M6158: Updating Your SQL Server 2005 Skill to SQL Server 2008

3 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6158

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


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.

Target Audience

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

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Introduction to SQL Server 2008 (6 topics)

  • 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

SQL Server 2008 Manageability Enhancements (6 topics)

  • Configuration Servers
  • Policy-Based Management
  • Lab 2: Managing SQL Server 2008
  • Creating a Configuration Server
  • Creating and Applying a Policy

SQL Server 2008 Performance Enhancements (7 topics)

  • 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

SQL Server 2008 Security Enhancements (5 topics)

  • Encrypting Databases
  • Auditing All Actions
  • Lab 4: Securing a SQL Server 2008 Database
  • Using Transparent Data Encryption

SQL Server 2008 Database Development Enhancements (7 topics)

  • 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

SQL Server 2008 Availability Enhancements (6 topics)

  • Always On Technologies
  • Transactional Peer-to-Peer Replication
  • Lab 6: Maintaining High Availability
  • Configuring Peer-to-Peer Replication
  • Adding a Replication Node

SQL Server 2008 Data Warehousing Enhancements (8 topics)

  • 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

SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Enhancements (7 topics)

  • 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

SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Enhancements (6 topics)

  • 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


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

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