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6317A Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Database Administration (DBA) Skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA Skills

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2000 database administration (DBA) skills to SQL Server 2008 DBA skills. Please note that there is no certification exam related to this course.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the new features of SQL Server 2008.
Plan for a SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrade, and migration.
Understand SQL Server data types.
Manage SQL Server 2008.
Secure a SQL Server 2008 database.
Prepare for and recover from potential database disasters.
Maintain availability to their SQL Server data even through server downtime.
Configure replication of SQL Server 2008 databases.
Implement policy-based management.
Monitor database activity.
Monitor and manage database performance.

Course Outline
Module 1: An Introduction to SQL Server 2008
This module will help students to understand the new features and overall architecture of SQL Server 2008.
Lessons
Lesson 1: The Evolution of SQL Server
Lesson 2: SQL Server 2008 Architectural Components
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the evolution of SQL Server.
Describe the overall architecture of SQL Server 2008.
Module 2: Installing and Upgrading to SQL Server 2008
This module will help students to understand how to plan for a SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrade, and migration.
Lessons
Lesson 1: Preparing for SQL Server 2008 Installation
Lesson 2: Installing SQL Server 2008
Lesson 3: Upgrading a SQL Server 2000 Instance
Lesson 4: Configuring a SQL Server Installation
Lesson 5: Using SQL Server Configuration Manager
Lab : Upgrading SQL Server 2000 to 2008
Exercise 1: Analyzing the SQL Server 2000 Instance
Exercise 2: Upgrading to SQL Server 2008
Exercise 3: Validating the Upgrade
Exercise 4: Reviewing SQL Server Books Online
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain how to prepare the hardware and other resources necessary to install SQL Server 2008.
Install SQL Server 2008.
Upgrade to SQL Server 2008.
Configure SQL server options with sp_configure.
Use SQL Server Configuration Manager.
Module 3: Storage Enhancements in SQL Server 2008
This module will teach students about changes to data storage, including data types, indexes, and partitions in SQL Server 2008.
Lessons
Lesson 1: Data Type Enhancements
Lesson 2: Table Partitioning
Lesson 3: Indexing Enhancements
Lesson 4: Tuning Indexes (Optional)
Lab : Optimizing SQL Server 2008
Exercise 1: Partitioning Tables
Exercise 2: Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor (Optional)
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand SQL Server data types.
Understand table partitioning.
Create and manipulate indexes.
Tune indexes.
Module 4: SQL Server 2008 Administration Enhancements
This module will help students to understand administration tools that are new or enhanced with SQL Server 2008.
Lessons
Lesson 1: Administration Tools Overview
Lesson 2: Using SQL Server Management Studio
Lesson 3: Using the sqlcmd Utility
Lesson 4: Using Windows PowerShell
Lab : Administrating SQL Server 2008
Exercise 1: Using SQL Server Management Studio
Exercise 2: Using SQL Server Command-Line Management
Exercise 3: Using PowerShell
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Gain exposure to new administration tools.
Use SQL Server Management Studio to manage databases.
Use the sqlcmd utility to execute Transact-SQL from the command prompt.
Use the Windows PowerShell provider for SQL Server.
Module 5: Security Enhancements with SQL Server 2008
This module will help students to understand enhancements and additions to SQL Server 2008 Security.
Lessons
Lesson 1: SQL Server 2008 Security Overview
Lesson 2: Managing SQL Server 2008 Security
Lesson 3: Managing Permissions
Lesson 4: Managing Keys and Certificates
Lesson 5: Data Encryption
Lab : Securing a SQL Server 2008 Database
Exercise 1: Managing Principals
Exercise 2: Managing Securables
Exercise 3: Managing Permissions
Exercise 4: Configuring Column Encryption
Exercise 5: Transparent Data Encryption
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the security architecture of SQL Server 2008.
Manage securables and principals.
Manage permissions.
Use keys and certificates in SQL Server 2008.
Encrypt SQL Server data.
Module 6: SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery
This module will teach student how to prepare for and recover from potential database disasters.
Lessons
Lesson 1: Database Backup
Lesson 2: Backup Compression
Lesson 3: Database Restoration
Lesson 4: Database Snapshots
Lab : SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery
Exercise 1: Making a Copy-Only Backup
Exercise 2: Using Compression for Backup Files
Exercise 3: Creating the Database Snapshot
Exercise 4: Restoring From a Database Snapshot
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Backup a database.
Implement backup compression.
Restore databases and transaction logs.
Use Database Snapshot to backup and restore data.
Module 7: High Availability in SQL Server 2008
This module will teach students how to maintain availability to their SQL Server data even through server downtime.
Lessons
Lesson 1: Log Shipping
Lesson 2: Database Mirroring
Lesson 3: Determining the Best High Availability Solution
Lab : SQL Server 2008 High Availability
Exercise 1: Implementing Log Shipping
Exercise 2: Implementing Database Mirroring
Exercise 3: Implementing Peer-to-Peer Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Use Log Shipping to ensure high availability.
Use database mirroring to ensure high availability.
Determine the best high availability solution.
Module 8: Replication Enhancements in SQL Server 2008
This module helps students to take advantage of the replication enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
Lessons
Lesson 1: New Types of Replication
Lesson 2: Additional Replication Enhancements
Lab : Implementing Replication
Exercise 1: Implementing Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication
Exercise 2: Implementing HTTP Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand the new types of replication available in SQL Server 2008.
Understand other replication enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
Module 9: SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management
The students will be introduced to new SQL Server 2008 policy-based management features.
Lessons
Lesson 1: Understanding Central Management Servers
Lesson 2: Understanding Policy-Based Management
Lesson 3: Implementing Policy-Based Management
Lab : Using Policy-Based Management
Exercise 1: Creating a Central Management Server and Server Group
Exercise 2: Creating and Applying a Policy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand Central Management Servers.
Understand Policy-Based Management.
Implement Policy-Based Management.
Module 10: SQL Server 2008 Monitoring Enhancements
This module helps students to use SQL Server 2008 monitoring features.
Lessons
Lesson 1: Monitoring a Database
Lesson 2: Using DDL Triggers
Lesson 3: Auditing in SQL Server
Lesson 4: Event Notifications
Lesson 5: Using Static and Dynamic Metadata
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2008
Exercise 1: Monitoring SQL Server Activity
Exercise 2: Tracing SQL Server Activity
Exercise 3: Using DLL Triggers
Exercise 4: Using Event Notification
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Monitor database activity.
Use DDL triggers to respond to DDL events.
Use SQL Server audit.
Use event notifications to capture database events.
Query SQL Server metadata.
Module 11: SQL Server 2008 Performance
This module helps students to take advantage of the performance enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
Lessons
Lesson 1: Managing Workloads with Resource Governor
Lesson 2: Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector
Lesson 3: Managing Performance with Plan Freezing
Lab : Managing SQL Server Performance
Exercise 1: Using Resource Governor
Exercise 2: Using the Data Collector
Exercise 3: Using Plan Freezing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage workloads with Resource Governor.
Monitor performance with the Data Collector.
Manage performance with Plan Freezing.
 

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