How do you prefer to learn new SQL Server skills? (Select top 3 choices)

There are numerous ways to learn new technical skills and everyone learns differently. We'd like to learn how you prefer to keep your SQL Server skills up-to-date. Please select your top 3 preferred ways to enhance your skills, and feel free to write-in a preference if we forgot a learning method you prefer.

 

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on Jul 17, 2014

I will always perfer attending interactive classes, but webinars are convienent

on Jul 3, 2014

Prefer Read books

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