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MS-6232 - Implementing a SQL Server 2008 Database

This five-day instructor-led course is intended for Microsoft SQL Server database developers who are responsible for implementing a database on SQL Server 2008 R2. In this course, students learn the skills and best practices on how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to implementing a database server.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL (ability to write Transact-SQL queries) or Course 2778A: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
  • Working knowledge of relational databases (database design skills).
  • Core Windows Server skills.
  • Basic programming language.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset

Introduction to SQL Server Platform
Working with SQL Server Tools
Configuring SQL Server Services

Module 2: Working with Data Types

Using Data Types
Working with Character Data
Converting Data Types
Working with Specialized Data Types

Module 3: Designing and Implementing Tables

Designing Tables
Working with Schemas
Creating and Altering Tables

Module 4: Designing and Implementing Views

Introduction to Views
Creating and Managing Views
Performance Considerations for Views

Module 5: Planning for SQL Server Indexing

Core Indexing Concepts
Data Types and Indexes
Single Column and Composite Indexes

Module 6: Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server

SQL Server Table Structures
Working with Clustered Indexes
Designing Effective Clustered Indexes

Module 7: Reading SQL Server Execution Plans

Execution Plan Core Concepts
Common Execution Plan Elements
Working with Execution Plans

Module 8: Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes

Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
Implementing Nonclustered Indexes
Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor

Module 9: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

Introduction to Stored Procedures
Working With Stored Procedures
Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
Controlling Execution Context

Module 10: Merging Data and Passing Tables

Using the MERGE Statement
Implementing Table Types
Using Table Types as Parameters

Module 11: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications

Introduction to Transactions
Introduction to Locks
Management of Locking
Transaction Isolation Levels

Module 12: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code

Designing T-SQL Error Handling
Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
Implementing Structured Exception Handling

Module 13: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
Designing and Implementing Table-valued Functions
Implementation Considerations for Functions
Alternatives To Functions

Module 14: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

Enforcing Data Integrity
Implementing Domain Integrity
Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

Module 15: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

Designing DML Triggers
Implementing DML Triggers
Advanced Trigger Concepts

Module 16: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server

Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
Importing and Configuring Assemblies
Implementing SQL CLR Integration

Module 17: Storing XML Data in SQL Server

Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
Implementing the XML Data Type

Module 18: Querying XML Data in SQL Server

Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
Getting Started with XQuery
Shredding XML

Module 19: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data

Introduction to Spatial Data
Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
Using Spatial Data in Applications

Module 20: Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries

Introduction to Full-Text Indexing
Implementing Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server
Working with Full-Text Queries