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This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database.


 
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This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2005 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2005 product features and technologies for maintaining a database.

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Course Outline
Module 1: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005
This module explains how to plan for and install SQL Server 2005, how to manage a SQL Server 2005 installation, and how to use the SQL Server 2005 administrative tools.
Lessons
Preparing to Install SQL Server
Installing SQL Server 2005
Managing a SQL Server 2005 Installation
Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005
Performing an Installation
Managing SQL Server
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain how to prepare the hardware and other resources necessary to install SQL Server 2005.
Install SQL Server 2005.
Manage and configure a SQL Server 2005 installation.


Module 2: Managing Databases and Files
This module explains how to manage databases and files.
Lessons
Planning Databases
Creating Databases
Managing Databases
Lab : Managing Databases and Files
Creating a Database
Monitoring and Managing Filegroup Usage
Viewing Database Metadata
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan how to implement a database that meets an organization's requirements.
Create a SQL Server database.
Manage a SQL Server database.


Module 3: Disaster Recovery
This module explains how to plan and implement a backup and restore strategy.
Lessons
Planning a Backup Strategy
Backing Up User Databases
Restoring User Databases
Performing Online Restore Operations
Recovering Data from Database Snapshots
System Database and Disaster Recovery
Lab : Disaster Recovery
Implementing a Backup Strategy
Restoring and Recovering a Database
Performing Piecemeal Backup and Restore Operations
Restoring the master Database
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan a backup strategy for a database.
Back up user databases.
Restore user databases from backups.
Restore data in a user database while it is online.
Recover data for a user database from a database snapshot.
Restore and recover systems databases.


Module 4: Managing Security
This module explains how to manage principals, securables, and permissions, and how to implement cryptography in a SQL Server database.
Lessons
Overview of SQL Server Security
Protecting the Server Scope
Protecting the Database Scope
Managing Keys and Certificates in SQL Server
Lab : Managing Security
Creating Logins and Assigning Server-Scope Permissions
Creating and Managing Users
Using a Certificate to Protect Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how SQL Server manages security.
Protect SQL Server at the server level.
Protect SQL Server databases.
Use keys and certificates to protect SQL Server objects.


Module 5: Monitoring SQL Server
This module explains how to monitor SQL Server performance and activity.
Lessons
Viewing Current Activity
Using System Monitor
Using SQL Server Profiler
Using DDL Triggers
Using Event Notifications
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server
Monitoring SQL Server Performance
Tracing SQL Server Activity
Implementing DDL Triggers
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Examine the current activity in a SQL Server instance.
Use System Monitor to obtain performance data about your computer and the instances of SQL Server running on your computer.
Use SQL Server Profiler to trace server and database activity.
Implement DDL triggers that enable you to audit changes to the structure of database objects.
Use event notifications to capture and monitor significant events for a SQL Server instance.


Module 6: Transferring Data
This module explains how to transfer and transform data.
Lessons
Overview of Data Transfer
Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services
Using SQL Server Integration Services
Features of SQL Server Integration Services
Lab : Transferring Data
Creating an SSIS Package
Deploying an SSIS Package
Using SSIS to Extract Data, Perform Lookups, Sort, and Split Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the problems surrounding data transfer and the tools that SQL Server 2005 provides to perform data transfer.
Describe the purpose of SQL Server Integration Services.
Use SQL Server Integration Services to transfer data into a SQL Server database.
Describe the features of SQL Server Integration Services.


Module 7: Automating Administrative Tasks
This module explains how to use the SQL Server Agent to automate administrative tasks.
Lessons
Automating Administrative Tasks in SQL Server 2005
Configuring the SQL Server Agent
Creating Jobs and Operators
Creating Alerts
Managing Multiple Servers
Managing SQL Server Agent Security
Lab : Automating Administrative Tasks
Configuring SQL Server Agent
Creating Operators and Jobs
Creating Alerts
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Define SQL Server 2005 administrative tasks and schedule these tasks to run automatically.
Configure SQL Server Agent to support automatic task scheduling.
Script tasks by using SQL Server jobs, and define operators for managing these jobs.
Define alerts to warn operators about events raised by SQL Server.
Define and manage administrative tasks that span multiple servers.
Configure SQL Server Agent security.


Module 8: Implementing Replication
This module explains the purpose of replication, introduces the concepts underpinning replication, and describes how to implement replication in several common scenarios.
Lessons
Overview of Replication
Implementing Replication
Configuring Replication in Some Common Scenarios
Lab : Implementing Replication
Creating a Publication
Creating a Subscription
Implementing HTTP Merge Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe replication and its components.
Configure and implement replication.
Use replication to meet the requirements of some common scenarios.

Module 9: Maintaining High Availability
This module explains how to implement high availability technologies with SQL Server 2005.
Lessons
Introduction to High Availability
Implementing Server Clustering
Implementing Database Mirroring
Implementing Log Shipping
Implementing Peer-to-Peer Replication
Lab : Maintaining High Availability
Configuring Database Mirroring to Support Failover
Implementing Distributed High Availability
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the factors affecting database availability.
Explain how to implement clustering to support fast failover of computers running Microsoft SQL Server instances.
Describe how to use SQL Server mirroring to implement a software solution for fast failover.
Describe how to implement log shipping to support fast recovery of a standby SQL Server database.
Explain how to use peer-to-peer replication to implement high availability in a distributed environment.

 

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Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

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. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: Course 2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Transact-SQL. Course 2779: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
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Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
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over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
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Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
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It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
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Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
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The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
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Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
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There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
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Not instructor led hence one star rating
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