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SQL Server 2008

Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Database Administration Skills to SQL Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6317) - 3 days - £1425 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2000 database administration (DBA) skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA skills. It is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases.
> Course outline
  1. An Introduction to SQL Server 2008
  2. Installing and Upgrading to SQL Server 2008
  3. Storage Enhancements in SQL Server 2008
  4. SQL Server 2008 Administration Enhancements
  5. Security Enhancements with SQL Server 2008
  6. SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery
  7. High Availability in SQL Server 2008
  8. Replication Enhancements in SQL Server 2008
  9. SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management
  10. SQL Server 2008 Monitoring Enhancements
  11. SQL Server 2008 Performance

Supplementary Information
Module 1: An Introduction to SQL Server 2008
  • This module will help students to understand the new features and overall architecture of SQL Server 2008.
  • The Evolution of SQL Server
  • SQL Server 2008 Architectural Components
Skills
  • Describe the evolution of SQL Server.
  • Describe the overall architecture of SQL Server 2008.
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Module 2: Installing and Upgrading to SQL Server 2008
  • This module will help students to understand how to plan for a SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrade, and migration.
  • Preparing for SQL Server 2008 Installation
  • Installing SQL Server 2008
  • Upgrading a SQL Server 2000 Instance
  • Configuring a SQL Server Installation
  • Using SQL Server Configuration Manager
  • Lab: Upgrading SQL Server 2000 to 2008
Skills
  • Explain how to prepare the hardware and other resources necessary to install SQL Server 2008.
  • Install SQL Server 2008.
  • Upgrade to SQL Server 2008.
  • Configure SQL server options with sp_configure.
  • Use SQL Server Configuration Manager.
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Module 3: Storage Enhancements in SQL Server 2008
  • This module will teach students about changes to data storage, including data types, indexes, and partitions in SQL Server 2008.
  • Data Type Enhancements
  • Table Partitioning
  • Indexing Enhancements
  • Tuning Indexes (Optional)
  • Lab: Optimizing SQL Server 2008
Skills
  • Understand SQL Server data types.
  • Understand table partitioning.
  • Create and manipulate indexes.
  • Tune indexes.
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Module 4: SQL Server 2008 Administration Enhancements
  • This module will help students to understand administration tools that are new or enhanced with SQL Server 2008.
  • Administration Tools Overview
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Using the sqlcmd Utility
  • Using Windows PowerShell
  • Lab: Administrating SQL Server 2008
Skills
  • Gain exposure to new administration tools.
  • Use SQL Server Management Studio to manage databases.
  • Use the sqlcmd utility to execute Transact-SQL from the command prompt.
  • Use the Windows PowerShell provider for SQL Server.
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Module 5: Security Enhancements with SQL Server 2008
  • This module will help students to understand enhancements and additions to SQL Server 2008 Security.
  • SQL Server 2008 Security Overview
  • Managing SQL Server 2008 Security
  • Managing Permissions
  • Managing Keys and Certificates
  • Data Encryption
  • Lab: Securing a SQL Server 2008 Database
Skills
  • Describe the security architecture of SQL Server 2008.
  • Manage securables and principals.
  • Manage permissions.
  • Use keys and certificates in SQL Server 2008.
  • Encrypt SQL Server data.
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Module 6: SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery
  • This module will teach student how to prepare for and recover from potential database disasters.
  • Database Backup
  • Backup Compression
  • Database Restoration
  • Database Snapshots
  • Lab: SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery
Skills
  • Backup a database.
  • Implement backup compression.
  • Restore databases and transaction logs.
  • Use Database Snapshot to backup and restore data.
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Module 7: High Availability in SQL Server 2008
  • This module will teach students how to maintain availability to their SQL Server data even through server downtime.
  • Log Shipping
  • Database Mirroring
  • Determining the Best High Availability Solution
  • Lab: SQL Server 2008 High Availability
Skills
  • Use Log Shipping to ensure high availability.
  • Use database mirroring to ensure high availability.
  • Determine the best high availability solution.
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Module 8: Replication Enhancements in SQL Server 2008
  • This module helps students to take advantage of the replication enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
  • New Types of Replication
  • Additional Replication Enhancements
  • Lab: Implementing Replication
Skills
  • Understand the new types of replication available in SQL Server 2008.
  • Understand other replication enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
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Module 9: SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management
  • This module introduces students to new SQL Server 2008 policy-based management features.
  • Understanding Central Management Servers
  • Understanding Policy-Based Management
  • Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Lab: Using Policy-Based Management
Skills
  • Understand Central Management Servers.
  • Understand Policy-Based Management.
  • Implement Policy-Based Management.
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Module 10: SQL Server 2008 Monitoring Enhancements
  • This module helps students to use SQL Server 2008 monitoring features.
  • Monitoring a Database
  • Using DDL Triggers
  • Auditing in SQL Server
  • Event Notifications
  • Using Static and Dynamic Metadata
  • Lab: Monitoring SQL Server 2008
Skills
  • Monitor database activity.
  • Use DDL triggers to respond to DDL events.
  • Use SQL Server audit.
  • Use event notifications to capture database events.
  • Query SQL Server metadata.
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Module 11: SQL Server 2008 Performance
  • This module helps students to take advantage of the performance enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
  • Managing Workloads with Resource Governor
  • Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector
  • Managing Performance with Plan Freezing
  • Lab: Managing SQL Server Performance
Skills
  • Manage workloads with Resource Governor.
  • Monitor performance with the Data Collector.
  • Manage performance with Plan Freezing.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Experience developing or administering SQL Server 2000 databases.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the new features of SQL Server 2008; plan for a SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrade, and migration; understand SQL Server data types; manage SQL Server 2008; secure a SQL Server 2008 database; prepare for and recover from potential database disasters; maintain availability to their SQL Server data even through server downtime; configure replication of SQL Server 2008 databases; implement policy-based management; monitor database activity; monitor and manage database performance.
> Supplementary Information