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M6317

Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Skills to SQL Server 2008

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Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Database Administration (DBA) Skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA Skills M6317

Course Title: Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Database

Administration (DBA) Skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA Skills

Course Code: M6317
Version: A
Level: 300
Duration: 3 Days

Course Overview

The Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Database Administration (DBA) Skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA Skills M6317 instructor-led training course has been designed to provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge required to upgrade their SQL Server 2000 database administration (DBA) skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA skills.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the M6317 Microsoft training course are IT professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the M6317 course candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the new features of SQL Server 2008
  • Plan for a SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrade, and migration
  • Understand SQL Server data types
  • Manage SQL Server 2008
  • Secure a SQL Server 2008 database
  • Prepare for and recover from potential database disasters
  • Maintain availability to their SQL Server data even through server downtime
  • Configure replication of SQL Server 2008 databases
  • Implement policy-based management
  • Monitor database activity
  • Monitor and manage database performance

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the M6317 Microsoft training course should have previous experience developing or administering SQL Server 2000 databases.

Testing and Certification

There are currently no exams or Microsoft Certification directly associated to this course however this course may assist in preparing candidates for other exams that are closely associated with this technology.

Course Content

Module 1: An Introduction to SQL Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn about the new features and overall architecture of SQL Server 2008.


Lessons:
  • The Evolution of SQL Server
  • SQL Server 2008 Architectural Components
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the evolution of SQL Server
  • Describe the overall architecture of SQL Server 2008

Module 2: Installing and Upgrading to SQL Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn how to plan for a SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrade, and migration.


Lessons:
  • Preparing for SQL Server 2008 Installation
  • Installing SQL Server 2008
  • Upgrading a SQL Server 2000 Instance
  • Configuring a SQL Server Installation
  • Using SQL Server Configuration Manager
Lab: Upgrading SQL Server 2000 to 2008
  • Analysing the SQL Server 2000 Instance
  • Upgrading to SQL Server 2008
  • Validating the Upgrade
  • Reviewing SQL Server Books Online
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Explain how to prepare the hardware and other resources necessary to install SQL Server 2008
  • Install SQL Server 2008
  • Upgrade to SQL Server 2008
  • Configure SQL server options with sp_configure
  • Use SQL Server Configuration Manager

Module 3: Storage Enhancements in SQL Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn about the changes to data storage, including data types, indexes, and partitions in SQL Server 2008.


Lessons:
  • Data Type Enhancements
  • Table Partitioning
  • Indexing Enhancements
  • Tuning Indexes (Optional)
Lab: Optimising SQL Server 2008
  • Partitioning Tables
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor (Optional)
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Understand SQL Server data types
  • Understand table partitioning
  • Create and manipulate indexes
  • Tune indexes

Module 4: SQL Server 2008 Administration Enhancements

In this module candidates will learn about the administration tools that are new or enhanced with SQL Server 2008.


Lessons:
  • Administration Tools Overview
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Using the sqlcmd Utility
  • Using Windows PowerShell
Lab: Administrating SQL Server 2008
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Using SQL Server Command-Line Management
  • Using PowerShell
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Gain exposure to new administration tools
  • Use SQL Server Management Studio to manage databases
  • Use the sqlcmd utility to execute Transact-SQL from the command prompt
  • Use the Windows PowerShell provider for SQL Server

Module 5: Security Enhancements with SQL Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn about the enhancements and additions to SQL Server 2008 Security.


Lessons:
  • SQL Server 2008 Security Overview
  • Managing SQL Server 2008 Security
  • Managing Permissions
  • Managing Keys and Certificates
  • Data Encryption
Lab: Securing a SQL Server 2008 Database
  • Managing Principals
  • Managing Securables
  • Managing Permissions
  • Configuring Column Encryption
  • Transparent Data Encryption
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the security architecture of SQL Server 2008
  • Manage securables and principals
  • Manage permissions
  • Use keys and certificates in SQL Server 2008
  • Encrypt SQL Server data

Module 6: SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery

In this module candidates will learn how to prepare for and recover from potential database disasters.


Lessons:
  • Database Backup
  • Backup Compression
  • Database Restoration
  • Database Snapshots
Lab: SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery
  • Making a Copy-Only Backup
  • Using Compression for Backup Files
  • Creating the Database Snapshot
  • Restoring From a Database Snapshot
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Backup a database
  • Implement backup compression
  • Restore databases and transaction logs
  • Use Database Snapshot to backup and restore data

Module 7: High Availability in SQL Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn how to maintain availability to SQL Server data even through server downtime.


Lessons:
  • Log Shipping
  • Database Mirroring
  • Determining the Best High Availability Solution
Lab: SQL Server 2008 High Availability
  • Implementing Log Shipping
  • Implementing Database Mirroring
  • Implementing Peer-to-Peer Replication
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Use Log Shipping to ensure high availability
  • Use database mirroring to ensure high availability
  • Determine the best high availability solution

Module 8: Replication Enhancements in SQL Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn how to employ the replication enhancements in SQL Server 2008.


Lessons:
  • New Types of Replication
  • Additional Replication Enhancements
Lab: Implementing Replication
  • Implementing Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication
  • Implementing HTTP Replication
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Understand the new types of replication available in SQL Server 2008
  • Understand other replication enhancements in SQL Server 2008

Module 9: SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management

In this module candidates will learn about the new SQL Server 2008 policy-based management features.


Lessons:
  • Understanding Central Management Servers
  • Understanding Policy-Based Management
  • Implementing Policy-Based Management
Lab: Using Policy-Based Management
  • Creating a Central Management Server and Server Group
  • Creating and Applying a Policy
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Understand Central Management Servers
  • Understand Policy-Based Management
  • Implement Policy-Based Management

Module 10: SQL Server 2008 Monitoring Enhancements

In this module candidates will learn how to use the SQL Server 2008 monitoring features.


Lessons:
  • Monitoring a Database
  • Using DDL Triggers
  • Auditing in SQL Server
  • Event Notifications
  • Using Static and Dynamic Metadata
Lab: Monitoring SQL Server 2008
  • Monitoring SQL Server Activity
  • Tracing SQL Server Activity
  • Using DLL Triggers
  • Using Event Notification
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Monitor database activity
  • Use DDL triggers to respond to DDL events
  • Use SQL Server audit
  • Use event notifications to capture database events
  • Query SQL Server metadata

Module 11: SQL Server 2008 Performance

In this module candidates will learn how to employ the performance enhancements in SQL Server 2008.


Lessons:
  • Managing Workloads with Resource Governor
  • Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector
  • Managing Performance with Plan Freezing
Lab: Managing SQL Server Performance
  • Using Resource Governor
  • Using the Data Collector
  • Using Plan Freezing
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Manage workloads with Resource Governor
  • Monitor performance with the Data Collector
  • Manage performance with Plan Freezing
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