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MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Boot Camp 

 

 

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Duration: 7 Days

  

 

Description:

 

The Technology Specialist certifications enable professionals to target specific technologies and distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge of and expertise in the technologies with which they work.
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists in SQL Server 2008 (MCTS: SQL Server 2008) certification tracks are designed to demonstrate your custom skill set and in-depth understanding of the features and functionality of key technology areas in SQL Server 2008. Due to the fast changing IT needs, The Academy ensures that you go through quality training that provides up-to-date knowledge, skills, and practical hands-on experience in a limited time frame.

This 7-day boot camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:
• 6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database
• 6232: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

This 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. This course is intended for Microsoft SQL Server database developers who are responsible for implementing a database on SQL Server 2008 R2. In this course, students learn the skills and best practices on how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to implementing a database server.

After completing this course, students will be able 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
• Understand the product, its components, and basic configuration.
• Work with the data types supported by SQL Server.
• Design and implement tables and work with schemas.
• Design and implement views and partitioned views.
• Describe the concept of an index and determine the appropriate data type for indexes and composite index structures.
• Identify the appropriate table structures and implement clustered indexes and heaps.
• Describe and capture execution plans.
• Design and implement non-clustered indexes, covering indexes, and included columns.
• Design and implement stored procedures.
• Implement table types, table valued parameters, and the MERGE statement.
• Describe transactions, transaction isolation levels, and application design patterns for highly-concurrent applications.
• Design and implement T-SQL error handling and structured exception handling.
• Design and implement scalar and table-valued functions.
• Design and implement constraints.
• Design and implement triggers.
• Describe and implement target use cases of SQL CLR integration.
• Describe and implement XML data and schema in SQL Server.
• Use FOR XML and XPath queries.
• Describe and use spatial data types in SQL Server.
• Implement and query full-text indexes.

 

 

Prerequisites: 

 

• 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

 

 

 

What's Included:

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

 

 

Authorized Training:

 

The Academy is proud to be the #1 Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS) in Florida. 

 

 

 

Curriculum:

 

6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

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.
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.
Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
This module details installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2.
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.
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.
Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
This module describes SQL Server 2008 R2 Backup and the backup types.
Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
This module describes the restoration of databases.
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.
Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
This module covers SQL Server 2008 R2 security models, logins and users.
Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
This module covers fixed server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.
Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.
Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
This module covers SQL Server Audit.
Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.
Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.
Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2 with Alerts and Notifications
This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.
Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
This module covers database maintenance plans.
Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2
This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.
Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.
Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers
This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and 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.


6232: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 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.
Module 2: Working with Data Types
This module describes the data types supported by SQL Server and how to work with them.
Module 3: Designing and Implementing Tables
This module describes the design and implementation of tables.
Module 4: Designing and Implementing Views
This module describes the design and implementation of views.
Module 5: Planning for SQL Server Indexing
This module describes the concept of an index and discusses selectivity, density, and statistics. It covers appropriate data type choices and choices around composite index structures.
Module 6: Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server
This module covers clustered indexes and heaps.
Module 7: Reading SQL Server Execution Plans
This module introduces the concept of reading execution plans.
Module 8: Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes
This module explains nonclustered indexes, covering indexes and included columns.
Module 9: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
This module describes the design and implementation of stored procedures.
Module 10: Merging Data and Passing Tables
This module covers table types, table valued parameters and the MERGE statement as used in stored procedures.
Module 11: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications
This module covers transactions, isolation levels, and designing for concurrency.
Module 12: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code
This module describes structured exception handling and gives solid examples of its use within the design of stored procedures.
Module 13: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
This module describes the design and implementation of functions, both scalar and table-valued.
Module 14: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
This module describes the design and implementation of constraints.
Module 15: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
This module describes the design and implementation of triggers.
Module 16: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
This module describes the implementation of and target use-cases for SQL CLR integration.
Module 17: Storing XML Data in SQL Server
This module covers the XML data type, schema collections, typed and untyped columns and appropriate use cases for XML in SQL Server.
Module 18: Querying XML Data in SQL Server
This module covers the basics of FOR XML and XPath Queries.
Module 19: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
This module describes spatial data and how this data can be implemented within SQL Server.
Module 20: Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries
This module covers full text indexes and queries.

 

 

Pricing Information:

 

$2995.00

 

includes tuition and the following:

  • Daily Snacks, Breakfast
  • Registration Fees
  • Books and Materials

Your training may also be partially tax-deductible.

 

Please note – Tuition does not include airfare, hotel or transportation to the Boot Camp.

 

 


Academy Code of Honor:  

The Academy guarantees that students shall pass all vendor examinations during the training program or may re-attend within one year of the program completion date. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.  

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