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Develop the skill you need in the real world.
Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical book. Using a "Year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at SQL Server 2005 database administration, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. This valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of SQL Server 2005 administration, including:
Installing and configuring SQL Server
High availability and disaster recovery
Maintenance and automation
Monitoring and troubleshooting
An Invaluable study tool
This no-nonsense book also maps to the common tasks and objectives for Microsoft's MCTS SQL Server TM 2005 Implementation and Maintenance exam (70-431). So whether you're preparing for certification or seeking practical skills to break into the field, you'll find the instruction you need, including:
Upgrading from a previous version of SQL Server
Configuring an operating mode
Restoring a database
Creating a Transact-SQL user-defined type
Using Windows® System Monitor to Monitor performance
THE STREET SMARTS SERIES is designed to help current or sparing IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.
About the Author
Joseph L. Jorden
(MCP, MCSE, MCTS) is the Lead Developer for Jelly Belly Candy Company where he spends a great deal of his time developing database applications and assisting the DBA with SQL Server administration tasks. Joseph was one of the first 100 people to achieve the MCSE+I certification from Microsoft, one of the first 2,000 people to earn the MCSE certification on Windows 2000 and he is a charter member of the MCTS certification program. Joseph also spent a few years as an MCT during which time he taught Microsoft Official Curriculum courses about SQL Server 6.5, 7.0, and 2000. He has spoken at PASS conferences and Comdex about SQL Server and other computing subjects. Joseph has also written a number of articles for various publications, and he has written and tech edited several books for Sybex, most of them on the subject of SQL Server.