Microsoft Course 50400 - Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 — A 5 day course

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Synopsis

This course has been retired. Please review the SQL Server 2012 portfolio.

The Microsoft M50400 course provides the knowledge and skills to design, optimize, and maintain a database administrative solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Please note: This course formally had the Microsoft designation 6315.

Objectives

After completing the Microsoft M50400 training course the student will be able to:

Suitable For

The primary audience of the Microsoft MS50400 course is IT professionals who design and maintain SQL Server databases. The audience can also comprise technical architects and consultants who design and implement SQL Server solutions. Students taking this course are expected to have three or more years of experience working on databases for two or more of the following phases in the product lifecycle - design, development, deployment, optimization, maintenance, or support.

The students should have experience in the following areas:

Prerequisites

Before attending the Microsoft 50400 course, students must:

Understand the tradeoffs among the different redundant storage types. For example, what RAID levels mean, and how they differ from Storage Area Networks (SAN)

Understand how replication works and how replication is implemented

Be familiar with reading user requirements and business-need documents. For example, development project vision/mission statements or business analysis reports

Have some knowledge of how queries execute and must be able to read a query execution plan and understand what is happening

Have basic knowledge of the dependencies between system components

Be able to design a database to third normal form (3NF) and know the tradeoffs when backing out of the fully normalized design (denormalization) and designing for performance and business requirements in addition to being familiar with design models, such as Star and Snowflake schemas

Have monitoring and troubleshooting skills

Have knowledge of the operating system and platform. That is, how the operating system integrates with the database, what the platform or operating system can do, and how the interaction between the operating system and the database works. For example, how integrated authentication interacts with Active Directory directory service

Have knowledge of application architecture. That is, how applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can do, interaction between applications and the database, interaction between the database and the platform or operating system

Must already know how to use: A data modeling tool; Microsoft Office Visio (to create infrastructure diagrams)

Be familiar with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies

Have a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 credential or equivalent experience

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have technical knowledge equivalent to the following courses:

Or:

Examination

This course helps prepare the delegate to achieve MCITP: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Schedule

This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Contents

Designing an Administrative Solution for SQL Server 2008

This module provides an overview of an administrative solution and how it helps the administrator. It also describes the general process of designing and deploying an administrative solution in their environment.

Lab : Designing an Administrative Solution for SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Deploying SQL Server 2008

This module describes the considerations for implementing a new version of SQL Server 2008. This module also describes the steps for upgrading an existing installation to SQL Server 2008.

Lab : Deploying SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing the Physical Structure of SQL Server 2008

This module describes file placement considerations for different functionalities in SQL Server 2008, which helps to improve performance and availability. This module covers the use of partitioning to improve database performance. This module also describes the importance of full-text indexing.

Lab : Designing the Physical Structure of SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing a Strategy for Maintaining a Database in SQL Server 2008

This module describes the importance of keeping the database up-to-date and the database performing in optimal state. This includes keeping statistics updated and ensuring that a proper index is deployed and implemented. This module also covers the use of database compression to save the disk consumption and to improve the overall performance of a database.

Lab : Designing a Strategy for Maintaining a Database in SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing Solutions for Managing SQL Server 2008

This module describes the new approach of managing SQL Servers that has been introduced in SQL Server 2008. It also describes the importance of having a centralized administrative model in your organization by implementing policy-based management. This module also describes how to prevent accidental database changes by using DDL triggers and how to use Change Data Capture (CDC) to monitor data changes in the database for compliance reasons.

Lab : Designing Solutions for Managing SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Automating the Database Management Strategy for SQL Server 2008

This module describes the use of SQL Server Agent and scripts, such as VBScripts and SQL PowerShell, to automate some routine jobs which administrators perform often. This module also covers the use of event notification that helps you to monitor your database for specific events and notify the administrator when the event occurs.

Lab : Automating the Database Management Strategy for SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing a Strategy for Securing SQL Server 2008

This module presents information related to database access control and how SQL Server manages keys and certificates. This module also covers the use of database encryptions to prevent application data from being accessed by unauthorized users, including administrators.

Lab : Designing a Strategy for Securing SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing a Strategy for Monitoring SQL Server 2008

This module describes the information on monitoring a SQL Server 2008 server to ensure that it is performing properly and is in a healthy state. This module also presents information on how to determine if there are any potential problems on the server.

Lab : Designing a Strategy for Monitoring SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing a Strategy for Content Distribution in SQL Server 2008

This module describes the different methods of distributing data to multiple servers. This module describes how to use remote query with linked server and the considerations of using distributed transactions on query span across multiple servers. This module also discusses the use of SSIS to perform data transportation between servers and it covers the method for troubleshooting SSIS packages.

Lab : Designing a Strategy for Content Distribution in SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing a Strategy for Replication in SQL Server 2008

This module provides more in-depth discussions on using replication. This module also talks about using replication, specifically snapshot and transactional replication, which is one-way replication, to replicate data to other servers. Finally, this module describes the way to set up merge and peer-to-peer replication, which should be used for multi-update origin scenarios.

Lab : Designing a Strategy for Replication in SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing a High-Availability Solution for SQL Server 2008

This module describes the different high-availability features available in SQL Server 2008. The module then covers the scenarios of using them in an organization. This module also covers the considerations for choosing the right high-availability solution for an organization.

Lab : Designing a High-Availability Solution for SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Designing a Backup and Recovery Strategy for SQL Server 2008>

This module describes the importance of having a backup of your database. In case of a disaster, backing up the database helps to recover data that cannot be protected by using HA solutions mentioned in the previous module. This module also describes different online operations supported by SQL Server 2008, which helps to minimize the downtime when data restore is required. This module also describes the steps to repair system databases that are corrupted.

Lab : Designing a Backup and Recovery Strategy for SQL Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to: