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MS2786 - Designing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Infrastructure

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This course provides database administrators working in enterprise environments with the knowledge and skills to design a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database infrastructure. The course focuses on the development of strategies for data archiving, consolidation, distribution, and recovery. The course also stresses the importance of capacity analysis and emphasizes the trade-offs that need to be made during design. This is the first course in the database administration curriculum and will serve as the entry point for other courses in the curriculum.
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Before attending this course, students must: Understand the trade-offs among the different redundant storage types. For example, what RAID levels mean, how they differ from a Storage Area Networks (SAN), etc. Understand how replication works and how replication is implemented. Be familiar with reading user requirements and business-need documents. For example, development project vision/mission statements or business analysis reports. Have some knowledge of how queries execute. Must be able to read a query execution plan and understand what is happening. Have basic knowledge of the dependencies between system components. Be able to design a database to third normal form (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 monitoring and troubleshooting skills. Have knowledge
Detailed Class Syllabus

Analyzing Capacity Needs
  • Estimating Storage Requirements

  • Estimating CPU Requirements

  • Estimating Memory Requirements

  • Estimating Network Requirements

  • Designing a Strategy for Data Archiving
  • Identifying Requirements that Affect Data Archiving

  • Determining the Structure of Archival Data

  • Creating a Data Archival Plan

  • Designing a Strategy for Database Server Consolidation
  • Overview of Database Server Consolidation

  • Designing a Strategy for SQL Server Instances

  • Designing a Database Server Consolidation Plan

  • Designing a Strategy for Data Distribution
  • Overview of Data Distribution

  • Creating a Data Distribution Plan Using Replication

  • Designing a Database Server Infrastructure
  • Evaluating the Current Database Server Infrastructure

  • Gathering Requirements for Changing a Database Server Infrastructure

  • Designing Modifications to a Database Server Infrastructure

  • Designing a Strategy for Data Recovery
  • Creating a Backup and Restore Strategy

  • Creating a Database Disaster Recovery Plan

  • Establishing Database Conventions and Standards
  • Creating Database Naming Conventions

  • Defining Database Infrastructure Standards
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