Updating Your SQL Server® 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008 Training Course


Microsoft Official Curriculum Course Number: 6158
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Course Description

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2005 skills to SQL Server 2008



Audience

This course is intended for experienced SQL Server 2005 developers and database administrators who want to upgrade their skills to SQL Server 2008.


Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have experience developing or administering SQL Server 2005 databases


Course Completion Skills:
  • Describe the new features of SQL Server 2008.
  • Manage SQL Server 2008.
  • Optimize SQL Server 2008.
  • Secure a SQL Server 2008 Database.
  • Develop databases with SQL Server 2008.
  • Create and maintain highly available SQL Server 2008 databases.
  • Create and use a SQL Server 2008 data warehouse.
  • Use SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.
  • Use SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services.

Module 1 Introduction to SQL Server 2008

Lessons

The Evolution of SQL Server

Preparing for SQL Server 2008

Labs

  • Lab : Exploring SQL Server Books Online
  • Reviewing the SQL Server Books Online Tutorials
  • Reviewing SQL Server Books Online

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the evolution of SQL Server.
  • Prepare for SQL Server 2008.

 

Module 2 SQL Server 2008 Manageability Enhancements

Lessons

Configuration Servers

Policy-Based Management

Labs

  • Lab : Managing SQL Server 2008
  • Creating a Configuration Server
  • Creating and Applying a Policy

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Create and use a configuration server.
  • Create and use policies.

 

Module 3 SQL Server 2008 Performance Enhancements

Lessons

Managing Workloads with Resource Governor

Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector

Managing Performance with Plan Freezing

Labs

  • Lab : Optimizing SQL Server 2008
  • Using Resource Governor
  • Using the Data Collector

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Manage workloads with Resource Governor.
  • Monitor performance with the Data Collector.
  • Manage performance with Plan Freezing.

 

Module 4 SQL Server 2008 Security Enhancements

Lessons

Encrypting Databases

Auditing All Actions

Labs

  • Lab : Securing a SQL Server 2008 Database
  • Using Transparent Data Encryption

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Encrypt databases.
  • Audit all actions.

 

Module 5 SQL Server 2008 Database Development Enhancements

Lessons

Developer Tool Enhancements

Data Type Enhancements

Working with Spatial Data

Labs

  • Lab : Developing Databases with SQL Server 2008
  • Using Date and Time Data Types
  • Using Spatial Data

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the developer tool enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
  • Use the data type enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
  • Work with spatial data.

Module 6 SQL Server 2008 Availability Enhancements

Lessons

Always On Technologies

Transactional Peer-to-Peer Replication

Labs

  • Lab : Maintaining High Availability
  • Configuring Peer-to-Peer Replication
  • Adding a Replication Node

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the SQL Server 2008 always on technologies.
  • Implement transactional peer-to-peer replication.

Module 7 SQL Server 2008 Data Warehousing Enhancements

Lessons

ETL Enhancements

Using Partitioned Tables

Optimizing Data Storage

Labs

  • Lab : Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008
  • Using Change Data Capture
  • Using the MERGE Statement
  • Working with Partitioned Data

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the ETL enhancements in SQL Server 2008.
  • Use partitioned tables.
  • Optimize data storage.

Module 8 SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Enhancements

Lessons

Reporting Services Architecture and Management

Authoring Reports

Report Processing and Rendering

Labs

  • Lab : Using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
  • Creating a Report with Report Designer
  • Managing Reporting Services

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the Reporting Services architecture and management.
  • Author reports.
  • Understand report processing and rendering.

Module 9 SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Enhancements

Lessons

Multidimensional Analysis with SQL Server Analysis Services

Data Mining with SQL Server Analysis Services

Labs

  • Lab : Using SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
  • Implementing Multidimensional Analysis
  • Implementing Data Mining

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Implement multidimensional analysis.
  • Implement data mining.

 

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