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

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

Audience Profile This course is intended for IT Professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases.

After completing this course, students will be able to:     * Install and configure SQL Server 2008.
    * Manage database files.
    * Backup and restore databases.
    * Manage security.
    * Transfer data into and out of SQL Server.
    * Automate administrative tasks.
    * Replicate data between SQL Server instances.
    * Maintain high availability.
    * Monitor SQL Server.

Course Outline Module 1: Installing and Configuring SQL Server The students will be introduced to planning for a SQL Server installation. The students will then be introduced to installing, configuring, and managing SQL Server.

    * Preparing to Install SQL Server
    * Installing SQL Server
    * Configuring a SQL Server Installation

Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server
    * Installing SQL Server
    * Configuring 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.
    * Install SQL Server.
    * Manage and configure SQL Server.

Module 2: Managing Databases and Files The students will be introduced to database planning and creation, and using database options to control database behavior.

    * Planning Databases
    * Creating Databases
    * Using Policy-Based Management

Lab : Managing Databases and Files
    * Creating a Database
    * Monitoring and Managing Filegroup Usage
    * Creating a Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Plan a database implementation that meets an organization's requirements.
    * Create a SQL Server database.
    * Manage a SQL Server database.

Module 3: Disaster Recovery The students will be introduced to disaster recovery techniques for SQL Server. They will learn how to perform different types of backup and restore operations, including online restores and backup and restores of system databases.

    * Planning a Database Backup Strategy
    * Backing Up a User Database
    * Restoring User Databases
    * Performing Online Restore Operations
    * Recovering Data from Database Snapshots
    * System Databases 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 system databases.

Module 4: Managing Security The students will be introduced to protecting SQL Server. Students will learn about the SQL Server security model and how to use SQL Server security features to control access to databases and their contents.

    * Overview of SQL Server Security
    * Protecting the Server Scope
    * Protecting the Database Scope
    * Managing Keys and Certificates
    * Auditing Security

Lab : Managing Security
    * Creating Logins and Assigning Server-Scope Permissions
    * Creating Database Users and Assigning Database-Scope and Schema-Scope Permissions
    * Encrypting Data Using Certificates and Keys
    * Implementing SQL Server Audit

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.
    * Audit SQL Server security.

Module 5: Transferring Data The students will be introduced to transfer data to and from SQL Server using UI and command-line tools, and learn about transferring and transforming data with SQL Server Integration Services.

    * Overview of Data Transfer
    * Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services

Lab : Transferring Data
    * Using the Import/Export Wizard
    * Performing a Bulk Load
    * Creating an SSIS Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Use UI and command-line tools to import and export data.
    * Describe the features of SQL Server Integration Services.

Module 6: Automating Administrative Tasks The students will learn how to automate routine administrative tasks using jobs, operators, and alerts.

    * Automating Administrative Tasks in SQL Server
    * Using SQL Server Agent
    * Creating Maintenance Plans
    * Implementing 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 administrative tasks and schedule those 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 those 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 7: Implementing Replication The students will be introduced to techniques for configuring SQL Server replication.

    * Overview of Replication
    * Managing Publications and Subscriptions
    * Configuring Replication in Some Common Scenarios

Lab : Implementing Replication
    * Implementing Snapshot Replication
    * Implementing Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication
    * 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 8: Maintaining High Availability The students will be introduced to concepts and methods for maintaining high availability with SQL Server.

    * Introduction to High Availability
    * Implementing Log Shipping
    * Implementing Database Mirroring
    * Implementing Server Clustering
    * Using Distributed High Availability Solutions

Lab : Maintaining High Availability
    * Configuring Log Shipping
    * Configuring Database Mirroring

After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe the factors affecting database availability.
    * Describe how to implement log shipping to support fast recovery of a standby SQL Server database.
    * Describe how to use SQL Server mirroring to implement a software solution for fast failover.
    * Explain how to implement clustering to support fast failover of computers running SQL Server instances.
    * Describe how to implement distributed high availability solutions.

Module 9: Monitoring SQL Server The students will be introduced to monitoring SQL Server performance and activity.

    * Viewing Current Activity
    * Using SQL Server Profiler
    * Monitoring with DDL Triggers
    * Using Event Notifications

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server
    * Monitoring SQL Server Activity
    * Tracing SQL Server Activity
    * Using DDL Triggers
    * Using Event Notifications

After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Examine the current activity in a SQL Server instance.
    * Use SQL Server Profiler to trace server and database activity.
    * Use DDL triggers to monitor changes to the structure of database objects.
    * Use event notifications to capture and monitor significant events for a SQL Server instance.

Module 10: Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning The students will learn how to troubleshoot a variety of common SQL Server problems. Students will also learn how to tune SQL Server for improved performance using a variety of tools.

    * Troubleshooting SQL Server
    * Performance Tuning in SQL Server
    * Using Resource Governor
    * Using Data Collector

Lab : Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning
    * Troubleshooting Connectivity Problems
    * Troubleshooting Concurrency Problems
    * Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
    * Implementing Resource Governor
    * Implementing Data Collector

After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Troubleshoot common SQL Server problems, such as connectivity, concurrency, and job and disk space problems.
    * Perform basic performance tuning tasks in SQL Server using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor, index tuning, and query tuning.
    * Use Resource Governor to manage SQL Server workloads and resources.
    * Use Data Collector to obtain performance data about your computer and the instances of SQL Server running on your computer.
Prerequisites & Certificates

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. * Core Windows Server skills. * Database design skills. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: * Course 2778:Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
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Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
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I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
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Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
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