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MCITP Administrator: Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Database Server Infrastructure Design Study Guide by David W. Tschanz, J. Steven Jones

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Chapter 8

Designing a Physical Database

MICROSOFT EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Modify an existing database design based on performance and business requirements.
    • Ensure that a database is normalized.
    • Allow selected denormalization for performance purposes.
    • Ensure that the database is documented and diagrammed.
  • Design tables.
    • Decide if partitioning is appropriate.
    • Specify primary and foreign keys.
    • Specify column data types and constraints.
    • Decide whether to persist computed columns.
    • Specify physical location of tables, including filegroups and a partitioning scheme.
  • Design filegroups.
    • Design filegroups for performance.
    • Design filegroups for recoverability.
    • Design filegroups for partitioning.
  • Design index usage.
    • Design indexes ...

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