Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 - Only 7 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your Database Administrator course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Database Administrator certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be Database Administrator trained in record time
  2. Our Database Administrator course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Database Administrator first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Database Administrator. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Database Administrator faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Database Administrator with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 63,469 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Database Administrator courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 63,469 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.48% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"Hardcore training!"
Alexander Kennedy, Conde Nast Publications. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (11/2/2013 to 17/2/2013)

"Firebrand staff extremely helpful and knowledgable, good facilities for learning. The accomodation and food very good."
A.G. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (26/11/2012 to 2/12/2012)

"I am very pleased with the training provided and it helped me attain a 1000 in an exam I was not confident of even passing."
E.S. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (26/11/2012 to 2/12/2012)

"It is simply amazing, how the concept of training and the leaning environment is done. All one needs is to get the exam passed. (Wyboston) "
J.F.T, Nestle AG Germany. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (15/10/2012 to 21/10/2012)

"Our tutor was very good. Good personality. He had a very good knowledge of the subject, backed by experience within the industry. Taught the subject very well."
Gabriel Omorogbe-Amu, CGI. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/3/2012 to 11/3/2012)

"The course was very intensive and a lot of material to go through. Sleeping is optional for learning everything on the course. Overall, learned a lot and now understand the application."
Ritchie Davies, Harman Automotive. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/3/2012 to 11/3/2012)

"Excellent training, instructor very knowledgeable, and backed up with real world experience."
Mike OGara. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/3/2012 to 11/3/2012)

"Hard work but worth the reward in the end"
J.B, Insite Europe. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (23/1/2012 to 29/1/2012)

"Very hard, long week but very effective."
Nick Webber, CGI Group. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (23/1/2012 to 29/1/2012)

"Facilities were excellent. Staff were extremely helpful. The instructor was excellent - a great chap."
Thomas Shields, Currently Unemployed. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (23/1/2012 to 29/1/2012)

"Even though there is a lot to cover, it is a far better way to learn than to self study. The instructor is very helpful and is always at hand if I had any questions. The facilities are great, do not have a bad word to say."
Anon.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (23/1/2012 to 29/1/2012)

"Great course and super tutor, with great exam preparation. Thank you"
Owen McGee, Hertel. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (23/1/2012 to 29/1/2012)

"Great training to get an intensive in-depth understanding of the subject."
Rory Dippenaar, Profile. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (12/12/2011 to 18/12/2011)

"Tutor was superb, and taught the whole curriculum without reference to a book with real world examples and plenty of humour. This showed a true knowledge of the subject matter, and made the course interesting and fun."
Richard Tonge. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (12/12/2011 to 18/12/2011)

"The course was a great experience. My instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject matter, and the course content and training facilities were good. It was a great way to achieve certification."
P.K. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (12/12/2011 to 18/12/2011)

"Intense training really works for me. After 3 days training and when preparing for the test, I find myself answering questions correctly having previously worried for the previous 2 nights that the information has not gone in.... it does! Immersion does appear to be really effective in learning. I thoroughly recommend this training centre and their trainers to quickly learn a technology even without pre-req knowledge, just be prepared to put the hard work in!"
Jon Twycross, B Squared. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (24/10/2011 to 30/10/2011)

"Very good first Microsoft training experience. Great set-up with many extremely good tutors and course specialists. Be prepared to study hard though!"
Chris Whitehouse, Lear Corporation. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (24/10/2011 to 30/10/2011)

"Well paced course, very informative, excellent instruction and facilities. Hard work but very enjoyable and rewarding."
J.F. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (24/10/2011 to 30/10/2011)

"As my first time undertaking this type of training it was quite a shock to the system, however the delivery was outstanding and despite the long hours in the labs the learning experience was great, I would definitely come again."
A.L. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/9/2011 to 11/9/2011)

"Fast and intensive course. However, full of information,objective and knowledge. Nice learning environment, food and accommodation."
Olalekan Idowu. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/9/2011 to 11/9/2011)

"Excellent course. Being quite new to the subject I gained a vast amount of knowledge in a short amount of time. Excellent facilities and an excellent instructor who really maximised the student potential. Great accommodation and food, all conveniently situated and run by staff who place the students best interests first. The course is hard work and be prepared for long hours, but if you put the effort in you'll get your reward. I highly recommend it."
M.F, Nokia. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/9/2011 to 11/9/2011)

"It was tougher and more intensive than expected, but I mean it in a good way :). Passed the exam with no problems."
P.E.B. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/9/2011 to 11/9/2011)

"It's hard work but you will learn the course!"
Check Ma, Outsourcery. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/9/2011 to 11/9/2011)

"Great."
V.G. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/9/2011 to 11/9/2011)

"Good intensive training which provides you with everything to pass exams."
Tung Ma, Outsourcery. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (5/9/2011 to 11/9/2011)

"I find the facilities clean and tidy and staff very friendly. The whole package sold by Firebrand Training is fully encompassing and in my view caters for every eventuality. In my circumstances when I had an issue it was resolved quickly and effectively. All in all unless the course is not available I will use Firebrand in the future for myself and any staff I may have in the future. With other learning providers the knowledge is very narrow minded, i.e. you go on a course for one thing and that is all you get! As people all have differing roles in the workplace all lecturers have such a vast experience base nearly everyone is catered for with he questions that are asked. Couldn't fault it. (Plus it is a great networking experience as you bounce ideas of peers and make good friends)"
Jonathan Hayden. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (18/7/2011 to 24/7/2011)

"...Can Never imagine how Firebrand managed to get the best place environment, with the best material, best instructor, even best colleagues under one ceiling... Maybe the most important things is that it opened up an appetite for living every day as intensely as I lived those 7 days at Firebrand. "
Samer Boulos, Cairo American College. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (18/7/2011 to 24/7/2011)

"An extremely intense course, a lot of information to take in over a short space of time. Excellent Instructor."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (18/7/2011 to 24/7/2011)

"Training and accommodation very very good."
Peter OBrien, Unemployed. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (18/7/2011 to 24/7/2011)

"The course was delivered at exactly the right pace, the support materials were top quality, the instructor was engaging and experienced, and the accommodation allowed for a perfect learning experience. Thank you Firebrand!"
Paul Manning, Greencell Ltd. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (18/7/2011 to 24/7/2011)

"7 days of intense training. Well worth the time spent; instructor excellent"
H.T. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (18/7/2011 to 24/7/2011)

"The staff were very polite and accomodating"
Stephen Clarke, ITT Corporation. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (30/5/2011 to 5/6/2011)

"It was a hard week, but Ive learnt a lot and will be able to put a lot of things into practise when I get back to work. "
M. P. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (28/2/2011 to 5/3/2011)

"I recomend Firebrand for others as if you want to concentrate on study this is the way to do it"
Walter Nishihara, KDDI Europe Ltd. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (28/2/2011 to 5/3/2011)

"Great for getting you to pass your test"
Anonymous - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (28/2/2011 to 5/3/2011)

"If you want to pass the exams, this is fine. If you want to build on SQL Server knowledge, it's OK. If you have no previous knowledge, you will struggle"
Paul Freeman. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (28/2/2011 to 5/3/2011)

"A good study centre, with friendly staff that are willing to help with any problem. The instructors were very knowleadgable. I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to any DBAs and those looking to upgrade their SQL Server skills. But be prepared to work hard."
Kwasi Date-Bah, KDB Consultancy Ltd. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (28/2/2011 to 5/3/2011)

"The instructor was great with a wealth of real world experience and very supportive throughout the entire week. The course was very intensive and very fast paced. The course is not for the faint hearted. I have learned a lot in a short space of time. It is surprising how much you actually take in! The accomodation was good and the food was OK."
Richard Ward, Insite Limited. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (10/1/2011 to 15/1/2011)

"Completing a course in such a short period of time is tough...very though! However if you are determined enough then this is an excellent way to become accredited."
James Cornell, Steria LTD. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (10/1/2011 to 15/1/2011)

"Within the course of a week, I have gained a lot of knowledge about SQL Server 2008, and learnt some new features about tools that I already regularly use. For that reason, I would readily recommend this course. However, this course is not for the faint hearted, as you will have to work very hard to get the best out of this course. I am going away with my fervour for learning re-invigorated, and I will be building upon the extensive knowledge that I have gained from this course in my future career."
Kwasi Date-Bah. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (10/1/2011 to 15/1/2011)

"I could probably go for a nap now."
Owain North. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (10/1/2011 to 15/1/2011)

"The course was intense but very informative. My knowledge of the product has increased significantly and I plan to adopt many new practices at my company. The real-world experiences of our fantastic instructor were very useful also. One word of warning - be prepared for (very) long hours, but put the effort in and be rewarded."
Sam Vine, Activus Ltd. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (6/12/2010 to 11/12/2010)

"My learning experience was maximized because the instructor was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, energetic, and presentation of material."
C.S.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (6/12/2010 to 11/12/2010)

"The training was exceptional. "
A.C.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (25/10/2010 to 30/10/2010)

"Course was very intensive and during the initial three days I thought I was not learning anything, however when the exam was taken I was surprised how much I had actually retained. If you need to learn this subject then this will enable you to soak up the information fast and efficiently then this is the course for you. I left certified and happy with my experience"
Paul Harvey. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (25/10/2010 to 30/10/2010)

"Firebrand Training has always delivered on what they promise. The standards are high and everyone is pushed to keep it that way. I would recommend Firebrand to anyone that wants to work hard and benefit from it."
Brendan Byrne. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (13/9/2010 to 18/9/2010)

"I found the course delivered by Firebrand to be an effective way of increasing my knowledge and experience of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a Database Administrator. I attended the course without any prior experience of SQL Server as a DBA and felt that at the end of the course I would be ready to take the certification exam after a few months of practical experience. This represented a siginficant acceleration in my learning experience compared to say my experience with SAP BW certification, where I did not feel ready to tackle the exam until approximately 18 months."
Paul Symington. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (2/8/2010 to 7/8/2010)

"You get out what you put in. Everything is there for you to gain the qualification you want."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (21/6/2010 to 26/6/2010)

"A good course that gave me a lot of useful information."
B.S. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (10/5/2010 to 15/5/2010)

"As they say "It does what it says on the can" - Firebrand allow you to have space away from home and proximity to the subject to really study. I passed - It was a very hard slog make no mistake. Early mornings lates nights but in the in after much coffee. If you go with pre reading and intention you will be fine. "
Che Deane. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008 (7 days) (10/5/2010 to 15/5/2010)

The course content has been updated to include the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 curriculum.

SQL Server 2008 delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organisation manage any data, any place, any time. Your data can be stored and accessed in your largest servers within the data centre all the way down to desktops and mobile devices, enabling you to have control over your data no matter where it is stored.

This 6 day accelerated SQL 2008 program will teach delegates how to install and configure SQL Server 2008, how to maintain instances, manage security, maintain a database and perform data management tasks. They will also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot SQL Server, optimise performance and implement high availability.

We’ll then move on to show you how to design a SQL Server Instance and a database solution, design a database server security solution, or a database solution for high availability, and design a backup and recovery solution.

This program is aimed to teach you and to test you on the following Microsoft accreditations:

  • MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
  • MCITP: Database Administrator 2008

This blended-learning program employs outcome-based (Lecture | Lab | Review) delivery - that focuses on preparing you with the real-world skills required to obtain your certification and to hit the ground running in your career. Our Trainers are among the most senior consultants in the industry, affording each Firebrand Training student the benefit of many years of real-world development expertise - while being able to effectively translate complex technical theory into easily understood terms.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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This course now includes the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 curriculum.

Course content for MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

Module 1: Installing and Configuring SQL Server

  • The students will be introduced to planning for a SQL Server installation. The students will then be introduced to installing, configuring, and managing SQL Server.
  • Lessons
  • Preparing to Install SQL Server
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Configuring a SQL Server Installation
  • Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Configuring SQL Server
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how to prepare the hardware and other resources necessary to install SQL Server.
  • Install SQL Server.
  • Manage and configure SQL Server.

Module 2: Managing Databases and Files

  • The students will be introduced to database planning and creation, and using database options to control database behavior.
  • Lessons
  • Planning Databases
  • Creating Databases
  • Using Policy-Based Management
  • Lab : Managing Databases and Files
  • Creating a Database
  • Monitoring and Managing Filegroup Usage
  • Creating a Policy
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan a database implementation that meets an organization's requirements.
  • Create a SQL Server database.
  • Manage a SQL Server database.

Module 3: Disaster Recovery

  • The students will be introduced to disaster recovery techniques for SQL Server. They will learn how to perform different types of backup and restore operations, including online restores and backup and restores of system databases.
  • Lessons
  • Planning a Database Backup Strategy
  • Backing Up a User Database
  • Restoring User Databases
  • Performing Online Restore Operations
  • Recovering Data from Database Snapshots
  • System Databases and Disaster Recovery
  • Lab : Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing a Backup Strategy
  • Restoring and Recovering a Database
  • Performing Piecemeal Backup and Restore Operations
  • Restoring the Master Database
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan a backup strategy for a database.
  • Back up user databases.
  • Restore user databases from backups.
  • Restore data in a user database while it is online.
  • Recover data for a user database from a database snapshot.
  • Restore and recover system databases.

Module 4: Managing Security

  • The students will be introduced to protecting SQL Server. Students will learn about the SQL Server security model and how to use SQL Server security features to control access to databases and their contents.
  • Lessons
  • Overview of SQL Server Security
  • Protecting the Server Scope
  • Protecting the Database Scope
  • Managing Keys and Certificates
  • Auditing Security
  • Lab : Managing Security
  • Creating Logins and Assigning Server-Scope Permissions
  • Creating Database Users and Assigning Database-Scope and Schema-Scope Permissions
  • Encrypting Data Using Certificates and Keys
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how SQL Server manages security.
  • Protect SQL Server at the server level.
  • Protect SQL Server databases.
  • Use keys and certificates to protect SQL Server objects.
  • Audit SQL Server security.

Module 5: Transferring Data

  • The students will be introduced to transfer data to and from SQL Server using UI and command-line tools, and learn about transferring and transforming data with SQL Server Integration Services.
  • Lessons
  • Overview of Data Transfer
  • Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services
  • Lab : Transferring Data
  • Using the Import/Export Wizard
  • Performing a Bulk Load
  • Creating an SSIS Solution
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use UI and command-line tools to import and export data.
  • Describe the features of SQL Server Integration Services.

Module 6: Automating Administrative Tasks

  • The students will learn how to automate routine administrative tasks using jobs, operators, and alerts.
  • Lessons
  • Automating Administrative Tasks in SQL Server
  • Using SQL Server Agent
  • Creating Maintenance Plans
  • Implementing Alerts
  • Managing Multiple Servers
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Security
  • Lab : Automating Administrative Tasks
  • Configuring SQL Server Agent
  • Creating Operators and Jobs
  • Creating Alerts
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define SQL Server administrative tasks and schedule those tasks to run automatically.
  • Configure SQL Server Agent to support automatic task scheduling.
  • Script tasks by using SQL Server jobs, and define operators for managing those jobs.
  • Define alerts to warn operators about events raised by SQL Server.
  • Define and manage administrative tasks that span multiple servers.
  • Configure SQL Server Agent security.

Module 7: Implementing Replication

  • The students will be introduced to techniques for configuring SQL Server replication.
  • Lessons
  • Overview of Replication
  • Managing Publications and Subscriptions
  • Configuring Replication in Some Common Scenarios
  • Lab : Implementing Replication
  • Implementing Snapshot Replication
  • Implementing Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication
  • Implementing HTTP Merge Replication
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe replication and its components.
  • Configure and implement replication.
  • Use replication to meet the requirements of some common scenarios.

Module 8: Maintaining High Availability

  • The students will be introduced to concepts and methods for maintaining high availability with SQL Server.
  • Lessons
  • Introduction to High Availability
  • Implementing Log Shipping
  • Implementing Database Mirroring
  • Implementing Server Clustering
  • Using Distributed High Availability Solutions
  • Lab : Maintaining High Availability
  • Configuring Log Shipping
  • Configuring Database Mirroring
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the factors affecting database availability.
  • Describe how to implement log shipping to support fast recovery of a standby SQL Server database.
  • Describe how to use SQL Server mirroring to implement a software solution for fast failover.
  • Explain how to implement clustering to support fast failover of computers running SQL Server instances.
  • Describe how to implement distributed high availability solutions.

Module 9: Monitoring SQL Server

  • The students will be introduced to monitoring SQL Server performance and activity.
  • Lessons
  • Viewing Current Activity
  • Using SQL Server Profiler
  • Monitoring with DDL Triggers
  • Using Event Notifications
  • Lab : Monitoring SQL Server
  • Monitoring SQL Server Activity
  • Tracing SQL Server Activity
  • Using DDL Triggers
  • Using Event Notifications
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Examine the current activity in a SQL Server instance.
  • Use SQL Server Profiler to trace server and database activity.
  • Use DDL triggers to monitor changes to the structure of database objects.
  • Use event notifications to capture and monitor significant events for a SQL Server instance.

Module 10: Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning

  • The students will learn how to troubleshoot a variety of common SQL Server problems. Students will also learn how to tune SQL Server for improved performance using a variety of tools.
  • Lessons
  • Troubleshooting SQL Server
  • Performance Tuning in SQL Server
  • Using Resource Governor
  • Using Data Collector
  • Lab : Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity Problems
  • Troubleshooting Concurrency Problems
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Implementing Resource Governor
  • Implementing Data Collector
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Troubleshoot common SQL Server problems, such as connectivity, concurrency, and job and disk space problems.
  • Perform basic performance tuning tasks in SQL Server using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor, index tuning, and query tuning.
  • Use Resource Governor to manage SQL Server workloads and resources.
  • Use Data Collector to obtain performance data about your computer and the instances of SQL Server running on your computer.

Additional course content for MCITP: Database Administrator 2008

  • Design for CPU, memory, and storage capacity requirements
  • Design SQL Server instances
  • Design physical database and object placement
  • Design a migration, consolidation, and upgrade strategy
  • Design instance authentication
  • Design instance-level security configurations
  • Design database, schema, and object security parameters
  • Design a security policy and an audit plan
  • Design an encryption strategy
  • Design a failover clustering solution
  • Design database mirroring
  • Design a high-availability solution that is based on replication
  • Design a high-availability solution that is based on log shipping
  • Select high-availability technologies based on business requirements
  • Design a backup strategy
  • Design a recovery strategy
  • Design a recovery test plan
  • Design a monitoring solution at the operating system level
  • Design a monitoring solution at the instance level
  • Design a solution to monitor performance and concurrency
  • Design a maintenance strategy for database servers
  • Design a solution to govern resources
  • Design policies by using Policy-Based Management
  • Design a data compression strategy
  • Design a management automation strategy
  • Administer SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages
  • Design a strategy to use linked servers
  • Design a replication strategy for data distribution

You will be prepared for, and sit, the following exams:

  • Exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Installation and Maintenance
  • Exam 70-450 Pro: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Server Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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You will be prepared for, and sit, the following exams:

  • Exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Installation and Maintenance
  • Exam 70-450 Pro: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Server Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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Included:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant ISBN: 9780735627383
  • Microsoft SQL SERVER 2008 ADMINISTRATOR'S (70-432 & 70-450) Real-world skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond
    ISBN: 9780470554203

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 6231 - Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included in our PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications. On site testing for GIAC courses is only available in selected regions.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Candidates for this certification are professionals who work in an enterprise-level organisation and designing, deploying, optimizing, maintaining, and supporting database service life cycle.

Further prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of Relational databases.
  • Core Windows Server skills.
  • Database design skills.

Candidates for this exam work in an environment in which Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is used for database solutions. Candidates should have at least three years of experience administering databases in an enterprise-level organization and designing, deploying, optimizing, maintaining, and supporting database service life cycle. Candidates should also have experience with the following:

  • Defining high-availability solutions
  • Data distribution
  • Automating administrative tasks (for example, checking db stats, backups)
  • Maintaining administrative tasks (for example, determining index rebuild time, file groups for backup)
  • Defining security solutions
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting the database server
  • Performance optimization (for example, physical tuning, including hardware, operating system, instance-level tuning), PerfMon
  • Designing and executing deployments
  • Deployments and migration
  • Defining the infrastructure (for example, storage, hardware, and number of servers or instances)

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888