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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.

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.


Course Outline

Module 1: Creating Databases and Database Files

The students will learn one of the most fundamental tasks that a database developer must perform, the creation of a database and its major components, such as creating databases, setting database options, creating filegroups, schemas, and database snapshots.


• Lesson 1: Creating Databases

• Lesson 2: Creating Filegroups

• Lesson 3: Creating Schemas

• Lesson 4: Creating Database Snapshots

Lab: Creating Databases and Database Files

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Creating a Database

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Creating Schemas

• Exercise 3: (Level 300) Creating a Database Snapshot

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create databases

• Create filegroups

• Create schemas

• Create database snapshots

Module 2: Creating Data Types and Tables

The students will learn about the system-supplied data types in SQL Server 2008. They will learn how to define custom Transact-SQL data types and how to create tables and how to use partitioned tables to organize data into multiple partitions.


• Lesson 1: Creating Data Types

• Lesson 2: Creating Tables

• Lesson 3: Creating Partitioned Tables

Lab: Creating Data Types and Tables

• Exercise 1 (Level 200): Creating Data Types

• Exercise 2 (Level 200): Using New Date and Time Data Types

• Exercise 3 (Level 200): Creating Tables

• Exercise 4: (Level 300) Creating Partitioned Tables

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create new data types.

• Create new tables.

• Create partitioned tables.

Module 3: Creating and Tuning Indexes

The students will learn how to plan, create, and optimize indexes to attain optimal performance benefits.


• Lesson 1: Planning Indexes

• Lesson 2: Creating Indexes

• Lesson 3: Optimizing Indexes

Lab: Creating and Tuning Indexes

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Creating Indexes

• Exercise 2: (Level 300) Tuning Indexes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Plan indexes.

• Create indexes.

• Optimize indexes.

Module 4: Implementing Data Integrity by Using Constraints and Triggers

The students will learn about implementing data integrity in SQL Server 2008 by using constraints. They will also implement data integrity by using triggers.


• Lesson 1: Data Integrity Overview

• Lesson 2: Implementing Constraints

• Lesson 3: Implementing Triggers

Lab: Implementing Data Integrity by Using Constraints and Triggers

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Creating Constraints

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Disabling Constraints

• Exercise 3: (Level 300) Creating Triggers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the options for enforcing data integrity in SQL Server 2008.

• Implement data integrity in SQL Server 2008 databases by using constraints.

• Implement data integrity in SQL Server 2008 databases by using triggers.

Module 5: Using XML

The students will learn how to work with XML, including use of the FOR XML clause, the OPENXML function, XQuery expressions, and the xml native data type. They will learn the considerations to be taken into account when creating XML indexes and the syntax used to create the XML indexes. They will also learn what XML schemas and XML schema collections are as well as how to use them to implement typed XML data.


• Lesson 1: Using the XML Data Type

• Lesson 2: Retrieving XML by Using FOR XML

• Lesson 3: Shredding XML by Using OPENXML

• Lesson 4: Introducing XQuery

• Lesson 5: Creating XML Indexes

• Lesson 6: Implementing XML Schemas

Lab: Using XML

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Mapping Relational Data and XML

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Storing XML Natively in the Database

• Exercise 3: (Level 300) Using XQuery with XML Methods

• Exercise 4: (Level 200) Create XML Indexes

• Exercise 5: (Level 300) Implementing XML Schemas

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Use the xml data type.

• Retrieve XML by using the FOR XML clause.

• Shred XML by using the OPENXML function.

• Use XQuery expressions.

• Create XML indexes.

• Implement data integrity in SQL Server 2008 databases by using XML schemas.

Module 6: Implementing Views

The students will be introduced to the different types of views available in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 which provide a convenient way to access data through a predefined query.


• Lesson 1: Introduction to Views

• Lesson 2: Creating and Managing Views

• Lesson 3: Optimizing Performance by Using Views

Lab: Implementing Views

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Creating Views

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Creating Indexed Views

• Exercise 3: (Level 200) Creating Partitioned Views

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the purpose of views.

• Create and manage views.

• Explain how to optimize query performance by using views.

Module 7: Implementing Stored Procedures

The students will learn the design and implementation of stored procedures to enforce business rules or data consistency, or to modify and maintain existing stored procedures written by other developers.


• Lesson 1: Implementing Stored Procedures

• Lesson 2: Creating Parameterized Stored Procedures

• Lesson 3: Working With Execution Plans

• Lesson 4: Handling Errors

Lab: Implementing Stored Procedures

• Exercise 1: (Level 300) Creating Stored Procedures

• Exercise 2: (Level 300) Working with Execution Plans

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Implement stored procedures.

• Create parameterized stored procedures.

• Work with execution plans.

• Handle errors in stored procedures.

Module 8: Implementing Functions

The students will learn the design and implementation of user-defined functions that enforce business rules or data consistency, or to modify and maintain existing functions written by other developers.


• Lesson 1: Creating and Using Functions

• Lesson 2: Working with Functions

• Lesson 3: Controlling Execution Context

Lab: Implementing Functions

• Exercise 1: (Level 300) Creating Functions

• Exercise 2: (Level 300) Controlling Execution Context

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create and use functions.

• Work with functions.

• Control execution context.

Module 9: Implementing Managed Code in the Database

The students will learn to use managed code to implement database objects, such as stored procedures, user-defined data types, user-defined functions, and triggers.


• Lesson 1: Introduction to the SQL Server Common Language Runtime

• Lesson 2: Importing and Configuring Assemblies

• Lesson 3: Creating Managed Database Objects

Lab: Implementing Managed Code in the Database

• Exercise 1: (Level 300) Importing an Assembly

• Exercise 2: (Level 300) Creating Managed Database Objects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Identify appropriate scenarios for managed code in the database.

• Import and configure assemblies.

• Create managed database objects.

Module 10: Managing Transactions and Locks

The students will learn to use transactions and SQL Server locking mechanisms to meet the performance and data integrity requirements of their applications.


• Lesson 1: Overview of Transactions and Locks

• Lesson 2: Managing Transactions

• Lesson 3: Understanding SQL Server Locking Architecture

• Lesson 4: Managing Locks

Lab: Managing Transactions and Locks

• Exercise 1: (Level 300) Using Transactions

• Exercise 2: (Level 300) Managing Locks

• Exercise 3: (Level 300) Using Partition Locking

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe how SQL Server 2008 transactions use locks.

• Execute and cancel a transaction.

• Describe concurrency issues and SQL Server 2008 locking mechanisms.

• Manage locks.

Module 11: Using Service Broker

The students will learn to use Service Broker to create secure, reliable, and scalable applications.


• Lesson 1: Service Broker Overview

• Lesson 2: Creating Service Broker Objects

• Lesson 3: Sending and Receiving Messages

Lab: Using Service Broker

• Exercise 1: (Level 300) Creating Service Broker Objects

• Exercise 2: (Level 300) Implementing the Initiating Service

• Exercise 3: (Level 300) Implementing the Target Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe Service Broker functionality and architecture.

• Create Service Broker objects.

• Send and receive Service Broker messages.

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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

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.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
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.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
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.
Reviewed by 2011
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!
Reviewed by 2011
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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