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SQL Server 2008 for Oracle DBA

Posted by denglishbi on February 9, 2010

I came across this site and wanted to share the information.  It really isn’t just for Oracle DBA’s and could be used for anyone that wants to learnNerd  I believe this information was all provided on a DVD that was handed out at the Microsoft BI Conference back in 2008.  NOTE: If you want to view these online you will need to install Silverlight, plus each module includes demonstrations.

SQL Server 2008 for Oracle DBA

This 15 modules, level 300 course provides students with the knowledge and skills to capitalize on their skills and experience as an Oracle DBA to manage a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 system. This workshop provides a quick start for the Oracle DBA to map, compare, and contrast the realm of Oracle database management to SQL Server database management.

To get an expert train this course for you in person,  please go to this site: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/syllabi/50068A.aspx.


Module 1: Database and Instanceimage
Module 2: Database Architecture
Module 3: Instance Architecture
Module 4: Data Objects
Module 5: Data Access
Module 6: Data Protection
Module 7: Basic Administration
Module 8: Server Management
Module 9: Managing Schema Objects
Module 10: Database Security
Module 11: Data Transport
Module 12: Backup and Recovery
Module 13: Performance Tuning
Module 14: Scalability and High Availability
Module 15: Monitoring

Business Benefits:

  • Save Time: Targeted at Oracle DBAs to provide shorter learning curve  to SQL Server.
  • Save Money: Re-train existing Oracle Professionals on SQL Server skills.
  • Do more: Increase productivity by supporting both databases at the same time with the same DBAs.

Technical Benefits:

  • Expand competency: Oracle DBAs can extend their skills to SQL Server.
  • Increase Marketability: Expand Oracle DBAs’ skill set on the most popular database in terms of unit deployed in the marketplace – SQL Server.
  • Better interoperability: DBAs can perform many operations that involves two databases such as schema transfer, data transfer, and database migration.

The nice thing about this is that you can download the videos and watch them later when you get the time or synch them up with your ZuneHot

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