6158 Updating Your SQL Server® 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008

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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2005 skills to SQL Server 2008.


After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the new features of SQL Server 2008.
  • Manage SQL Server 2008.
  • Optimize SQL Server 2008.
  • Secure a SQL Server 2008 Database.
  • Develop databases with SQL Server 2008.
  • Create and maintain highly available SQL Server 2008 databases.
  • Create and use a SQL Server 2008 data warehouse.
  • Use SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.
  • Use SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services.


This course is intended for experienced SQL Server 2005 developers and database administrators who want to upgrade their skills to SQL Server 2008.


Introduction to SQL Server 2008

  • The Evolution of SQL Server
  • Preparing for SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 Manageability Enhancements

  • Configuration Servers
  • Policy-Based Management

SQL Server 2008 Performance Enhancements

  • Managing Workloads with Resource Governor
  • Monitoring Performance with the Data Collector
  • Managing Performance with Plan Freezing

SQL Server 2008 Security Enhancements

  • Encrypting Databases
  • Auditing All Actions

SQL Server 2008 Database Development Enhancements

  • Developer Tool Enhancements
  • Data Type Enhancements
  • Working with Spatial Data

SQL Server 2008 Availability Enhancements

  • Always On Technologies
  • Transactional Peer-to-Peer Replication

SQL Server 2008 Data Warehousing Enhancements

  • ETL Enhancements
  • Using Partitioned Tables
  • Optimizing Data Storage

SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Enhancements

  • Reporting Services Architecture and Management
  • Authoring Reports
  • Report Processing and Rendering

SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Enhancements

  • Multidimensional Analysis with SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Data Mining with SQL Server Analysis Services

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 3 days
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