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Up and Running on SQL Server 2008 + Business Intelligence

Dates: Every Tuesday from 23/02/10 to 23/03/10.
Spring: Every Tuesday from 3/08/10 to 31/08/10.
Times: 6:00-9:00pm
Duration: 15 hrs (3hrs x 5 weeks)
Fees: $800
Venue: UTS, City campus - Jones St, Building 10

To secure a place in this short course, please complete an application form.

Please phone 9514-1806 / 9514-1861 for further details or email [email protected]

For more information, have a look at the UTS Programming Short Courses website.

A practical course for the ICT Industry utilizing the latest SQL Server 2008 developed by Microsoft. SQL Server 2008 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 2008. 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 2008
  • Develop and write code for SQL Server 2008
  • Implement Advanced Availability & Scalability features of SQL Server 2008
  • Implement Advanced indexing and Full-text search features
  • Design Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Design distributed applications using the Distributed Application Designer
  • Use SQL Server 2008 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 2008 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 2008 Architecture and Components
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Programming SQL Server 2008 with .NET
  • Enhancements to Transact-SQL
  • The XML Data Type and XQuery
  • SQL Server 2008 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 2008 for Developers

Session Date Time Topic Presenters


18:00 - 21:00 SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Andy Taslim , Jay Lin
2 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 T-SQL Enhancements Peter Gfader , Andy Taslim
3 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 High Availability Peter Gfader , Andy Taslim
4 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 CLR Integration Peter Gfader , Andy Taslim
5 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 Full-Text Search Peter Gfader , Andy Taslim

Part B: SQL Server 2008 for Business Intelligence (BI)

Session Date Time Topic Presenters


18:00 - 21:00 SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and creating a Data Warehouse Peter Gfader
2 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 Analysis Services (OLAP)Creating a Cube + Cube Issues Peter Gfader
3 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 Reporting Services Peter Gfader
4 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 The Best 3rd Party Cube Browsers Peter Gfader
5 Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00 Data Mining Peter Gfader

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 2008 and SQL Server 2008
  • 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 2008 and SQL Server 2008 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)


Previous Year's Courses


Adam Cogan
Jatin Valabjee
Eric Phan
Justin King
Peter Gfader