Maintaining a Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Database Training Course


Microsoft Official Curriculum Course Number: 2780
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Course Description

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2005 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.



Audience

This course is intended for IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2005 product features and technologies for maintaining a database.


Prerequisites

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.

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 Completion Skills:
  • Install and configure SQL Server 2005.
  • Manage database files.
  • Backup and restore databases.
  • Manage security.
  • Monitor SQL Server.
  • Transfer data into and out of SQL Server.
  • Automate administrative tasks.
  • Replicate data between SQL Server instances.
  • Maintain high availability.
Module 1 Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005
This module explains how to plan for and install SQL Server 2005, how to manage a SQL Server 2005 installation, and how to use the SQL Server 2005 administrative tools.
Lessons
Preparing to Install SQL Server
Installing SQL Server 2005
Managing a SQL Server 2005 Installation

Labs

  • Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005
  • Performing an Installation
  • Managing SQL Server

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Explain how to prepare the hardware and other resources necessary to install SQL Server 2005.
  • Install SQL Server 2005.
  • Manage and configure a SQL Server 2005 installation.
Module 2 Managing Databases and Files
This module explains how to manage databases and files.
Lessons
Planning Databases
Creating Databases
Managing Databases

Labs

  • Lab : Managing Databases and Files
  • Creating a Database
  • Monitoring and Managing Filegroup Usage
  • Viewing Database Metadata

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Plan how to implement a database that meets an organization's requirements.
  • Create a SQL Server database.
  • Manage a SQL Server database.
Module 3 Disaster Recovery
This module explains how to plan and implement a backup and restore strategy.
Lessons
Planning a Backup Strategy
Backing Up User Databases
Restoring User Databases
Performing Online Restore Operations
Recovering Data from Database Snapshots
System Database and Disaster Recovery

Labs

  • Lab : Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing a Backup Strategy
  • Restoring and Recovering a Database
  • Performing Piecemeal Backup and Restore Operations
  • Restoring the master Database

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Plan a backup strategy for a database.
  • Back up user databases.
  • Restore user databases from backups.
  • Restore data in a user database while it is online.
  • Recover data for a user database from a database snapshot.
  • Restore and recover systems databases.
Module 4 Managing Security
This module explains how to manage principals, securables, and permissions, and how to implement cryptography in a SQL Server database.
Lessons
Overview of SQL Server Security
Protecting the Server Scope
Protecting the Database Scope
Managing Keys and Certificates in SQL Server

Labs

  • Lab : Managing Security
  • Creating Logins and Assigning Server-Scope Permissions
  • Creating and Managing Users
  • Using a Certificate to Protect Data

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe how SQL Server manages security.
  • Protect SQL Server at the server level.
  • Protect SQL Server databases.
  • Use keys and certificates to protect SQL Server objects.
Module 5 Monitoring SQL Server
This module explains how to monitor SQL Server performance and activity.
Lessons
Viewing Current Activity
Using System Monitor
Using SQL Server Profiler
Using DDL Triggers
Using Event Notifications

Labs

  • Lab : Monitoring SQL Server
  • Monitoring SQL Server Performance
  • Tracing SQL Server Activity
  • Implementing DDL Triggers

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Examine the current activity in a SQL Server instance.
  • Use System Monitor to obtain performance data about your computer and the instances of SQL Server running on your computer.
  • Use SQL Server Profiler to trace server and database activity.
  • Implement DDL triggers that enable you to audit changes to the structure of database objects.
  • Use event notifications to capture and monitor significant events for a SQL Server instance.
Module 6 Transferring Data
This module explains how to transfer and transform data.
Lessons
Overview of Data Transfer
Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services
Using SQL Server Integration Services
Features of SQL Server Integration Services

Labs

  • Lab : Transferring Data
  • Creating an SSIS Package
  • Deploying an SSIS Package
  • Using SSIS to Extract Data, Perform Lookups, Sort, and Split Data

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the problems surrounding data transfer and the tools that SQL Server 2005 provides to perform data transfer.
  • Describe the purpose of SQL Server Integration Services.
  • Use SQL Server Integration Services to transfer data into a SQL Server database.
  • Describe the features of SQL Server Integration Services.
Module 7 Automating Administrative Tasks
This module explains how to use the SQL Server Agent to automate administrative tasks.
Lessons
Automating Administrative Tasks in SQL Server 2005
Configuring the SQL Server Agent
Creating Jobs and Operators
Creating Alerts
Managing Multiple Servers
Managing SQL Server Agent Security

Labs

  • Lab : Automating Administrative Tasks
  • Configuring SQL Server Agent
  • Creating Operators and Jobs
  • Creating Alerts

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Define SQL Server 2005 administrative tasks and schedule these tasks to run automatically.
  • Configure SQL Server Agent to support automatic task scheduling.
  • Script tasks by using SQL Server jobs, and define operators for managing these jobs.
  • Define alerts to warn operators about events raised by SQL Server.
  • Define and manage administrative tasks that span multiple servers.
  • Configure SQL Server Agent security.
Module 8 Implementing Replication
This module explains the purpose of replication, introduces the concepts underpinning replication, and describes how to implement replication in several common scenarios.
Lessons
Overview of Replication
Implementing Replication
Configuring Replication in Some Common Scenarios

Labs

  • Lab : Implementing Replication
  • Creating a Publication
  • Creating a Subscription
  • Implementing HTTP Merge Replication

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe replication and its components.
  • Configure and implement replication.
  • Use replication to meet the requirements of some common scenarios.
Module 9 Maintaining High Availability
This module explains how to implement high availability technologies with SQL Server 2005.
Lessons
Introduction to High Availability
Implementing Server Clustering
Implementing Database Mirroring
Implementing Log Shipping
Implementing Peer-to-Peer Replication

Labs

  • Lab : Maintaining High Availability
  • Configuring Database Mirroring to Support Failover
  • Implementing Distributed High Availability

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the factors affecting database availability.
  • Explain how to implement clustering to support fast failover of computers running Microsoft SQL Server instances.
  • Describe how to use SQL Server mirroring to implement a software solution for fast failover.
  • Describe how to implement log shipping to support fast recovery of a standby SQL Server database.
  • Explain how to use peer-to-peer replication to implement high availability in a distributed environment.

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