Welcome to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 System Administration Training Kit. This book provides you with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The contents of this book reflect the significant changes in the product from previous versions and provide a task-oriented discussion of all of the important features that SQL Server 2000 provides for database administrators.
Each chapter in this book is divided into lessons. Most lessons include hands-on procedures that allow you to practice or demonstrate a particular concept or skill. Each lesson ends with a short summary, and each chapter ends with a set of review questions to test your knowledge of the chapter material.
The "Getting Started" section of this introduction provides important setup instructions that describe the hardware and software requirements for completing the procedures in this book. Read through this section thoroughly before you start the lessons.