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COMPLETED: See the current UTS course .

Dates: Every Tuesday from 29/08/06 to 26/09/06
Times: 6:00-9:00pm
Duration: 15 hrs (3hrs x 5 weeks)
Fees: $800
Venue: City campus - Jones St, Building 10, Level 3, Room 210

A practical course for the ICT Industry utilizing the latest SQL Server 2005 developed by Microsoft. SQL Server 2005 provides .NET integration and XML support as well as a wealth of programming enhancements. The improved security is a feature of this release. This course provides attendees with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of new features provided by SQL Server 2005. It provides a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills.

On completion of this course, students should have the skills to:

  • Decide whether to migrate to SQL Server 2005
  • Develop and write code for SQL Server 2005
  • Implement Advanced Availability & Scalability features of SQL Server 2005
  • Implement Advanced indexing and Full-text search features
  • Design Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Design distributed applications using the Distributed Application Designer
  • Use SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
  • Use the Business Intelligence Development Studio to develop BI database objects
  • Use SQL Server Management Studio to operate and maintain BI database objects
  • Use Business Intelligence Development Studio for designing and debugging BI applications
  • Understand that SQL Server 2005 provides many options to deviate from generic database design, by eliminating or virtualizing different components

This course has a particular emphasis on real world applications and skills. Topics covered include:

  • SQL Server 2005 Architecture and Components
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Programming SQL Server 2005 with .NET
  • Enhancements to Transact-SQL
  • The XML Data Type and XQuery
  • SQL Server 2005 High Availability & Scalability features
  • Security Features & Improvements
  • ADO.NET 2.0
  • SQL Server Service Broker
  • Developing client applications
  • SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio
  • Other BI tools such as DTS, Analysis Services OLAP, Analysis Services Data Mining and Reporting Services

Session Dates

Part A: SQL Server 2005 for Developers

Session Date Time Topic Presenters


18:00 - 21:00 SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Tim Kremer, Andrew Weaver
2 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 T-SQL Enhancements Tim Kremer, Andrew Weaver
3 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 High Availability David Klein, Marten Ataalla
4 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 CLR Integration Adrian Foyn, David Klein
5 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 Full-Text Search Edward Forgacs

Part B: SQL Server 2005 for Business Intelligence (BI)

Session Date Time Topic Presenters


18:00 - 21:00 SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and creating a Data Warehouse Adam Cogan, David Klein
2 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 Analysis Services (OLAP)Creating a Cube + Cube Issues Geoff Orr, David Klein
3 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 Reporting Services Adam Cogan, David Klein
4 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 The Best 3rd Party Cube Browsers Adam Cogan, David Klein
5 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 Data Mining Adam Cogan, David Klein

System Requirements*

* Systems will be provided during the demonstrations that have all necessary software installed.


  • Bring a USB Key so you can back up your solution to take home from the labs
  • We supply a VMWare image on DVD  which is running Windows XP Pro, Visual Studio .NET 2005 and SQL Server 2005
  • You need a DVD ROM
  • You need a Pentium 4 with 1GB RAM or more
  • You need VMWare player (Free from VMWare Player Home )
  • (You are welcome to install VS.NET 2005 and SQL Server 2005 but we don't provide any support (support is provided for the VMWare image)

Instructions for Students: How to log in

  1. From the "Session Menu" on the login screen, choose the "Windows XP.NET" session
  2. Type in your username and password. Your vmware image (session) will start automatically. (You can also start it manually by running the command vmware from a terminal window)


Adam Cogan
Jatin Valabjee
Eric Phan