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Old 02-22-2011, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello techist.com! I am a 20-year old who recently declared Information Systems as my major. Despite being involved with computers most of my life, I am still kinda "green" on the programming side and I am looking to expand my knowledge and skills.

Thanks for having me and I'll try not to cause too much trouble!
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you start causing trouble we'll be sure to send you to the basement. people don't often come out of the basement

on a lighter note, welcome to TF!!! I've been involved with computers since 5th grade (sophomore in college now) and don't know a whole lot of programming, I would say it's the harder bit to pick up around computers, but lots of fun.

Enjoy everything TF has to offer and ask away if you've got questions!
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums! What language you looking at?
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warm welcomes guys! I currently work part time at a small database development company (using Access mainly), so I'm looking into learning SQL to have more tools at my disposal for future projects.
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Welcome to the forums.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've got a quick question, and I'm only asking here because I'm not yet familiar with these forums and don't know the best place to ask it, so I'm hoping for some direction.

I saw that Dreamspark.com was offering a free Microsoft Certification Exam of your choice (limited to current students), so I figured I might as well sign up for something in my (hopefully) future field. I chose the exam titled 072-448 TS:MS SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Dev & Maintenance.

I'm downloading SQL Server 2008 R2: Developer right now (thanks again to Dreamspark), and my question is, is it realistic to attempt to learn enough in SQL to be able to pass this exam in 2 months? It was a limited time free voucher, so I figure the worst that could happen is I could get a free look and know what to expect next time.

I know this is probably not the correct forum, so if no one could answer this question, feel free to direct me to the appropriate board

Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Two months isn't a terribly long time, but like you said you've got nothing to lose
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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well as soul said, 2 months isn't a terribly long time, but sql is pretty easy to pick up in my opinion. A lot of the commands are pretty much english. check out SQL Tutorial it's got a pretty good and basic overview that leads into some more advanced topics. I've learned a lot already just from reading through that and messing around a bit on my own.
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Thanks guys!
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