SQL Server 2008 Administration: Real-World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-432 and 70-450)

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (May 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780470554203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470554203

eBook Description:

The ideal on-the-job reference guide for SQL Server 2008 database administrators

If you manage and administer SQL Server 2008 in the real world, you need this detailed guide at your desk. From planning to disaster recovery, this practical book explores tasks and scenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and shows you step by step how to handle them. Topics include installation and configuration, creating databases and tables, optimizing the database server, planning for high availability, and more.

And, if you’re preparing for MCTS or MCITP certification in SQL Server 2008 administration, this book is the perfect supplement to your preparation, featuring a CD with practice exams, flashcards, and video walkthroughs of the more difficult administrative tasks.

SQL Server 2008 Administration: Real-World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-432 and 70-450)

When I began writing this book, it became clear that we could cover the Microsoft objectives while still providing  a real-world reference for the technology. Each chapter is written to do more than simply cover exam objectives Рin fact, some chapters cover no direct objectives at all. The chapters always have real-world applications.

On the CD, I’ve included a video summary of the SQL language used in SQL Server known as Transact-SQL (T-SQL). The exams do not specify that you must know or master SQL to pass the exam; however, you are likely to encounter questions that assume basic SQL knowledge. Many books on the market cover SQL in greater depth and we did not feel that a general SQL Server administration book should be distracted by heavy coverage of the language.

The most important thing I can say about this book is this: This book is for SQL Server administrators and not programmers. If you’re a programmer who does not administer the SQL Server, you will get little value from this book; however, if you are an administrator who must support SQL Servers, this book can save your job and – at minimum – ease your administrative burden.

  • Delves into Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008, a rich set of enterprise-level database services for business-critical applications
  • Explores the skills you’ll need on the job as a SQL Server 2008 administrator
  • Shows you how to implement, maintain, and repair the SQL Server database, including bonus videos on the CD where the authors walks you through the more difficult tasks
  • Covers database design, installation and configuration, creating databases and tables, security, backup and high availability, and more
  • Supplements your preparation for MCTS and MCITP SQL Server 2008 certification with in-depth coverage of the skill sets required for certification, as defined by Microsoft
  • Uses hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios to keep what you’re learning grounded in the reality of the workplace

Make sure you’re not only prepared for certification, but also for your job as a SQL Server 2008 administrator, with this practical reference!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Author Info

Tom Carpenter, MCTS: SQL Server 2005, MCITP: SQL Server 2005, is the founder of and Senior Consultant for The Systems Education and Consulting Company (SysEdCo), a training and consulting firm located in central Ohio. He is the author of several books on technical topics, including networking infrastructure, database management, and VoIP.

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