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Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database

  • Price £1,750.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

This five-day instructor-led course 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.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL (ability to write Transact-SQL queries) or Course 2778A: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
  • Working knowledge of relational databases (database design skills).
  • Core Windows Server skills.
  • Basic programming language.

Skills

  • Understand the product, its components, and basic configuration.
  • Work with the data types supported by SQL Server.
  • Design and implement tables and work with schemas.
  • Design and implement views and partitioned views.
  • Describe the concept of an index and determine the appropriate data type for indexes and composite index structures.
  • Identify the appropriate table structures and implement clustered indexes and heaps.
  • Describe and capture execution plans.
  • Design and implement non-clustered indexes, covering indexes, and included columns.
  • Design and implement stored procedures.
  • Implement table types, table valued parameters, and the MERGE statement.
  • Describe transactions, transaction isolation levels, and application design patterns for highly-concurrent applications.
  • Design and implement T-SQL error handling and structured exception handling.
  • Design and implement scalar and table-valued functions.
  • Design and implement constraints.
  • Design and implement triggers.
  • Describe and implement target use cases of SQL CLR integration.
  • Describe and implement XML data and schema in SQL Server.
  • Use FOR XML and XPath queries.
  • Describe and use spatial data types in SQL Server.
  • Implement and query full-text indexes.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset
This module introduces you to the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. This module also covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.

Lessons

  • Introduction to SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services


Lab : Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset

  • Verifying SQL Server Component Installation
  • Altering Service Accounts for New Instance
  • Enabling Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
  • Creating Aliases for AdventureWorks and Proseware
  • Ensuring SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port


Module 2: Working with Data Types
This module describes the data types supported by SQL Server and how to work with them.

Lessons

  • Using Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Converting Data Types
  • Working with Specialized Data Types


Lab : Working with Data Types

  • Choosing Appropriate Data Types
  • Writing Queries With Data Type Conversions
  • Designing and Creating Alias Data Types


Module 3: Designing and Implementing Tables
This module describes the design and implementation of tables.

Lessons

  • Designing Tables
  • Working with Schemas
  • Creating and Altering Tables


Lab : Designing and Implementing Tables

  • Improving the Design of Tables
  • Creating a Schema
  • Creating the Tables


Module 4: Designing and Implementing Views
This module describes the design and implementation of views.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Views
  • Creating and Managing Views
  • Performance Considerations for Views


Lab : Designing and Implementing Views

  • Designing, Implementing and Testing the WebStock Views
  • Designing and Implementing the Contacts View
  • Modifying the AvailableModels View


Module 5: Planning for SQL Server Indexing
This module describes the concept of an index and discusses selectivity, density, and statistics. It covers appropriate data type choices and choices around composite index structures.

Lessons

  • Core Indexing Concepts
  • Data Types and Indexes
  • Single Column and Composite Indexes


Lab : Planning for SQL Server Indexing

  • Exploring Existing Index Statistics
  • Designing Column Orders for Indexes


Module 6: Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server
This module covers clustered indexes and heaps.

Lessons

  • SQL Server Table Structures
  • Working with Clustered Indexes
  • Designing Effective Clustered Indexes


Lab : Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server

  • Creating Tables as Heaps
  • Creating Tables with Clustered Indexes
  • Comparing the Performance of Clustered Indexes vs. Heaps


Module 7: Reading SQL Server Execution Plans
This module introduces the concept of reading execution plans.

Lessons

  • Execution Plan Core Concepts
  • Common Execution Plan Elements
  • Working with Execution Plans


Lab : Reading SQL Server Execution Plans

  • Actual vs. Estimated Plans
  • Identify Common Plan Elements
  • Query Cost Comparison


Module 8: Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes
This module explains nonclustered indexes, covering indexes and included columns.

Lessons

  • Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
  • Implementing Nonclustered Indexes
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor


Lab : Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes

  • Reviewing Nonclustered Index Usage
  • Improving Nonclustered Index Designs
  • Using SQL Server Profiler and Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Nonclustered Index Design


Module 9: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
This module describes the design and implementation of stored procedures.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Stored Procedures
  • Working With Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
  • Controlling Execution Context


Lab : Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

  • Creating Stored Procedures
  • Creating a Parameterized Stored Procedure
  • Altering the Execution Context of Stored Procedures


Module 10: Merging Data and Passing Tables
This module covers table types, table valued parameters and the MERGE statement as used in stored procedures.

Lessons

  • Using the MERGE Statement
  • Implementing Table Types
  • Using Table Types as Parameters


Lab : Merging Data and Passing Tables

  • Creating a Table Type
  • Using a Table Type Parameter
  • Using a Table Type with MERGE


Module 11: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications
This module covers transactions, isolation levels, and designing for concurrency.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Transactions
  • Introduction to Locks
  • Management of Locking
  • Transaction Isolation Levels


Lab : Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications

  • Detecting Deadlocks
  • Investigating Transaction Isolation Levels


Module 12: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code
This module describes structured exception handling and gives solid examples of its use within the design of stored procedures.

Lessons

  • Designing T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing Structured Exception Handling


Lab : Handling Errors in T-SQL Code

  • Replacing @@ERROR Based Error Handling With Structured Exception Handling
  • Adding Deadlock Retry Logic to the Stored Procedure


Module 13: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
This module describes the design and implementation of functions, both scalar and table-valued.

Lessons

  • Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Table-valued Functions
  • Implementation Considerations for Functions
  • Alternatives To Functions


Lab : Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

  • Formatting Phone Numbers
  • Modifying an Existing Function
  • Resolving a Function-related Performance Issue


Module 14: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
This module describes the design and implementation of constraints.

Lessons

  • Enforcing Data Integrity
  • Implementing Domain Integrity
  • Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity


Lab : Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

  • Designing Constraint
  • Testing the Constraints


Module 15: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
This module describes the design and implementation of triggers.

Lessons

  • Designing DML Triggers
  • Implementing DML Triggers
  • Advanced Trigger Concepts


Lab : Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

  • Creating the Audit Trigger
  • Improving the Audit Trigger


Module 16: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
This module describes the implementation of and target use-cases for SQL CLR integration.

Lessons

  • Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
  • Importing and Configuring Assemblies
  • Implementing SQL CLR Integration


Lab : Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server

  • Assessing Proposed CLR Code
  • Implementing a CLR Assembly
  • Implementing a CLR User-defined Aggregate and User-defined Type
     

Module 17: Storing XML Data in SQL Server
This module covers the XML data type, schema collections, typed and untyped columns and appropriate use cases for XML in SQL Server.

Lessons

  • Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
  • Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
  • Implementing the XML Data Type


Lab : Storing XML Data in SQL Server

  • Appropriate Usage of XML Data Storage in SQL Server
  • Investigating the Storage of XML Data in Variables
  • Investigating the Use of XML Schema Collections
  • Investigating the Creation of Database Columns Based on XML


Module 18: Querying XML Data in SQL Server
This module covers the basics of FOR XML and XPath Queries.

Lessons

  • Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
  • Getting Started with XQuery
  • Shredding XML


Lab : Querying XML Data in SQL Server

  • Learning to Query SQL Server Data as XML
  • Writing a Stored Procedure Returning XML
  • Writing a Stored Procedure that Updates Using XML


Module 19: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
This module describes spatial data and how this data can be implemented within SQL Server.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Spatial Data
  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
  • Using Spatial Data in Applications


Lab : Working with SQL Server Spatial Data

  • Familiarity With Geometry Data Type
  • Adding Spatial Data to an Existing Table
  • Business Application of Spatial Data


Module 20: Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries
This module covers full text indexes and queries.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Full-Text Indexing
  • Implementing Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server
  • Working with Full-Text Queries


Lab : Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries

  • Implementing a Full-Text Index
  • Implementing a Stoplist
  • Creating a Stored Procedure to Implement a Full-Text Search

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