20462 Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/01/2050
All Day

Location
The Quill Consultancy

Categories


About this Course

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.
Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

Audience Profile

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.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe 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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration

This module introduces the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 platform. It describes the components, editions, and versions of SQL Server 2014, and the tasks that a database administrator commonly performs for a SQL Server instance.

Lessons

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

Lab : Using SQL Server Administrative Tools

Using SQL Server Management Studio
Using the sqlcmd Utility
Using Windows PowerShell with SQL Server

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the SQL Server platform.
Describe common database administration tasks.
Use SQL Server administration tools.

Module 2: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014

This module explains how to assess resource requirements for SQL Server 2014 and how to install it.

Lessons

Planning SQL Server Installation
Installing SQL Server 2014
Post-Installation Configuration

Lab : Installing SQL Server 2014

Preparing to Install SQL Server
Installing SQL Server
Performing Post-Installation Configuration

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Plan a SQL Server 2014 installation.
Install SQL Server 2014.
Perform post-installation configuration tasks.

Module 3: Working with Databases and Storage

This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, how to manage database files, and how to move them. Other tasks related to storage, include managing the tempdb database and using fast storage devices to extend the SQL Server buffer pool cache, are also discussed.

Lessons

Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
Managing Storage for System Databases
Managing Storage for User Databases
Moving Database Files
Configuring the Buffer Pool Extension

Lab : Managing Database Storage

Configuring tempdb Storage
Creating Databases
Attaching a Database

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe how SQL Server stores data.
Manage storage for system databases.
Manage storage for user databases.
Move database files.
Configure the buffer pool extension.

Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy

In this module, you will consider how to create a backup strategy that is aligned with organizational needs, and learn how to perform the backup operations required by that strategy.

Lessons

Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
Planning a Backup Strategy
Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
Using Backup Options
Ensuring Backup Reliability

Lab : Backing Up SQL Server Databases

Backing Up Database
Performing Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
Performing a Partial Backup

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe how database transaction logs function, and how they affect database recovery.
Plan a backup strategy for a SQL Server database.
Back up databases and transactions logs.
Perform copy-only, compressed, and encrypted backups.
Maximize backup reliability.

Module 5: Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases

In this module, you will see how to restore user and system databases and how to implement point-in-time recovery.

Lessons

Understanding the Restore Process
Restoring Databases
Advanced Restore Scenarios
Working with Point-in-Time Recovery

Lab : Restoring SQL Server Databases

Restoring a Database Backup
Restoring Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
Performing a Piecemeal Restore

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Explain the restore process.
Restore databases.
Perform advanced restore operations.
Perform a point-in-time recovery.

Module 6: Importing and Exporting Data

In this module, you will briefly explore tools and techniques so that you can import and export data to and from SQL Server.

Lessons

Introduction to Transferring Data
Importing and Exporting Table Data
Copying or Moving a Database

Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe tools and techniques for transferring data.
Import and export data.
Copy or move a database.

Module 7: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

This module explains how to use three of the most commonly used tools: Activity Monitor, dynamic management views and functions (DMVs and DMFs), and Performance Monitor.

Lessons

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

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2014

Collecting Baseline Metrics
Monitoring a Workload

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe considerations for monitoring SQL Server and use Activity Monitor.
Use dynamic management views and functions to monitor SQL Server.
Use Performance Monitor to monitor SQL Server.

Module 8: Tracing SQL Server Activity

This module describes how to use SQL Server Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server, and how to use that information to troubleshoot and optimize SQL Server workloads.

Lessons

Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
Using Traces

Lab : Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity

Capturing a Trace in SQL Server Profiler
Generating Database Tuning Recommendations
Using SQL Trace

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Trace activity in SQL Server.
Use captured traces to test, troubleshoot, and optimize database performance.

Module 9: Managing SQL Server Security

In this module, you will be learn about the core concepts on which the SQL Server security architecture is based, and how to manage security at the server and database levels.

Lessons

Introduction to SQL Server Security
Managing Server-Level Security
Managing Database-Level Principals
Managing Database Permissions

Lab : Managing SQL Server Security

Managing Server-Level Security
Managing Database-Level Security
Testing Database Access

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe core security concepts in the SQL Server security architecture.
Manage server-level security.
Manage database-level security principals.
Manage database permissions.

Module 10: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

This module describes the available options for auditing in SQL Server, how to use and manage the SQL Server audit feature, and how to implement encryption.

Lessons

Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
Implementing SQL Server Audit
Encrypting Databases

Lab : Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

Implementing Auditing
Implementing Transparent Database Encryption

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe options for auditing data access.
Implement SQL Server audit.
Manage SQL Server audit.
Implement Transparent Data Encryption.

Module 11: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

This module describes common database maintenance tasks that a DBA must perform, and demonstrates how to automate these tasks using maintenance plans.

Lessons

Ensuring Database Integrity
Maintaining Indexes
Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

Managing Database Integrity
Managing Index Fragmentation
Implementing a Maintenance Plan

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Ensure database integrity by using DBCC CHECKDB.
Maintain indexes.
Configure Database Maintenance Plans.

Module 12: Automating SQL Server 2014 Management

This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent to automate jobs, how to configure security contexts for jobs, and how to implement multi-server jobs.

Lessons

Automating SQL Server Management
Implementing SQL Server Agent Jobs
Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
Managing Job Step Security Contexts
Managing Jobs on Multiple Servers

Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

Creating a Job
Scheduling a Job
Configuring Job Step Security Contexts

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe methods for automating SQL Server management.
Create jobs, job step types, and schedules.
Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.
Configure job security contexts.
Configure master and target servers.

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications

This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts, and notifications.

Lessons

Monitoring SQL Server Errors
Configuring Database Mail
Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications

Configuring Database Mail
Implementing Operators and Notifications
Implementing Alerts

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Configure Database Mail.
Monitor SQL Server errors.
Configure operators, alerts, and notifications.

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
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.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
20461C: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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