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MS6158 - Updating Your SQL Server 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008

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This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2005 skills to SQL Server 2008
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Before attending this course, students must have experience developing or administering SQL Server 2005 databases.
Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008
  • The Evolution of SQL Server

  • Preparing for SQL Server 2008

  • Module 2: SQL Server 2008 Manageability Enhancements
  • Configuration Servers

  • Policy-Based Management

  • Module 3: SQL Server 2008 Performance Enhancements
  • Managing Workloads with Resource Governor

  • Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector

  • Managing Performance with Plan Freezing

  • Module 4: SQL Server 2008 Security Enhancements
  • Encrypting Databases

  • Auditing All Actions

  • Module 5: SQL Server 2008 Database Development Enhancements
  • Developer Tool Enhancements

  • Data Type Enhancements

  • Working with Spatial Data

  • Module 6: SQL Server 2008 Availability Enhancements
  • Always On Technologies

  • Transactional Peer-to-Peer Replication

  • Module 7: SQL Server 2008 Data Warehousing Enhancements
  • ETL Enhancements

  • Using Partitioned Tables

  • Optimizing Data Storage

  • Module 8: SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Enhancements
  • Reporting Services Architecture and Management

  • Authoring Reports

  • Report Processing and Rendering

  • Module 9: SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Enhancements
  • Multidimensional Analysis with SQL Server Analysis Services

  • Data Mining with SQL Server Analysis Services
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