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MCAD/MCSE/MCDBA 70-229 Exam Cram 2: Designing & Implementing Databases w/SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition


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  • Copyright 2005
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3106-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3106-7

The MCAD/MCSE/MCDBA 70-229 Exam Cram 2: Designing & Implementing Databases with SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition covers exactly what you need to know to pass the 70-229 exam. It is the ideal refresher that ensures readers cover the essentials and the ultimate complement guide for larger training guides, instructor-led classes or CBT training. This comprehensive reference guide also comes with the popular "Cram Sheet" tear card for your last minute cram sessions, and the accompanying CD includes a practice test engine powered by MeasureUp. You will also benefit from the community support at www.examcram2.com, which features industry news, study tips, practice exams, and discussion boards.

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Implementing the Physical Database

Implementing the Physical Database

Table of Contents



1. Database Development on SQL Server 2000.


    The Server and Its Components 

    The Exam 

    Knowing the New Features Found in SQL Server 2000 

    Other Relevant Exam Topics 

    SQL Server Product Implementation 

    Program Execution 

    The Query Analyzer 

    SQL Server Objects 

    The Master Database 

    The Msdb Database 

    The Tempdb Database 

    The Model Database 

    The Distribution Database 

    Objects Within a Database 

    Other Objects Found on the Server 

    Types of Data 

    Object Definitions 


    User Data 

    Numeric Data Types 

    Character Data Types 

    Binary Data Types 

    Specialty Data Types 

    User-Defined Data Types 

    Exam Prep Questions 

2. Creating a Logical Data Model.


    Data Modeling and Logical Data Design 

    Data Modeling 

    Modeling with the ER Data Model 

    Data Normalization 

    Data Normalization with Normal Forms 


    Relationships Between Entities 

    Identification of Relationships 

    One-To-One Relationship 

    One-To-Many Relationship 

    Many-to-Many Relationship 

    Exam Prep Questions 

3. Implementing the Physical Database.


    A Hardware Dialogue 

    Defining a SQL Server Database 

    The File System 

    Creating Files and Filegroups 

    File Placement for Performance and Reliability 

    Database Creation 

    Using a Collation Sequence 

    Altering Database Properties 

    Inside the Database 




    Stored Procedures 

    Users and Roles 



    User-Defined Data Types and Functions 

    Full-Text Catalogs 

    What's on the Table 

    Data Element Definition 

    Keys to Success 

    Using Cascade Action 

    Maintaining Order with Indexes 

    Room for Additions 

    Data Entry Using Defaults 

    Checks and Balances 

    Other Bits and Pieces 

    Trigger Utilization 

    Troubleshooting Failed Object Creation 

    Exam Prep Questions 

4. Advanced Physical Database Implementation.


    The Need for a More Complex Design 

    User Interaction Through Views 

    Getting a Better View 

    Utilizing Views 

    Indexed Views 

    Schema Binding 

    Partitioned Views 

    Operating-System Service Properties 

    Server Configuration Settings 

    Database Configuration Options 

    Settings for Automatic Actions 

    Moving the Cursor 

    Settings for Recovery 

    Set Coding Reaction with SQL Options 

    The State of the Server 

    Other Multiple Machine Database Implementations 

    Standby Servers and Log Shipping 

    Replicating Data 

    Replication Strategies 

    Types of Replication 

    Exam Prep Questions 

5. Retrieving and Modifying Data.


    Moving a Mountain of Data 

    Mass Movements of Data via BCP 

    Using Backup/Restore for More Than Recovery 

    Data Movement with Manipulation 

    Selecting Information from the Data 

    Narrowing the Scope of Data Retrieval 

    Conditional Filtering of Data 

    Putting It All in ORDER 

    Displaying Groups in Output 

    More Advanced Query Groups 

    Joining Multiple Sets of Data 

    Return Output Only When It Matches-Inner 

    Return Output Even When It Doesn't Match-Outer 

    Joining Everything to Everything-Crossing 

    Multiple Datasets-Unions 

    Adding and Modifying Data 

    Extensible Markup Language (XML) 

    Simplifying XML Use 

    Moving Data Using XML 

    Exam Prep Questions 

6. Programming Business Logic.


    Start with Data Analysis Prior to Coding 

    Making Data Presentable 

    Functions Make Data Work 

    Aggregate Collective Functions 

    Functions Used for Deviation and Variance 

    Checksum Operations

    Of Calendars and Clocks 

    Using Mathematical Functions in T-SQL 

    String It Up 

    Working with System-Level Functions 

    Information Schema Views 

    Providing the Orders to Be Followed 

    Coding with Variables 

    Setting and Using Variables 

    Server Provided Global Values 

    Document As You Go 

    Statement Blocks with BEGIN...END 

    Conditional Statements with IF...ELSE 

    Multiple Conditions with CASE 

    Loops in T-SQL 

    Traditional Data Processing 

    Converting Constructs to Code 

    Using Stored Procedures 

    Creating Stored Procedures 

    Results from Procedure Execution 

    True Customization with User-Defined Functions 

    Alternative Coding Mechanisms 

    Code Responses to Actions 

    Appropriate Use of INSTEAD OF Triggers 

    Exam Prep Questions 

7. Tuning and Optimizing Analysis.


    Information Gathering 

    Processes Operating in the Environment 

    External Tools Provided by the Operating System 

    Monitor Activity with the Profiler 

    Using Profiler Traces to Diagnose Locking 

    Trace Playback and Diagnosis 

    Query Optimization 

    The SQL Query Analyzer 

    Query Execution Plans 

    Reading Execution Plans 

    Execution Plan Caching and Sharing 

    Optimizer Hints 

    Exam Prep Questions 

8. Designing for Optimized Data Access.


    Concurrency and Locking 

    Controlling Lock Behavior 

    Controlling Business Logic Using Transactions 

    Data Access Using Stored Procedures 

    Optimization Through Design 

    Pointing an Index in the Right Direction 

    Clustered Indexes 

    Nonclustered Indexes 

    Index Maintenance over Time 

    Using the Index Tuning Wizard 

    Partitioned Views to Optimize Access 

    Indexing Views for Optimization 

    Maintaining the System to Get Back Performance 

    Stored Procedures Used for Maintenance 

    Problem Analysis Through Statistical Functions 

    Database Console Command (DBCC) 

    Exam Prep Questions 

9. Designing a Database Security Plan.


    The SQL Server Login/User Model 

    Using Security Roles 

    Defining Your Own Roles 

    Using Application Roles 

    Encryption Can Secure Definitions 

    Auditing User Activity 

    Security Audits 

    Statement Permissions 

    Object Permissions 

    Using Statement and Object Permissions 

    Using Views to Enhance Security 

    Stored Procedures Security Implementations 

    Controlling, Filtering, and Enforcing Data Access 

    Troubleshooting Security Issues 

    Dealing with Broken Ownership Chains 

    Exam Prep Questions 

10. Completing a Business System Design.


    SQL Server Supporting Applications 

    One- and Two-Tier Systems 

    Three- or More Tier Systems 

    Internet Application Architecture 

    SQL Server 2000 Back Office Integration 

    Third-Party Database Interactions 

    Data Replication 

    Very Large Database Applications 

    Coding for Distributed Data 

    A Brief Discussion on OLE-DB 


    Creating a Linked Server 

    SQL Server Automation of Processes 

    Job, Operator, Alert Integration 

    Jobs Perform Recurring Tasks 

    Operators Can Respond to Events 

    Alerts Inform Based on Events 

    Exam Prep Questions 

11. Practice Exam One.

12. Answers to Practice Exam One.

13. Practice Exam Two.

14. Answers to Practice Exam Two.

Appendix A. What's on the CD?

    Multiple Test Modes 

    Study Mode 

    Certification Mode 

    Custom Mode 

    Missed Question Mode 

    Non-Duplicate Mode 

    Question Types 

    Random Questions and Order of Answers 

    Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers 

    Attention to Exam Objectives 

    Installing the CD 

    Creating a Shortcut to the MeasureUp Practice Tests 

    Technical Support 

Appendix B. Need to Know More?




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