Microsoft - MCTS / MCITP Database Developer 2008



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30.9.2024 (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.

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

  1. You'll be Database Developer trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 6-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your Database Developer course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Database Developer first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study Database Developer with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass the first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course the first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9 am – 5 pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day of quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn 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
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in the 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 over 135,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


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

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


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.


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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 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."
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"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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