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    70-431 Live Document

    This document is inteded to server as a review tool for 70-431.I will add information each day and you are invited to post any suggestions or comments.

    List of Objectives

    Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005 

    Install SQL Server 2005.

    • Verify prerequisites.
    • Upgrade from an earlier version of SQL Server.
    • Create an instance.

    Configure SQL Server 2005 instances and databases.
    Configure log files and data files.
    Configure the SQL Server DatabaseMail subsystem for an instance.
    Choose a recovery model for the database.
    Configure SQL Server security.
    Configure server security principals.
    Configure database securables.
    Configure encryption.
    Configure linked servers by using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
    Identify the external data source.
    Identify the characteristics of the data source.
    Identify the security model of the data source.
    Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery 
    Implement database mirroring.
    Prepare databases for database mirroring.
    Create endpoints.
    Specify database partners.
    Specify a witness server.
    Configure an operating mode.
    Implement log shipping.
    Initialize a secondary database.
    Configure log shipping options.
    Configure a log shipping mode.
    Configure monitoring.
    Manage database snapshots.
    Create a snapshot.
    Revert a database from a snapshot.
    Supporting Data Consumers
    Retrieve data to support ad hoc and recurring queries.
    Construct SQL queries to return data.
    Format the results of SQL queries.
    Identify collation details.
    Manipulate relational data.
    Insert, update, and delete data.
    Handle exceptions and errors.
    Manage transactions.
    Manage XML data.
    Identify the specific structure needed by a consumer.
    Retrieve XML data.
    Modify XML data.
    Convert between XML data and relational data.
    Create an XML index.
    Load an XML schema.
    Implement an HTTP endpoint.
    Create an HTTP endpoint.
    Secure an HTTP endpoint.
    Implement Service Broker components.
    Create services.
    Create queues.
    Create contracts.
    Create conversations.
    Create message types.
    Send messages to a service.
    Route a message to a service.
    Receive messages from a service.
    Import and export data from a file.
    Set a database to the bulk-logged recovery model to avoid inflating the transaction log.
    Run the bcp utility.
    Perform a Bulk Insert task.
    Import bulk XML data by using the OPENROWSET function.
    Copy data from one table to another by using the SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) Import and Export Wizard.
    Manage replication.
    Distinguish between replication types.
    Configure a publisher, a distributor, and a subscriber.
    Configure replication security.
    Configure conflict resolution settings for merge replication.
    Monitor replication.
    Improve replication performance.
    Plan for, stop, and restart recovery procedures.
    Maintaining Databases
    Implement and maintain SQL Server Agent jobs.
    Set a job owner.
    Create a job schedule.
    Create job steps.
    Configure job steps.
    Disable a job.
    Create a maintenance job.
    Set up alerts.
    Configure operators.
    Modify a job.
    Delete a job.
    Manage a job.
    Manage databases by using Transact-SQL.
    Manage index fragmentation.
    Manage statistics.
    Shrink files.
    Perform database integrity checks by using DBCC CHECKDB.
    Back up a database.
    Perform a full backup.
    Perform a differential backup.
    Perform a transaction log backup.
    Initialize a media set by using the FORMAT option.
    Append or overwrite an existing media set.
    Create a backup device.
    Back up filegroups.
    Restore a database.
    Identify which files are needed from the backup strategy.
    Restore a database from a single file and from multiple files.
    Choose an appropriate restore method.
    Move a database between servers.
    Choose an appropriate method for moving a database.
    Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server Performance
    Gather performance and optimization data by using the SQL Server Profiler.
    Start a new trace.
    Save the trace logs.
    Configure SQL Server Profiler trace properties.
    Configure a System Monitor counter log.
    Correlate a SQL Server Profiler trace with System Monitor log data.
    Gather performance and optimization data by using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
    Build a workload file by using the SQL Server Profiler.
    Tune a workload file by using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
    Save recommended indexes.
    Monitor and resolve blocks and deadlocks.
    Identify the cause of a block by using the sys.dm_exec_requests system view.
    Terminate an errant process.
    Configure SQL Server Profiler trace properties.
    Identify transaction blocks.
    Diagnose and resolve database server errors.
    Connect to a nonresponsive server by using the dedicated administrator connection (DAC).
    Review SQL Server startup logs.
    Review error messages in event logs.
    Monitor SQL Server Agent job history.
    Identify the cause of a failure.
    Identify outcome details.
    Find out when a job last ran.
    Gather performance and optimization data by using DMVs.        
    Creating and Implementing Database Objects
    Implement a table.
    Specify column details.
    Specify the filegroup.
    Assign permissions to a role for tables.
    Specify a partition scheme when creating a table.
    Specify a transaction.
    Implement a view.
    Create an indexed view.
    Create an updateable view.
    Assign permissions to a role or schema for a view.
    Implement triggers.
    Create a trigger.
    Create DDL triggers for responding to database structure changes.
    Identify recursive triggers.
    Identify nested triggers.
    Identify transaction triggers.
    Implement functions.
    Create a function.
    Identify deterministic versus nondeterministic functions.
    Implement stored procedures.
    Create a stored procedure.
    Recompile a stored procedure.
    Assign permissions to a role for a stored procedure.
    Implement constraints.
    Specify the scope of a constraint.
    Create a new constraint.
    Implement indexes.
    Specify the filegroup.
    Specify the index type.
    Specify relational index options.
    Specify columns.
    Specify a partition scheme when creating an index.
    Disable an index.
    Create an online index by using an ONLINE argument.
    Create user-defined types.
    Create a Transact-SQL user-defined type.
    Specify details of the data type.
    Create a CLR user-defined type.
    Implement a full-text search.
    Create a catalog.
    Create an index.
    Specify a full-text population method.

    Implement partitions



    Manage Statistics

    You can create, update or drop statistics in SQL Server 2005 using the T-SQL statements CREATE STATISTICS, UPDATE STATISTICS and DROP STATISTICS.

    Cristian Andrei Lefter, SQL Server MVP
    MCTS, MCITP - Database Administrator SQL Server 2005
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