Developer Training – 6 Online Courses to Learn SQL Server, MySQL and Technology

Video courses are the next big thing and I am so happy that I have so far authored 6 different video courses with Pluralsight. Here is the list of the courses. I have listed all of my video courses over here.

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Please leave a comment with your favorite course in the comment section. Random 10 winners will get surprise gift via email. Bonus: If you list your favorite module from the course site.

SQL Server Performance: Introduction to Query Tuning

SQL Server performance tuning is an in-depth topic, and an art to master. A key component of overall application performance tuning is query tuning. Writing queries in an efficient manner, and making sure they execute in the most optimal way possible, is always a challenge. The basics revolve around the details of how SQL Server carries out query execution, so the optimizations explored in this course follow along the same lines.
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SQL Server Performance: Indexing Basics

Indexes are the most crucial objects of the database. They are the first stop for any DBA and Developer when it is about performance tuning. There is a good side as well evil side of the indexes. To master the art of performance tuning one has to understand the fundamentals of the indexes and the best practices associated with the same. This course is for every DBA and Developer who deals with performance tuning and wants to use indexes to improve the performance of the server.
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SQL Server Questions and Answers

This course is designed to help you better understand how to use SQL Server effectively. The course presents many of the common misconceptions about SQL Server, and then carefully debunks those misconceptions with clear explanations and short but compelling demos, showing you how SQL Server really works. This course is for anyone working with SQL Server databases who wants to improve her knowledge and understanding of this complex platform.
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MySQL Fundamentals

MySQL is a popular choice of database for use in web applications, and is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application software stack. This course covers the fundamentals of MySQL, including how to install MySQL as well as written basic data retrieval and data modification queries.
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Building a Successful Blog

Expressing yourself is the most common behavior of humans. Blogging has made easy to express yourself. Just like a letter or book has a structure and formula, blogging also has structure and formula. In this introductory course on blogging we will go over a few of the basics of blogging and show the way to get started with blogging immediately. If you already have a blog, this course will be even more relevant as this will discuss many of the common questions and issue you face in your blogging routine.
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Introduction to ColdFusion

ColdFusion is rapid web application development platform. In this course you will learn the basics of how to use ColdFusion platform and rapidly develop web sites. The course begins with learning basics of ColdFusion Markup Language and moves to common development language practices. From there we move to frequent database operations and advanced concepts of Forms, Sessions and Cookies. The last module sums up all the concepts covered in the course with sample application.
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Reference: Pinal Dave (

7 thoughts on “Developer Training – 6 Online Courses to Learn SQL Server, MySQL and Technology

  1. i have seen this videos on 10 days back really superb pinal sir i liked sql server performance on index basis and query tuning you explained these two courses very excellent with simple manner glad to see these type of videos i gained clear cut knowledge on these two thank you so much sir


  2. Dear Mr. Dave,

    I am very keen to see the query tuning articles but couldn’t go to the page as I haven’t any account over there and unable find any link to create a new account. I shall be therefore grateful if could you please guide me to read the content.

    Thanks & Regards

    Uma Basu



  3. Its difficult to find out favorite modules because all are looking important/interesting…!
    still now I have selected few modules as per below list,

    Patterns of Cloud Integration
    MySQL Fundamentals
    Understanding NoSQL

    SQL Server Performance: Indexing Basics
    SQL Server Questions and Answers
    SQL Server Performance: Introduction to Query Tuning
    SQL Server: Common Performance Issue Patterns
    SQL Server: Myths and Misconceptions
    SQL Server: Performance Troubleshooting Using Wait Statistics
    SQL Server: Query Plan Analysis


  4. Hello Pinal,
    Glad to know about the courses you have done, bad i could not grab em,
    i am keen to get my hands on SQL Server Performance: Indexing Basics. Is the surprise mail only for the guys who have seem em or the guys who comment over here?
    Please do answer my question :)


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