Thursday, June 26, 2008

Two free SQL Server DBA eBooks from Red-Gate, “How to Become an Exceptional DBA" and "SQL Server Best Practices"

Red-Gate - Boost your DBA expertise

“You know what it's like to be a DBA. Your skills are in constant demand at work, so how do you set aside time each week to maintain and learn new skills? Brad McGehee, SQL Server expert and Director of DBA Education of Red Gate Software, offers you an Ebook packed with hard-learned advice on how to achieve more during your working hours. Be an Exceptional DBA. Download your free Ebook now.

  • "How to Become an Exceptional DBA" by Brad McGehee
  • 86 pages of advice on how to stand apart from the average DBA


Free, not even reg-ware. But if you interested you can also get a 14 day trial SQL Backup trial and the ebook (or just the ebook). As an added bonus there’s not just one eBook but two! The 86 page “Become an Exceptional DBA” and the 49 page “SQL Server Best Practices”.

The "Becoming an Exceptional DBA" eBook feels like, at initial glance, to focus as much on soft skills as technical ones. “SQL Server Best Practices” seems much nor dense and very tech focused.


Selected “Become an Exceptional DBA” TOC Screenshots




“SQL Server Best Practices” Screenshot


(via Jose R. Guay Paz - Free Ebook: How to Become an Exceptional DBA)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Greg,

Thanks for spreading the word about Brad's ebooks.

If your readers are interested, or if they have Exchange Admins who might be, they can also get a free copy of Sybex's 'Best of Exchange Server 2007' from our community journal Simple Talk (

Thanks again.