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Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
Course 2072: 5 days; Instructor-led

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot the client-server database management system of Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Course 2072 is a revision of Course 832, System Administration for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 . The course content is being revised to reflect changes in the product.

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Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe SQL Server architecture.
  • Plan for a SQL Server installation, and then install an instance of SQL Server.
  • Manage files and databases, including determining resource requirements.
  • Choose a login security method, configure login security, plan and implement database permissions, and describe how to help protect SQL Server in an enterprise network.
  • Perform and automate administrative tasks and create custom administrative tools.
  • Back up databases and implement a backup strategy.
  • Restore databases.
  • Monitor and optimize SQL Server performance.
  • Transfer and migrate data into databases.
  • Maintain the high availability of SQL Server.
  • Describe how to replicate data from one SQL Server to another.

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Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Professional exam:

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Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience using the Microsoft Windows® 2000 operating system to:
    • Connect clients running Windows 2000 to networks and the Internet.
    • Configure the Windows 2000 environment.
    • Create and manage user accounts.
    • Manage access to resources by using groups.
    • Configure and manage disks and partitions, including disk striping and mirroring.
    • Manage data by using NTFS.
    • Implement Windows 2000 security.
    • Optimize performance in Windows 2000.

    For students who do not meet these prerequisites, the following courses provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills:

  • An understanding of basic relational database concepts, including:
    • Logical and physical database design.
    • Data integrity concepts.
    • Relationships between tables and columns (primary key and foreign key, one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many).
    • How data is stored in tables (rows and columns).

    For students who do not meet these prerequisites, the following course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of basic Transact-SQL syntax (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements).

    For students who do not meet these prerequisites, the following course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarity with the role of the database administrator.

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Course Outline

Module 1: SQL Server Overview
  • What Is SQL Server
  • SQL Server Integration
  • SQL Server Databases
  • SQL Server Security
  • Working with SQL Server

Module 2: Planning to Install SQL Server

  • Hardware Installation Considerations
  • SQL Server 2000 Editions
  • Software Installation Considerations
  • Methods of Installing SQL Server
  • Verifying the Installation
  • Configuring SQL Server Enterprise Manager
  • Troubleshooting
Module 3: Managing Database Files
  • Introduction to Data Structures
  • Creating Databases
  • Managing Databases
  • Placing Database Files and Logs
  • Optimizing the Database Using Hardware-based RAID
  • Optimizing the Database Using Filegroups
  • Optimizing the Database Using Filegroups with Hardware-based RAID
  • Capacity Planning
  • Performance Considerations
Module 4: Managing Security
  • Implementing an Authentication Mode
  • Assigning Logins to Users and Roles
  • Assigning Permissions to Users and Roles
  • Managing Security Within SQL Server
  • Managing Application Security
  • Managing SQL Server Security in the Enterprise

Module 5: Performing Administrative Tasks

  • Configuration Tasks Routine SQL Server Administrative Tasks Automating Routine Maintenance Tasks Creating Alerts Troubleshooting SQL Server Automation Automating Multiserver Jobs
Module 6: Backing Up Databases
  • Preventing Data Loss
  • Setting and Changing a Database Recovery Model
  • SQL Server Backup
  • When to Back Up Databases
  • Performing Backups
  • Types of Backup Methods
  • Planning a Backup Strategy
  • Performance Considerations
Module 7: Restoring Databases
  • SQL Server Recovery Process
  • Preparing to Restore a Database
  • Restoring Backups
  • Restoring Databases from Different Backup Types
  • Restoring Damaged System Databases
Module 8: Monitoring SQL Server for Performance
  • Why to Monitor SQL Server
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning
  • Tools for Monitoring SQL Server
  • Common Monitoring and Tuning Tasks
Module 9: Transferring Data
  • Introduction to Transferring Data
  • Tools for Importing and Exporting Data in SQL Server
  • Introduction to DTS
  • Transforming Data with DTS
Module 10: Maintaining High Availability
  • Introduction to Availability
  • Increasing Availability Using Failover Clustering
  • Standby Servers and Log Shipping
Module 11: Introducing Replication
  • Introduction to Distributed Data
  • Introduction to SQL Server Replication
  • SQL Server Replication Agents
  • SQL Server Replication Types
  • Physical Replication Models


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