Most DBAs know how to work with the SQL Language, although some DBAs I know do a whole lot more administration than programming. For those folks, there's usually a developer involved that takes care of everything on the programming side. The DBA takes care of the hardware, backups, that sort of thing.
And even these "pure admin" DBAs I know can certainly type a SELECT statement or two. But it can't hurt to learn a little more - and when you're ready to do that, there's a series of T-SQL lessons I have in the SQL Server Guide. But there is also an article I found here yesterday you should check out: http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1245676
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