SQL Server Training : An Introduction to the Microsoft SQL Server

sql server trainingSQL Server is a RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) software developed and owned by Microsoft. This software supports ANSI SQL which is the standard SQL language. Transact-SQL or T-SQL is Microsoft’s proprietary extension to SQL. Today, we walk you through the SQL Server architecture and the various services of this powerful and popular RDBMS platform. You may want to take this introductory course to Microsoft SQL Servers before we go ahead.

SQL Server Editions

SQL Server has several editions that have different features and pricing designed to meet the different user needs.

  • Enterprise– this includes add-on services and can manage databases with sizes up to 524 petabytes.
  • Standard-It supports fewer active instances as compared to the enterprise edition. It does not allow memory to be added when the server is running.
  • Express– This is a scale down and free edition of SQL Server. It can use maximum one processor and has 1 GB memory and 10 GB database files.

You can learn more about SQL Servers with this course. Let’s take a look at the important functionality of this important RDBMS.

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Holding Company Structure and Benefits

holding company structureA holding company is a firm that owns the outstanding stock of other companies. The term usually refers to the company that does not produce or manufacture goods itself, but owns the shares of other companies that produce goods and services. Holding companies reduce the risk of owners and allow the ownership of multiple companies. You can turn your business into a holding company for the purpose of owning property such as patents, estates, trademarks, and other assets. There are numerous benefits of forming holding companies. The primary benefit is that the holding company is itself protected from loss. You can structure a major corporation as a holding company by basing certain parts of business in jurisdiction with lower tax rates. Get an insight into the legalities of setting up a company with this course.

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Perl mkdir -p : How to Automatically Create Recursive Directory

perl mkdir -pPerl stands for Practical Extraction and Report Language. Like the name suggests, Perl was specifically designed for text processing, and creating reports. Perl programs are relatively stable and run on a wide variety of different platforms. Perl applications are used for network programming, system administration and other tasks apart from text manipulation.  This language is extensible and provides support for both procedural and object oriented programming. Perl works well with markup languages such as HTML, XML and others. This popular and powerful programming language supports Unicode and is Y2K compliant. It is suitable to handle encrypted data which includes e-commerce transactions.   Programmers coming from a C or UNIX shell programming background will find it relatively easy to migrate to this platform.

Today, we walk you through the Perl mkdir –p command. This requires a basic understanding of the language. If you are new to Perl, you may want to take this introductory course before we get started.

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PHP Session Array: Keep Track of Your Users

php session arrayPHP is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. If you’re familiar with how a web page is actually built, you know that HTML is used to display the text and the structure of the web page, while JavaScript is what makes it interactive. So how is PHP useful? PHP does what HTML (and JavaScript) alone can’t accomplish. PHP can do a wide variety of things. It works on the server side and not on the client side like JavaScript. It can interact with a MySQL database on the server and retrieve information to be displayed in your webpage. It can be used to create simple graphics and icons, like the captcha codes you have to match when you submit forms. PHP can also be used to perform calculations, like displaying the time and data to someone who is browsing your webpage. The PHP code is embedded inside regular HTML code (along with JavaScript and CSS, if needed) to perform operations when necessary. Website development isn’t the only thing that PHP can accomplish- it can also be used as a general programming language. If you’re interested in learning the language, including the basics, we offer an introductory PHP course you can take. The language is easy to pick up, especially if you have a background in programming.

In this tutorial, we’re going to give you more information about PHP sessions and PHP session arrays. Don’t worry if you’re a PHP newbie- we’ll walk you through the basics.

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PHP Pagination Tutorial: How to Get Started

php pagination tutorialPHP, along with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, has helped make the internet what it is today: interactive and fast. PHP helps add a lot of functionality to a website and improves everyone’s browsing experience. So what is PHP exactly? PHP originally stood for Personal Home Pages, but now it’s an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. If you’re familiar with JavaScript, you know that JavaScript code is embedded inside HTML code and it is used to make a page interactive. What JavaScript actually does is allow your browser to make changes to an open page without having to reload it. PHP is similar to JavaScript in that it is embedded in HTML code, and that it is used to perform a task (like collecting user data, interacting with MySQL servers and performing calculations). The only difference between the two is that PHP is executed on the server side instead of the client side. It outputs HTML as a result, which is the only part of the process that is actually visible to you. If you’d like to learn more about PHP, take this introductory PHP course. The course material includes all the basics- it’s easy to pick up even for a newbie.

In this basic PHP pagination tutorial, we’re going to discuss how you can add the pagination functionality to your webpage. You need to be familiar with HTML, MySQL, CSS and PHP to understand what we’re talking about here.  If you’re new to web development, you may want to first take this course to better understand how these languages work together.

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Firewall Bypass: How to Surf Your Favorite Sites from Behind Firewalls

firewall in networkingIn offices, schools and even in some countries like China, it’s common to see access to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter being blocked by system admins. Most of the times, this is supposed to both increase productivity and protect you from the general negativity of the Internet. While we agree with the productivity part (chatting with your friends on Facebook at work won’t get you promoted anytime soon), we also think that people have to right to surf whatever site they want during break. In this guide, we’re giving you an overview of the different ways in which you can bypass a typical school or office firewall. To get a better insight into how firewalls work,  you can take this networking course. You might have to learn how to reconfigure your and network in general to get around a firewall that an IT department is overseeing.

We’ll take you through some of the easy ways in which you can bypass a firewall.

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Embedded C Tutorial : A Beginner’s Guide

embedded c tutorialYou’re surrounded by hundreds of electronic devices today that would have looked out of place even a few decades ago, from the TV and the DVD player to the microwave and digital camera. Most of us think these to be ordinary devices that perform simple functions. But have you ever wondered how they work? As simple as these devices seem on the surface, they each have complex microprocessors (or microcontrollers) running inside their body. These microprocessors perform operations when requested. Like when you press the button on your digital camera to take a photo, the microprocessor will perform the functions necessary to capture the image and store it. The microprocessor’s functions are controlled, guided and overseen by the embedded system software. Just like your computer is controlled by the Operating System (like Windows), your camera is controlled by the embedded software. The embedded software and embedded hardware form an embedded system.

Embedded C is the most popular embedded software language in the world. Most embedded software is written in Embedded C. Embedded C is very similar to C- if you know C, you won’t have a problem learning Embedded C. This course can help you learn about the microprocessor environment. You’ll learn how to write embedded software programs, in low level assembly language. Embedded C takes it a step further and lets you write C like programs, suitable for the microprocessor environment. You can take this introductory course on C to learn more about high level programming.

In this basic Embedded C tutorial, we’re going to give you some info on the important embedded programming concepts. We’ll also demonstrate how Embedded C is different from ordinary C.

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Perl System Command: An Easy Way to Access the OS System Command from Perl

perl operatorsPerl stands for Practical Extraction and Report Language. This language which was developed by Larry Wall, specifically designed for text processing. Programmers coming from a C or UNIX Shell background will find it easier to learn this popular and powerful programming language. Perl programs run on many different platforms such as Windows, Mac OS and the various UNIX operating system flavors.  This general purpose programming language is used for a wide spectrum of applications such as GUI’s, networking, web development and more. Perl is also open source and supports Unicode. One important feature of this language is it’s support for procedural and object oriented programming. The language is both stable and extensible. Perl is convenient to integrate with major databases such as Oracle, Sybase, MySQL and others.

In this tutorial, we walk you through details of the Perl System command and how to use it. This will require basic working knowledge of Perl, so if you’re new to Perl, you may want to first take this introductory Perl course.

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Company Profile Examples : Make a Powerful Impact

company profile examplesIf you have just launched a new business and are looking to make a great first impression on prospective customers, then it is essential to create an powerful company profile. A well-written company profile is an effective way to introduce the business to the potential customers and other stakeholders. A company profile is a professional introduction of the business and aims to inform the audience about its products and services.

To create business or company profiles, one needs to carefully develop a strategy and map out the characteristics to be highlighted and how to assimilate the unique offerings of the business in a concise yet attractive manner. A great profile is crucial for any business but it should not be the only promotional tool; one needs to create the right marketing mix to reach out to customers and get them interested in your brand. You can take this amazing course to learn more about creating a powerful brand for yourself and your business. [Read more…]

Networking Tutorials for Beginners : Get Your Basics Right

networking tutorials for beginnersComputers were a rarity even a few decades ago, in the 1970s or even the 1980s. The computers that people had were standalone computers – they didn’t need to be connected to other computers or electronic devices to run. However, the Internet changed all that when it arrived on the scene. The ARPANET  (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was the first network that actually linked two computers together, using TCP/IP. It was introduced in 1969, and it was the precursor to the internet. The Internet helped usher in the computer age – it helped connect people from around the world. Earlier computers were seen as essentially luxury items and computer users were nerds and geeks. Today, computers and the Internet have both become indispensable. The world would stop spinning if the Internet went down –at least the global economy would crash, at any rate! The Internet is a vastly complicated network of computers joined to each other through a countless number of cables and satellite links. We rely on servers to communicate with other servers, which enables us to send data back and forth, from and to the “Internet”.

In this networking tutorial for beginners, we’re going to give you an overview of the basics of networking. You can also take our introductory course on computer networking to learn more about the basics.

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