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SQL Server DBA 21
Course Contents

SQL Server 2008 Administrator (DBA)


1)   Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server

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a)      Microsoft SQL Server 2008

b)      Various Services

c)       Editions


2)   Installing SQL Server 2008        


a)      Verify prerequisit  es.

b)      Create an instance.

c)       Configure SQL Server 2008 instances and databases.

d)      Configure log files and data files.

e)      Configure SQL Server security.

f)       Configure server security principals.

g)      Configure database securable.

h)      Configure encryption.

i)        Configure linked servers by using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).


3)  Creating and Implementing Database Objects


a)      Implement a table.

b)      Specify column details.

c)      Specify the filegroup.

d)      Assign permissions to a role for tables.

e)      Specify a partition scheme when creating a table.

f)       Specify a transaction.

g)      Implement a view.

h)      Create an indexed view.

i)       Create an updateable view.

j)       Assign permissions to a role or schema for a view.

k)      Implement triggers.

l)       Create a trigger.

m)     Create DDL triggers for responding to database structure changes.

n)      Implement functions.

o)      Create a function.

p)      Identify deterministic versus nondeterministic functions.

q)      Implement stored procedures.

r)       Create a stored procedure.

s)       Recompile a stored procedure.

t)       Assign permissions to a role for a stored procedure.

u)      Implement constraints.

v)      Specify the scope of a constraint.

w)     Create a new constraint.

x)      Implement indexes.

y)      Specify the filegroup.

z)      Specify the index type.

aa)   Specify relational index options.

bb)  Specify columns.

cc)    Disable an index.

dd)  Create an online index by using an ONLINE argument.

ee)  Create user-defined types.

ff)     Create a Transact-SQL user-defined type.

gg)   Specify details of the data type.

hh)  Implement a full-text search.

ii)       Create a catalog.

jj)      Create an index.

kk)   Specify a full-text population method.


4)  Data Management in SQL Server 2008


a)      Import and export data from a file.

b)      Set a database to the bulk-logged recovery model to avoid inflating the transaction log.

c)       Run the bcp utility.

d)      Perform a Bulk Insert task.

e)      Import bulk XML data by using the OPENROWSET function.

f)       Copy data from one table to another by using the SQL Server 2005 Integration Services      (SSIS) Import and Export Wizard.

g)      Manage replication.

h)      Distinguish between replication types.

i)       Configure a publisher, a distributor, and a subscriber.

j)       Configure replication security.

k)      Configure conflict resolution settings for merge replication.

l)       Monitor replication.

m)     Improve replication performance.

n)      Plan for, stop, and restart recovery procedures.

o)      Implement and maintain SQL Server Agent jobs.       

p)      Set a job owner.

q)      Create a job schedule.

r)       Create job steps.

s)       Configure job steps.

t)       Disable a job.

u)      Create a maintenance job.

v)      Set up alerts.

w)     Configure operators.

x)      Modify a job.

y)      Manage a job.








5)  Basic Database Management     


a)      Manage databases by using Transact-SQL.

b)      Manage index fragmentation.

c)       Manage statistics.

d)      Shrink files.

e)      Perform database integrity checks by using DBCC CHECKDB.


6)  Disaster Recovery               


a)      Back up a database.

b)      Perform a full backup.

c)       Perform a differential backup.

d)      Perform a transaction log backup.

e)      Initialize a media set by using the FORMAT option.

f)       Append or overwrite an existing media set.

g)      Create a backup device.

h)      Back up filegroups.

i)        Back up a database.

j)        Perform a full backup.

k)      Perform a differential backup.

l)        Perform a transaction log backup.

m)    Initialize a media set by using the FORMAT option.

n)      Append or overwrite an existing media set.

o)      Create a backup device.

p)      Back up filegroups.

q)      Restore a database.

r)       Identify which files are needed from the backup strategy.

s)       Restore a database from a single file and from multiple files.

t)       Choose an appropriate restore method.

u)      Move a database between servers.

v)      Choose an appropriate method for moving a database.


7) Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery              


a)      Implement database mirroring.

b)      Prepare databases for database mirroring.

c)      Create endpoints.

d)      Specify database partners.

e)      Specify a witness server.

f)      Configure an operating mode.

g)      Implement log shipping.

h)      Initialize a secondary database.

i)       Configure log shipping options.

j)       Configure a log shipping mode.

k)      Configure monitoring.

l)       Manage database snapshots.

m)     Create a snapshot.

n)      Revert a database from a snapshot.


8) Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server Performance    


a)      Gather performance and optimization data by using the SQL Server Profiler.

b)      Start a new trace.

c)       Save the trace logs.

d)      Configure SQL Server Profiler trace properties.

e)      Configure a System Monitor counter log.

f)       Correlate a SQL Server Profiler trace with System Monitor log data.

g)      Gather performance and optimization data by using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.

h)      Build a workload file by using the SQL Server Profiler.

i)       Tune a workload file by using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor