Microsoft - MCTS / MCITP Database Developer 2008



Only 6 Days



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26/9/2022 (Monday)


The course content has been updated to include the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 curriculum.

SQL Server 2008 delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organisation manage any data, any place, any time. Your data can be stored and accessed in your largest servers within the data centre all the way down to desktops and mobile devices, enabling you to have control over your data no matter where it is stored.

SQL Server 2008 delivers a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform for all your data needs.

During this Accelerated Learning course, students will learn how to implement tables and views, implement programmable objects, work with query fundamentals and apply additional query techniques. They will also learn how to work with additional SQL Server 2008 components. Students will also learn how to work with XML data and gather performance information. You will then focus on:

  • Designing a Database Strategy
  • Designing Database Tables
  • Designing Programming Objects
  • Designing a Transaction and Concurrency Strategy
  • Designing an XML Strategy
  • Designing Queries for Performance
  • Designing a Database for Optimal Performance

Candidate Profile:

Candidates for this certification are professionals who work in an enterprise-level organisation and designing and develop SQL Server applications.

This program is aimed to teach you and to test you on the following Microsoft accreditations:

  • MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
  • MCITP: Database Developer 2008

This blended-learning program employs outcome-based (Lecture | Lab | Review) delivery - that focuses on preparing you with the real-world skills required to obtain your certification and to hit the ground running in your career. Our Trainers are among the most senior consultants in the industry, affording each Firebrand Training student the benefit of many years of real-world development expertise - while being able to effectively translate complex technical theory into easily understood terms.

Seven reasons why you should sit your Database Developer course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Database Developer certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be Database Developer trained in record time
  2. Our Database Developer course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Database Developer first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Database Developer. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Database Developer faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Database Developer with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 125,505 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Database Developer courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


Firebrand Training provides thorough instructor-led training to ensure that you learn the fundamentals and obtain hands-on skills. You will emerge able to immediately apply your new knowledge in your career environment.

Course Content

The latest SQL Server 2008 R2 curriculum is now included. Firebrand Training's accelerated MCITP Database Developer 2008 course will teach you how to:

  • Create and alter tables.
  • Create and alter views.
  • Create and alter indexes.
  • Create and modify constraints.
  • Implement data types.
  • Implement partitioning solutions.
  • Create and alter stored procedures.
  • Create and alter user-defined functions (UDFs).
  • Create and alter DML triggers.
  • Create and alter DDL triggers.
  • Create and deploy CLR-based objects.
  • Implement error handling.
  • Manage transactions.
  • Query data by using SELECT statements.
  • Modify data by using INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements.
  • Return data by using the OUTPUT clause.
  • Modify data by using MERGE statements.
  • Implement aggregate queries.
  • Combine datasets.
  • Apply built-in scalar functions.
  • Implement subqueries.
  • Implement CTE (common table expression) queries.
  • Apply ranking functions.
  • Control execution plans.
  • Integrate Database Mail.
  • Implement full-text search.
  • Implement scripts by using Windows PowerShell and SQL Server Management Objects (SMOs).
  • Implement Service Broker solutions.
  • Track data changes.
  • Retrieve relational data as XML.
  • Transform XML data into relational data.
  • Query XML data.
  • Manage XML data.
  • Capture execution plans.
  • Gather trace information by using Profiler
  • Collect output from the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
  • Collect information from system metadata.
  • Identify which SQL Server components to use to support business requirements.
  • Design a database model.
  • Design a data model by using the Entity Framework.
  • Design an application strategy to support security.
  • Design a solution by using Service Broker.
  • Design a Full-Text Search strategy.
  • Identify the appropriate usage of new data types.
  • Design tables.
  • Design data integrity.
  • Design T-SQL stored procedures.
  • Design views.
  • Design T-SQL table-valued and scalar functions.
  • Design Common Language Runtime (CLR) table-valued and scalar functions.
  • Design CLR stored procedures, aggregates, and types.
  • Evaluate special programming constructs.
  • Design the locking granularity level.
  • Design for implicit and explicit transactions.
  • Design for concurrency.
  • Design XML storage.
  • Design a strategy to query and modify XML data.
  • Design a query strategy by using FOR XML.
  • Design a strategy to transform XML into relational data.
  • Optimize and tune queries.
  • Analyze execution plans.
  • Evaluate the use of row-based operations vs. set-based operations.
  • Optimize indexing strategies.
  • Design scalable database solutions.
  • Resolve performance problems by using plan guides.
  • Design a table and index compression strategy.
  • Design a table and index partitioning strategy.
  • Review

You will be prepared for, and sit the following Microsoft exam:

  • Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
  • Exam 70-451: PRO: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Exam Track

This course will prepare students for, and test them in the following Microsoft exams:

  • Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
  • Exam 70-451: PRO: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

What's Included


  • Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ISBN: 9780735625990
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-433): Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Database Development Book/DVD Package
    ISBN: 9780735626393

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 6232 AK - Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.


Students are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • At least one year of experience using SQL Server 2005 or higher in a live production environment
  • An understanding of T-SQL
  • Experience of database design

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 125,505 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.60% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"An intense but very rewarding experience. I have gained so much SQL Server 2008 knowledge in a such a short time, would recommend! Great Trainer!"
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"The instructor succeeded in delivering the course objectives."
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"The facilities were excellent, and matched by the delivery of the training. It was a hard week, but worth it, and enjoyable in the process."
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"This is the second time I have used Firebrand training to train for and achieve a Microsoft Certification, and Im very glad I used them again. The course exceeded my expectations with regards to curriculum and material delivery. Our instructor was knowledgeable, not just in Microsoft technologies, but what works and happens in the real world, which is ultimately why we are here. This has been yet another tough but enjoyable experience."
William Relf, 4Front Information Systems. (30/1/2012 (Monday) to 4/2/2012 (Saturday))

"I think the course was taught at a good pace, with adequate breaks and split well between teaching during the morning and afternoon before doing labs and measure-up questions in the late afternoon evening."
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