MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation & Maintenance

Validate your skills in maintaining SQL Server 2008 environments and ensuring reliability with this globally recognised Microsoft certification.

SQL Server 2008 aims to minimise downtime for users through key features that improve the availability of servers and databases. These features include database mirroring, log shipping, replication and failover clusters.

This Skillsoft course will train you in everything you need to know to pass the exam for the MCTS certification. You'll need to sit this exam separately.

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Price: $1,200 AUD

At a glance

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Career Opportunities
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Professional processing applications built on SQL Server 2008

Globally recognised





Course length
5 weeks
Study mode



Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

MCTS exam 70-432 (by external provider)
Start date

Enrol anytime.


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What you'll learn

You'll learn how to:

  • Install, configure and troubleshoot SQL Server 2008
  • Create a database in SQL Server Management Studio
  • Implement encryption in SQL Server 2008
  • Shrink, expand, detach and move databases
  • Manage tables, indexes and data in SQL Server 2008
  • Monitor and tune SQL Server 2008 performance
  • Backup and restore a SQL Server 2008 database

Course structure

7 units

  • Installation
  • Instance and database configuration
  • Database management
  • Data management
  • Database monitoring and performance
  • Backups, restores and database snapshots
  • High availability and disaster recovery

Skillsoft's MCTS certification training will fully prepare you for the MCTS exam 70-432.

Please note that the MCTS exam is held by an external provider.

Support and delivery

Skillsoft & SEEK Learning partnership

SEEK Learning provides training from Skillsoft, the premier global provider of IT e-learning courseware.

Skillsoft does not generally offer courses directly to individuals, but our partnership enables us to exclusively offer MCTS training directly to you.


Certification is awarded by Microsoft and is globally recognised. 

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  • Enrol in a few steps
  • Receive access to the course by email
  • Support is available as you study

Price: $1,200 AUD