I need to start using SQL Servers and SSRS reeporting at work now, which I haven't done before and I don't have much experience with SQL. I'm trying to build myself a small SQL database in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 17 and a simple application in VS Express 2017 to link it to to ensure it works propely and increase my gereral understanding of how all this stuff works. (in C#, which I also don't know much about).
Am I throwing myself in at a stupid deep end here or is this the best way to learn? I've done a bit of practice on Code Academy but haven't finished that yet. Does anyone have any advice or any documents/books/websites they could recommend to someone starting out?