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Microsoft Certification Training Courses From Activia
Designing High Availability Database Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005
A Three-Day Training Course
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Authorised Microsoft Training Course
This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.
This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design high availability database solutions using Microsoft SQL Server 2005. The course focuses on teaching experienced database administrators working in enterprise environments to design database solutions that meet the availability needs of their organization. It emphasizes that students should think broadly about high availability, which includes thinking about the database itself and about their entire environment, including business needs; regulatory requirements; and network, systems, and database considerations during design. Students will also learn how to document and test the high availability database solution.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for current professional database administrators who have three or more years of on-the-job experience administering SQL Server database solutions in an enterprise environment. Before attending this course, delegates must:
A monitoring tool Microsoft Visio (to create infrastructure diagrams)
Module 1: Selecting the Appropriate High-availability Solution
• Identifying High-availability Requirements and Constraints • Analyzing High-availability Requirements and Constraints • Determining Appropriate High-availability Solutions
Lab : Proposing a High-availability Solution
• Gathering Requirements • Prioritizing Requirements • Determining Appropriate High-availability Technology • Proposing a High-availability Solution
Module 2: Designing a Clustering Solution
• Designing the Platform for Clustering • Designing the SQL Server Cluster Implementation • Designing Recovery Strategies and Test Plans for Database Clustering • Migrating and Upgrading SQL Server Clusters • Designing an Operations Plan for Clustering
Lab : Designing a Database Clustering Solution
• Designing a Cluster Topology • Designing an Operations Plan • Verifying a SQL Server Cluster Configuration • Monitoring a SQL Server Cluster
Module 3: Designing a Highly Available Database Storage Solution
• Determining Storage Requirements for SQL Server Databases • Determining Storage Requirements for SQL Server Components and Files • Designing Storage Solutions for SQL Server Databases • Designing a Backup and Restore Strategy
Lab : Designing a Highly Available Database Storage Solution
• Determining Storage Needs • Selecting the Storage Solution • Designing a RAID Solution • Designing a SAN Solution • Designing a Backup and Restore Strategy
Module 4: Designing a Log Shipping Solution
• Introduction to Designing a Log Shipping Solution • Designing Log Shipping Server Roles and Topology • Designing a Log Shipping Upgrade Strategy • Designing an Operations Plan for Log Shipping
Lab : Designing a Log Shipping Solution
• Selecting the Appropriate Log Shipping Architecture • Designing Log Shipping Database Roles and Topology • Designing an Operations Plan • Verifying and Testing a Log Shipping Solution
Module 5: Designing a Database Mirroring Solution
• Introduction to Designing a Database Mirroring Solution • Designing Database Roles and Topology for Database Mirroring • Converting High-availability Solutions to Database Mirroring • Designing an Operations Plan for Database Mirroring
Lab : Designing a Database Mirroring Solution
• Selecting the Appropriate Mirroring Architecture • Designing Database Roles and Topology for Database Mirroring • Designing an Operations Plan • Evaluating Migration Options from Clustering to Mirroring • Evaluating Migration Options from Log Shipping to Mirroring • Comparing Mirroring with Clustering and Log Shipping
Module 6: Designing a Highly Available Solution Based on Replication
• Introduction to Designing a Replication Solution • Designing a Replication Solution • Designing a Replication Upgrade Strategy • Designing an Operations Plan for Replication
Lab : Designing a Highly-availability Solution Based on Replication
• Selecting the Appropriate Replication Architecture • Designing a Replication Solution • Designing an Operations Plan • Designing a Disaster Recovery Strategy By Using MERGE Replication • Designing a Disaster Recovery Strategy By Using TRANSACTIONAL Replication
Module 7: Combining High-availability Technologies
• Evaluating Weaknesses in Each High-availability Technology • Maximizing Availability by Combining High-availability Technologies
Lab : Combining High-availability Technologies
• Evaluating Weaknesses in High-availability Technologies • Maximizing Availability by Combining Technologies
Module 8: Documenting and Testing a High-availability Strategy
• Documenting High-availability Solutions • Creating a Test Plan for High-availability Solutions
Lab : Documenting and Testing a High-availability Strategy
• Documenting the High-availability Solution • Creating a Test Plan
Microsoft Course 2788A
Microsoft Certification Training Courses from ActiviaWe can provide training in Microsoft Certification at any of our seventeen centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices.
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