Real World DBA Toolkit By Lowell

Links

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
https://www.editplus.com
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/SecondShell.shtml
http://www.oldversion.com/windows/fences-1-0-1
http://www.stardock.com/products/odnt/
http://www.dexpot.de/?lang=en
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
http://www.ssmstoolspack.com/
http://www.dpriver.com/products/sqlpp/ssms_index.php
http://www.ssmsboost.com/
https://sites.google.com/site/mistermagoosstuff/


SFSSUG Microsoft SQL Server Certification Study Group

Meeting with fellow peers that were on the certification track helped me concentrate and motivate.

I attended every session I could, and studied on my own. I've got a very strong TSQL background, so actually, for me, the 70-463 was the hardest,a s I'm not as detailed oriented on Datawarehousing as I am with syntax and high availability.

In the end, I ended up studying at a faster pace,and completed all three tests in about six months, squeezing study time in between work and play.

I got my MCSA for SQL2012/2014 in 2016 just before SQL2016 came out, and am damn proud of it.