Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Our price: from £2,011 per person

Course overview:

This five-day instructor-led course provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. Additional it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

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.

Who Should Attend:

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 audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases. At course completion

Training Course Overview/Content:

Module 1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
This module covers SQL Server security models, logins, and users.


Authenticating connections to SQL Server
Authorizing logins to access databases
Authorization across servers
Partially contained databases
Lab : Authenticating Users

Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles
This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles, and user-defined database roles.


Working with server roles
Working with Fixed database roles
Creating user-defined database roles
Lab : Assigning server and database roles

Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.


Authorizing user access to objects
Authorizing users to execute code
Configuring permissions at the schema level
Lab : Authorizing users to access resources

Module 4: Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing
This module covers SQL Server Audit.


Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
Implementing SQL Server audit
Managing SQL Server audit
Protecting data with encryption
Lab : Using Auditing and Encryption

Module 5: SQL Server Recovery Models
This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It also introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.


Backup strategies
Understanding SQL Server transaction login
Planning a SQL Server backup strategy
Lab : Understanding SQL Server recovery models

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server Databases
This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types


Backing up databases and transaction logs
Managing database backups
Working with backup options
Lab : Backing up SQL Server databases

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server Databases
This module describes the restoration of databases.


Understanding the restore process
Restoring databases
Working with point-in-time recovery
Restoring system databases and individual files
Lab : Restoring SQL Server User Databases

Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management
This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent for automation. It also explains the benefits of using master and target servers to centralize the administration of automation.


Automating SQL Server management
Working with SQL Server agent
Managing SQL Server agent jobs
Multi-server management
Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
This module describes the considerations for SQL Server Agent security, including proxy accounts and credentials.


Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
Configuring credentials
Configuring proxy accounts
Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.


Configuration of database mail
Monitoring SQL Server errors
Configuring operators, alerts, and notifications
Alerts in Azure SQL database
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell
This module introduces PowerShell for SQL Server.


Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
Administer SQL Server using PowerShell
Maintain the SQL Server environment using PowerShell
Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell
Lab : Administering SQL Server using PowerShell

Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server
This module describes how to use SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server. The module also describes how to use Distributed Replay to capture trace information from multiple servers, and how to monitor locking.


Capturing activity using SQL Server profiler
Improving performance with the database engine tuning advisor
Working with tracing options
Distributed replay
Monitoring locks
Lab : Tracing Access t

This course is running at the following venues:

11 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5ES
8th Floor St James Building, 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ

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