Before attending this course, students must:
- Have experience reading user requirements and business-need documents. For example, development project vision/mission statements or business analysis reports.
- Have basic knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework, .NET concepts, and service oriented architecture (SOA).
- Be familiar with the tasks that application developers typically perform.
- Understand Transact-SQL syntax and programming logic.
- Be able to design a database to third normal form (3NF) and know the trade offs when backing out of the fully normalized design (denormalization) and designing for performance and business requirements in addition to being familiar with design models, such as Star and Snowflake schemas.
- Have basic monitoring and troubleshooting skills. Specifically, how to use SQL Profiler and dynamic management views.
- Have basic knowledge of the operating system and platform. That is, how the operating system integrates with the database, what the platform or operating system can do, and how interaction between the operating system and the database works.
- Have basic knowledge of application architecture. That is, how applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can do, how interaction between the application and the database works, and how the interaction between the database and the platform or operating system works.
- Know how to use a data modeling tool.
- Be familiar with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies.
- Have a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 credential - or equivalent experience.
In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed:
- Course MS2778, Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Transact-SQL.
- Course MS2779, Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database.
- Course MS2780, Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database.