Unanswered: When should i start to learn SQL or SQL Server
Apologises in advance for the long windedness of this post and also what ever mistakes I may make. This is my first time writing on a forum, I usually just read them and take snippets of info from here and there.
Anyway to my point! I am Data Analyst that is self taught in MS Access (2003). I have been able to utilise the knowledge I have to create applications that automate a variety of tasks that were previously manually carried out in arduous .xls worksheets. Well the tools(applications) I have created are now being used multiple user and I have created Front End/Back End systems, I have also taught my self some basic (anthesis on basic) VBA mainly Docmd features and such.
Well now my manager needs to set the budget for the coming year and has asked if I will needed any future training. I am due to have official VBA for Access training next week but I am not sure what I may need in the not to distant future. Reading forums on line it seems like i should be learning SQL or SQL server but I am not to sure...and I would need to justify any suggested course with plausible reasoning.
Can any body see what software training maybe useful for me or offer any advice. I am sorry for the waffling in this post, I just hope I have explained my situation in a way that some one will be able to assist me.
At some point those Access applications are going to need to be upsized to SQL Server.
Either you will be the one to do it, or you will be the one the high-priced consultant refers to derogatorily while he does it.
Career-wise, I'd going with option A.
If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.