This instructor-led course is intended for Microsoft SQL Server database developers who are responsible for implementing a database on SQL Server 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.

Objectives

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 skills.
  • Basic programming language.

Module

  • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server and its ToolsetThis 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.
  • Module 2: Working with Data TypesThis module describes the data types supported by SQL Server and how to work with them.
  • Module 3: Designing and Implementing TablesThis module describes the design and implementation of tables.
  • Module 4: Designing and Implementing ViewsThis module describes the design and implementation of views.
  • Module 5: Planning for SQL Server IndexingThis 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.
  • Module 6: Implementing Table Structures in SQL ServerThis module covers clustered indexes and heaps.
  • Module 7: Reading SQL Server Execution Plans
  • Module 8: Improving Performance through Nonclustered IndexesThis module explains nonclustered indexes, covering indexes and included columns.
  • Module 9: Designing and Implementing Stored ProceduresThis module describes the design and implementation of stored procedures.
  • Module 10: Merging Data and Passing TablesThis module covers table types, table valued parameters and the MERGE statement as used in stored procedures.
  • Module 11: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server ApplicationsThis module covers transactions, isolation levels, and designing for concurrency.
  • Module 12: Handling Errors in T-SQL CodeThis module describes structured exception handling and gives solid examples of its use within the design of stored procedures.
  • Module 13: Designing and Implementing User-Defined FunctionsThis module describes the design and implementation of functions, both scalar and table-valued.
  • Module 14: Ensuring Data Integrity through ConstraintsThis module describes the design and implementation of constraints.
  • Module 15: Responding to Data Manipulation via TriggersThis module describes the design and implementation of triggers.
  • Module 16: Implementing Managed Code in SQL ServerThis module describes the implementation of and target use-cases for SQL CLR integration.
  • Module 17: Storing XML Data in SQL ServerThis module covers the XML data type, schema collections, typed and untyped columns and appropriate use cases for XML in SQL Server.
  • Module 18: Querying XML Data in SQL ServerThis module covers the basics of FOR XML and XPath Queries.
  • Module 19: Working with SQL Server Spatial DataThis module describes spatial data and how this data can be implemented within SQL Server.
  • Module 20: Working with Full-Text Indexes and QueriesThis module covers full text indexes and queries.

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