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Course Details

Introduction

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.

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Audience

This course is intended for IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and technologies for implementing a database. To be successful in this course, the student should have knowledge of basic relational database concepts and writing T-SQL queries.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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

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 skill
  • Basic programming language

Materials

The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

Course Outline

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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

  • 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 and Activities

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

Lab : Working with SQL Server Spatial Data

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

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