As part of Microsoft’s push to improve dba/developer knowledge and uptake of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft have released free training for SQL Server 2005 available online until 1st November 2006.

There’s currently seven free courses covering installation, administration, programming and other features of SQL Server 2005. Included in each course are hands-on virtual labs, and courses can be downloaded for offline study.

To help guage your current knowledge of SQL Server 2005, there is also anonline skill assessment.