Before attending this course, students must:
- Have experience reading user requirements and business-need
documents. For example, development project vision/mission
statements or business analysis reports.
- Have basic knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework, .NET
concepts, and service oriented architecture (SOA).
- Be familiar with the tasks that application developers typically
- Understand Transact-SQL syntax and programming logic.
- Be able to design a database to third normal form (3NF) and know
the trade offs 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 basic monitoring and troubleshooting skills. Specifically,
how to use SQL Profiler and dynamic management views.
- Have basic 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 interaction between
the operating system and the database works.
- Have basic knowledge of application architecture. That is, how
applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can
do, how interaction between the application and the database works,
and how the interaction between the database and the platform or
operating system works.
- Know how to use a data modeling tool.
- Be familiar with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and
- Have a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL
Server 2005 credential - or equivalent experience.
- In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students
- Course 2779, Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005
- Course 2780, Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005
This one-day instructor-led clinic provides students with the
knowledge and skill to design the data tier for Microsoft® SQL
ServerT 2005. The clinic focuses on teaching database developers
working in enterprise environments to understand and decide how
application developers are going to access and consume their data.
This is a major failure point of database solutions today.
This course is intended for current professional database
developers who have three or more years of on-the-job experience
developing SQL Server database solutions in an enterprise
Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.
This course includes the following modules:
Choosing Data Access Technologies and an Object
- Introduction to Data Access Technologie
- Choosing Technologies for Accessing Data
- Building a Data Access Layer
- Designing Data Access from SQL Common Language Runtime (CLR)
- Available Data Object Models for Administering SQL Server
Designing an Exception Handling Strategy
- Exception Types and Their Purposes
- Detecting Exceptions
- Managing Exceptions
Choosing a Cursor Strategy
- Common Scenarios for Row-based vs. Set-based Operations
- Selecting Appropriate Server-side Cursors
- Selecting Appropriate Client-side Cursors
Designing Query Strategies Using Multiple Active Result
- Introduction to MARS
- Designing Query Strategies for Multiple Reads
- Designing Query Strategies for Mixing Reads and Writes in the
- Concurrency Considerations When Using MARS
Designing Caching Strategies for Database
- Why Caching Is Important
- Data and Query Caching in SQL Server 2005
- Using Caching Technologies Outside of SQL Server
- Custom Caching Techniques
Designing a Scalable Data Tier for Database
- Identifying the Need to Scale
- Scaling Database Applications to Avoid Concurrency
- Scaling SQL Server Database Systems
- Scaling Database Applications Using a Service-Oriented
- Improving Availability and Scalability by Scaling Out Front-End