Microsoft Course 6232 - Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database — A 5 day course
The Microsoft M6232 course is intended for Microsoft SQL Server database developers who are responsible for implementing a database on SQL Server 2008 R2.
In the Microsoft M6232 course, candidates learn the skills and best practices on how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to implementing a database server.
- 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.
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.
- Introduction to SQL Server Platform
- Working with SQL Server Tools
- Configuring SQL Server Services
- Lab : Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset
- Verifying SQL Server Component Installation
- Altering Service Accounts for New Instance
- Enabling Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
- Creating Aliases for AdventureWorks and Proseware
- Ensuring SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port
Working with Data Types
- This module describes the data types supported by SQL Server and how to work with them.
- Using Data Types
- Working with Character Data
- Converting Data Types
- Working with Specialized Data Types
- Lab : Working with Data Types
- Choosing Appropriate Data Types
- Writing Queries With Data Type Conversions
- Designing and Creating Alias Data Types
Designing and Implementing Tables
This module describes the design and implementation of tables.
- Designing Tables
- Working with Schemas
- Creating and Altering Tables
- Lab : Designing and Implementing Tables
- Improving the Design of Tables
- Creating a Schema
- Creating the Tables
Designing and Implementing Views
This module describes the design and implementation of views.
- Introduction to Views
- Creating and Managing Views
- Performance Considerations for Views
- Lab : Designing and Implementing Views
- Designing, Implementing and Testing the WebStock Views
- Designing and Implementing the Contacts View
- Modifying the AvailableModels View
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.
- Core Indexing Concepts
- Data Types and Indexes
- Single Column and Composite Indexes
- Lab : Planning for SQL Server Indexing
- Exploring Existing Index Statistics
- Designing Column Orders for Indexes
Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server
This module covers clustered indexes and heaps.
- SQL Server Table Structures
- Working with Clustered Indexes
- Designing Effective Clustered Indexes
- Lab : Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server
- Creating Tables as Heaps
- Creating Tables with Clustered Indexes
- Comparing the Performance of Clustered Indexes vs. Heaps
Reading SQL Server Execution Plans
This module introduces the concept of reading execution plans.
- Execution Plan Core Concepts
- Common Execution Plan Elements
- Working with Execution Plans
- Lab : Reading SQL Server Execution Plans
- Actual vs. Estimated Plans
- Identify Common Plan Elements
- Query Cost Comparison
Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes
This module explains nonclustered indexes, covering indexes and included columns.
- Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
- Implementing Nonclustered Indexes
- Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
- Lab : Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes
- Reviewing Nonclustered Index Usage
- Improving Nonclustered Index Designs
- Using SQL Server Profiler and Database Engine Tuning Advisor
- Nonclustered Index Design
Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
This module describes the design and implementation of stored procedures.
- Introduction to Stored Procedures
- Working With Stored Procedures
- Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
- Controlling Execution Context
- Lab : Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
- Creating Stored Procedures
- Creating a Parameterized Stored Procedure
- Altering the Execution Context of Stored Procedures
Merging Data and Passing Tables
This module covers table types, table valued parameters and the MERGE statement as used in stored procedures.
- Using the MERGE Statement
- Implementing Table Types
- Using Table Types as Parameters
- Lab : Merging Data and Passing Tables
- Creating a Table Type
- Using a Table Type Parameter
- Using a Table Type with MERGE
Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications
This module covers transactions, isolation levels, and designing for concurrency.
- Introduction to Transactions
- Introduction to Locks
- Management of Locking
- Transaction Isolation Levels
- Lab : Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications
- Detecting Deadlocks
- Investigating Transaction Isolation Levels
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.
- Designing T-SQL Error Handling
- Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
- Implementing Structured Exception Handling
- Lab : Handling Errors in T-SQL Code
- Replacing @@ERROR Based Error Handling With Structured Exception Handling
- Adding Deadlock Retry Logic to the Stored Procedure
Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
This module describes the design and implementation of functions, both scalar and table-valued.
- Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
- Designing and Implementing Table-valued Functions
- Implementation Considerations for Functions
- Alternatives To Functions
- Lab : Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
- Formatting Phone Numbers
- Modifying an Existing Function
- Resolving a Function-related Performance Issue
Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
This module describes the design and implementation of constraints.
- Enforcing Data Integrity
- Implementing Domain Integrity
- Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
- Lab : Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
- Designing Constraint
- Testing the Constraints
Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
This module describes the design and implementation of triggers.
- Designing DML Triggers
- Implementing DML Triggers
- Advanced Trigger Concepts
- Lab : Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
- Creating the Audit Trigger
- Improving the Audit Trigger
Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
This module describes the implementation of and target use-cases for SQL CLR integration.
- Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
- Importing and Configuring Assemblies
- Implementing SQL CLR Integration
- Lab : Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
- Assessing Proposed CLR Code
- Implementing a CLR Assembly
- Implementing a CLR User-defined Aggregate and User-defined Type
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.
- Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
- Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
- Implementing the XML Data Type
- Lab : Storing XML Data in SQL Server
- Appropriate Usage of XML Data Storage in SQL Server
- Investigating the Storage of XML Data in Variables
- Investigating the Use of XML Schema Collections
- Investigating the Creation of Database Columns Based on XML
Querying XML Data in SQL Server
This module covers the basics of FOR XML and XPath Queries.
- Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
- Getting Started with XQuery
- Shredding XML
- Lab : Querying XML Data in SQL Server
- Learning to Query SQL Server Data as XML
- Writing a Stored Procedure Returning XML
- Writing a Stored Procedure that Updates Using XML
Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
This module describes spatial data and how this data can be implemented within SQL Server.
- Introduction to Spatial Data
- Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
- Using Spatial Data in Applications
- Lab : Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
- Familiarity With Geometry Data Type
- Adding Spatial Data to an Existing Table
- Business Application of Spatial Data
Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries
This module covers full text indexes and queries.
- Introduction to Full-Text Indexing
- Implementing Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server
- Working with Full-Text Queries
- Lab : Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries
- Implementing a Full-Text Index
- Implementing a Stoplist
- Creating a Stored Procedure to Implement a Full-Text Search
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The Microsoft MS6232 course is intended for IT Professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases.
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system and its core functionality.
Working knowledge of Transact-SQL (ability to write Transact-SQL queries) or attendance on M2778 - Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL course.
Working knowledge of relational databases.
Some experience with database design.
Basic programming language.
The Microsoft 6232 course helps candidates prepare for Exam 70-433.
When you pass Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SQL Server 2008, Database Development.