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This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design high availability database solutions using Microsoft SQL Server 2005.


 
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This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design high availability database solutions using Microsoft SQL Server 2005. The course focuses on teaching experienced database administrators working in enterprise environments to design database solutions that meet the availability needs of their organization. It emphasizes that students should think broadly about high availability, which includes thinking about the database itself and about their entire environment, including business needs; regulatory requirements; and network, systems, and database considerations during design. Students will also learn how to document and test the high availability database solution.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for current professional database administrators who have three or more years of on-the-job experience administering SQL Server database solutions in an enterprise environment.

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Course Outline
Module 1: Selecting the Appropriate High-availability Solution
This module provides the guidelines for identifying business requirements and technical and non-technical constraints of high-availability. This module also explains the guidelines for analyzing the requirements and constraints for high-availability. Finally, this module provides a brief overview of existing high-availability technologies and explains the process and guidelines for determining the appropriate high-availability technology that can be used to meet business requirements and constraints.
Lessons
Identifying High-availability Requirements and Constraints
Analyzing High-availability Requirements and Constraints
Determining Appropriate High-availability Solutions
Lab : Proposing a High-availability Solution
Gathering Requirements
Prioritizing Requirements
Determining Appropriate High-availability Technology
Proposing a High-availability Solution
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify high-availability requirements and constraints.
Analyze high-availability requirements.
Determine appropriate high-availability solutions.

Module 2: Designing a Clustering Solution
This module provides the considerations and guidelines for designing a SQL Server cluster implementation. This module also provides the guidelines for designing recovery strategies and formulating the test plan for database clustering. Next, this module explains the considerations for migrating and upgrading SQL Server clusters. Finally, this module explains the process of creating an operations plan for clustering. In this module, you will also learn about the planned and unplanned events that can affect a cluster environment.
Lessons
Designing the Platform for Clustering
Designing the SQL Server Cluster Implementation
Designing Recovery Strategies and Test Plans for Database Clustering
Migrating and Upgrading SQL Server Clusters
Designing an Operations Plan for Clustering
Lab : Designing a Database Clustering Solution
Designing a Cluster Topology
Designing an Operations Plan
Verifying a SQL Server Cluster Configuration
Monitoring a SQL Server Cluster
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Design the platform for clustering.
Design the SQL Server cluster implementation.
Design recovery strategies and test plan for database clustering.
Migrate and upgrade SQL Server clusters.
Design an operations plan for clustering to maximize availability.

Module 3: Designing a Highly Available Database Storage Solution
This module provides the guidelines and considerations to determine the storage requirements for SQL Server databases, components, and external files that are a part of the database system. This module also explains the guidelines for designing storage solutions for these resources.

In this module, you will also learn about designing restore strategies to maximize availability. Finally, this module explains the guidelines for recovering damaged and partially damaged system and user databases.
Lessons
Determining Storage Requirements for SQL Server Databases
Determining Storage Requirements for SQL Server Components and Files
Designing Storage Solutions for SQL Server Databases
Designing a Backup and Restore Strategy
Lab : Designing a Highly Available Database Storage Solution
Determining Storage Needs
Selecting the Storage Solution
Designing a RAID Solution
Designing a SAN Solution
Designing a Backup and Restore Strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Determine storage requirements for SQL Server databases.
Determine storage requirements for SQL Server components and files.
Design a highly-available storage solution for each database resource.
Design a backup and restore strategy for the database.

Module 4: Designing a Log Shipping Solution
In this module, you will learn about the guidelines and considerations for designing a log shipping solution. This module provides the guidelines for determining log shipping server roles and topology. This module also explains the guidelines for upgrading log shipping.

Finally, this module explains the process of designing an operations plan for log shipping. In this module, you will also learn about the planned and unplanned events that can affect a log shipping environment.
Lessons
Introduction to Designing a Log Shipping Solution
Designing Log Shipping Server Roles and Topology
Designing a Log Shipping Upgrade Strategy
Designing an Operations Plan for Log Shipping
Lab : Designing a Log Shipping Solution
Selecting the Appropriate Log Shipping Architecture
Designing Log Shipping Database Roles and Topology
Designing an Operations Plan
Verifying and Testing a Log Shipping Solution
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the different considerations for designing a log shipping solution.
Design log shipping server roles and topology.
Design a strategy for upgrading log shipping.
Design an operations plan for log shipping to maximize availability.

Module 5: Designing a Database Mirroring Solution
In this module, you will learn about the guidelines and considerations for designing a database mirroring solution. This module provides the guidelines for determining the database roles and topology for mirroring. This module also explains the guidelines for migrating from an existing high-availability technology in SQL Server 2000 to database mirroring in SQL Server 2005.

Finally, this module explains the process of designing an operations plan for database mirroring. In this module, you will also learn about the planned and unplanned events that can affect a mirroring environment.
Lessons
Introduction to Designing a Database Mirroring Solution
Designing Database Roles and Topology for Database Mirroring
Converting High-availability Solutions to Database Mirroring
Designing an Operations Plan for Database Mirroring
Lab : Designing a Database Mirroring Solution
Selecting the Appropriate Mirroring Architecture
Designing Database Roles and Topology for Database Mirroring
Designing an Operations Plan
Evaluating Migration Options from Clustering to Mirroring
Evaluating Migration Options from Log Shipping to Mirroring
Comparing Mirroring with Clustering and Log Shipping
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the different considerations for designing a database mirroring solution.
Design the database roles and topology for database mirroring.
Convert existing high-availability solutions to database mirroring.
Design an operations plan for database mirroring to maximize availability.

Module 6: Designing a Highly Available Solution Based on Replication
In this module, you will learn about the guidelines and considerations for designing a highly-available solution based on replication. This module provides the guidelines for determining replication server roles and topology. This module also explains the guidelines for upgrading replication.

Finally, this module explains the process of designing an operations plan for replication. In this module, you will also learn about the planned and unplanned events that can affect a replication environment.
Lessons
Introduction to Designing a Replication Solution
Designing a Replication Solution
Designing a Replication Upgrade Strategy
Designing an Operations Plan for Replication
Lab : Designing a Highly-availability Solution Based on Replication
Selecting the Appropriate Replication Architecture
Designing a Replication Solution
Designing an Operations Plan
Designing a Disaster Recovery Strategy By Using MERGE Replication
Designing a Disaster Recovery Strategy By Using TRANSACTIONAL Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the different considerations for designing a replication solution.
Design a replication solution.
Design a strategy for upgrading replication.
Design an operations plan for replication to maximize availability.

Module 7: Combining High-availability Technologies
This module provides guidelines for designing high-availability solutions by combining existing high-availability technologies. This module enables you to evaluate the weaknesses in each high-availability technology. In this module, you will determine technologies that complement each other to minimize these weaknesses.
Lessons
Evaluating Weaknesses in Each High-availability Technology
Maximizing Availability by Combining High-availability Technologies
Lab : Combining High-availability Technologies
Evaluating Weaknesses in High-availability Technologies
Maximizing Availability by Combining Technologies
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Evaluate the weaknesses in each high-availability technology.
Maximize availability by combining high-availability technologies.

Module 8: Documenting and Testing a High-availability Strategy
This module provides guidelines for documenting and testing high-availability solutions. This module explains the structure of a high-availability solution document and also explains the need for documenting the solution. In this module, you will also discuss the process of creating a test plan for high-availability solutions.
Lessons
Documenting High-availability Solutions
Creating a Test Plan for High-availability Solutions
Lab : Documenting and Testing a High-availability Strategy
Documenting the High-availability Solution
Creating a Test Plan
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Document high-availability solutions.
Create a test plan for high-availability solutions.

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Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must: Have a basic understanding of network architecture. For example, what can fail in a network, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), differing performance characteristics of network components, etc. Understand the tradeoffs among the different redundant storage types. For example, what RAID levels mean, how it differs from a SAN, etc. Understand how replication works and how replication is implemented. Be familiar with reading user requirements and business-need documents. For example, development project vision or mission statements or business analysis reports. Have monitoring and troubleshooting skills. Have knowledge of the operating system and platform. Specifically, must understand how hardware can fail, 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. Have knowledge of application architecture. Specifically, must understand how applications identify servers to connect to, how applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can do, the interactions between applications and the database, interactions between the database and the platform or operating system.

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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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By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
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very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
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I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
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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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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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