M2789: Administering and Automating Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Databases and Services

1 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2789

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This one-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to administer and automate Microsoft® SQL ServerT 2005 databases and servers. This course focuses on the need to maintain administering and automation information.

Target Audience

This course is intended for current professional database administrators who have three or more years of on-the-job experience administering SQL Server database solutions in an enterprise environment.

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Managing and Automating Databases and Servers (3 topics)

  • Planning an Automated System for Database Maintenance
  • Planning an Automated System Server Maintenance
  • Documenting Administration and Automation Information

Managing SQL Server Supporting Services (3 topics)

  • Managing SSIS Packages
  • Managing Replication
  • Managing Reporting Services


Before attending this course, students must:

  • Understand how replication works and how replication is implemented.
  • Have working knowledge of source control software. Specifically, what it is used for and how it works.
  • Have working knowledge of networking. Specifically, how to isolate a failure to identify where a failure is occurring.
  • Have basic working knowledge of security infrastructures. Specifically, Active Directory® directory service infrastructure.
  • Be able to design a database to third normal form (3NF) and know the trade offs when backing out of the fully normalized design (denormalization) and designing for performance and business requirements in addition to being familiar with design models, such as Star and Snowflake schemas.
  • Have basic monitoring and troubleshooting skills.
  • Have experience creating drawings using Microsoft Visio® or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Have working knowledge of the operating system and platform. That is, how the operating system integrates with the database, what the platform or operating system can do, and the interaction between the operating system and the database.
  • Have basic knowledge of application architecture. That is, how applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can do, interactions between applications and the database, and interactions between the database and the platform or operating system.
  • Be familiar with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies.
  • Have a Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 credential - or equivalent experience.
  • In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed:
  • Course 2779, Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database.
  • Course 2780, Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database.

Prerequisite Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (MCTS: SQL Server 2005)

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

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