Finally a book for the true SQL Server beginner! Whether you are brand new to data bases and are thinking of getting your 70-461 certification or already a semi-pro working in the field and need some fingertip support, this is this is the book for you. Joes 2 Pros does t assume you already kw anything about data bases or SQL server. The Author, Rick Morelan, started out as a true beginner after he decided he had had eugh of working on a fishing boat in Alaska. Rick struggled for years to acquire the kwledge necessary just to get his foot in the door. Many years later as an instructor, who was t happy with the instructional material available for his SQL students, he began the process of creating his own material. In 2009 Rick released his first book, Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros: The SQL Hands-On Guide for Beginners for SQL 2008. Due to its clear writing style, easy to follow images and free downloadable labs it quickly became a top seller on Amazon. This book builds on the success of the previous series and will help anyone transform themselves from a beginner Joe into a SQL 2012 Pro. For those of you who have read the 2008 series for the 70-433 Exam you will find a lot of the same material from the SQL 2008 book in this SQL 2012 book. This is because much of the 70-461 test covers the same material as the 70-433. I have added material that is new to the test and removed material that is longer relevant. If you have already read this series or have already passed the 70-433 exam you may choose to read my book which covers only the changes from 70-433 to 70-461 entitled Joes 2 Pros SQL 2012 Queries 70-461 Exam for SQL 2008 Pros.