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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases
 Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases
 

20462: ADMINISTERING MS SQL SERVER DATABASES

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COURSE OUTLINE

Full details of modules and topics covered in this five-day course

VERSIONS COVERED

This course covers 2014 versions

DURATION

This is a five-day training course structured into 32 modules

COURSE AIMS

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2014 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.
The secondary audience for this course is individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.
Attendees should also have:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Some experience with database design.

AUTHORISED MICROSOFT TRAINING COURSE

This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Plan and install SQL Server.
  • Describe system databases, the physical structure of databases, and the most common configuration options related to them.
  • Explain the concept of the transaction log and the SQL Server recovery models and implement different backup strategies that are available with SQL Server.
  • Back up SQL Server databases.
  • Restore SQL Server databases.
  • Import and export data by using wizards, the bulk copy utility, and data-tier applications.
  • Work with SQL Server security models, logins, users, and contained databases.
  • Work with server roles and database roles.
  • Use permissions to secure resources.
  • Use SQL Server audit and Transparent Data Encryption.
  • Work with SQL Server Agent to configure and execute jobs.
  • Implement SQL Server Agent security, proxy accounts, and credentials.
  • Configure database mail, alerts, and notifications.
  • Create database maintenance plans.
  • Use SQL Server Profiler, SQL Trace, and Distributed Relay.
  • Use Distributed Management Views and configure data collection.


CERTIFICATION

This course helps people to prepare for exam 70-462.


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MODULE 1:  Installing SQL Server 2014
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • SQL Server Services and Configuration Options
  • Considerations for Installing SQL Server
  • Installing SQL Server 2014
MODULE 2:  Lab : Installing SQL Server 2014
Topics covered:
  • Performing Pre-installation Stress Tests
  • Installing a SQL Server Instance
  • Performing Post-Installation Checks
MODULE 3:  Working with Databases
Topics covered:
  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Creating Databases
  • Using Database Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
  • Buffer Pool Extension
MODULE 4:  Lab : Creating and Configuring Databases
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Storage Pool
  • Adjusting tempdb Configuration
  • Creating and Configuring a Database
  • Attaching a Database
  • Using Buffer Pool Extension
MODULE 5:  SQL Server 2014 Recovery Models
Topics covered:
  • Backup Strategies
  • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
MODULE 6:  Lab : Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
Topics covered:
  • Planning a Backup Strategy
  • Configuring Recovery Models
  • Reviewing Recovery Models and Strategy
MODULE 7:  Backup of SQL Server 2014 Databases
Topics covered:
  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Working with Backup Options
MODULE 8:  Lab : Backing Up SQL Server Databases
Topics covered:
  • Investigating Backup Compression
  • Performing Transaction Log Backups
  • Performing Differential Backups
  • Performing Copy-Only Backups
  • Performing Filegroup Backups
MODULE 9:  Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases
Topics covered:
  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-in-Time Recovery
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
MODULE 10:  Lab : Restoring SQL Server Databases
Topics covered:
  • Determining a Restore Strategy
  • Restoring a Database
  • Using STANDBY Mode
MODULE 11:  Importing and Exporting Data
Topics covered:
  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-tier Applications
MODULE 12:  Lab : Importing and Exporting Data
Topics covered:
  • Importing an Excel Spreadsheet
  • Importing a CSV File
  • Creating and Testing an Extraction Package
  • Creating and Deploying a Data-tier Application
  • Comparing Loading Performance
MODULE 13:  Authenticating and Authorizing Users
Topics covered:
  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
  • Partially Contained Databases
MODULE 14:  Lab : Authenticating Users
Topics covered:
  • Creating Logins
  • Correcting an Application Login Issue
  • Creating Database Users
  • Correcting Access to a Restored Database
MODULE 15:  Assigning Server and Database Roles
Topics covered:
  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-defined Database Roles
MODULE 16:  Lab : Assigning Server and Database Roles
Topics covered:
  • Assigning Server Roles
  • Assigning Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating and Assigning User-defined Database Roles
  • Checking Role Assignments
MODULE 17:  Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Topics covered:
  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
MODULE 18:  Lab : Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Topics covered:
  • Assigning Schema-level Permissions
  • Assigning Object-level Permissions
  • Testing Permissions
MODULE 19:  Protecting Data by Using Encryption and Auditing
Topics covered:
  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Managing SQL Server Audit
  • Protecting Data by Using Encryption
MODULE 20:  Lab : Using Auditing and Encryption
Topics covered:
  • Determining Audit Configuration and Creating an Audit
  • Creating Server Audit Specifications
  • Creating Database Audit Specifications
  • Testing Audit Functionality
  • Using Transparent Data Encryption
MODULE 21:  Automating SQL Server 2014 Management
Topics covered:
  • Automating SQL Server Management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • Multi-Server Management
MODULE 22:  Lab : Automating SQL Server Management
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Job
  • Scheduling a Job
  • Troubleshooting a Failing Job
  • Creating a Multi-Server Job
MODULE 23:  Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
Topics covered:
  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Server Accounts
MODULE 24:  Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
Topics covered:
  • Troubleshooting Job Execution Failure
  • Resolving Security Issues
  • Performing Further Troubleshooting
MODULE 25:  Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
MODULE 26:  Lab : Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Database Mail
  • Implementing Notifications
  • Implementing Alerts
MODULE 27:  Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
Topics covered:
  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
MODULE 28:  Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
Topics covered:
  • Check Database Integrity by Using DBCC CHECKDB
  • Correcting Index Fragmentation
  • Creating a Database Maintenance Plan
  • Investigating Table Lock Performance
MODULE 29:  Tracing Access to SQL Server 2014
Topics covered:
  • Capturing Activity by Using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improving Performance by Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Working with Tracing Options
  • Distributed Replay
  • Monitoring Locks
MODULE 30:  Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server
Topics covered:
  • Capturing a Trace by Using SQL Server Profiler
  • Analyzing a Trace by Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Configuring SQL Trace
MODULE 31:  Monitoring SQL Server 2014
Topics covered:
  • Monitoring Activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
  • SQL Server Utility
MODULE 32:  Lab : Monitoring SQL Server
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Utility Control Point
  • Configuring a Health Policy
  • Configuring Instances for Data Collection
  • Working with Data Collector Reports

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