Before attending this course, students must:
* Understand the tradeoffs among the different redundant storage
types. For example, what RAID levels mean, and how they differ from
Storage Area Networks (SAN).
* Understand how replication works and how replication is
* Be familiar with reading user requirements and business-need
documents. For example, development project vision/mission
statements or business analysis reports.
* Have some knowledge of how queries execute. Must be able to read
a query execution plan and understand what is happening.
* Have basic knowledge of the dependencies between system
* Be able to design a database to third normal form (3NF) and know
the tradeoffs when backing out of the fully normalized design
(denormalization) and designing for performance and business
requirements in addition to being familiar with design models, such
as Star and Snowflake schemas.
* Have monitoring and troubleshooting skills.
* Have knowledge of the operating system and platform. That is, how
the operating system integrates with the database, what the
platform or operating system can do, and how the interaction
between the operating system and the database works. For example,
how integrated authentication interacts with Active Directory
* Have knowledge of application architecture. That is, how
applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can
do, interaction between applications and the database, interaction
between the database and the platform or operating system.
* Must already know how to use: A data modeling tool; Microsoft
Office Visio (to create infrastructure diagrams)
* Be familiar with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and
* Have a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL
Server 2005 credential or equivalent experience.
This five-day instructor-led course provides the knowledge and
skills to design, optimize, and maintain a database administrative
solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. The primary audience of
this course is IT professionals who design and maintain SQL Server
databases. The audience can also comprise technical architects and
consultants who design and implement SQL Server solutions. Students
taking this course are expected to have three or more years of
experience working on databases for two or more of the following
phases in the product lifecycle – design, development, deployment,
optimization, maintenance, or support.
Delegates will learn how to:
- Implement an administrative solution for SQL Server 2008.
- Deploy SQL Server 2008.
- Design the physical structure for SQL Server 2008.
- Design a strategy for maintaining SQL Server 2008.
- Design a strategy for managing SQL Server 2008.
- Automate the database managing strategy for SQL Server
- Design a strategy for securing databases in SQL Server
- Design a strategy for monitoring SQL Server 2008.
- Design a strategy for content distribution in SQL Server
- Design a strategy for replication in SQL Server 2008.
- Design a high availability solution for SQL Server 2008.
- Design a strategy for backup and recovery in SQL Server
This course includes the following modules:
Designing an Administrative Solution for SQL Server
- Overview of SQL Server 2008
- Designing an Administrative Solution
- Developing and Deploying an Administrative Solution for SQL
- Implementing an Administrative Solution in SQL Server
Management Studio (SSMS)
Deploying SQL Server 2008
- System Requirements for SQL Server 2008
- Upgrading and Migrating to SQL Server 2008
- Configuring Instances in SQL Server 2008
Designing the Physical Structure of SQL Server
- Introduction to the Physical Structure of a Database
- Planning for Partitioning
- Planning for Full-Text Indexing
Designing a Strategy for Maintaining a Database in SQL
- Designing a Strategy for Maintaining Statistics for a
- Designing a Strategy for Maintaining Indexes
- Designing a Strategy for Database Compression
Designing Solutions for Managing SQL Server
- Designing a Policy-Based Management Strategy
- Controlling Resource Usage by using Resource Governor
- Auditing Database Changes
Automating the Database Management Strategy for SQL
- Managing SQL Server Agent
- Automating Administrative Tasks in SQL Server
- Monitoring Events in SQL Server
Designing a Strategy for Securing SQL Server
- Securing SQL Server 2008 Instances
- Planning Database Security
- Managing Certificate and Keys in SQL Server 2008
- Implementing Database Encryption
Designing a Strategy for Monitoring SQL Server
- Overview of Monitoring SQL Server 2008
- Monitoring SQL Server Instances
- Monitoring SQL Server Databases
- Monitoring Multiple SQL Servers by Using Data Collection
Designing a Strategy for Content Distribution in SQL
- Distributing Data in SQL Server 2008
- Working with Distributed Queries
- Managing Distributed Content by Using Distributed
- Managing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Packages
- Setting Up Scalable Shared Databases
Designing a Strategy for Replication in SQL Server
- Designing a Database Replication Strategy
- Implementing Content Distribution by using Replication
- Configuring a High-Availability Solution by Using
Designing a High-Availability Solution for SQL Server
- Introduction to High Availability
- Implementing Log Shipping
- Implementing Database Mirroring
- Implementing Failover Clustering
- Designing a High-Availability Strategy
Designing a Backup and Recovery Strategy for SQL Server
- Planning a Backup Strategy
- Planning a Recovery strategy
- Designing a Backup and Recovery Strategy
- Implementing a Repair Strategy