MS6317 - Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Database Admin (DBA) Skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA SKills

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Cost: £995 + VAT

Overview

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2000 database administration (DBA) skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA skills. Please note that there is no certification exam related to this course.
Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have experience developing or administering SQL Server 2000 databases.

Delegates will learn how to

Describe the new features of SQL Server 2008.
Plan for a SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrade, and migration.
Understand SQL Server data types.

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Cost: £995 + VAT

Overview

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2000 database administration (DBA) skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA skills. Please note that there is no certification exam related to this course.
Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have experience developing or administering SQL Server 2000 databases.

Delegates will learn how 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.

Course outline

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.

Lesson 1: The Evolution of SQL Server
Lesson 2: SQL Server 2008 Architectural Components

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.

Lesson 1: Preparing for SQL Server 2008 Installation
Lesson 2: Installing SQL Server 2008
Lesson 3: Upgrading a SQL Server 2000 Instance
Lesson 4: Configuring a SQL Server Installation
Lesson 5: Using SQL Server Configuration Manager
Lab : Upgrading SQL Server 2000 to 2008 (Exercise 1: Analyzing the SQL Server 2000 Instance; Exercise 2: Upgrading to SQL Server 2008; Exercise 3: Validating the Upgrade; Exercise 4: Reviewing SQL Server Books Online)

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.

Lesson 1: Data Type Enhancements
Lesson 2: Table Partitioning
Lesson 3: Indexing Enhancements
Lesson 4: Tuning Indexes (Optional)
Lab : Optimizing SQL Server 2008 (Exercise 1: Partitioning Tables; Exercise 2: Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor (Optional))

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.

Lesson 1: Administration Tools Overview
Lesson 2: Using SQL Server Management Studio
Lesson 3: Using the sqlcmd Utility
Lesson 4: Using Windows PowerShell
Lab : Administrating SQL Server 2008 (Exercise 1: Using SQL Server Management Studio; Exercise 2: Using SQL Server Command-Line Management; Exercise 3: Using PowerShell)

Module 5: Security Enhancements with SQL Server 2008

This module will help students to understand enhancements and additions to SQL Server 2008 Security.

Lesson 1: SQL Server 2008 Security Overview
Lesson 2: Managing SQL Server 2008 Security
Lesson 3: Managing Permissions
Lesson 4: Managing Keys and Certificates
Lesson 5: Data Encryption
Lab : Securing a SQL Server 2008 Database (Exercise 1: Managing Principals; Exercise 2: Managing Securables; Exercise 3: Managing Permissions; Exercise 4: Configuring Column Encryption; Exercise 5: Transparent Data Encryption)

Module 6: SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery

This module will teach student how to prepare for and recover from potential database disasters.

Lesson 1: Database Backup
Lesson 2: Backup Compression
Lesson 3: Database Restoration
Lesson 4: Database Snapshots
Lab : SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery (Exercise 1: Making a Copy-Only Backup; Exercise 2: Using Compression for Backup Files; Exercise 3: Creating the Database Snapshot; Exercise 4: Restoring From a Database Snapshot)

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.

Lesson 1: Log Shipping
Lesson 2: Database Mirroring
Lesson 3: Determining the Best High Availability Solution
Lab : SQL Server 2008 High Availability (Exercise 1: Implementing Log Shipping; Exercise 2: Implementing Database Mirroring; Exercise 3: Implementing Peer-to-Peer Replication)

Module 8: Replication Enhancements in SQL Server 2008

This module helps students to take advantage of the replication enhancements in SQL Server 2008.

Lesson 1: New Types of Replication
Lesson 2: Additional Replication Enhancements
Lab : Implementing Replication (Exercise 1: Implementing Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication; Exercise 2: Implementing HTTP Replication)

Module 9: SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management

The students will be introduced to new SQL Server 2008 policy-based management features.

Lesson 1: Understanding Central Management Servers
Lesson 2: Understanding Policy-Based Management
Lesson 3: Implementing Policy-Based Management
Lab : Using Policy-Based Management (Exercise 1: Creating a Central Management Server and Server Group; Exercise 2: Creating and Applying a Policy)

Module 10: SQL Server 2008 Monitoring Enhancements

This module helps students to use SQL Server 2008 monitoring features.

Lesson 1: Monitoring a Database
Lesson 2: Using DDL Triggers
Lesson 3: Auditing in SQL Server
Lesson 4: Event Notifications
Lesson 5: Using Static and Dynamic Metadata
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2008 (Exercise 1: Monitoring SQL Server Activity; Exercise 2: Tracing SQL Server Activity; Exercise 3: Using DLL Triggers; Exercise 4: Using Event Notification)

Module 11: SQL Server 2008 Performance

This module helps students to take advantage of the performance enhancements in SQL Server 2008.

Lesson 1: Managing Workloads with Resource Governor
Lesson 2: Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector
Lesson 3: Managing Performance with Plan Freezing
Lab : Managing SQL Server Performance (Exercise 1: Using Resource Governor; Exercise 2: Using the Data Collector; Exercise 3: Using Plan Freezing)

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