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MS2782 - Designing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Databases

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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design databases for Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 using business requirements to guide their decisions (beyond structured third normal form [3NF] modeling techniques). Students will also learn to incorporate security requirements throughout their design.
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Before attending this course, students must: Have experience reading user requirements and business-need documents. For example, development project vision/mission statements or business analysis reports. Have experience reading and drawing business process flow charts. Have experience reading and drawing entity relationship (ER) diagrams. Understand Transact-SQL syntax and programming logic. Be able to design a database to 3NF and know the trade offs when backing out of the fully normalized design (denormalization) and designing for performance and business requirements in addition to being familiar with design models, such as Star and Snowflake schemas. Have basic monitoring and troubleshooting skills. Have basic knowledge of the operating system and platform. That is, how the operating system integrates with the database, what the platform or operating system can do, and how interaction between the operating system and the database works. Have basic knowledge
Detailed Class Syllabus

Approaching Database Design Systematically
  • Overview of Database Design

  • Gathering Database Requirements

  • Creating a Conceptual Database Design

  • Modeling a Database at the Logical Level
  • Building a Logical Database Model

  • Designing for OLTP Activity

  • Designing for Data Warehousing

  • Evaluating Logical Models

  • Modeling a Database at the Physical Level
  • Designing Physical Database Objects

  • Designing Constraints

  • Designing for Database Security

  • Designing Server and Database Options

  • Evaluating the Physical Model

  • Designing for Database Performance
  • Designing Indexes

  • Planning for Table Optimization

  • Planning for Database Optimization

  • Designing a Database Access Strategy
  • Designing for Secure Data Access

  • Designing User-Defined Functions

  • Designing Stored Procedures

  • Modeling Database Dependencies
  • Modeling Local Database Dependencies

  • Modeling Remote Database Dependencies
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