Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Skills to SQL Server 2008

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6317

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An Introduction to SQL Server 2008 (2 topics)

  • The Evolution of SQL Server
  • SQL Server 2008 Architectural Components

Installing and Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 (5 topics)

  • Preparing for SQL Server 2008 Installation
  • Installing SQL Server 2008
  • Upgrading a SQL Server 2000 Instance
  • Configuring a SQL Server Installation
  • Using SQL Server Configuration Manager

Storage Enhancements in SQL Server 2008 (4 topics)

  • Data Type Enhancements
  • Table Partitioning
  • Indexing Enhancements
  • Tuning Indexes (Optional)

SQL Server 2008 Administration Enhancements (4 topics)

  • Administration Tools Overview
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Using the sqlcmd Utility
  • Using Windows PowerShell

Security Enhancements with SQL Server 2008 (5 topics)

  • SQL Server 2008 Security Overview
  • Managing SQL Server 2008 Security
  • Managing Permissions
  • Managing Keys and Certificates
  • Data Encryption

SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery (4 topics)

  • Database Backup
  • Backup Compression
  • Database Restoration
  • Database Snapshots

High Availability in SQL Server 2008 (3 topics)

  • Log Shipping
  • Database Mirroring
  • Determining the Best High Availability Solution

Replication Enhancements in SQL Server 2008 (2 topics)

  • New Types of Replication
  • Additional Replication Enhancements

SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management (3 topics)

  • Understanding Central Management Servers
  • Understanding Policy-Based Management
  • Implementing Policy-Based Management

SQL Server 2008 Monitoring Enhancements (5 topics)

  • Monitoring a Database
  • Using DDL Triggers
  • Auditing in SQL Server
  • Event Notifications
  • Using Static and Dynamic Metadata

SQL Server 2008 Performance (3 topics)

  • Managing Workloads with Resource Governor
  • Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector
  • Managing Performance with Plan Freezing

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have experience developing or administering SQL Server 2000 databases.

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