Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing and Configuring SQL Server

The students will be introduced to planning for a SQL Server installation. The students will then be introduced to installing, configuring, and managing SQL Server.

Module 2: Managing Databases and Files

The students will be introduced to database planning and creation, and using database options to control database behavior.

Module 3: Disaster Recovery

The students will be introduced to disaster recovery techniques for SQL Server. They will learn how to perform different types of backup and restore operations, including online restores and backup and restores of system databases.

Module 4: Managing Security

The students will be introduced to protecting SQL Server. Students will learn about the SQL Server security model and how to use SQL Server security features to control access to databases and their contents.

Module 5: Transferring Data

The students will be introduced to transfer data to and from SQL Server using UI and command-line tools, and learn about transferring and transforming data with SQL Server Integration Services.

Module 6: Automating Administrative Tasks

The students will learn how to automate routine administrative tasks using jobs, operators, and alerts.

Module 7: Implementing Replication

The students will be introduced to techniques for configuring SQL Server replication.

Module 8: Maintaining High Availability

The students will be introduced to concepts and methods for maintaining high availability with SQL Server.

Module 9: Monitoring SQL Server

The students will be introduced to monitoring SQL Server performance and activity.

Module 10: Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning

The students will learn how to troubleshoot a variety of common SQL Server problems. Students will also learn how to tune SQL Server for improved performance using a variety of tools.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure SQL Server 2008.
  • Manage database files.
  • Backup and restore databases.
  • Manage security.
  • Transfer data into and out of SQL Server.
  • Automate administrative tasks.
  • Replicate data between SQL Server instances.
  • Maintain high availability.
  • Monitor SQL Server.