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MCTS 70-431 Exam Cram: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Exam


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  • Copyright 2007
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3588-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3588-1

The MCTS 70-431 Exam Cram is a must-have resource in your MCTS 70-431 exam preparation. The Exam Cram focuses on exactly what you need to know to get certified. This includes features like:

  • Complete coverage of all 70-431 exam objectives
  • Exam alerts, practice questions, notes, tips, sidebars, cautions, test-taking strategies, and time-saving tips
  • Access to MeasureUp practice questions and innovative testing software
  • The popular Cram Sheet tear card, giving you the key facts you should review before you enter the testing center
  • Insight from author Thomas Moore, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and SQL Server expert who has helped hundreds of students earn their SQL Server certifications

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Table of Contents


Self Assessment

Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005

  Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005

     Installation Requirements

     The Installation Process

     Installation Preparations

     Postinstallation Procedures

  Exam Prep Questions

     Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 2: Creating Database Objects

  Creating and Defining Databases

     Using T-SQL to Create and Alter a Database

     The Makeup of a Database

     Standard Views, Indexed Views, and Partitioned Views

     Miscellaneous SQL Server Objects

  Defining SQL Server Tables

     Using Types and Schemas

     Using Columns with Automated or Calculated Values

     Maintaining Order by Using Indexes

     Primary/Foreign Keys and Relationships

     Using Cascading Actions

     Using DML and DDL Triggers

     Partitioning Tables

     Creating Partitioned Tables

  SQL Server Programmability Objects

     Stored Procedures

     Creating CHECK Constraints

     Creating Your Own Functions

     English Query Capabilities with Full-Text Catalogs

     Objects with Security Context

  Exam Prep Questions

  Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 3: Implementing Database Objects

  Data Querying and Reporting

     Listing the Contents of a Table

     Making a Report More Presentable

     Querying a Sampling of the Data Stored

     Relating Data from Multiple Tables

     Applying Conditional Data Filtering

  Data Querying Using Full-Text Indexes

     Creating and Populating a Catalog

  Using System Tables and Views

     Getting Information from System Tables

     Information Retrieval from System Stored Procedures

     Using Dynamic Management Views and Other System Views

     Inserting Data

     Using UDT and the CLR to Control Data Input

     Using the CLR Within Stored Procedures

     Inserting Individual Records

     Using a Query to Insert Complete Recordsets

     Disabling Functionality During Data Insertion

  Changing What Is Already Stored

     Updating a Single Record

     Doing Updates That Affect Multiple Records

     Performing Transaction Processing

     Upgrading Data from Previous Releases of SQL Server

  Removing Unwanted Data

     Directly Removing Records from a Table

     Indirectly Removing Data from a Table

     Escalating Privileges to Allow Deletion

     Controlling Privileges by Using GRANT, DENY, and REVOKE

  Exam Prep Questions

  Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 4: Supporting the XML Framework

  Managing XML Data

     Newly Supported XML Features

     XML: The Basics

     The xml Data Type and Methods

     XML Method Interactions

  Other SQL Server XML Support

     Indexing XML Data

     Creating Primary and Secondary Indexes

     Native XML Web Service Support

  Exam Prep Questions

  Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 5: Data Consumption and Throughput

  Importing and Exporting Data

     Using the Bulk Copy Program (BCP)

     Using OPENROWSET for Importing Data

     Using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

  Implementing Service Broker

     Designing a Service

  Exam Prep Questions

  Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 6: Database Maintenance

  SQL Server 2005 Database Maintenance

     What’s New in SQL Server Maintenance?

  Performing Database Backups

     Recovery Models and Backups

     Recovery Models Using T-SQL

     Backup Types and Scenarios

     Setting the Options of a Backup

     Options of the T-SQL BACKUP Statement

  Restoring Data from a Backup

     Using the T-SQL RESTORE Statement

  Using Database Snapshots

     Creating and Deleting Database Snapshots

  Automating Maintenance with Job Scheduling

     Viewing Job Details and History

  Exam Prep Questions

  Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 7: Monitoring SQL Server Performance

  SQL Server Management Studio

  Monitoring and Recording Performance

     Using Activity Monitor for the Here and Now

     Management Studio: Log File Viewer

     Server-Maintained Information

  Using Windows System Monitor

  Using SQL Server Profiler

     Defining a Profiler Trace

     Using Profiler Traces to Diagnose Locking

     Trace Playback and Diagnosis

     Using Profiler to Gather a Workload

  Exam Prep Questions

  Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 8: Troubleshooting and Optimizing SQL Server

  Data Analysis and Problem Diagnosis

     Tuning the Operating System and Hardware

     Creating and Maintaining Statistics

     Locks, Blocks, and Deadlocks

  Tuning the Database Structure

     Indexing Strategies

     Data Partitioning Across Servers

     Using the DTA

  Server Configuration Maintenance

     Using the Database Console Command (DBCC)

     Setting Alerts to Automate Problem Identification

  Exam Prep Questions

  Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 9: Implementing High Availability

  High-Availability Solutions

     Implementing Log Shipping

     Using Database Mirroring

     Using Failover Clustering

  Using Replication

     Replication Strategies

     Types of Replication

     Elements of Replication

  Microsoft Analysis Services

  Exam Prep Questions

  Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Chapter 10: Practice Exam 1

  Exam Questions

Chapter 11: Answers to Practice Exam 1

Chapter 12: Practice Exam 2

  Exam Questions

Chapter 13: Answers to Practice Exam 2

Appendix A: Suggested Readings and Resources

Appendix B: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test

Appendix C: MeasureUp’s Product Features


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