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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Useful Links for the MCTS Exam

Useful links for further reading for the MCTS exam.

TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-432

Understanding and Managing the suspect_pages Table
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191301.aspx

Tablediff Utility
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms162843.aspx

How to Rebuild System Databases in SQL Server 2008
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/psssql/archive/2008/08/29/how-to-rebuild-system-databases-in-sql-server-2008.aspx

Rebuilding the SQL Server master database - Part 1
http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1531
Rebuilding the SQL Server master database - Part 2
http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1528

SQL Server 2005: View all permissions (2) - Explode the roles! second script works
http://consultingblogs.emc.com/jamiethomson/archive/2007/02/09/SQL-Server-2005_3A00_-View-all-permissions--_2800_2_2900_.aspx

Partitioned Table and Index Strategies Using SQL Server 2008
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd578580(SQL.100).aspx

Sql Server 2008 Geospatial Data Generator
http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/thepremiers/archive/2008/07/09/virtual-earth-gt-sql-server-2008-geospatial-data-generator.aspx

SQL Server Audit Action Groups and Actions
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280663.aspx

fn_get_audit_file (Transact-SQL)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280765(SQL.100).aspx

Giving Permissions through Stored Procedures
http://www.sommarskog.se/grantperm.html

Database Audit Specifications in SQL 2008
http://www.sqldbatips.com/showarticle.asp?ID=136

sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats (Transact-SQL)
includes the Using sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats in a script to rebuild or reorganize indexes
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188917.aspx

Allocation SQL Server Management Studio Add in
http://ssmsallocation.codeplex.com/

Internals Viewer for SQL Server
http://internalsviewer.codeplex.com/

SQL Server 2005 and 2008 - Backup, Integrity Check and Index Optimization
http://ola.hallengren.com/

XML Jumpstart Workbench
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/t-sql-programming/xml-jumpstart-workbench/

Replication Agent Security Model
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms151868.aspx

Script to indentifty big replication transactions
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/scripts/Replication/71730/

Using Secondary Servers for Query Processing
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189572.aspx

Database Mirroring in SQL Server 2005
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc917680.aspx

Monitoring SQL Server Database Mirroring with Email Alerts
http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1859

SQL Server Best Practices Article
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc917713.aspx

Alerting on Database Mirroring Events
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc966392.aspx

Installing SQL Server 2008 on a Windows Server 2008 Cluster Part 1 (Part 1 to Part 3)http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1687

SQL Server Perfmon Counters Poster
http://www.quest.com/documents/landing.aspx?id=11635&technology=34&prod=&prodfamily=&loc

Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server 2008
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd672789(v=sql.100).aspx

Isolation Levels in the Database Engine
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189122.aspx

Who did what?
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/scripts/Monitoring/62467/

Execution Plan Basics
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/performance/execution-plan-basics/

Performance Tuning
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/search/?q=joseph+sack

fn_trace_gettable (Transact-SQL)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188425.aspx

ClearTrace
http://www.scalesql.com/cleartrace/

XML Tutorial
http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.asp

XML Data Modification Language Workbench
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/t-sql-programming/xml-data-modification-language-workbench/

DDL Event Groups
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb510452.aspx

DDL Events
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb522542.aspx

Joe Celko The SQL Apprentice
http://joecelkothesqlapprentice.blogspot.com/

Sorting Months By Number (SQL Spackle)
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/T-SQL/71511/

Creating Your Own Custom Data Collections
http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mssql/article.php/3798221/Creating-Your-Own-Custom-Data-Collections.htm





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