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Where can learn the basics of SQL?

I am currently a college student majoring in Business Data Analytics. I would like to get ahead of and learn about SQL, and databases. Please advise.
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There are a number of books out there but a good start (free) is the MS [vLearning][1]. You could also start by downloading [SQL Server express][2] so you can get hands on with the product. Give this [blog][3] a read from @tim [1]: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/querying-microsoft-sql-server-2012-databases-jump-start [2]: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=29062 [3]: http://timradney.com/2011/06/28/getting-ahead-and-getting-involved/
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Have a look at SQLZOO. It has lots of tutorials on the basics of the language: http://www.sqlzoo.net/wiki/Main_Page But the best way to learn is to get your hands dirty. One way of doing this is by using publicly available datasets (I'm guessing you are US based, so I'm not sure what's available over there), loading them up and just trying out manipulating them with the language.
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