MS6158 – Updating Your SQL Server 2005 Skill to SQL Server 2008

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Course duration: 3 days

Cost: £995 + Vat

Introduction

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.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
• 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.

Pre requisite

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

Course

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008

Lessons
• The Evolution of SQL Server
• Preparing for SQL Server 2008
Lab 1: Exploring SQL Server Books Online
• Reviewing the SQL Server Books Online Tutorials
• Reviewing SQL Server Books Online
After completing this module, 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
Lab 2: Managing SQL Server 2008
• Creating a Configuration Server
• Creating and Applying a Policy
After completing this module, 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
Lab 3: Optimizing SQL Server 2008
• Using Resource Governor
• Using the Data Collector
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.

Module 4: SQL Server 2008 Security Enhancements

Lessons
• Encrypting Databases
• Auditing All Actions
Lab 4: Securing a SQL Server 2008 Database
• Using Transparent Data Encryption
After completing this module, 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
Lab 5: Developing Databases with SQL Server 2008
• Using Date and Time Data Types
• Using Spatial Data
After completing this module, 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
Lab 6: Maintaining High Availability
• Configuring Peer-to-Peer Replication
• Adding a Replication Node
After completing this module, 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
Lab 7: Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008
• Using Change Data Capture
• Using the MERGE Statement
• Working with Partitioned Data
After completing this module, 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
Lab 8: Using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
• Creating a Report with Report Designer
• Managing Reporting Services
After completing this module, 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
Lab 9: Using SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
• Implementing Multidimensional Analysis
• Implementing Data Mining
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Implement multidimensional analysis.
• Implement data mining.

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