Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing for installation, part of SQL Server 2008 Essential Training.
If we're going to learn SQL Server then we need to have both SQL Server and all…the necessary tools to talk to it and administer it.…Now I'm going to imagine that you fall into one of the three categories here.…First is the idea that you're going completely from scratch.…You have nothing installed at all.…You have no existing SQL Server, anything.…Now way at the other end is the idea that you have everything already…installed successfully.…You not only have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database server to talk to, you also have…all the client tools installed and ready to go. SQL Server Management Studio,…SQL Server Configuration Manager, Books Online, all of that stuff.…
If so, you can actually just go skip ahead to the next section.…If you're someone in-between, say you know that you have a SQL Server database…you can get to but you have no management application yet, well, I'm going…to talk about going completely from scratch and you can just pick and choose…the bits that you need.…Now to be very specific about this, what we're going to do here is go through the…
- Using T-SQL (Transact-SQL)
- Managing databases with SQL Server Management Studio
- Understanding database normalization
- Using SELECT statements
- Building indexes
- Monitoring database size and integrity
- Backing up and restoring databases
- Creating functions and stored procedures
- Managing database permissions
- Creating and formatting reports
- Adding charts to reports
- Creating and executing a simple SSIS package
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
3. Tools and System Databases
SQL Server system databases2m 22s
4. Creating Databases
5. Importing Existing Data
6. Retrieving Data with SQL
7. Inserting and Updating Data
8. SQL Functions
9. Stored Procedures and Transactions
10. Core Administration Tasks
11. Backing Up and Restoring
12. Security Features
13. Reporting Services
14. Integration Services
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