MS has just rounded out a full slate of free online training courses for the SQL-related MCSA and MCSE certifications. That's a collection of materials that's hard to beat, and the price is right, too. Check them out if you're interesting in or already using SQL Server in the workplace. Find all the links you'll need in the paragraphs that follow.
Though it may not rule the DBMS world, SQL Server still gets lots of traction -- and use!
Microsoft's SQL Server is the big database solution underneath the MS umbrella. It's also either the number two or number three item among most surveys of DBMS marketshare, depending on whose statistics you like best (in one scenario, Oracle and MySQL are both lumped together as Oracle products, which puts SQL Server at number 2; in the other scenario, they're treated separately, and that puts SQL Server at number 3). That's why I was so interested to read that MS is offering free online training courses through the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) for every single one of the SQL server related exams relevant to the MCSA and MCSE certifications, to wit: