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SQL Server 2008 R2 is a comprehensive database platform, consisting of components and management tools such as SQL Server Management Studio, Business Intelligence Development studio, and the SQL Server Database Engine. These tools allow administrators and developers to build and maintain software solutions, and perform required functions in a server environment. This course identifies SQL Server 2008 R2 components and management tools, and outlines the requirements for installing SQL Server 2008 R2. The steps required to complete a fresh installation of a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance and how to upgrade a SQL Server instance are also explored. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 exam number 70-432. Passing this exam will earn the learner the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance certification.
Professionals typically pursuing a career as a Database Administrator; individuals who don't work directly with SQL Server as part of their primary job but wish to show their breadth of technology experience, including developers and systems administrators.
One to two years of experience using SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, or two to three years of experience using a previous version of SQL Server