Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration is a one-stop source for all the knowledge you’ll need to professionally manage a database under Microsoft SQL Server 2012. SQL Server administration is a complex field requiring an unusually broad and well-rounded skill set. A good database administrator must be part system administrator, part database design expert, and part SQL tuning optimization guru. Above all, he or she must be capable of restoring a damaged database at any time. Database administration requires excellent people skills for dealing with management and clients, and solid technical skills for dealing with the hardware and the software.
Ken Simmons is a Database Administrator and Developer specializing in Microsoft SQL Server. He is an author for multiple SQL Server websites and books including Pro SQL Server 2008 Administration, Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring, Pro SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management, and Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration. He currently holds certifications for MCP, MCAD, MCDBA, MCTS for SQL Server 2005, and MCITP for SQL Server 2008.
Sylvester Carstarphen is a senior database administrator for a customer relationship management company, where he is heavily involved in the performance monitoring and tuning of the company’s very large databases. Sylvester started his database administration career almost six years ago at a Fortune 500 financial corporation, where he rapidly progressed from DBA I, to DBA II, senior DBA, and finally, working manager of database support in four years. His role consisted of managing six SQL Server administrators and an environment of more than 100 SQL Servers with more than 150 application databases.