Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases (M20462)

Duration

5 Days

Audience:

Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Description

In this course, you will learn the skills required to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014 database by focusing on data storage, backup and restoration, importing and exporting data, security, database maintenance and the SQL Server Agent.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server. It covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-462 and along with on-the-job experience, helps you prepare for the exam.

What You’ll Learn

  • Core database administration tasks and tools
  • Install and configure SQL Server 2014
  • Configure SQL Server databases and storage
  • Plan and implement a backup strategy
  • Restore databases from backups
  • Import and export data
  • Monitor SQL Server
  • Trace SQL Server activity
  • Manage SQL Server security
  • Audit data access and encrypt data
  • Perform ongoing database maintenance
  • Automate SQL Server maintenance with SQL Server Agent jobs
  • Configure database mail, alerts, and notifications

Who Needs to Attend

  • Database professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases including database maintenance
  • Database professionals who work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job responsibilities or develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operations systems and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with database design
  • Querying Microsoft SQL Server (M20461)

Course Outline

1. Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration

  • Database Administration Overview
  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Database Management Tools and Techniques

2. Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014

  • Plan SQL Server Installation
  • Install SQL Server 2014 and Post-Installation Configuration

3. Work with Databases and Storage

  • Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
  • Manage Storage for System Databases and User Databases
  • Move Database Files
  • Configure the Buffer Pool Extension

4. Plan and Implement a Backup Strategy

  • SQL Server Recovery Models
  • Plan a Backup Strategy
  • Backup Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Backup Options and Backup Reliability

5. Restore SQL Server 2014 Databases

  • Restore Process and Databases Restoration
  • Advanced Restore Scenarios
  • Point-in-Tim Recovery

6. Import and Export Data

  • Transferring Data
  • Import and Export Table Data
  • Copy or Move a Database

7. Monitor SQL Server 2014

  • Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
  • Dynamic Management Views and Functions
  • Performance Monitor

8. Tracing SQL Server Activity

  • Trace SQL Server Workload Activity and Use Traces

9. Manage SQL Server Security

  • Introduction to SQL Server Security
  • Manage Server-Level Security and Database-Level Principals
  • Manage Database Permissions

10. Audit Data Access and Encrypt Data

  • Audit Data Access in SQL Server
  • Implement SQL Server Audit
  • Encrypt Databases

11. Perform Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • Ensure Database Integrity
  • Maintain Indexes
  • Automate Routine Database Maintenance

12. Automate SQL Server 2014 Management

  • Implement and Manage SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • Manage Job Step Security Contexts
  • Manage Job on Multiple Servers

13. Monitor SQL Server 2014 Using Alerts and Notifications

  • Monitor SQL Server Errors
  • Configure Database Mail
  • Configure Operators, Alerts, and Notifications

Labs

Lab 1: Use SQL Server Administrative Tools

  • SQL Server Management Studio and sqlcmd Utility
  • Windows PowerShell with SQL Server

Lab 2: Install SQL Server 2014

  • Prepare, Install, and Perform Post-Installation Configuration

Lab 3: Manage Database Storage

  • Configure tempdb Storage
  • Create and Attach a Database

Lab 4: Backup SQL Server Databases

  • Perform Database, Differential, Transaction Log, and Partial Backups

Lab 5: Restore SQL Server Database

  • Restore Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
  • Piecemeal Restorations

Lab 6: Import and Export Data

  • SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
  • bcp Utility
  • BULK INSERT Statement and OPENROWSET Function

Lab 7: Monitor SQL Server 2014

  • Collect Baseline Metrics
  • Monitor a Workload

Lab 8: Trace SQL Server Workload Activity

  • Capture a Trace in SQL Server Profiler
  • Generate Database Tuning Recommendations
  • SQL Trace

Lab 9: Manage SQL Server Security

  • Manage Server-Level and Database-Level Security
  • Test Database Access

Lab 10: Audit Data Access and Encrypting Data

  • Implement and Manage SQL Server Audit
  • Implement Transparent Data Encryption

Lab 11: Perform Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • Manage Database Integrity and Index Fragmentation
  • Implement a Maintenance Plan

Lab 12: Automate SQL Server Management

  • Create and Schedule a Job
  • Configure Job Step Security Contexts

Lab 13: Monitor SQL Server Using Alerts and Notifications

  • Configure Database Mail
  • Implement Operators, Notifications, and Alerts