This instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2008 R2 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.


At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain SQL Server 2008 R2 architecture, resources requirements and perform pre-checks of I/O subsystems
  • Plan, install and configure SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Backup and restore databases
  • Import and export wizards and explain how they relate to SSIS
  • Use BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
  • Manage security
  • Assign, configure fixed database roles and create and assign user defined database roles
  • Configure and assign permissions
  • Implement SQL Server 2008 R2 Audits
  • Manage SQL Server 2008 R2 Agent and Jobs
  • Configure database mails, alerts and notifications
  • Maintain databases
  • Configure SQL Profiler Traces and Use the Database Tuning Advisor
  • Monitor data by using Dynamic Management Views
  • Execute multi-server queries and configure a central management server
  • Deploy a data-tier-application
  • Troubleshoot common issues


  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Some experience with database design.
  • Completed Course 2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL


  • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and its Toolset
  • Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Module 4: Working with Databases
  • Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2 Recovery Models
  • Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
  • Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 DatabasesThis module describes the restoration of databases.
  • Module 8: Importing and Exporting DataThis module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.
  • Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
  • Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
  • Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
  • Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2008 R2 Management
  • Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2 with Alerts and NotificationsThis module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.
  • Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2008 R2This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.
  • Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers
  • Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2008 R2 Administrative Issues

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