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6231 Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database

Course Overview

This 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.

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Objectives

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

    Suggested Prerequisites

    Course Outline

    1 - Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and its Toolset

    • Introduction to SQL Server Platform
    • Working with SQL Server Tools
    • Configuring SQL Server Services
    • Lab : Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and its Toolset

    2 - Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2

    • Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Architecture
    • Planning Server Resource Requirements
    • Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2

    3 - Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2

    • Preparing to Install SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Upgrading and Automating Installation
    • Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2

    4 - Working with Databases

    • Overview of SQL Server Databases
    • Working with Files and Filegroups
    • Moving Database Files
    • Lab : Working with Databases

    5 - Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models

    • Backup Strategies
    • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
    • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
    • Lab : Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models

    6 - Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases

    • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
    • Managing Database Backups
    • Working with Backup Options
    • Lab : Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases

    7 - Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases

    • Understanding the Restore Process
    • Restoring Databases
    • Working with Point-in-time Recovery
    • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
    • Lab : Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases

    8 - Importing and Exporting Data

    • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Importing & Exporting Table Data
    • Inserting Data in Bulk
    • Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

    9 - Authenticating and Authorizing Users

    • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
    • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
    • Authorization Across Servers
    • Lab : Authenticating and Authorizing Users

    10 - Assigning Server and Database Roles

    • Working with Server Roles
    • Working with Fixed Database Roles
    • Creating User-defined Database Roles
    • Lab : Assigning Server and Database Roles

    11 - Authorizing Users to Access Resources

    • Authorizing User Access to Objects
    • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
    • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
    • Lab : Authorizing Users to Access Resources

    12 - Auditing SQL Server Environments

    • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
    • Implementing SQL Server Audit
    • Managing SQL Server Audit
    • Lab : Auditing SQL Server Environments

    13 - Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management

    • Automating SQL Server Management
    • Working with SQL Server Agent
    • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
    • Lab : Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management

    14 - Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

    • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
    • Configuring Credentials
    • Configuring Proxy Accounts
    • Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

    15 - Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2 with Alerts and Notifications

    • Configuration of Database Mail
    • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
    • Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications
    • Lab : Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications

    16 - Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

    • Ensuring Database Integrity
    • Maintaining Indexes
    • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
    • Lab : Ongoing Database Maintenance

    17 - Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2

    • Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
    • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
    • Working with Tracing Options
    • Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2

    18 - Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2

    • Monitoring Activity
    • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
    • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
    • Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2

    19 - Managing Multiple Servers

    • Working with Multiple Servers
    • Virtualizing SQL Server
    • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications
    • Lab : Managing Multiple Servers

    20 - Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2008 R2 Administrative Issues

    • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Resolving Service-related Issues
    • Resolving Concurrency Issues
    • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
    • Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues

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    This is a 5-day class

    Price: $2,975.00
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