This five-day instructor-led course provides the knowledge and skills that IT Professionals need to design, optimize, and maintain SQL Server 2008 database.
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Before attending this course, students must have:
- Working knowledge of data storage. Specifically, they should know about row layout, fixed length field placement and varying length field placement.
- Knowledge about index structures and index utilization. Specifically, they must understand the interaction between non-clustered indexes, clustered indexes and heaps. They must know why a covering index can improve performance.
- Hands-on database developer experience. Specifically, they should have three years of experience as a full-time database developer in an enterprise environment.
- Knowledge about the locking model. Specifically, students should have an understanding of lock modes, lock objects and isolation levels and be familiar with process blocking.
- Understanding of Transact-SQL syntax and programming logic. Specifically, students should be completely fluent in advanced queries, aggregate queries, subqueries, user-defined functions, cursors, control of flow statements, CASE expressions, and all types of joins.
- Knowledge about the trade offs when backing out of the fully normalized design and designing for performance and business requirements in addition to being familiar with design models, such as Star and Snowflake schemas. They should be able to design a database to third normal form (3NF).
- Strong monitoring and troubleshooting skills, including usage of monitoring tools.
- 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.
- 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.
- Knowledge of using a data modeling tool.
- Knowledge of SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies.
- Have a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 credential - or equivalent experience.
Detailed Class Syllabus
Module 1: Designing a Conceptual Database Model
Overview of Database Design
Gathering Database Requirements
Creating a Conceptual Database Design
Overview of Entity Framework
Module 2: Designing a Logical Database Model
Guidelines for Building a Logical Database Model
Planning for OLTP Activity
Evaluating Logical Models
Module 3: Designing a Physical Database Model
Selecting Data Types
Designing Database Tables
Designing Data Integrity
Module 4: Designing Databases for Optimal Performance
Guidelines for Designing Indexes
Designing a Partitioning Strategy
Designing a Plan Guide
Designing Scalable Databases
Module 5: Designing Security for SQL Server 2008
Exploring Security in SQL Server 2008
Implementing Identity and Access Control
Guidelines for Secure Development in SQL Server 2008
Guidelines for Secure Deployment of SQL Server 2008
Guidelines for Secure Operations
Module 6: Designing a Strategy for Database Access
Guidelines for Designing Secure Data Access
Designing Stored Procedures
Designing User-Defined Functions
Module 7: Designing Queries for Optimal Performance
Considerations for Optimizing Queries for Performance
Refactoring Cursors into Queries
Extending Set-Based Operations
Module 8: Designing a Transaction and Concurrency Strategy
Guidelines for Defining Transactions
Defining Isolation Levels
Guidelines for Designing a Resilient Transaction Strategy
Module 9: Designing an XML Strategy
Designing XML Storage
Designing an XML Query Strategy
Designing a Data Conversion Strategy
Module 10: Designing SQL Server 2008 Components
Overview of SQL Server 2008 Components
Designing a Service Broker Architecture
Designing the Service Broker Data Flow
Designing the Service Broker Availability
Exploring Full-Text Search
Designing a Full-Text Search Strategy