MOC 6232 - Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database

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Overview

This SQL Server training class is intended for Microsoft SQL Server database developers who are responsible for implementing a database on SQL Server 2008 R2. In this course, students learn the skills and best practices on how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to implementing a database server.

The class is intended for IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and technologies for implementing a database.

Goals
  1. Understand the product, its components, and basic configuration.
  2. Learn to work with the data types supported by SQL Server.
  3. Learn to design and implement tables and work with schemas.
  4. Learn to design and implement views and partitioned views.
  5. Learn the concept of an index and determine the appropriate data type for indexes and composite index structures.
  6. Learn to identify the appropriate table structures and implement clustered indexes and heaps.
  7. Learn to describe and capture execution plans.
  8. Learn to design and implement non-clustered indexes, covering indexes, and included columns.
  9. Learn to design and implement stored procedures.
  10. Learn to implement table types, table valued parameters, and the MERGE statement.
  11. Learn about transactions, transaction isolation levels, and application design patterns for highly-concurrent applications.
  12. Learn to design and implement T-SQL error handling and structured exception handling.
  13. Learn to design and implement scalar and table-valued functions.
  14. Learn to design and implement constraints.
  15. Learn to design and implement triggers.
  16. Learn to describe and implement target use cases of SQL CLR integration.
  17. Learn to describe and implement XML data and schema in SQL Server.
  18. Learn the use of XML and XPath queries.
  19. Learn about spatial data types in SQL Server.
  20. Learn to implement and query full-text indexes.
Outline
  1. Introduction to SQL Server 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 and its Toolset
      1. Verifying SQL Server Component Installation
      2. Altering Service Accounts for New Instance
      3. Enabling Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
      4. Creating Aliases for AdventureWorks and Proseware
      5. Ensuring SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port
  2. Working with Data Types
    1. Using Data Types
    2. Working with Character Data
    3. Converting Data Types
    4. Working with Specialized Data Types
    5. Lab: Working with Data Types
      1. Choosing Appropriate Data Types
      2. Writing Queries With Data Type Conversions
      3. Designing and Creating Alias Data Types
  3. Designing and Implementing Tables
    1. Designing Tables
    2. Working with Schemas
    3. Creating and Altering Tables
    4. Lab: Designing and Implementing Tables
      1. Improving the Design of Tables
      2. Creating a Schema
      3. Creating the Tables
  4. Designing and Implementing Views
    1. Introduction to Views
    2. Creating and Managing Views
    3. Performance Considerations for Views
    4. Lab: Designing and Implementing Views
      1. Designing, Implementing and Testing the WebStock Views
      2. Designing and Implementing the Contacts View
      3. Modifying the AvailableModels View
  5. Planning for SQL Server Indexing
    1. Core Indexing Concepts
    2. Data Types and Indexes
    3. Single Column and Composite Indexes
    4. Lab: Planning for SQL Server Indexing
      1. Exploring Existing Index Statistics
      2. Designing Column Orders for Indexes
  6. Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server
    1. SQL Server Table Structures
    2. Working with Clustered Indexes
    3. Designing Effective Clustered Indexes
    4. Lab: Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server
      1. Creating Tables as Heaps
      2. Creating Tables with Clustered Indexes
      3. Comparing the Performance of Clustered Indexes vs. Heaps
  7. Reading SQL Server Execution Plans
    1. Execution Plan Core Concepts
    2. Common Execution Plan Elements
    3. Working with Execution Plans
    4. Lab: Reading SQL Server Execution Plans
      1. Actual vs. Estimated Plans
      2. Identify Common Plan Elements
      3. Query Cost Comparison
  8. Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes
    1. Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
    2. Implementing Nonclustered Indexes
    3. Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
    4. Lab: Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes
      1. Reviewing Nonclustered Index Usage
      2. Improving Nonclustered Index Designs
      3. Using SQL Server Profiler and Database Engine Tuning Advisor
      4. Nonclustered Index Design
  9. Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
    1. Introduction to Stored Procedures
    2. Working With Stored Procedures
    3. Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
    4. Controlling Execution Context
    5. Lab: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
      1. Creating Stored Procedures
      2. Creating a Parameterized Stored Procedure
      3. Altering the Execution Context of Stored Procedures
  10. Merging Data and Passing Tables
    1. Using the MERGE Statement
    2. Implementing Table Types
    3. Using Table Types as Parameters
    4. Lab: Merging Data and Passing Tables
      1. Creating a Table Type
      2. Using a Table Type Parameter
      3. Using a Table Type with MERGE
  11. Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications
    1. Introduction to Transactions
    2. Introduction to Locks
    3. Management of Locking
    4. Transaction Isolation Levels
    5. Lab: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications
      1. Detecting Deadlocks
      2. Investigating Transaction Isolation Levels
  12. Handling Errors in T-SQL Code
    1. Designing T-SQL Error Handling
    2. Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
    3. Implementing Structured Exception Handling
    4. Lab: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code
      1. Replacing @@ERROR Based Error Handling With Structured Exception Handling
      2. Adding Deadlock Retry Logic to the Stored Procedure
  13. Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
    1. Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
    2. Designing and Implementing Table-valued Functions
    3. Implementation Considerations for Functions
    4. Alternatives To Functions
    5. Lab: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
      1. Formatting Phone Numbers
      2. Modifying an Existing Function
      3. Resolving a Function-related Performance Issue
  14. Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
    1. Enforcing Data Integrity
    2. Implementing Domain Integrity
    3. Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
    4. Lab: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
      1. Designing Constraint
      2. Testing the Constraints
  15. Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
    1. Designing DML Triggers
    2. Implementing DML Triggers
    3. Advanced Trigger Concepts
    4. Lab: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
      1. Creating the Audit Trigger
      2. Improving the Audit Trigger
  16. Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
    1. Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
    2. Importing and Configuring Assemblies
    3. Implementing SQL CLR Integration
    4. Lab: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
      1. Assessing Proposed CLR Code
      2. Implementing a CLR Assembly
      3. Implementing a CLR User-defined Aggregate and User-defined Type
  17. Storing XML Data in SQL Server
    1. Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
    2. Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
    3. Implementing the XML Data Type
    4. Lab: Storing XML Data in SQL Server
      1. Appropriate Usage of XML Data Storage in SQL Server
      2. Investigating the Storage of XML Data in Variables
      3. Investigating the Use of XML Schema Collections
      4. Investigating the Creation of Database Columns Based on XML
  18. Querying XML Data in SQL Server
    1. Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
    2. Getting Started with XQuery
    3. Shredding XML
    4. Lab: Querying XML Data in SQL Server
      1. Learning to Query SQL Server Data as XML
      2. Writing a Stored Procedure Returning XML
      3. Writing a Stored Procedure that Updates Using XML
  19. Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
    1. Introduction to Spatial Data
    2. Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
    3. Using Spatial Data in Applications
    4. Lab: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
      1. Familiarity With Geometry Data Type
      2. Adding Spatial Data to an Existing Table
      3. Business Application of Spatial Data
  20. Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries
    1. Introduction to Full-Text Indexing
    2. Implementing Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server
    3. Working with Full-Text Queries
    4. Lab: Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries
      1. Implementing a Full-Text Index
      2. Implementing a Stoplist
      3. Creating a Stored Procedure to Implement a Full-Text Search
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

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

  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL
  • Working knowledge of relational databases (database design skills).
  • Core Windows Server skills.
  • Basic programming language.

Experience in the following would be useful for this SQL Server class:

  • Some experience with database design.
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