Module 0: Introduction Course 6231A This introduction module provides students with an overview of the course content materials and logistics for Course 6231A, Maintaining a Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Database . Required materials To teach this course, you need the following materials: Course Handbook Course Companion C Trainer materials including: Trainer Preparation Guide Microsoft Office PowerPoint® files for this course Microsoft Virtual PC/Server Classroom Setup Guide Virtual machines for the course Latest error logs for the course Important It is recommended that you use PowerPoint 2002 or a later version to display the slides for this course. If you use PowerPoint Viewer or an earlier version of PowerPoint, all the features of the slides might not be displayed correctly. Preparation tasks To prepare for this course, you must follow and complete the tasks outlined in the Trainer Preparation Guide. Presentation: 20 minutes
Module 0: Introduction Course ####y Welcome students to the course and introduce yourself. Provide a brief overview of your background to establish credibility. Ask students to introduce themselves and provide their backgrounds, product experience, and expectations of the course. Record student expectations on a whiteboard or flip chart that you can reference during class.
Module 0: Introduction Course ####y Tell Students that the two critical course components are the Course Handbook and the Course Companion CD. Mention that while the Course Handbook is primary resource for in-class learning, they can use the Course Companion CD for additional reference within the class and outside the class. Additional Information on the Course Handbook : Course Handbook –The handbook enhances the learning experience through: Lessons: Include various types of topics based on the content type to be taught: Lecture, Demonstration, Multimedia, and Discussion. Guide you through the learning objectives and provide the key points that are critical to the success of the in-class learning experience. Labs: Provide a platform for students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the module. The labs provide a real-world experience with scenario-driven exercises, tasks, and high-level steps. Module Reviews and Takeaways: Provide improved on-the-job reference material that includes only the most effective and up-to-date troubleshooting tips and best practice recommendations our industry has to offer. This information helps students to recall and synthesize troubleshooting tips for the common issues as a way to boost knowledge/skills retention. Lab Answer Keys: Provide step-by-step lab solution guidance at your finger tips when it’s needed. These are included in the appendix of the handbook. Additional Information on the Companion CD: Course Companion CD - The CD provides the full course content with: Lessons: Include detailed information for each topic in addition to the content in the Course Handbook. Labs: Include complete lab exercise information and answer keys to use during lab time Resources: All resources are sorted and categorized into five sections: Microsoft Learning, TechNet and MSDN content, Knowledge Base, Books, Communities, and Tools, Reviews and Takeaways Review Questions and Answers. Student Course Files: Include the Allfiles.exe, a self-extracting executable file that contains the files required for the labs/demonstrations or performing the lab exercises outside the class.
Module 0: Introduction Course ####y Explain how you intend for students to use the Course Handbook in the class and the Course Companion CD within the class and outside the class. Explain that during the lecture, the students can refer to the Course Handbook as it contains all the critical technical information they need in a crisp, tightly-focused format, which is just right for effective in-class learning experience. Mention that this format will maintain the student’s undivided attention in the class. Mention that the content on the CD supplementing the Course Handbook provides an opportunity for extended self-oriented learning beyond the classroom. Mention that that they can refer to the digital content on the companion CD during the lab time, during breaks, and whenever you feel appropriate. As a recommendation, it is preferred that the students do not refer to the CD content during the lecture time. This will again help maintain the student’s undivided attention in the class. Demonstrate how to open the Course Companion CD and how to navigate the companion content structure.
Module 0: Introduction Course 6231A Explain the class hours, extended building hours for labs, parking, restroom location, meals, phones, message posting, and where smoking is or is not allowed. Let students know if your facility has Internet access that is available for them to use during class breaks. Also, make sure that the students are aware of the recycling program if one is available.
Module 0: Introduction Course 6231A Explain the Microsoft Learning program and present the list of additional recommended courses. Refer students to the Microsoft Learning Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/ for information about curriculum paths
Module 0: Introduction Course 6231A Inform students about the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program, any certification exams that are related to this course, and the various certification options.
Module 0: Introduction Course 6231A Describe the audience and the prerequisites for this course. This is an opportunity for you to identify students who may not have the appropriate background or experience to attend this course. Describe the course objectives.
Module 0: Introduction Course 6231A Briefly describe each module and what students will learn. Be careful not to go into too much detail because the course is introduced in detail in Module 1. Explain how this course will meet students’ expectations by relating the information that is covered in individual modules to their expectations.
Module 0: Introduction Course 6231A Schema Diagrams for the database can be found here: http://www.codeplex.com/MSFTDBProdSamples/Wiki/View.aspx?title=AWSchemaDiag&referringTitle=Home
Module 0: Introduction Course 6231A Tell students that they will be using Microsoft Virtual Server to perform the labs. Describe the virtual machine lab environment. Briefly describe the names and roles of the 6 virtual machines that students will be using for the lab exercises. Explain that the course files (lab files required for performing the labs) are located in the folder c:Program FilesMicrosoft Learning 6231 DrivesLabfiles on the student computers. Explain that all student computers have the same configurations.
Module 0: Introduction Course ####y Note to the Developer: Optional Topic. If the course doesn’t use Virtual Server, this topic is not necessary. Delete this note when slide is completed.
Module 0: Introduction Course ####y Note to the Developer: Retain this slide only if your course is using MSL Lab Launcher and delete this note when slide is completed.
Course 6231A Maintaining a Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Database
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Course Material http:// www.microsoft.com /learning/ Lessons Labs Module Reviews and Takeaways Lab Answers A succinct classroom learning guide that provides critical technical information to optimize your in-class learning experience. Online Resources Student Course Files Searchable, easy-to-navigate digital content with integrated premium on-line resources designed to supplement the Course Handbook. Course Handbook Course Companion CD
How to Use the Course Material http://www.microsoft.com/learning/
Use the handbook content as the primary resource for reference during the class.
Use the troubleshooting tips and best practices in the Module Reviews and Takeaways section as on-the-job references.
During the class, refer to the Companion CD while performing labs or as suggested by the instructor.
Use the CD as your extended learning resource on the job.
Microsoft Learning http://www.microsoft.com/learning/ Course 6231A: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Course 6232A: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Course 2778A: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
Microsoft Certification Program http://www.microsoft.com/learning/ Exam number and title Core exam for the following track 70-432: Microsoft SQL Server 2008—Implementation and Maintenance Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 70-433: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator
In the labs throughout this course, you will work for Adventure Works.
As you complete the labs, you will maintain SQL Server 2008.
Adventure Works Bicycle Manufacturing Company
Setup Virtual machine Used as: 6231A-NY-SQL-01
SQL Server for Adventure Works
Server used to install SQL Server 2008
DC for Adventure Works Remote Location
SQL Server for Remote Location
SQL Server for Remote Location
SQL Server for Remote Location
Demonstration: Using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 with SP1 Help the students to familiarize with the Virtual Server environment in which they will work to complete the course’s labs In this demonstration, you will learn how to:
Connect to the Virtual Server Administration Web site.
Configure the virtual machine settings by using the Virtual Server Administration Web site.
Connect to a virtual machine using the Virtual Machine Remote Control Client.
Shut down a virtual machine without saving any changes.
Demonstration: Using MSL Lab Launcher and Virtual Server The MSL Lab Launcher provides a single console through which all virtual machines in this course can be launched and accessed. All virtual machines will launch at a preconfigured date which allows us to by pass the need for activation. In this demonstration, you will learn how to: