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SQL Server 2008
6231B Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database
5 Days
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Aug 14
Toronto
  $2,495
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Oct 02
Toronto
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Nov 20
Toronto
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This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.
After completing this course, students will have been taught information how to:
  • Explain SQL Server 2008 R2 architecture, resources requirements and perform pre-checks of I/O subsystems
  • Plan, install and configure SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Backup and restore databases
  • Import and export wizards and explain how they relate to SSIS
  • Use BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
  • Manage security
  • Assign, configure fixed database roles and create and assign user defined database roles
  • Configure and assign permissions
  • Implement SQL Server 2008 R2 Audits
  • Manage SQL Server 2008 R2 Agent and Jobs
  • Configure database mails, alerts and notifications
  • Maintain databases
  • Configure SQL Profiler Traces and Use the Database Tuning Advisor
  • Monitor data by using Dynamic Management Views
  • Execute multi-server queries and configure a central management server
  • Deploy a data-tier-application
  • Troubleshoot common issues
The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. This course can also be helpful for individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Some experience with database design.
  • Completed Course 2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and its Toolset
This module introduces you to the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. This module also covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
Lessons
  • Introduction to SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services
Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.

Lessons
  • Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Architecture
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server 2008 R2
Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
This module details installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2.

Lessons
  • Preparing to Install SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Upgrading and Automating Installation

Module 4: Working with Databases
This module describes the system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.

Lessons
  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Working with Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server 2008 R2.

Lessons
  • Backup Strategies
  • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
This module describes SQL Server 2008 R2 Backup and the backup types.

Lessons
  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Working with Backup Options
Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
This module describes the restoration of databases.

Lessons
  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-in-time Recovery
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data
This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.

Lessons
  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Importing & Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk
Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
This module covers SQL Server 2008 R2 security models, logins and users.

Lessons
  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
This module covers fixed server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.

Lessons
  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-defined Database Roles
Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

Lessons
  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
This module covers SQL Server Audit.

Lessons
  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Managing SQL Server Audit
Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.

Lessons
  • Automating SQL Server Management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.

Lessons
  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts
Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2 with Alerts and Notifications
This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.

Lessons
  • Configuration of Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications
Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
This module covers database maintenance plans.

Lessons
  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2
This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

Lessons
  • Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Working with Tracing Options
Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

Lessons
  • Monitoring Activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers
This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.

Lessons
  • Working with Multiple Servers
  • Virtualizing SQL Server
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications

Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2008 R2 Administrative Issues
This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.

Lessons
  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service-related Issues
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues

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