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SQL Server 2008 Essential Training

Course Summary

Explores all the major features of SQL Server 2008, beginning with core concepts.     

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files 
    1. Getting Started
       SQL Server core concepts 
       SQL Server editions 
       Applications included with SQL Server 
    2. Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
       Preparing for installation 
       Creating service accounts 
       Installing SQL Server 
       Post-installation checks 
       Installing sample databases 
    3. Tools and System Databases
       Introduction to SQL Server Management Studio 
       Introduction to SQL Server Books Online 
       SQL Server system databases 
    4. Creating Databases
       Planning your database 
       Creating a SQL Server database 
       Creating tables 
       Data types in SQL Server 
       Defining keys 
       Creating default values 
       Creating check constraints 
       Creating unique constraints 
       Introduction to relationships and foreign keys 
       Creating relationships in SQL Server Management Studio 
       Database normalization 
       Creating computed columns 
    5. Importing Existing Data
       Using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard 
       Importing Excel files into SQL Server 
       Importing CSV files into SQL Server 
       Importing Access databases into SQL Server 
    6. Retrieving Data with SQL
       Introduction to Transact-SQL 
       Using SELECT statements 
       Changing the default database 
       Creating conditions in SQL 
       Sorting your output 
       Using aggregate functions 
       Finding unique values 
       Joining multiple tables together 
       Using subqueries 
       Viewing execution plans 
    7. Inserting and Updating Data
       Writing INSERT statements 
       Writing UPDATE statements 
       Writing DELETE statements 
       Using the OUTPUT clause to return inserted keys and GUIDs 
    8. SQL Functions
       Introduction to SQL functions 
       Using SQL configuration functions 
       Using string functions 
       Using date functions 
       Creating user-defined functions 
    9. Stored Procedures and Transactions
       Introduction to stored procedures 
       Creating stored procedures 
       Introducing transactions 
       Creating transactions 
    10. Core Administration Tasks
       Understanding and creating indexes 
       Monitoring and rebuilding indexes 
       Monitoring database size and integrity 
    11. Backing Up and Restoring
       Creating backups 
       Creating differential backups and using backup compression 
       Restoring databases 
    12. Security Features
       Introduction to SQL Server security and permissions 
       Adding a Windows user to the database 
       Creating SQL Server logins and switching authentication modes 
    13. Reporting Services
       Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services 
       Connecting to the Report Manager 
       Using Report Builder 
       Formatting values in reports 
       Adding indicators to reports 
       Adding charts to reports 
       Working with report security 
    14. Integration Services
       Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 
       Using Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) 
       Creating and executing a simple SSIS package 
       Importing packages into SQL Server Management Studio 
       Scheduling jobs with SQL Server Agent 


Course Fee:
USD 19.99

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7 - 8 hours / week

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