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MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Development


Course Description and Overview

Overview

SecureNinja’s MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Development training and certification boot camp in Washington, DC will teach you experience in working with SQL Server 2008 and writing application code against systems that run SQL Server 2008, writing T-SQL or Microsoft .NET CLR code that runs inside SQL Server 2008, or developing solutions in SQL Server 2008. This course  will prepare you for Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Development.

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Topics Covered

Implementing Tables and Views (14 percent)

  • Create and alter tables.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: computed and persisted columns; schemas; scripts to deploy changes to multiple environments, for example, dev, test, production; manage permissions (GRANT, DENY, REVOKE)
  • Create and alter views.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: WITH ENCRYPTION; WITH SCHEMABINDING; WITH CHECK OPTION; manage permissions (GRANT, DENY, REVOKE)
  • Create and alter indexes.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: filtered, included columns, unique, clustered, non-clustered, FILL FACTOR; CREATE STATISTICS; indexing views
  • Create and modify constraints.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, UNIQUE, CHECK, cascading referential integrity, enabling/disabling, NOCHECK; SET IDENTITY_INSERT
  • Implement data types.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: FILESTREAM; spatial, structured, and semi-structured; collations
  • Implement partitioning solutions.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: partitioned tables and indexes (constraints, partition functions, partition schemes, MERGE, SPLIT, SWITCH); distributed partitioned views (constraints, linked servers)

Implementing Programming Objects (16 percent)

  • Create and alter stored procedures.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: table-valued parameters (TVPs), EXECUTE AS, RECOMPILE, parameter direction (output); WITH ENCRYPTION; manage permissions (GRANT, DENY, REVOKE)
  • Create and alter user-defined functions (UDFs).
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: WITH SCHEMABINDING, EXECUTE AS; manage permissions (GRANT, DENY, REVOKE)
  • Create and alter DML triggers.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: INSERTED, DELETED, INSTEAD OF, EXECUTE AS
  • Create and alter DDL triggers.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: enabling/disabling; return event data
  • Create and deploy CLR-based objects.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: permission sets (SAFE, UNSAFE, EXTERNAL_ACCESS), SET TRUSTWORTHY
  • Implement error handling.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: TRY/CATCH, RAISERROR, retrieving error information, custom error messages, @@ERROR
  • Manage transactions.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: BEGIN TRANSACTION, COMMIT, ROLLBACK, SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL

Working with Query Fundamentals (21 percent)  

  • data by using SELECT statements.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: LIKE, WHERE, ORDER BY, INTO
  • Modify data by using INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: row constructors, DELETE FROM FROM, UPDATE FROM, TRUNCATE TABLE
  • Return data by using the OUTPUT clause.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: INSERTED, DELETED, INTO
  • Modify data by using MERGE statements.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: INSERTED, DELETED, OUTPUT
  • Implement aggregate queries.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: built-in aggregate functions, GROUPING SETS, GROUP BY, HAVING
  • Combine datasets.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: CROSS APPLY, OUTER APPLY, all join types; UNION, UNION ALL, INTERSECT, EXCEPT
  • Apply built-in scalar functions.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: CAST and CONVERT; REPLACE; LEN and DATALENGTH; PATINDEX and CHARINDEX

Applying Additional Query Techniques (15 percent)

  • Implement subqueries.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: simple, correlated, scalar, list, table valued
  • Implement CTE (common table expression) queries.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: recursive, non-recursive
  • Apply ranking functions.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: RANK, PARTITION BY, DENSE_RANK, OVER, ROW_NUMBER, NTILE
  • Control execution plans.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: table hints, query hints
  • Manage international considerations.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: collations, defining custom errors, filtering data, sort order, nvarchar, database collation, column collation

Working with Additional SQL Server Components (11 percent)

  • Integrate Database Mail.
  • Implement full-text search.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: CONTAINS, CONTAINSTABLE, FREETEXT, FREETEXTTABLE, STOPLIST
  • Implement scripts by using Windows PowerShell and SQL Server Management Objects (SMOs).
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: cmdlets
  • Implement Service Broker solutions.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: services, queues, messages, message types, message validation, contracts, activation procedures
  • Track data changes.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: change tracking; database audit specification; CHANGETABLE

Working with XML Data (12 percent)

  • Retrieve relational data as XML.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: FOR XML
  • Transform XML data into relational data.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: OPENXML, sp_xml_preparedocument, sp_xml_removedocument
  • Query XML data.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: XQUERY, XPATH
  • Manage XML data.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: XML datatype, XML indexes, XML schema collections

Gathering Performance Information (11 percent)

  • Capture execution plans.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: graphical execution plans; SHOWPLAN
  • Gather trace information by using the SQL Server Profiler.
  • Collect output from the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: prepare a workload
  • Collect information from system metadata.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Dynamic Management Views (DMVs), catalog views

Prerequisites

Candidates should have one to two years of experience using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or two to three years of experience using a previous version of SQL Server. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who work in jobs in which database development is their main area of responsibility, or they work in environments in which databases are central to their primary job roles. These job roles include the following:

  • IT generalists who work in environments in which SQL Server 2008 is part of an overall solution
  • IT professionals who manage systems that run SQL Server 2008
  • Developers who build applications that use SQL Server 2008
  • IT professionals who work with third-party applications that are built on SQL Server 2008

Required Exams

  • Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development

Credit Toward Certification

When you pass Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

Course Length

40 Hours

Follow On Courses

  • MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance
  • MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
  • MCITP: Database Developer

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