This book follows the newest iterations of the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) program for database administration courses using SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It provides the information and resources needed to prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) 70-444 exam for SQL Server 2005, and the 70-432 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exam for SQL Server 2008. Hands On Exercises and Certification Ready features are integrated with the accompanying Lab Manual throughout the chapters that enable them to reinforce what they've learned by completing various exercises. Business cases are presented to provide a real world perspective on how the information is used in the field. The book also includes a CD that enables students with exam practice and instant feedback. By following the exercises in this book, students will learn how to install and configure SQL Server, manage databases, implement security, troubleshoot SQL activity, and more.