Certificate in SQL Server 2008

How It Works

  1. 1. Select Certification & Register
  2. 2. Receive Online e-Learning Access (LMS)
  3. 3. Take exam online anywhere, anytime
  4. 4. Get certified & Increase Employability

Test Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • No. of questions: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50, Passing marks: 25 (50%).
  • There is NO negative marking in this module.
  • Online exam.

Benefits of Certification

$49.00 /-
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Vskills SQL Server 2008 certification assesses the candidate for a company’s SQL Server 2008 related software development and maintenance needs. The certification tests the candidates on various areas in SQL Server 2008 which include knowledge of syntax and semantics of T-SQL, usage of triggers, UDFs and stored procedures and interfacing with XML.

Why should one take this certification?

This certification is intended for professionals and graduates wanting to excel in their chosen areas. It is also well suited for those who are already working and would like to take certification for further career progression.

Earning Vskills SQL Server 2008 Certification can help candidate differentiate in today's competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities by displaying their advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential.

Who will benefit from taking this certification?

Job seekers looking to find employment in website and web application development and maintenance department of various companies, students generally wanting to improve their skill set and make their CV stronger and existing employees looking for a better role can prove their employers the value of their skills through this certification.

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Companies that hire SQL Server 2008 Professionals

SQL Server 2008 professionals are in great demand. Companies specializing in Integration Services are constantly hiring knowledgeable professionals. Various banks, telecom and IT companies also need SQL Server 2008 professionals for application development, maintenance and data analysis and reporting using SQL Server 2008.

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  • SQL Server Versions
  • SQL Server Components
  • New Features
  • SQL Server Files


  • System requirements
  • Installation Overview
  • Selecting Instance
  • Authentication Mode
  • Service Accounts
  • Collation
  • Installation Steps
  • Upgrading SQL Server
  • Built-In Databases

SQL Server Tools

  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • SQL Server Configuration Manager
  • Query Editor
  • sqlcmd

Database Design

  • Design Objective
  • Design Process
  • Keys and Relationships
  • E-R Diagram
  • Integrity Rules
  • Normalization
  • Data Types

SQL Operations

  • Constraints
  • DDL commands
  • Queries
  • Joins
  • Subqueries
  • Correlated queries
  • Table Expressions
  • The APPLY Operator
  • DML commands


  • Index Types
  • Create, Drop and alter index
  • Index Performance
  • Index Optimization

Stored Procedures and UDF

  • UDF and their types
  • Stored procedures and create procedure


  • Block of Statements
  • Data Types
  • Variables
  • Flow Control
  • Error Handling
  • Pivoting
  • Ranking functions
  • Powershell


  • Transactions
  • Locking
  • Isolation Levels
  • Row Versioning


  • Create and execute triggers
  • DDL Trigger
  • DML Trigger


  • Partitioning
  • Indexing

Performance Tuning

  • Degrading Factors
  • Monitoring Performance
  • SQL Server Profiler
  • Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Resource Governor


  • XML Basics
  • Store and retrieve XML documents
  • XQuery Methods


  • Security Basics
  • Roles
  • Schemas
  • Authorization
  • Authentication


  • Declarative Management Framework
  • Maintenance Plan Wizard
  • Backup
  • Recovery
  • Database Availability


  • Understanding the concepts of RDBMS
  • Describing the various SQL Server Versions, it’s components and new features
  • Explaining the files utilized by SQL Server


  • Detailing the steps for SQL Server installation with background on system requirements, an overview of installation
  • Understanding the basics of selecting instance, authentication mode, service accounts and collation
  • Elucidating the SQL Server installation steps
  • Explaining the steps for upgrading SQL Server and basics of built-in databases

SQL Server Tools

  • Illustrating various SQL Server tools like SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Configuration Manager, Query Editor and Sqlcmd

Database Design

  • Describing the various aspects and basics of database design like the concept of RDBMS, objective for design and it’s process, details on keys and relationships, knowledge of E-R Diagram, integrity rules, normalization and various data types in SQL Server 2008

SQL Operations

  • Detailing the various constraints in an RDBMS like integrity and referential, describing the DDL commands, concept and usage of queries, joins and need and syntax of EXISTS, INTERSECT and EXCEPT operator
  • Understanding subqueries, correlated queries, various table expressions and usage of The APPLY Operator and various DML commands


  • Describing the various types of index and process to create, drop and alter index
  • Explaining the index performance and need for index optimization

Stored Procedures and UDF

  • Detailing UDF and their types along with stored procedures and usage of create procedure


  • Explaining the basics of Transact-SQL (or T-SQL) with coverage of block of statements, data types, variables, flow control, error handling, pivoting, ranking functions and Powershell


  • Describing the utility of concurrency as applicable to SQL Server 2008 by explaining transactions, locking, isolation levels and row versioning


  • Detailing the process of using create and execute triggers, DDL Trigger and DML Trigger


  • Understanding the need of partitioning and indexing for optimizing SQL server 2008

Performance Tuning

  • Illustrating the factors which degrade performance, SQL Server tools for monitoring performance, usage of SQL Server Profiler, database engine tuning advisor and resource governor


  • Describing the basics of XML, techniques in SQL Server to store and retrieve XML documents and usage of XQuery Methods


  • Explaining the basics of security as applicable to SQL Server 2008, usage of roles, schemas, authorization and authentication


  • Detailing the ease of administration of SQL Server by using Declarative Management Framework (DMF) and maintenance plan wizard
  • Understanding the techniques of backup, recovery and database availability for SQL Server

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