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This instructor-led course provides you with the knowledge & skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database. Learn to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features & tools to install & configure a database, manage database files, create & tune inde

  • Course Start Date: Oct. 31
  • Location: Virtual (Map)
  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Note on end times)
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    or finish a little sooner, than expected.
  • Duration: 5 days
    08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Delivery Method(s):Virtual Instructor Led
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  • Discount Seats Available:2
  • Category:Microsoft SQL Training

Course Outline
This instructor-led course provides you with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database. You will learn to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools to install and configure a database, manage database files, and create and tune indexes.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database.

Who Needs to Attend
    * IT professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases
    * Individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases

What You'll Learn
  • Plan, install, and configure SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Manage database files
  • Back up and restore databases
  • Manage security
  • Implement SQL Server 2008 R2 audits
  • Configure and assign permissions
  • Monitor data by using dynamic management views
  • Manage SQL Server 2008 R2 agent and jobs
  • Execute multi-server queries and configure a central management server
  • Deploy a data-tier-application
  • Troubleshoot common issues
Course Outline

1. Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and Its Toolset

  • SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services
2. Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Architecture
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • Pre-Installation Testing for SQL Server 2008 R2
3. Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Preparing to Install SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Upgrading and Automating Installation
4. Working with Databases
  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Working with Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
5. SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
  • Backup Strategies
  • SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
6. Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
  • Backing Up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Working with Backup Options
7. Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
  • The Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-In-Time Recovery
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
8. Importing and Exporting Data
  • Transferring Data to/from SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk
9. Authenticating and Authorizing Users
  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
10. Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-Defined Database Roles
11. Authorizing Users to Access Resources
  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
12. Auditing SQL Server Environments
  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Managing SQL Server Audit
13. Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
  • Automating SQL Server Management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
14. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts
15. Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2 with Alerts and Notifications
  • Configuration of Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
16. Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
17. Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Capturing Activity Using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Working with Tracing Options
18. Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Monitoring Activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
19. Managing Multiple Servers
  • Working with Multiple Servers
  • Virtualizing SQL Server
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier-Applications
20. Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2008 R2 Administrative Issues
  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service-Related Issues
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues

Lab 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and Its Toolset

  • Verify SQL Server component installation
  • Alter service accounts for new instance
  • Enable named pipes protocol for both instances
  • Create aliases for AdventureWorks and Proseware
  • Ensure SQL browser is disabled and configure a fixed TCP/IP port
  • Examine the SQL Server platform
  • Work with SQL Server tools
  • Configure SQL Server services
Lab 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Adjust memory configuration
  • Perform pre-installation stress testing
  • Check specific I/O operations
  • Examine the SQL Server architecture
  • Plan for server resource requirements
  • Conduct pre-installation stress testing for SQL Server
Lab 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Review installation requirements
  • Install the SQL Server instance
  • Perform post-installation setup and checks
  • Configure server memory
  • Prepare to install SQL Server
  • Install SQL Server
  • Upgrade and automate the installation of SQL Server
Lab 4: Working with Databases
  • Adjust tempdb configuration
  • Create the RateTracking database
  • Attach the OldProspects database
  • Add multiple files to tempdb
  • Examine the role and structure of SQL Server databases
  • Work with files and filegroups
  • Move database files within servers and between servers
Lab 5: SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
  • Plan a backup strategy
  • Configure recovery models
  • Review recovery models and strategy
  • Critical concepts surrounding backup strategies
  • Transaction logging capabilities within the SQL Server database engine
  • Plan a SQL Server backup strategy
Lab 6: Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
  • Investigate backup compression
  • Transaction log backup
  • Differential backup
  • Copy only backup
  • Partial backup
  • Back up databases and transaction logs
  • Manage database backups
  • Work with more advanced backup options
Lab 7: Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
  • Determine a restore strategy
  • Restore the database
  • Using STANDBY mode
  • The restore process
  • Restore databases
  • Work with point-in-time recovery
  • Restore system databases and individual files
Lab 8: Importing and Exporting Data
  • Import the Excel spreadsheet
  • Import the CSV file
  • Create and test an extraction package
  • Compare loading performance
  • Transfer data to and from SQL Server
  • Import and export table data
  • Insert data in bulk and optimize the bulk insert process
Lab 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
  • Create logins
  • Correct an application login issue
  • Create database users
  • Correct access to restored database
  • How SQL Server authenticates connections
  • How logins are authorized to access databases
  • Examine the requirements for authorization across servers
Lab 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Assign server roles
  • Assign fixed database roles
  • Create and assign user-defined database roles
  • Check role assignments
  • Work with server roles
  • Work with fixed database roles
  • Create user-defined database roles
Lab 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
  • Assign schema-level permissions
  • Assign object-level permissions
  • Test permissions
  • Authorize user access to objects
  • Authorize users to execute code
  • Configure permissions at the schema level
Lab 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
  • Determine audit configuration and create audit
  • Create server audit specifications
  • Create database audit specifications
  • Test audit functionality
  • Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
  • Implement and manage SQL server audit
Lab 13: Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
  • Create a data extraction job
  • Schedule the data extraction job
  • Troubleshoot a failing job
  • Automate SQL Server management
  • Work with SQL Server Agent
  • Manage SQL Server Agent jobs
Lab 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Troubleshoot job execution failure
  • Resolve the security issue
  • Perform further troubleshooting
  • SQL Server Agent security
  • Configure credentials
  • Configure Proxy accounts
Lab 15: Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications
  • Configure database mail
  • Implement notifications
  • Implement alerts
  • Configure database mail
  • Monitor SQL Server errors
  • Configure operators, alerts, and notifications
Lab 16: Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Check database integrity using DBCC CHECKDB
  • Correct index fragmentation
  • Create a database maintenance plan
  • Investigate table lock performance
  • Ensure database integrity
  • Maintain indexes
  • Automate routine database maintenance
Lab 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Capture a trace using SQL Server Profiler
  • Analyze a trace using Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Configure SQL Trace
  • Capture activity using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improve performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Work with tracing options
Lab 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Investigating DMVs
  • Configure management data warehouse
  • Configure instances for data collection
  • Work with data collector reports
  • Monitor current activity
  • Capture and manage performance data
  • Analyze collected performance data
Lab 19: Managing Multiple Servers
  • Configure CMS and execute multi-server queries
  • Deploy a data-tier-application
  • Register and extract a data-tier-application
  • Upgrade a data-tier-application
  • Work with multiple servers
  • Options for virtualizing SQL Server
Lab 20: Troubleshooting Common Issues
  • Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server administrative issues
  • SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
  • Resolve service-related issues
  • Resolve concurrency issues
  • Resolve login and connectivity issues

Prerequisites & Certificates

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

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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