I've been advised to look into learning ASP.Net and SQL (Both Server and Language) to diversify my skillset for future employment.
I have only basic SQL experience (I can install it and configure it) but that's about it.
So my question is - where do I start?
Are there any good books or websites I could look at for tutorials in ASP.Net and SQL?
well the first thing that pops to mind is to use ISA on a windows 2003 server(i think you can get ISA for XP aswell) this supports SQL and ASP.
heres some ASP tutorials: ASP Tutorial - Introduction
i have a great site i used for learning how to connect and asp page to a Database however the link is on my work computer and i cant find the site atm lol.
Why would I want/need an ISA Server to learn SQL/ASP.Net?
I understand that they do support SQL but I wasn't aware about ASP - I thought ISA was a firewall application - not a web-based application or am I thinking of something else?
Edit: It just came to me that you probably meant IIS - which IS a webserver, not ISA which is a firewall :)
sorry your right i meant IIS im just getting my terminology mixed today :S, this looks like it would work for what you want: How to connect to MS SQL Server database from ASP? - ASPdev.org
tizag has a tutorial on how to set it up for XP :D