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This one-day instructor-led clinic provides students with the knowledge and skills to design the data tier for Microsoft SQL ServerT 2005.

Course Outline
This one-day instructor-led clinic provides students with the knowledge and skills to design the data tier for Microsoft SQL ServerT 2005. The clinic focuses on teaching database developers working in enterprise environments to understand and decide how application developers are going to access and consume their data. This is a major failure point of database solutions today.

This clinic is intended for current professional database developers who have three or more years of on-the-job experience developing SQL Server database solutions in an enterprise environment.

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Clinic Outline
Session 1: Choosing Data Access Technologies and an Object Model

This session explains how to choose data access technologies and an object model to support an organization's business needs.


• Introduction to Data Access Technologies

• Choosing Technologies for Accessing Data

• Building a Data Access Layer

• Designing Data Access from SQL Common Language Runtime (CLR) Objects

• Available Data Object Models for Administering SQL Server

After completing this session, students will be able to:

• Describe a typical database system and the role that data access technologies play in that system.

• Select appropriate technologies for accessing data stored in SQL Server 2005.

• Explain how to build a data access layer.

• Explain how to design SQL Server objects that use the In-Process data provider.

• Describe the data object models for administering SQL Server 2005 components and objects.

Session 2: Designing an Exception Handling Strategy

This session describes the various types of exceptions that can occur in a database system, how to capture them, and how to manage them appropriately.


• Exception Types and Their Purposes

• Detecting Exceptions

• Managing Exceptions

After completing this session, students will be able to:

• Describe the various types of exceptions that can be detected in a SQL Server 2005 system and how they affect applications and users.

• Design strategies to detect exceptions at the appropriate layer.

• Design strategies to log and communicate exceptions according to business requirements.

Session 3: Choosing a Cursor Strategy

This session describes when cursors are appropriate and how to use them to optimize the use of system resources.


• Common Scenarios for Row-Based vs. Set-Based Operations

• Selecting Appropriate Server-Side Cursors

• Selecting Appropriate Client-Side Cursors

After completing this session, students will be able to:

• Explain when cursors are appropriate and when they are not.

• Explain the considerations for selecting server-side cursors.

• Explain the considerations for selecting client-side cursors.

Session 4: Designing Query Strategies Using Multiple Active Result Sets

This session describes when Multiple Active Result Sets (MARS) can improve application response time and user satisfaction.


• Introduction to MARS

• Designing Query Strategies for Multiple Reads

• Designing Query Strategies for Mixing Reads and Writes in the Same Connection

• Concurrency Considerations When Using MARS

After completing this session, students will be able to:

• Explain why MARS is useful, as compared to the set-based execution of Microsoft SQL Server 2000.

• Explain when multiple simultaneous reads can be beneficial for an application, and explain the implications of using this technique.

• Explain specific scenarios in which it might be beneficial to use MARS to combine write and read operations.

• Explain the locking implications of using MARS and how these locks affect other transactions.

Session 5: Designing Caching Strategies for Database Applications

This session describes how to optimize system resources by caching data and objects in the appropriate layers.


• Why Caching Is Important

• Data and Query Caching in SQL Server 2005

• Using Caching Technologies Outside of SQL Server

• Custom Caching Techniques

After completing this session, students will be able to:

• Explain why caching is important.

• Explain the advantages of using the data and query caching automatically performed by SQL Server 2005.

• Explain how caching data outside of SQL Server works and how to manage conflicts that these technologies might produce.

• Explain the various ways to cache frequently used data, objects, and results in the appropriate tier to improve performance.

Session 6: Designing a Scalable Data Tier for Database Applications

This session describes how to assess scalability needs and design the best architecture to scale the system to meet those needs.


• Identifying the Need to Scale

• Scaling Database Applications to Avoid Concurrency Contention

• Scaling SQL Server Database Systems

• Scaling Database Applications Using a Service-Oriented Architecture

• Improving Availability and Scalability by Scaling Out Front-End Systems

After completing this session, students will be able to:

• Identify when to scale database applications and what layer to scale.

• Select an appropriate technology to avoid concurrency problems and to improve application performance.

• Evaluate whether scaling out or scaling up is appropriate for the scalability requirements of your database system.

• Explain how to improve middle tier processing by using multiple instances of Web services and object pooling.

• Explain how to improve response time and availability by scaling out front-end systems.

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Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this clinic, students must: • Have experience reading user requirements and business-need documents. For example, development project vision/mission statements or business analysis reports. • Have basic knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework, .NET concepts, ADO.NET, and service oriented architecture (SOA). • Be familiar with the tasks that application developers typically perform. • Understand Transact-SQL syntax and programming logic. • Have some experience with professional-level database design and know the tradeoffs when backing out of the fully normalized design (denormalization) and designing for performance and business requirements, in addition to being familiar with design models such as Star and Snowflake schemas. • Have basic monitoring and troubleshooting skills. Specifically, how to use SQL Profiler and dynamic management views. • Have basic knowledge of the operating system and platform. That is, how the operating system integrates with the database, what the platform or operating system can do, and how interaction between the operating system and the database works. • Have basic knowledge of application architecture. That is, how applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can do, how interaction between the application and the database works, and how the interaction between the database and the platform or operating system works. • Know how to use a data modeling tool. • Be familiar with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies. • Have a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 credential, or equivalent experience. 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. • Course 2780: Maintaining 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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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
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I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
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I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
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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.
Reviewed by 2012
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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the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
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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 β€˜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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The course was really useful for me.
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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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Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
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While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
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Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2011
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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Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
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My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
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Not instructor led hence one star rating
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The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
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Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
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I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
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Very positive experience.
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