Course 6231B: Maintaining a Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Database

Type:Course
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft SQL Server
Level:200
This Revision:B
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:5 days
Language(s):English, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)

First published:

10 May 2011
Overview
About this course
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.
Audience profile
The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. This course can also be helpful for individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Explain SQL Server 2008 R2 architecture, resources requirements and perform pre-checks of I/O subsystems
  • Plan, install and configure SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Backup and restore databases
  • Import and export wizards and explain how they relate to SSIS
  • Use BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
  • Manage security
  • Assign, configure fixed database roles and create and assign user defined database roles
  • Configure and assign permissions
  • Implement SQL Server 2008 R2 Audits
  • Manage SQL Server 2008 R2 Agent and Jobs
  • Configure database mails, alerts and notifications
  • Maintain databases
  • Configure SQL Profiler Traces and Use the Database Tuning Advisor
  • Monitor data by using Dynamic Management Views
  • Execute multi-server queries and configure a central management server
  • Deploy a data-tier-application
  • Troubleshoot common issues
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and its Toolset
This module introduces you to the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. This module also covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
Lessons
  • Introduction to SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services
Lab : Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and its Toolset
  • Describe the SQL Server Platform
  • Work with SQL Server Tools
  • Configure SQL Server Services
Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.
Lessons
  • Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Architecture
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server 2008 R2
Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Describe the SQL Server architecture
  • Plan for server resource requirements
  • Conduct pre-installation stress testing for SQL Server
Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
This module details installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2.
Lessons
  • Preparing to Install SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Upgrading and Automating Installation
Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Prepare to install SQL Server
  • Install SQL Server
  • Upgrade and automate the installation of SQL Server
Module 4: Working with Databases
This module describes the system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.
Lessons
  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Working with Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
Lab : Working with Databases
  • Describe the role and structure of SQL Server databases
  • Work with files and filegroups
  • Move database files within servers and between servers
Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server 2008 R2.
Lessons
  • Backup Strategies
  • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
Lab : Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
  • Describe the critical concepts surrounding backup strategies
  • Explain the transaction logging capabilities within the SQL Server database engine
  • Plan a SQL Server backup strategy
Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
This module describes SQL Server 2008 R2 Backup and the backup types.
Lessons
  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Working with Backup Options
Lab : Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
  • Back up databases and transaction logs
  • Manage database backups
  • Work with more advanced backup options
Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 DatabasesThis module describes the restoration of databases.Lessons
  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-in-time Recovery
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
Lab : Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
  • Understand the restore process
  • Restore databases
  • Work with Point-in-time Recovery
  • Restore system databases and individual files
Module 8: Importing and Exporting DataThis module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.Lessons
  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Importing & Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk
Lab : Importing and Exporting Data
  • Transfer data to and from SQL Server
  • Import and export table data
  • Insert data in bulk and optimize the bulk insert process

Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
This module covers SQL Server 2008 R2 security models, logins and users.
Lessons
  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
Lab : Authenticating and Authorizing Users
  • Describe how SQL Server authenticates connections
  • Describe how logins are authorized to access databases
  • Explain the requirements for authorization across servers
Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
This module covers fixed server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.
Lessons
  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-defined Database Roles
Lab : Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Work with server roles
  • Work with fixed database roles
  • Create user-defined database roles
Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.
Lessons
  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
Lab : Authorizing Users to Access Resources
  • Authorize user access to objects
  • Authorize users to execute code
  • Configure permissions at the schema level
Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
This module covers SQL Server Audit.
Lessons
  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Managing SQL Server Audit
Lab : Auditing SQL Server Environments
  • Describe the options for auditing data access in SQL Server
  • Implement SQL Server Audit
  • Manage SQL Server Audit
Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.
Lessons
  • Automating SQL Server Management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
Lab : Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
  • Automate SQL Server Management
  • Work with SQL Server Agent
  • Manage SQL Server Agent jobs
Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.
Lessons
  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts
Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Explain SQL Server Agent security
  • Configure credentials
  • Configure Proxy accounts
Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2 with Alerts and NotificationsThis module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.Lessons
  • Configuration of Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications
Lab : Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications
  • Configure database mail
  • Monitor SQL Server errors
  • Configure operators, alerts and notifications
Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
This module covers database maintenance plans.
Lessons
  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Lab : Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Ensure database integrity
  • Maintain indexes
  • Automate routine database maintenance
Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.Lessons
  • Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Working with Tracing Options
Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Capture activity using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improve performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Work with tracing options
Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.
Lessons
  • Monitoring Activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Monitor current activity
  • Capture and manage performance data
  • Analyze collected performance data
Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers
This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.
Lessons
  • Working with Multiple Servers
  • Virtualizing SQL Server
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications
Lab : Managing Multiple Servers
  • Work with multiple servers
  • Describe options for virtualizing SQL Server
  • Deploy and upgrade Data-Tier Applications
Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2008 R2 Administrative Issues
This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.
Lessons
  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service-related Issues
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues
  • Explain SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
  • Resolve service-related issues
  • Resolve concurrency issues
  • Resolve login and connectivity issues
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.
  • Completed Course 2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
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