MOC 50401 B Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008

This instructor-led course provides the knowledge and skills that IT Professionals need to design, optimize, and maintain SQL Server 2008 database.
Before attending this course, students should have: Working knowledge of data storage. Specifically, they should know about row layout, fixed length field placement and varying length field placement. Knowledge about index structures and index utilization. Specifically, they must understand the interaction between non-clustered indexes, clustered indexes and heaps. They must know why a covering index can improve performance. Hands-on database developer experience. Specifically, they should have three years of experience as a full-time database developer in an enterprise environment. Knowledge about the locking model. Specifically, students should have an understanding of lock modes, lock objects and isolation levels and be familiar with process blocking. Understanding of Transact-SQL syntax and programming logic. Specifically, students should be completely fluent in advanced queries, aggregate queries, subqueries, user-defined functions, cursors, control of flow statements, CASE expressions, and all types of joins. Knowledge about the trade offs when backing out of the fully normalized design and designing for performance and business requirements in addition to being familiar with design models, such as Star and Snowflake schemas. They should be able to design a database to third normal form (3NF). Strong monitoring and troubleshooting skills, including usage of monitoring tools. Basic 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 how interaction between the operating system and the database works. Basic knowledge of application architecture. That is, how applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can do, how interaction between the application and the database works, and how the interaction between the database and the platform or operating system works. Knowledge of using a data modeling tool. Knowledge of SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for developers who implement database solutions or perform development utilizing the programming features and functionality of SQL Server. Students taking this course are expected to have three or more years of experience working on databases for two or more of the following phases in the product lifecycle - design, development, deployment, optimization, maintenance, or support. They should possess a four-year college degree, BS or BA, in the computer field.
  • Designing a Conceptual Database Model
  • Designing a Logical Database Model
  • Designing a Physical Database Model
  • Designing Databases for Optimal Performance
  • Designing Security for SQL Server 2008
  • Designing a Strategy for Database Access
  • Designing Queries for Optimal Performance
  • Designing a Transaction and Concurrency Strategy
  • Designing an XML Strategy
  • Designing SQL Server 2008 Components

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