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Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
 Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
 

20465: DESIGNING A DATA SOLUTION - SQL SERVER 2014

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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 24 modules

COURSE AIMS

The focus of this five-day instructor-led course is on planning and implementing enterprise database infrastructure solutions by using SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft technologies. It describes how to consolidate SQL Server workloads, work with both on-premises and Windows Azure cloud-based solutions, and how to plan and implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for database professionals who need who plan, implement, and manage database solutions. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing database infrastructure.
  • Planning and implementing consolidation strategies.
  • Implementing SQL Server in on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT scenarios.
  • Planning and implementing high availability solutions.
  • Planning and implementing disaster recovery solutions.

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • At least 2 years' experience of working with relational databases, including:
  • Planning and implementing databases
  • Managing databases
  • Querying with Transact-SQL
  • Some basic knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery
  • Some basic knowledge of Windows Azure technologies and concepts around cloud computing

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:

  • Assess an existing enterprise environment.
  • Plan and implement Policy-Based Management.
  • Describe the considerations for consolidating workloads with SQL Server 2014.
  • Describe considerations for including SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud.
  • Use Windows Azure storage with SQL Server 2014.
  • Implement and configure databases in Windows Azure SQL Database.
  • Implement and configure databases in Windows Azure virtual machines.
  • Describe high availability technologies in SQL Server 2014 and implement log shipping.
  • Describe Windows Server Failover Clustering and Implement an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance.
  • Implement an Always On Availability Group.
  • Plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Plan and implement database replication.


CERTIFICATION

This course helps people prepare for exam 70-465.


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MODULE 1:  Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture
Topics covered:
  • Considerations for Enterprise Data
  • Assessing an Existing Infrastructure
MODULE 2:  Lab : Assessing an Existing Enterprise Data Infrastructure
Topics covered:
  • Using the MAP Toolkit
  • Reviewing MAP Toolkit Reports
MODULE 3:  Multi-Server Configuration Management
Topics covered:
  • Policy-Based Management
  • Microsoft System Center
MODULE 4:  Lab : Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management
Topics covered:
  • Planning a Policy-Based Management Strategy
  • Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Testing Policy Compliance
MODULE 5:  Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014
Topics covered:
  • Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  • Managing Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure
MODULE 6:  Lab : SQL Server Consolidation
Topics covered:
  • Preparing for Database Consolidation
  • Managing Resources for an Instance of SQL Server
  • Managing Resources for Multiple Instances on a Windows Server
MODULE 7:  Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
Topics covered:
  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • SQL Server in a Private Cloud
MODULE 8:  Lab : Preparing a SQL Server Installation in a Virtual Machine Template
Topics covered:
  • Creating a prepared Instance
  • Completing a prepared Instance
MODULE 9:  Introduction to Windows Azure
Topics covered:
  • Windows Azure Overview
  • Windows Azure Storage
MODULE 10:  Lab : Using Windows Azure
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Windows Azure Storage Account
  • Backing Up a Database to Windows Azure
MODULE 11:  Windows Azure SQL Database
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Windows Azure SQL Database Security
  • Implementing and Managing Databases
MODULE 12:  Lab : Using Windows Azure SQL Database
Topics covered:
  • Provisioning Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Configuring Windows Azure SQL Database Security
  • Migrating a Database to Windows Azure SQL Database
MODULE 13:  SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Azure Virtual Machine Connectivity and Security
  • Creating Databases in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
MODULE 14:  Lab : Using Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
  • Configuring Windows Azure Virtual Machines Security and Connectivity
  • Creating Databases on a Virtual Machine
MODULE 15:  Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014
Topics covered:
  • High Availability Concepts and Options in SQL Server 2014
  • Log Shipping
MODULE 16:  Lab : Using Log Shipping
Topics covered:
  • Configure Log Shipping
  • Test the Log Shipping Configuration
  • Test Failover
MODULE 17:  Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering
  • SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances
MODULE 18:  Lab : Implementing an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance
Topics covered:
  • Inspect the Windows Server Failover Cluster Configuration
  • Install an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance
  • Configure tempdb to Use Local Storage
  • Test Automatic Failover and Failback
MODULE 19:  AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Working with AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Considerations for Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups
MODULE 20:  Lab : Implementing and Testing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
Topics covered:
  • Implementing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Connecting to an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Testing Failover
  • Configure Quorum Voting
MODULE 21:  Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Topics covered:
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Databases in Windows Azure
MODULE 22:  Lab : Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Topics covered:
  • Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SQL Server 2014
  • Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions by Using Windows Azure
MODULE 23:  Replicating Data
Topics covered:
  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication
MODULE 24:  Lab : Planning and Implementing Replication
Topics covered:
  • Planning Replication
  • Implementing Replication

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