MOC 6231 - Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database

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Overview

This SQL Server training class provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The class focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.

This SQL Server 2008 class is intended for IT Professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server 2008 databases. This course can also be helpful for individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Goals
  1. Learn about SQL Server 2008 R2 architecture, resources requirements and perform pre-checks of I/O subsystems
  2. Learn to plan, install and configure SQL Server 2008 R2
  3. Learn to backup and restore databases
  4. Learn to import and export wizards and explain how they relate to SSIS
  5. Learn to use BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
  6. Learn to manage security
  7. Learn to assign, configure fixed database roles and create and assign user defined database roles
  8. Learn to configure and assign permissions
  9. Learn to implement SQL Server 2008 R2 Audits
  10. Learn to manage SQL Server 2008 R2 Agent and Jobs
  11. Learn to configure database mails, alerts and notifications
  12. Learn to maintain databases
  13. Learn to configure SQL Profiler Traces and Use the Database Tuning Advisor
  14. Learn to monitor data by using Dynamic Management Views
  15. Learn to execute multi-server queries and configure a central management server
  16. Learn to deploy a data-tier-application
  17. Learn to troubleshoot common issues
Outline
  1. Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and its Toolset
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Platform
    2. Working with SQL Server Tools
    3. Configuring SQL Server Services
    4. Lab: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and its Toolset
      1. Verify SQL Server Component Installation
      2. Alter Service Accounts for New Instance
      3. Enable Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
      4. Create Aliases for AdventureWorks and Proseware
      5. Ensure SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port
      6. Describe the SQL Server Platform
      7. Work with SQL Server Tools
      8. Configure SQL Server Services
  2. Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
    1. Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Architecture
    2. Planning Server Resource Requirements
    3. Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server 2008 R2
    4. Lab: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
      1. Adjust memory configuration
      2. Perform Pre-installation Stress Testing
      3. Check Specific I/O Operations
      4. Describe the SQL Server architecture
      5. Plan for server resource requirements
      6. Conduct pre-installation stress testing for SQL Server
  3. Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
    1. Preparing to Install SQL Server 2008 R2
    2. Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
    3. Upgrading and Automating Installation
    4. Lab: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
      1. Review installation requirements
      2. Install the SQL Server instance
      3. Perform Post-installation Setup and Checks
      4. Configure Server Memory
      5. Prepare to install SQL Server
      6. Install SQL Server
      7. Upgrade and automate the installation of SQL Server
  4. Working with Databases
    1. Overview of SQL Server Databases
    2. Working with Files and Filegroups
    3. Moving Database Files
    4. Lab: Working with Databases
      1. Adjust tempdb configuration
      2. Create the RateTracking database
      3. Attach the OldProspects database
      4. Add multiple files to tempdb
      5. Describe the role and structure of SQL Server databases
      6. Work with files and filegroups
      7. Move database files within servers and between servers
  5. Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
    1. Backup Strategies
    2. Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
    3. Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
    4. Lab: Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
      1. Plan a backup strategy
      2. Configure recovery models
      3. Review recovery models and strategy
      4. Describe the critical concepts surrounding backup strategies
      5. Explain the transaction logging capabilities within the SQL Server database engine
      6. Plan a SQL Server backup strategy
  6. Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
    1. Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
    2. Managing Database Backups
    3. Working with Backup Options
    4. Lab: Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
      1. Investigate backup compression
      2. Transaction log backup
      3. Differential backup
      4. Copy only backup
      5. Partial backup
      6. Back up databases and transaction logs
      7. Manage database backups
      8. Work with more advanced backup options
  7. Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
    1. Understanding the Restore Process
    2. Restoring Databases
    3. Working with Point-in-time Recovery
    4. Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
    5. Lab: Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
      1. Determine a restore strategy
      2. Restore the database
      3. Using STANDBY mode
      4. Understand the restore process
      5. Restore databases
      6. Work with Point-in-time Recovery
      7. Restore system databases and individual files
  8. Importing and Exporting Data
    1. Transferring Data To/From SQL Server 2008 R2
    2. Importing & Exporting Table Data
    3. Inserting Data in Bulk
    4. Lab: Importing and Exporting Data
      1. Import the Excel spreadsheet
      2. Import the CSV file
      3. Create and test an extraction package
      4. Compare loading performance
      5. Transfer data to and from SQL Server
      6. Import and export table data
      7. Insert data in bulk and optimize the bulk insert process
  9. Authenticating and Authorizing Users
    1. Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
    2. Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
    3. Authorization Across Servers
    4. Lab: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
      1. Create Logins
      2. Correct an Application Login Issue
      3. Create Database Users
      4. Correct Access to Restored Database
      5. Describe how SQL Server authenticates connections
      6. Describe how logins are authorized to access databases
      7. Explain the requirements for authorization across servers
  10. Assigning Server and Database Roles
    1. Working with Server Roles
    2. Working with Fixed Database Roles
    3. Creating User-defined Database Roles
    4. Lab: Assigning Server and Database Roles
      1. Assign Server Roles
      2. Assign Fixed Database Roles
      3. Create and Assign User-defined Database Roles
      4. Check Role Assignments
      5. Work with server roles
      6. Work with fixed database roles
      7. Create user-defined database roles
  11. Authorizing Users to Access Resources
    1. Authorizing User Access to Objects
    2. Authorizing Users to Execute Code
    3. Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
    4. Lab: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
      1. Assign Schema-level Permissions
      2. Assign Object-level Permissions
      3. Test Permissions
      4. Authorize user access to objects
      5. Authorize users to execute code
      6. Configure permissions at the schema level
  12. Auditing SQL Server Environments
    1. Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
    2. Implementing SQL Server Audit
    3. Managing SQL Server Audit
    4. Lab: Auditing SQL Server Environments
      1. Determine audit configuration and create auditCreate server audit specificationsCreate database audit specificationsTest audit functionality
      2. Describe the options for auditing data access in SQL Server
      3. Implement SQL Server Audit
      4. Manage SQL Server Audit
  13. Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
    1. Automating SQL Server Management
    2. Working with SQL Server Agent
    3. Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
    4. Lab: Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
      1. Create a Data Extraction Job
      2. Schedule the Data Extraction Job
      3. Troubleshoot a Failing Job
      4. Automate SQL Server Management
      5. Work with SQL Server Agent
      6. Manage SQL Server Agent jobs
  14. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
    1. Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
    2. Configuring Credentials
    3. Configuring Proxy Accounts
    4. Lab: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
      1. Troubleshoot job execution failure
      2. Resolve the security issue
      3. Perform further troubleshooting
      4. Explain SQL Server Agent security
      5. Configure credentials
      6. Configure Proxy accounts
  15. Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2 with Alerts and Notifications
    1. Configuration of Database Mail
    2. Monitoring SQL Server Errors
    3. Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications
    4. Lab: Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications
      1. Configure Database Mail
      2. Implement Notifications
      3. Implement Alerts
      4. Configure database mail
      5. Monitor SQL Server errors
      6. Configure operators, alerts and notifications
  16. Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
    1. Ensuring Database Integrity
    2. Maintaining Indexes
    3. Automating Routine Database Maintenance
    4. Lab: Ongoing Database Maintenance
      1. Check database integrity using DBCC CHECKDB
      2. Correct index fragmentation
      3. Create a database maintenance plan
      4. Investigate table lock performance
      5. Ensure database integrity
      6. Maintain indexes
      7. Automate routine database maintenance
  17. Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2
    1. Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
    2. Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
    3. Working with Tracing Options
    4. Lab: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2
      1. Capture a trace using SQL Server Profiler
      2. Analyze a trace using Database Engine Tuning Advisor
      3. Configure SQL Trace
      4. Capture activity using SQL Server Profiler
      5. Improve performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
      6. Work with tracing options
  18. Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
    1. Monitoring Activity
    2. Capturing and Managing Performance Data
    3. Analyzing Collected Performance Data
    4. Lab: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
      1. Investigating DMVs
      2. Configure Management Data Warehouse
      3. Configure Instances for Data Collection
      4. Work with Data Collector Reports
      5. Monitor current activity
      6. Capture and manage performance data
      7. Analyze collected performance data
  19. Managing Multiple Servers
    1. Working with Multiple Servers
    2. Virtualizing SQL Server
    3. Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications
    4. Lab: Managing Multiple Servers
      1. Configure CMS and execute multi-server queries
      2. Deploy a data-tier application
      3. Register and extract a data-tier application
      4. Upgrade a data-tier application
      5. Work with multiple servers
      6. Describe options for virtualizing SQL Server
      7. Deploy and upgrade Data-Tier Applications
  20. Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2008 R2 Administrative Issues
    1. SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
    2. Resolving Service-related Issues
    3. Resolving Concurrency Issues
    4. Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
    5. Lab: Troubleshooting Common Issues
      1. Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server administrative issues
      2. Explain SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
      3. Resolve service-related issues
      4. Resolve concurrency issues
      5. Resolve login and connectivity issues
Class Materials

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Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this SQL Server class:

  • 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.
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