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This 5-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.

  • Course Start Date: Dec. 12
  • Location: Toronto (Map)
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (Note on end times)
  • Please Note: End Times are approximate and depend
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    It is important to allow for the class to run a little bit longer,
    or finish a little sooner, than expected.
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Delivery Method(s):Instructor Assisted (Mentored)
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  • Seats Available: YES
  • Category:Microsoft SQL Training

Course Outline
This five-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.


Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 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 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
·                     Describe the SQL Server Platform
·                     Work with SQL Server Tools
·                     Configure SQL Server Services

Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.


·                     Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Architecture
·                     Planning Server Resource Requirements
·                     Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server 2008 R2

Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
·                     Adjust memory configuration
·                     Perform Pre-installation Stress Testing
·                     Check Specific I/O Operations
·                     Describe the SQL Server architecture
·                     Plan for server resource requirements
·                     Conduct pre-installation stress testing for SQL Server

Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
This module details installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2.

·                     Preparing to Install SQL Server 2008 R2
·                     Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
·                     Upgrading and Automating Installation

Lab : 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

Module 4: Working with Databases
This module describes the system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.

·                     Overview of SQL Server Databases
·                     Working with Files and Filegroups
·                     Moving Database Files

Lab : Working with Databases
·                     Adjust tempdb configuration
·                     Create the RateTracking database
·                     Attach the OldProspects database
·                     Add multiple files to tempdb
·                     Describe the role and structure of SQL Server databases
·                     Work with files and filegroups
·                     Move database files within servers and between servers

Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server 2008 R2.

·                     Backup Strategies
·                     Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
·                     Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy

Lab : Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
·                     Plan a backup strategy
·                     Configure recovery models
·                     Review recovery models and strategy
·                     Describe the critical concepts surrounding backup strategies
·                     Explain the transaction logging capabilities within the SQL Server database engine
·                     Plan a SQL Server backup strategy

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
This module describes SQL Server 2008 R2 Backup and the backup types.

·                     Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
·                     Managing Database Backups
·                     Working with Backup Options

Lab : 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

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
This module describes the restoration of databases.

·                     Understanding the Restore Process
·                     Restoring Databases
·                     Working with Point-in-time Recovery
·                     Restoring System Databases and Individual Files

Lab : Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
·                     Determine a restore strategy
·                     Restore the database
·                     Using STANDBY mode
·                     Understand the restore process
·                     Restore databases
·                     Work with Point-in-time Recovery
·                     Restore system databases and individual files

Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data
This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.

·                     Transferring Data To/From SQL Server 2008 R2
·                     Importing & Exporting Table Data
·                     Inserting Data in Bulk

Lab : 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
Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
This module covers SQL Server 2008 R2 security models, logins and users.

·                     Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
·                     Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
·                     Authorization Across Servers

Lab : Authenticating and Authorizing Users
·                     Create Logins
·                     Correct an Application Login Issue
·                     Create Database Users
·                     Correct Access to Restored Database
·                     Describe how SQL Server authenticates connections
·                     Describe how logins are authorized to access databases
·                     Explain the requirements for authorization across servers

Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
This module covers fixed server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.

·                     Working with Server Roles
·                     Working with Fixed Database Roles
·                     Creating User-defined Database Roles

Lab : 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

Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.
·                     Authorizing User Access to Objects
·                     Authorizing Users to Execute Code
·                     Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level

Lab : 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

Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
This module covers SQL Server Audit.

·                     Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
·                     Implementing SQL Server Audit
·                     Managing SQL Server Audit

Lab : Auditing SQL Server Environments
·                     Determine audit configuration and create auditCreate server audit specificationsCreate database audit specificationsTest audit functionality
·                     Describe the options for auditing data access in SQL Server
·                     Implement SQL Server Audit
·                     Manage SQL Server Audit

Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.

·                     Automating SQL Server Management
·                     Working with SQL Server Agent
·                     Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs

Lab : 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

Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.

·                     Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
·                     Configuring Credentials
·                     Configuring Proxy Accounts

Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
·                     Troubleshoot job execution failure
·                     Resolve the security issue
·                      Perform further troubleshooting
·                     Explain SQL Server Agent security
·                     Configure credentials
·                     Configure Proxy accounts

Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2 with Alerts and Notifications
This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.

·                     Configuration of Database Mail
·                     Monitoring SQL Server Errors
·                     Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications

Lab : 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

Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
This module covers database maintenance plans.
·                     Ensuring Database Integrity
·                     Maintaining Indexes
·                     Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Lab : 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

Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2
This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.
·                     Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
·                     Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
·                     Working with Tracing Options

Lab : 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

Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

·                     Monitoring Activity
·                     Capturing and Managing Performance Data
·                     Analyzing Collected Performance Data

Lab : 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

Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers
This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.

·                     Working with Multiple Servers
·                     Virtualizing SQL Server
·                     Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications

Lab : 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
·                     Describe options for virtualizing SQL Server
·                     Deploy and upgrade Data-Tier Applications

Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2008 R2 Administrative Issues
This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.

·                     SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
·                     Resolving Service-related Issues
·                     Resolving Concurrency Issues
·                     Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues
·                     Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server administrative issues
·                     Explain SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
·                     Resolve service-related issues
·                     Resolve concurrency issues
·                     Resolve login and connectivity issues
Prerequisites & Certificates

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 fully refunded less a $75 processing fee. 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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Toronto, Ontario
Canada   M5H 1A1


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The course content was excellent ... if there was things that weren't relevant you could skip and spend more time on things that you needed to learn. Training provider was excellent as her skill level was superb and her communication skills were superb.
Reviewed by 2015
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Reviewed by 2015
I was not able to finish the whole entire course. When creating course training please make sure that it fits the allotted time (beginning to the end). We had two breaks and Instructor did not allow us to listen to the course. I had maybe another 10 mins to finish the whole course, but the Instructor said that it was 4:30pm and it is Ok and we can go home. It is not Ok not to be able to finish the course..
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Mentored training actually worked quite well for me. The instructor is there in the room all the time, available if needed. A lot of material for one day, but I did manage to complete it without feeling too rushed.
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It is not possible to complete a beginner's course in one day. There is a lot of information to absorb. It is wonderful that one can re-sit a session within a limited time.
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To bottom line my feelings about the course: Course -- helpful but this comment is made with reservations. Instructor -- excellent !
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The course material was far too heavy for the duration of the course. The material needs to be reduced so that students do not feel rushed or pressured with time, or the duration of the class needs to be extended.
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The trainer was excellent...easy to talk to and very helpful and informed.
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This was a very good learning environment. I prefer having an instructor present in case I have questions but also be able to work at my own pace.
Reviewed by 2013
I could have used some more time to go through the exercises in the sharepoint database.
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re Instructor assessment. ques. are N/A as it was independant mentored study. Flash based training module had 1 hiccup where ctrl-b key was captured by OS and I had to hunt for alt-b to complete the module. Class mentor was unaware of flaw. I felt that the design of the module would have prevented me from completing the section if I was unable to locate alternative keystroke. Worthwhile day.
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Would prefer an instructor led (classroom) style of training over a computer based course.
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I would suggest that the course manual contain more visual material (e.g. screen shots) versus words. The course was very well. I did not think I would like the on line method of training but I did. I also liked the fact that I could work through my lunch to complete the course earlier. I had to catch the go train so it worked better for me.
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Susan was an excellent instructor, and was very helpful with providing extra "tips" not covered within the course material.
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I only realized after completing 2 units thoroughly that there is not enough time allotted for a lot practicing. I would tell students in advance that getting through the videos and practicing later in your own time is recommended.
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Manual provided was totally different then computer training. Expected more hands on training instead of just watching an instruction video.
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The video - was not at all interactive - only concepts were presented. The manual completedly different from the video material. I have no objections to using different approaches but a course on any software must include interactive materials.
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The training provider, Melanie, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and sat with me personally for hands on training. I found the course to be long and difficult to complete in one day.
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The amount of material was a little much (maybe an hour) to cover in the allotted time - but otherwise good.
Reviewed by 2011
The room was too cold for me. The Instructor was very helpful.
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