I remember my days before, Microsoft SQL Server PFE. I wanted to learn everything and know everything about SQL Server. However, getting hold of good resources was tough, as I didn’t have any mentor when I started down my journey to becoming a SQL Server Database Administrator.
Along the way I did pick up lots of books and references. One of such books is Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans.
I read this book before becoming PFE, I read this now, and I recommend everyone read this book more then once.
SQL Central, Jeff Moden, Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans
Amazon, SQL Server Execution Plans
SQL Central, Red Gate, EBook