useful as a reference guide for SQL DBA Interview preparation"

    • Client/server computing

SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers

For All Database Developers and Developers Administrators
Author: Pinal Dave,Vinod Kumar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985226855
Category: Client/server computing
Page: 210
View: 8107
This book will flow in a "Question & Answer" mode from start to finish to help you grasp concepts faster and get to the point quickly. Once you understand the concepts, it gets easier to see twists using that concept within a scenario and to ultimately solve them. Though each of these chapters are geared towards convenience we highly recommend reading each of the sections irrespective of the roles you might be doing since each of the sections have some interesting trivia about working with SQL Server. In the industry the role of accidental DBA's (especially with SQL Server) is very common. Hence if you have performed the role of DBA for a short stint and want to brush-up your fundamentals then the upcoming sections will be a great review.

    • Technology & Engineering

SQL Server 2008 Interview Questions and Answers


Author: Neelan Q. Joachimpillai
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482708578
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 108
View: 9759
A very thorough interview questions & answers book that can be used to prepare for positions involving Microsoft SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2. It prepares you for questions in SSMS, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS and SQL. It is based on a compilation of questions from over thirty different MSSQL related interviews. This is the best career investment you can make for a reasonable price.

    • Client/server computing

Sql Server - Interview Questions


Author: Shivprasad Koirala
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788183331036
Category: Client/server computing
Page: 250
View: 9794

    • Computers

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals


Author: Kalen Delaney,Adam Machanic,Paul S. Randal,Kimberly L. Tripp,Conor Cunningham,Ben Nevarez
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735638225
Category: Computers
Page: 784
View: 5006
Delve inside the core SQL Server engine—and put that knowledge to work—with guidance from a team of well-known internals experts. Whether database developer, architect, or administrator, you’ll gain the deep knowledge you need to exploit key architectural changes—and capture the product’s full potential. Discover how SQL Server works behind the scenes, including: What happens internally when SQL Server builds, expands, shrinks, and moves databases How to use event tracking—from triggers to the Extended Events Engine Why the right indexes can drastically reduce your query execution time How to transcend normal row-size limits with new storage capabilities How the Query Optimizer operates Multiple techniques for troubleshooting problematic query plans When to force SQL Server to reuse a cached query plan—or create a new one What SQL Server checks internally when running DBCC How to choose among five isolation levels and two concurrency models when working with multiple concurrent users

    • Computers

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration


Author: Adam Jorgensen,Bradley Ball,Steven Wort,Ross LoForte,Brian Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118859197
Category: Computers
Page: 936
View: 2507
Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. Improve oversight with better management and monitoring Protect your work with enhanced security features Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering Learn new options for backup and recovery Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.

    • Client/server computing

Troubleshooting SQL Server

A Guide for the Accidental DBA
Author: Jonathan Kehayias,Ted Krueger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906434786
Category: Client/server computing
Page: 370
View: 5738
This book describes, diagnoses, and solves the most common problems with SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2. The authors explain a basic approach to troubleshooting and the essential tools. They explore areas in which problems arise with regularity: high disk I/O (RAID misconfiguration, inadequate I/O throughput, poor workload distribution, SAN issues, disk partition misalignment); high CPU usage (insufficient memory, poorly written queries, inadequate indexing, inappropriate configuration option settings); memory mismanagement; missing indexes; blocking (caused mainly by poorly designed databases that lack proper keys and indexing, and applications that apply needlessly restrictive transaction isolation levels); deadlocking (Bookmark Lookup, Serializable Range Scan, Cascading Constraint); full transaction logs (lack of log backups, hefty index maintenance operations, long running transaction, problems with replication and mirroring environments); and accidentally-lost data. Finally, the authors discuss diagnosing tools such as the Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views, and server-side tracing. --

    • Computers

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014


Author: Ross Mistry,Stacia Misner
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0133966178
Category: Computers
Page: 144
View: 8553
NOTE: This title is also available as a free eBook on the Microsoft Download Center. It is offered for sale in print format as a convenience. Get a head start evaluating SQL Server 2014 - guided by two experts who have worked with the technology from the earliest beta. Based on Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with practical insights on how SQL Server 2014 can meet the needs of your business. Get the early, high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Coverage includes: SQL Server 2014 Editions and engine enhancements Mission-critical performance enhancements Hybrid cloud enhancements Self-service Business Intelligence enhancements in Microsoft Excel Enterprise information management enhancements Big Data solutions

    • Computers

Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012


Author: Itzik Ben-Gan,Dejan Sarka,Ron Talmage
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735667284
Category: Computers
Page: 752
View: 432
Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects Work with data Modify data Troubleshoot and optimize queries You also get an exam discount voucher—making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment.

    • Computers

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed


Author: Ray Rankins,Paul Bertucci,Chris Gallelli,Alex T. Silverstein
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0133408515
Category: Computers
Page: 1872
View: 8499
Buy the print version of¿ Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed and get the eBook version for free! eBook version includes chapters 44-60 not included in the print. See inside the book for access code and details. ¿ With up-to-the-minute content, this is the industry’s most complete, useful guide to SQL Server 2012. ¿ You’ll find start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities: all the real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples you’ll need to create and manage complex database solutions. The additional online chapters add extensive coverage of SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, T-SQL programming, .NET Framework integration, and much more. ¿ Authored by four expert SQL Server administrators, designers, developers, architects, and consultants, this book reflects immense experience with SQL Server in production environments. Intended for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, it focuses on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. Understand SQL Server 2012’s newest features, licensing changes, and capabilities of each edition Manage SQL Server 2012 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell Use Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server Utilize the new Extended Events trace capabilities within SSMS Maximize performance by optimizing design, queries, analysis, and workload management Implement new best practices for SQL Server high availability Deploy AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances to achieve enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery Leverage new business intelligence improvements, including Master Data Services, Data Quality Services and Parallel Data Warehouse Deliver better full-text search with SQL Server 2012’s new Semantic Search Improve reporting with new SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services features Download the following from informit.com/title/9780672336928: Sample databases and code examples ¿ ¿

    • Computers

T-SQL Querying


Author: Itzik Ben-Gan,Adam Machanic,Dejan Sarka,Kevin Farlee
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0133986624
Category: Computers
Page: 864
View: 2921
T-SQL insiders help you tackle your toughest queries and query-tuning problems Squeeze maximum performance and efficiency from every T-SQL query you write or tune. Four leading experts take an in-depth look at T-SQL’s internal architecture and offer advanced practical techniques for optimizing response time and resource usage. Emphasizing a correct understanding of the language and its foundations, the authors present unique solutions they have spent years developing and refining. All code and techniques are fully updated to reflect new T-SQL enhancements in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2012. Write faster, more efficient T-SQL code: Move from procedural programming to the language of sets and logic Master an efficient top-down tuning methodology Assess algorithmic complexity to predict performance Compare data aggregation techniques, including new grouping sets Efficiently perform data-analysis calculations Make the most of T-SQL’s optimized bulk import tools Avoid date/time pitfalls that lead to buggy, poorly performing code Create optimized BI statistical queries without additional software Use programmable objects to accelerate queries Unlock major performance improvements with In-Memory OLTP Master useful and elegant approaches to manipulating graphs About This Book For experienced T-SQL practitioners Includes coverage updated from Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Querying and Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Programming Valuable to developers, DBAs, BI professionals, and data scientists Covers many MCSE 70-464 and MCSA/MCSE 70-461 exam topics

    • Computers

Professional SQL Server 2005 Administration


Author: Brian Knight,Ketan Patel,Wayne Snyder,Jean-Claude Armand,Ross LoForte,Brad McGehee,Steven Wort,Joe Salvatore,Haidong Ji
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470121092
Category: Computers
Page: 735
View: 7429

    • Database management

Inside SQLite


Author: Sibsankar Haldar
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596550065
Category: Database management
Page: N.A
View: 2247

    • Computers

A Developer's Guide to SQL Server 2005


Author: Bob Beauchemin,Dan Sullivan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 997
View: 1489
"I come from a T-SQL background, so when I first laid my eyes on SQL Server 2005, I was shocked--and then, I was scared! I didn't have a CLR or XML background and suddenly had an urgent need to learn it. SQL Server 2005 is too big of a release to learn from the books online. Fortunately, now there is a book for developers who need to go from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005 and to do it as painlessly as possible. Basically, it's one-stop shopping for serious developers who have to get up to speed quickly. I'll keep this one on my desk--not on my bookshelf. Well done, Bob and Dan!" --Dr. Tom Moreau SQL Server MVP and Monthly Columnist SQL Server Professional, Brockman Moreau Consulting Inc. "A SQL book truly for developers, from two authorities on the subject. I'll be turning to this book first when I need to understand a component of SQL Server 2005." --Matt Milner Instructor Pluralsight "An excellent book for those of us who need to get up to speed on what's new in SQL Server 2005. The authors made sure this book includes the final information for the release version of the product. Most other books out now are based on beta versions. It covers key areas from XML and SQLCLR to Notification Services. Although the wide variety of information is great, my favorite part was the advice given on when to use what, and how performance is affected." --Laura Blood Senior Software Developer Blue Note Computing, Inc. "SQL Server 2005 is a massive release with a large number of new features. Many of these features were designed to make SQL Server a great application development platform. This book provides comprehensive information about the SQL Server features of most interest to application developers. The lucid text and wealth of examples will give a developer a clear understanding of how to use SQL Server 2005 to a whole new class of database applications. It should be on every SQL Server developer's bookshelf." --Roger Wolter Solutions Architect Microsoft Corporation "While there will be a lot of good books on SQL Server 2005 development, when people refer to the 'bible,' they'll be talking about this book." --Dr. Greg Low Senior Consultant Readify Pty Ltd "SQL Server 2005 is loaded with new features and getting a good overview is essential to understand how you can benefit from SQL Server 2005's features as a developer. Bob and Dan's book goes beyond enumerating the new SQL Server 2005 features, and will provide you with lots of good examples. They did a good job striking a balance between overview and substance." --Michiel Wories Senior Program Manager, SQL Server Microsoft Corporation Few technologies have been as eagerly anticipated as Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Now, two SQL Server insiders deliver the definitive hands-on guide--accurate, comprehensive, and packed with examples.A Developer's Guide to SQL Server 2005starts where Microsoft's documentation, white papers, and Web articles leave off, showing developers how to take full advantage of SQL Server 2005's key innovations. It draws on exceptional cooperation from Microsoft's SQL Server developers and the authors' extensive access to SQL Server 2005 since its earliest alpha releases. You'll find practical explanations of the new SQL Server 2005 data model, built-in .NET hosting, improved programmability, SQL:1999 compliance, and much more. Virtually every key concept is illuminated via sample code that has been fully updated for and tested with the shipping version of the product. Key coverage includes Using SQL Server 2005 as a .NET runtime host: extending the server while enhancing security, reliability, and performance Writing procedures, functions, triggers, and types in .NET languages Exploiting enhancements to T-SQL for robust error-handling, efficient queries, and improved syntax Effectively using the XML data type and XML queries Implementing native SQL Server 2005 Web Services Writing efficient, robust clients for SQL Server 2005 using ADO.NET, classic ADO, and other APIs Taking full advantage of user-defined types (UDTs), query notifications, promotable transactions, and multiple active result sets (MARS) Using SQL Management Objects (SMO), SQL Service Broker, and SQL Server Notification Services to build integrated applications

    • Computers

Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL


Author: Itzik Ben-Gan
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1509304355
Category: Computers
Page: 352
View: 3643
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-761–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of SQL Server 2016 Transact-SQL data management, queries, and database programming. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Filter, sort, join, aggregate, and modify data • Use subqueries, table expressions, grouping sets, and pivoting • Query temporal and non-relational data, and output XML or JSON • Create views, user-defined functions, and stored procedures • Implement error handling, transactions, data types, and nulls This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you have experience working with SQL Server as a database administrator, system engineer, or developer • Includes downloadable sample database and code for SQL Server 2016 SP1 (or later) and Azure SQL Database Querying Data with Transact-SQL About the Exam Exam 70-761 focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and query data and to program databases with Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2016. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of essential skills for building and implementing on-premises and cloud-based databases across organizations. Exam 70-762 (Developing SQL Databases) is also required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning

    • Computers

DBA Survivor

Become a Rock Star DBA
Author: Thomas LaRock
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430227885
Category: Computers
Page: 250
View: 673
DBA Survivor is a book to help new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration. More and more people are moving into the DBA profession, and many are looking for a getting-started guide. Blogs are written about how to be an exceptional DBA and what to do in your first 100 days. This book takes a different approach, injecting some humor into helping you understand how to hit the ground running, and most importantly how to survive as a DBA. And it’s not just survival that matters. Author Thomas LaRock wants much more for you than mere survival. He wants you to have excellence, competence, visibility, confidence, and service. These are the traits and characteristics of DBAs who truly succeed and become respected in their profession. Don’t settle for just muddling through your job each day. Strive to excel. Aim to make a difference, for your clients, and for your colleagues. Focuses on the soft skills that distinguish truly exceptional DBAs Takes a humorous approach to keep readers engaged Written by a SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional" and board member of PASS

    • Computers

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration

Real-World Skills for MCSA Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463)
Author: Tom Carpenter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118654900
Category: Computers
Page: 936
View: 4738
Implement, maintain, and repair SQL Server 2012 databases As the most significant update since 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 boasts updates and new features that are critical to understand. Whether you manage and administer SQL Server 2012 or are planning to get your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification, this book is the perfect supplement to your learning and preparation. From understanding SQL Server's roles to implementing business intelligence and reporting, this practical book explores tasks and scenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and shows you step by step how to handle them. Includes practice exams and coverage of exam objectives for those seeking MSCA: SQL Server 2012 certification Explores the skills you'll need on the job as a SQL Server 2012 DBA Discusses designing and implementing database solutions Walks you through administrating, maintaining, and securing SQL Server 2012 Addresses implementing high availability and data distribution Includes bonus videos where the author walks you through some of the more difficult tasks expected of a DBA Featuring hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios, this resource guides you through the essentials of implementing, maintaining, and repairing SQL Server 2012 databases.

    • Computers

T-SQL Fundamentals


Author: Itzik Ben-Gan
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1509302026
Category: Computers
Page: 512
View: 799
Effectively query and modify data using Transact-SQL Master T-SQL fundamentals and write robust code for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Itzik Ben-Gan explains key T-SQL concepts and helps you apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises. The book first introduces T-SQL’s roots and underlying logic. Next, it walks you through core topics such as single-table queries, joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators. Then the book covers more-advanced data-query topics such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets. The book also explains how to modify data, work with temporal tables, and handle transactions, and provides an overview of programmable objects. Microsoft Data Platform MVP Itzik Ben-Gan shows you how to: Review core SQL concepts and its mathematical roots Create tables and enforce data integrity Perform effective single-table queries by using the SELECT statement Query multiple tables by using joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators Use advanced query techniques such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets Insert, update, delete, and merge data Use transactions in a concurrent environment Get started with programmable objects–from variables and batches to user-defined functions, stored procedures, triggers, and dynamic SQL

Beginner Database Design & SQL Programming Using Microsoft SQL Server 2016


Author: Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535008617
Category:
Page: 614
View: 6974
Earn over $120,000 as an SQL database developer and/or designer! SQL Server 2016 database design & SQL programming book is an essential guide for building a bright career in Information Technology. It is sufficient to master this SQL Server 2016 book to know SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014 since the book has frequent version references. The relational database is a marvelous invention (thanks to IBM staff) of Computer Science to organize and manipulate data in a logical way. The SQL (Structured Query Language) is equally magical invention which allows us to work with data - 10 rows or 10 billion rows - at ease. SQL Server 2016 is the latest and best RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) from Microsoft with a host of new enhancements. Upon mastering this book you can launch a rewarding career in SQL Server database design and programming. Good Luck! Contents at a Glance SQL Server 2016 New Features CHAPTER 1: SQL Server Sample & System Databases CHAPTER 2: Installing SQL Server 2016 CHAPTER 3: Structure of the SELECT Statement CHAPTER 4: SQL Server Management Studio CHAPTER 5: Basic Concepts of Client-Server Computing CHAPTER 6: Fundamentals of Relational Database Design CHAPTER 7: Normal Forms & Database Normalization CHAPTER 8: Functional Database Design CHAPTER 9: Advanced Database Design Concepts CHAPTER 10: New Programming Features in SS 2012 & 2014 CHAPTER 11: JOINing Tables with INNER & OUTER JOINs CHAPTER 12: Basic SELECT Statement Syntax & Examples CHAPTER 13: Subqueries in SELECT Statements CHAPTER 14: SELECT INTO Table Creation & Population CHAPTER 15: Modify Data - INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE & MERGE CHAPTER 16: The Magic of Transact-SQL Programming CHAPTER 17: Exporting & Importing Data APPENDIX A: Job Interview Questions APPENDIX B: Job Interview Answers