Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Prerequisites

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.
  • Working knowledge of XML

Course Outline

Module 1: Module 1-1: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005

This module introduces views and summarizes the advantages that they provide. It describes how to create views by using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and Transact-SQL, the options available, and how to find information about views. The module then addresses restrictions on modifying data through views and how views can improve database performance.

Module 2: Module 1-2: Creating Databases and Database Files

This module describes how data is stored in SQL Server 2005. It provides information on how to create filegroups, databases, and schemas. It also covers the aspects of creating database snapshots and managing them.

Module 3: Module 2-1: Creating Data Types and Tables

It is important to know the characteristics of the various data types so that you can assign the appropriate data values for any column in an SQL Server database table. SQL Server provides a number of data types that are associated with the categories of data types used by common programming languages. This module describes the characteristics of the various SQL Server data types. This module will also help you understand how SQL Server organizes data in rows. This knowledge is important, as it can enable you to accurately estimate the size of a table.

Module 4: Module 2-2: Querying SQL Server 2005 Databases

This module provides the knowledge and skills to perform basic Transact SQL queries in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. It also provides an overview of T-SQL and shows how to retrieve, group, summarize, and modify data. It provides an overview of querying multiple tables by using different types of joins, and gives you the foundation to query XML data by using XQuery.

Module 5: Module 3-1: Managing Security in SQL Server 2005

Security is a primary consideration when designing and managing a database environment. In this module, you will learn about the Microsoft SQL Server security model in SQL Server 2005, which is considerably enhanced and extended from previous versions of SQL Server.

Module 6: Module 3-2: Disaster Recovery

Frequently, the data in a database substantiates an organization’s operations. Without the database, the organization cannot function properly. It is important that every mission-critical database system has adequate disaster-recovery procedures in place. Backup and restore operations are a vital part of data management and are essential for recovering from failures and disasters. Therefore, a major part of a database administrator’s role is to ensure that data is backed up and can be restored quickly in the event of a disaster.

Module 7: Module 4-1: Creating and Tuning Indexes

This module provides an overview of planning, creating, and optimizing indexes. It explains the differences between heaps, clustered indexes, and nonclustered indexes and where you would use each one. It describes how to create the different types of indexes and how to configure and maintain them to attain optimal performance benefits.

Module 8: Module 4-2: Implementing Data Integrity

This module provides an overview of the types of data integrity that will concern you as a database developer, and summarizes the features provided by SQL Server 2005 to meet those concerns. It also provides and opportunity to discuss the powerful data integrity features of SQL Server 2005 - constraints, triggers, and XML schemas.

Module 9: Module 5-1: Implementing Programming Objects

This module introduces views and summarizes the advantages that they provide. It describes how to create views by using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and Transact-SQL, and how to find information about views. The module then addresses restrictions on modifying data through views and how views can improve database performance. You will also learn how to create stored procedures and user-defined functions. You will also learn how to implement structured error handling and understand execution context.

Module 10: Module 5-2: Availability and Scalability Technologies Included With SQL Server 2005

In this module you will learn about the different types of replication, the server roles involved, and scenarios involving server-to-server and server-to-client replication. In addition to replication, you will also learn about database mirroring, which is an alternative high-availability solution to failover clustering in SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. This module also introduces Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Broker, a message-based platform for building service-oriented database solutions. The module also summarizes the architecture and functionality of Service Broker, explains how to create Service Broker objects, and describes how to send and receive Service Broker messages. h1>At Course Completion After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure SQL Server 2005.
  • Create databases and database files.
  • Create data types and tables.
  • Generate basic SQL Server 2005 queries and XML reports.
  • Manage SQL security.