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SQL Server 2008

Updating Your SQL Server 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6158) - 3 days - £1250 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2005 skills to SQL Server 2008. It is intended for experienced SQL Server 2005 developers and database administrators.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to SQL Server 2008
  2. SQL Server 2008 Manageability Enhancements
  3. SQL Server 2008 Performance Enhancements
  4. SQL Server 2008 Security Enhancements
  5. SQL Server 2008 Database Development Enhancements
  6. SQL Server 2008 Availability Enhancements
  7. SQL Server 2008 Data Warehousing Enhancements
  8. SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Enhancements
  9. SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Enhancements

Supplementary InformationThis course concentrates only on the new features of SQL Server 2008 in relation to SQL Server 2005. Attendees must be experienced in SQL Server 2005 before attending this course.
Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008
  • The Evolution of SQL Server
  • Preparing for SQL Server 2008
  • Lab: Exploring SQL Server Books Online
Skills
  • Describe the evolution of SQL Server.
  • Prepare for SQL Server 2008.
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Module 2: SQL Server 2008 Manageability Enhancements
  • Configuration Servers
  • Policy-Based Management
  • Lab: Managing SQL Server 2008
Skills
  • Create and use a configuration server.
  • Create and use policies.
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Module 3: SQL Server 2008 Performance Enhancements
  • Managing Workloads with Resource Governor
  • Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector
  • Managing Performance with Plan Freezing
  • Lab: Optimizing SQL Server 2008
Skills
  • Manage workloads with Resource Governor.
  • Monitor performance with the Data Collector.
  • Manage performance with Plan Freezing.
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Module 4: SQL Server 2008 Security Enhancements
  • Encrypting Databases
  • Auditing All Actions
  • Lab: Securing a SQL Server 2008 Database
Skills
  • Encrypt databases.
  • Audit all actions.
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Module 5: SQL Server 2008 Database Development Enhancements
  • Developer Tool Enhancements
  • Data Type Enhancements
  • Working with Spatial Data
  • Lab: Developing Databases with SQL Server 2008
Skills
  • Describe the developer tool enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
  • Use the data type enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
  • Work with spatial data.
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Module 6: SQL Server 2008 Availability Enhancements
  • Always On Technologies
  • Transactional Peer-to-Peer Replication
  • Lab: Maintaining High Availability
Skills
  • Describe the SQL Server 2008 always on technologies.
  • Implement transactional peer-to-peer replication.
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Module 7: SQL Server 2008 Data Warehousing Enhancements
  • ETL Enhancements
  • Using Partitioned Tables
  • Optimizing Data Storage
  • Lab: Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008
Skills
  • Describe the ETL enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
  • Use partitioned tables.
  • Optimize data storage.
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Module 8: SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Enhancements
  • Reporting Services Architecture and Management
  • Authoring Reports
  • Report Processing and Rendering
  • Lab: Using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
Skills
  • Describe the Reporting Services architecture and management.
  • Author reports.
  • Understand report processing and rendering.
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Module 9: SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Enhancements
  • Multidimensional Analysis with SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Data Mining with SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Lab: Using SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
Skills
  • Implement multidimensional analysis.
  • Implement data mining.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Hands-on experience developing or administering SQL Server 2005 databases.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the new features of SQL Server 2008; manage SQL Server 2008; optimize SQL Server 2008; secure a SQL Server 2008 Database; develop databases with SQL Server 2008; create and maintain highly available SQL Server 2008 databases; create and use a SQL Server 2008 data warehouse; use SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services; use SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services.
> Supplementary Information
This course concentrates only on the new features of SQL Server 2008 in relation to SQL Server 2005. Attendees must be experienced in SQL Server 2005 before attending this course.