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Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

About This Course

Course Code
M50401

Course Type
Specialist

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£1,955.00

Course Overview
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Overview

This five-day instructor-led course provides the knowledge and skills that IT Professionals need to design, optimize, and maintain SQL Server 2008 database.


Audience Profile

The audience of this course is developers who implement database solutions or perform development utilizing the programming features and functionality of SQL Server. Students taking this course are expected to have three or more years of experience working on databases for two or more of the following phases in the product lifecycle - design, development, deployment, optimization, maintenance, or support. They should possess a four-year college degree, BS or BA, in the computer field. The students should have experience in the following areas:

Those intending to take the 70-451 PRO: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 exam will also benefit from attendance at this course.

Objectives

Course Outline

Module 1: Designing a Conceptual Database Model
This module explains the guidelines for designing a conceptual database model with a systematic perspective. A systematic approach involves formulating your database design process, following guidelines on how to gather and document database requirements, and following best practices when formulating a conceptual design. Finally, you will learn the guidelines for using Entity Framework.

Lessons

Lab : Designing a Conceptual Database Model

Module 2: Designing a Logical Database Model
This module explains the best practices followed when you build a new logical database model. You will also learn the guidelines for normalization when designing an OLTP model and when designing a data warehouse database. Finally, you will learn to evaluate the existing logical model of a database.

Lessons

Lab : Designing a Logical Database Model

Module 3: Designing a Physical Database Model
This module explains the guidelines to be followed when designing physical database objects and constraints. The module also covers the best practices for designing database tables and for designing data integrity.

Lessons

Lab : Designing a Physical Database Model

Module 4: Designing Databases for Optimal Performance
This module explains the considerations for designing indexes. The module also covers the guidelines for designing scalable databases, and choosing additional optimization techniques, including designing for plan guide and partition.

Lessons

Lab : Designing Databases for Optimal Performance

Module 5: Designing Security for SQL Server 2008
This module explains the best practices to be followed when designing for security in a database. The module will cover the guidelines for designing security for identity and access control, SQL development, database deployment. Finally, this module explains the guidelines for designing secure operations.

Lessons

Lab : Designing Security for SQL Server 2008

Module 6: Designing a Strategy for Database Access
This module explains the best practices to be followed when designing a database access strategy. The module will cover the guidelines for designing views, stored procedures, and user defined function. Finally, this module explains the guidelines for CLR development.

Lessons

Lab : Designing a Strategy for Database Access

Module 7: Designing Queries for Optimal Performance
This module will explain the considerations for optimizing and tuning queries to improve performance. The module will cover the design considerations to refactor cursors into queries.

Lessons

Lab : Designing Queries for Optimal Performance

Module 8: Designing a Transaction and Concurrency Strategy
This module describes considerations and guidelines for defining a transaction strategy for a solution. It also shows the guidelines to specify isolation levels for data stores.

Lessons

Lab : Designing a Transaction and Concurrency Strategy

Module 9: Designing an XML Strategy
This module describes the guidelines to design XML techniques. This module will cover the design considerations for XML storage, XQuery, XPath, and FOR XML clause. Finally, this module will cover the considerations for converting data between XML and relational formats.

Lessons

Lab : Designing an XML Strategy

Module 10: Designing SQL Server 2008 Components
This module provides an overview of SQL Server 2008 architecture and the various considerations for choosing SQL Server components to be included in a solution. The module will also cover the considerations for designing service broker and full text search.

Lessons

Lab : Designing SQL Server 2008 Components

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have either attended the following courses or have gained the equivalent skills and knowledge contained within the courses:

About This Course

Course Code
M50401

Course Type
Specialist

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£1,955.00

Course Overview
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