SQL Server 2000 Database Design MCSE 70-229

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This series serves as preparation for Microsoft Exam 70-229: "Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition," which is one of several electives for the MCSE certification track, and a core requirement for MCDBA certification. Topics covered include developing a logical data model, implementing the database and objects, retrieving and modifying data using Transact-SQL and XML, using indexes and views, programming business logic (stored procedures, functions, views, triggers), tuning and optimizing data access, and designing a database security plan. This series is tightly focused on exam preparation and review, not on providing general knowledge. Some …

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This series serves as preparation for Microsoft Exam 70-229: "Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition," which is one of several electives for the MCSE certification track, and a core requirement for MCDBA certification. Topics covered include developing a logical data model, implementing the database and objects, retrieving and modifying data using Transact-SQL and XML, using indexes and views, programming business logic (stored procedures, functions, views, triggers), tuning and optimizing data access, and designing a database security plan. This series is tightly focused on exam preparation and review, not on providing general knowledge. Some background knowledge and hands-on experience with enterprise systems and relational databases is assumed.

Syllabus

DATA MODELLING AND DATABASE CREATION

Provides an overview of data modeling with an emphasis on relational database systems, and shows users how to implement a logical design by creating a database in SQL Server 2000.
  • Data modeling
  • Logical design
  • Components of the logical model
  • Entity relationships
  • Normalization
  • Data integrity and constraints
  • Physical design considerations
  • The SQL Server 2000 software
  • System files and tables
  • Database files and filegroups
  • Creating a database
  • Altering a database
  • Other database modifications
  • Useful functions and stored procedures

DATABASE OBJECTS

Shows users how to create and alter tables, define data types, and ensure integrity by implementing constraints.
  • Creating and altering database objects
  • Tables and data types
  • Creating tables
  • Modifying and deleting tables
  • System-supplied data types
  • User-defined data types
  • Designing attribute integrity
  • Cascading referential integrity/disabling constraints
  • Replication and data types
  • Generating column values
  • Creating DEFAULT and RULE objects

RETRIEVING AND MODIFYING DATA

Shows users how to retrieve, filter, and modify data using Transact-SQL, and explains techniques for importing and exporting data in SQL Server 2000.
  • Referring to a SQL Server object
  • Transact-SQL
  • System functions
  • Collation precedence
  • Using the SELECT statement
  • Clauses for the SELECT statement
  • Subqueries
  • Using the DELETE statement
  • Using the UPDATE statement
  • Using the INSERT statement
  • Bulk copy operations
  • Data Transformation Services

INDEXES AND VIEWS

Explains the types of indexes and views available in SQL Server 2000, and shows how they can be used to enhance and control access to data.
  • Types of indexes
  • Creating indexes
  • Using the Create Index Wizard
  • Analyzing index performance
  • Altering indexes
  • Using views
  • Guidelines for views
  • Creating views
  • Analyzing CREATE VIEW statements
  • Modifying a view
  • Using views to modify data
  • Creating partitioned views
  • Using indexed and XML views

DATABASE PROGRAMMING

Shows users how to create and use stored procedures, triggers, functions, user-defined functions (UDFs), transactions, cursors, and locks in database application programming.
  • Introduction to stored procedures
  • Guidelines for creating stored procedures
  • Creating stored procedures
  • Modifying stored procedures
  • Working with stored procedures
  • Error handling within stored procedures
  • Introduction to triggers
  • Creating triggers
  • Using INSTEAD OF triggers
  • Modifying triggers
  • Introduction to functions and UDFs
  • Scalar-valued and table-valued UDFs
  • System UDFs and functions
  • Obtaining information about UDFs
  • Transactions
  • Transaction isolation levels
  • Cursors
  • Locks

REMOTE DATA ACCESS AND XML

Explains techniques for accessing heterogeneous data using linked servers, ad hoc queries, and pass-through queries, and shows users how to retrieve and write data using XML.
  • Linked servers
  • Ad hoc queries
  • Pass-through queries
  • XML and Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • The FOR XML clause
  • The OPENXML statement

OPTIMIZATION AND SECURITY

Shows users the tools and techniques that can be used to monitor and optimize the performance of a SQL Server 2000 database, and how to design and implement a database security plan.
  • Monitoring performance
  • Configuring Windows 2000 Server
  • Configuring SQL Server 2000
  • Using SQL Profiler
  • Analyzing performance
  • Login authentication
  • Permissions
  • Database user accounts
  • Roles
  • Authentication modes
  • The database security plan

EXAM PREPARATION 1

Provides practice questions with explanatory feedback for Microsoft Exam 70-229: "Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition."
  • Developing a logical data model
  • Implementing the physical database
  • Retrieving and modifying data
  • Programming business logic
  • Tuning and optimizing data access
  • Designing a database security plan

EXAM PREPARATION 2

Provides practice questions with explanatory feedback for Microsoft Exam 70-229: "Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition."
  • Developing a logical data model
  • Implementing the physical database
  • Retrieving and modifying data
  • Programming business logic
  • Tuning and optimizing data access
  • Designing a database security plan

Qualifications

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Requirements for Entry

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Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 40 hrs.

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