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The Best SQL Server Training On The Internet

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Look, there’s a lot of training out there. If it’s not expensive, it’s outdated, and that’s not fair to you. Getting a quality, up to date education in SQL Server performance tuning should be affordable.

Whether you need to know how to fix a problem quickly, or you want to deeply understand it and gain knowledge you can use for the rest of your career, my training library has got you covered.

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Starting SQL

Everything you'll need to get started performance tuning SQL Server. In this four part course, you'll learn the most important things for performance tuning SQL Servers.

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SQL Server Performance Problem Solving Essentials

Do you have a query problem, or an index problem? Great question! In this collection of videos, you'll learn about problems you can solve by changing queries, and problems you can solve by changing indexes. 

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SQL Server Hardware

You've got a SQL Server, and you suspect that the hardware just isn't cutting it. Whether you're wondering about cloud, VM, or on-prem servers, this course can help you answer some fundamental questions about how your hardware is holding up.

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Advanced SQL Server Query and Index Tuning

Think you're ready for advanced techniques to make your SQL Server go as fast as possible? 

You're in the right place.

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