MCAD/MCSE/MCDBA Self-paced Training Kit: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 database design and implementation, exam 70-229

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Microsoft Press, 2003 - Computers - 815 pages

Learn how to deliver powerful database solutions using SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition—and prepare for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam—with this official Microsoft study guide. Work at your own pace through the lessons and hands-on exercises. And use the special exam-prep section and testing tool to measure what you know and where to focus your studies—before taking the actual exam. As you build the real-world expertise for designing data-driven business solutions, you're also preparing for MCP Exam 70-229—a core exam for MCDBA certification and a key elective on the MCSE, MCAD, and MCSD tracks.

Build the skills to:

  • Develop a logical data model
  • Create databases—files, objects, space management, and growth strategy
  • Use Transact-SQL and Data Transformation Services (DTS) to manipulate data; extract data in XML format
  • Program business logic using stored procedures, transactions, triggers, user-defined functions, and views
  • Optimize database performance by using SQL Profiler and the Index Tuning Wizard * Design a security plan—data access, object-level security, and application roles

Ready for the exam? Take practice tests on the CD.

Your kit includes:

  • Comprehensive self-paced study guide that maps to MCP exam goals and objectives
  • NEW—Test-readiness tool that generates timed, 50-question practice exams with automated scoring
  • NEW—More than 200 pages of exam prep and objective-by-objective review
  • Learn-by-doing exercises for skills you can apply to the job
  • 120-day evaluation version of SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Fully searchable eBook

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