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This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database.

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About this Course
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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.

At Course Completion
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
•(Level 200) Installing SQL Server
•(Level 200) 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
•(Level 200) Creating a Database
•(Level 200) Monitoring and Managing Filegroup Usage
•(Level 200) 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 Backup Strategy
•Backing Up User Databases
•Restoring User Databases
•Performing Online Restore Operations
•Recovering Data from Database Snapshots
•System Databases and Disaster Recovery

Lab : Disaster Recovery
•(Level 200) Designing a Backup Strategy
•(Level 200) Implementing a Backup Strategy
•(Level 200) Restoring and Recovering a Database
•(Level 300) Performing Piecemeal Backup and Restore Operations
•(Level 200) 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
•Protecting the Server Scope
•Auditing Security

Lab : Managing Security
•(Level 200) Creating Logins and Assigning Server-Scope Permissions
•(Level 200) Creating and Managing Users
•(Level 300) Using a Certificate to Protect Data
•(Level 200) 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
•(Level 200) Using the Import/Export Wizard
•(Level 200) Performing a Bulk Load
•(Level 200) 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
•(Level 200) Configuring SQL Server Agent
•(Level 200) Creating Operators and Jobs

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
•(Level 300) Implementing Snapshot Replication
•(Level 300) Implementing Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication
•(Level 300) 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
•(Level 300) Configuring Log Shipping
•(Level 300) Configuring Database Mirroring
•(Level 300) Implementing SQL Server Clustering

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
•(Level 200) Monitoring SQL Server Activity
•(Level 300) Tracing SQL Server Activity
•(Level 200) Using DDL Triggers
•(Level 200) 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
•(Level 300) Troubleshooting Connectivity Problems
•(Level 300) Troubleshooting Concurrency Problems
•(Level 300) Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
•(Level 300) Implementing Resource Governor
•(Level 300) 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. �Some experience with database design.

Certificates offered

certifcate of completion

Cancellation Policy
All registration cancellations made within five (5) working days of the date of the course are billable at 100%. Synesis reserves the right to cancel any public courses due to lack of sufficient participants.
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I followed the Access beginner class with them, and now I did the intermediate. Both classes were good, the only negative point is that few things were repeating between both levels. However I'm not sure if the beginner class went ahead of itself, or the intermediate really repeated information.
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The Instructor was excellent, kept it very interesting the whole time. Never a boring moment!!
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Very professionally presented. The instructeur really knew his stuff.
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The instructor knew her stuff but we worked on only one lame example. Granted time was the culprit, she could have provided or suggested more exercises to practice later on. The only way to learn a software is to practice the software by doing exercises, that part was really disappointing.
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The course was very well outlined Teacher excellent. I would see the need to add another day.To much material to cover in 2 days. More practice needed.
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I really enjoyed taking the Excel Beginners course. The course objective were all met and the teacher was fabulous. I was very much looking forward to taking the Excel Intermediate course as well. I was put into a class where the teacher spent almost 1 hour preparing what he would be teaching. By first break we had learned one new thing and by lunch we had learned almost nothing. I went to the receptionist who was extremely nice and very helpful. She call the director. Another girl and myself transferred out of the class. I was put into the other intermediate Excel class where I was totally lost. They had already covered a lot of the course objectives so I was basically lost from the beginning and it just kept getting worse as the day progressed. The second day I was so lost I spoke with the teacher and told her I would just sit beside another student and watch because I was holding back the whole class asking questions every 2 minutes. The teacher was very nice but it was too late because they had already learned too much the first morning that I had missed because I was enrolled in the other class. I should be refunded for my course. It was a total waste of time and completely frustrating. I paid a lot of money and the first class I was in, the teacher was more interested in speaking about his personal experiences with Excel, instead of teaching the course objectives. We didn't even receive a sheet with the course objectives. I don't think he had any. He was abrasive with other students. There were only four in the class. It was a very unpleasant experience. It was even more unpleasant to be put into another class where I was totally lost. I am not a slow person. I catch on very quickly, but I felt incompetent being put into a class where I had already missed a whole morning and as the day went on I did nothing but panic trying to keep up and understand what the teacher was doing because I had missed so much and was so far behnind.
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The seminar is scheduled over two days with hour long lunches (that go long) and two break (morning and afternoon). With all of that free time, the course still ended quite early each day. This course could definitely be condensed into a four hour morning or afternoon.
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