Getting Started With SQLBrit
Practical advice and instruction for becoming the very best SQL Server DBA/Developer that you can be!
Hello and welcome!
My aim with this blog is……
“To share what I believe it takes to be an outstanding Data Professional”
I do this by offering honest and straight-talking advice that really works. Wisdom that has proven successful through my own experience as a Technology Professional.
There’s so much more to being a Data Professional than just the technology side. I’ve learned lessons the hard and not-quite-so-hard way, made some mistakes too. I share genuine experiences here with you so that perhaps together we might grow and learn from one another.
Let’s get started right away! The articles below are what I consider to be my essential writing.
Go ahead, read them and let me know what you think.
Just Starting Out / DBA Essentials
How To Become a SQL Server DBA
Find out precisely what you need to know to develop a rewarding career as a SQL Server DBA.
Discover what experience you need, my recommended reading, advice on certifications, interviews, resume writing and how to get that seemingly elusive first opportunity.
SQL Server Certification
There’s a lot of debate surrounding SQL Server certification. In this guide find out why I think there is real value to certification and learn my method for passing SQL Server certifications first time.
My Top 10 Junior DBA Interview Tips
Acquiring your very first role as a Junior DBA is not easy. Here you will find advice on how to distinguish yourself from the crowd and prepare for your next interview.
How To Write a Resume That Rocks!
Writing a resume that rocks is not an art, it just requires some planning and an understanding of what you want your CV to achieve for you.
Find out what I look for as a hiring manager of Data Professionals and how to produce a quality resume that will gets results.
Taking it to the “Next” Level – Professional Development
5 Days to Outstanding DBA Customer Service
Your success as a Data Professional directly depends on the quality of service you provide to your customers. Are you confident that you are doing enough? In this 5 part series, learn what it really takes to provide outstanding service.
Career Growth and How You Can Achieve Explosive Results
Continued investment in your professional development for career growth is hard. It’s also essential to being a successful Data Professional. Learn my strategy for taking your career to the next-level and fast.
How To Be An Expert At What You Do
Every successful company has them. Of course they are just everyday people, regular folks, like you and me. Regular folks that is, who one day decided that they want to be outstanding at what they do!
Being an Effective DBA Remotely
Do not let the phrase “out of sight, out of mind” apply to you.
The rules of engagement are different when it comes to working away from the office and you need to adapt how you work in order to ensure your effectiveness.
Top 10 Free SQL Server Tools
These tools are all available absolutely free and with the common goal of making your life easier. What are you waiting for, start working smarter today!
The Best Database Administrators Automate EVERYTHING!
Time is your absolute number one most valuable asset. Once it’s gone, that’s it, gone forever.
It’s incredibly important that you maximize the use of yours.
Multitasking A Ridiculous Workload – How I Do It
Being successful as a Data Professional is hard. When you’re good at what you do, you are in demand. There’s only so much time you have available to work and you need to spend it wisely. Let me show you how…
10 Things Every DBA Should Do
No two Database Administration jobs are the same that’s for sure but there are definitely things that I believe every DBA should be doing.