SQL Server 2008 Administration: Real-World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-432 and 70-450)
If you manage and administer SQL Server 2008 in the real world, you need this detailed guide at your desk. From planning to disaster recovery, this practical book explores tasks and scenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and shows you step by step how to handle them. Topics include installation and configuration, creating databases and tables, optimizing the database server, planning for high availability, and more.
And, if you're preparing for MCTS or MCITP certification in SQL Server 2008 administration, this book is the perfect supplement to your preparation, featuring a CD with practice exams, flashcards, and video walkthroughs of the more difficult administrative tasks
- Delves into Microsoft's SQL Server 2008, a rich set of enterprise-level database services for business-critical applications
- Explores the skills you'll need on the job as a SQL Server 2008 administrator
- Shows you how to implement, maintain, and repair the SQL Server database, including bonus videos on the CD where the authors walks you through the more difficult tasks
- Covers database design, installation and configuration, creating databases and tables, security, backup and high availability, and more
- Supplements your preparation for MCTS and MCITP SQL Server 2008 certification with in-depth coverage of the skill sets required for certification, as defined by Microsoft
- Uses hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios to keep what you're learning grounded in the reality of the workplace
Make sure you're not only prepared for certification, but also for your job as a SQL Server 2008 administrator, with this practical reference!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Part I Introducing SQL Server 2008 1
Chapter 1 Understanding SQL Server’s Role 3
Chapter 2 Installing SQL Server 2008 41
Chapter 3 Working with the Administration Tools 77
Chapter 4 SQL Server Command-Line Administration 123
Part II Designing Database Solutions 167
Chapter 5 Database Concepts and Terminology 169
Chapter 6 ERD and Capacity Planning 195
Chapter 7 Normalization: Enough Is Enough 225
Part III Implementing Database Solutions 245
Chapter 8 Creating SQL Server Databases 247
Chapter 9 Creating Tables 283
Chapter 10 Indexes and Views 309
Chapter 11 Triggers and Stored Procedures 341
Chapter 12 Implementing Advanced Features 359
Part IV Administration and Maintenance 399
Chapter 13 Creating Jobs, Operators, and Alerts 401
Chapter 14 Performance Monitoring and Tuning 443
Chapter 15 Policy-Based Management 485
Chapter 16 Backup and Restoration 519
Part V SQL Server Security 547
Chapter 17 Security Threats and Principles 549
Chapter 18 Authentication and Encryption 591
Chapter 19 Security Best Practices 627
Part VI High Availability and Data Distribution 671
Chapter 20 SQL Server Failover Clustering 673
Chapter 21 Database Mirroring and Snapshots 695
Chapter 22 Implementing Replication 715
Appendix A Microsoft’s Certification Program 737
Appendix B About the Companion CD 745
Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.
|1||26-7||Text correction: Images reversed in Figures 1.10 and 1.11
Figures 1.10 and 1.11 contain the wrong images. The image shown in Figure 1.10 should accompany 1.11 and vice versa. The image shown in Figure 1.10 illistrates the built-in Query Editor in SSMS, and the image shown in Figure 1.11 illustrates the Query Analyzer as a whole.
|6||219-21||Text correction: Errors in formulas in Exercises 6.7 and 6.8
In step 10. of Exercise 6.7, the formula given is incorrect. The last term should be 10,000, not 1,000 as printed in the book.
Step 9. of Exercise 6.8 on pg. 221 should read:
(10,000 / 506) + 50 x (10,000 / 10,000) = 69
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