Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases M20462

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Our price: from £2,102 per person

Course overview:

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.


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

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 audience for this course is individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Training Course Overview/Content:

Module 1: Installing SQL Server 2014
Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
SQL Server Services and Configuration Options
Considerations for Installing SQL Server
Installing SQL Server 2014
Lab : Installing SQL Server 2014
Performing Pre-installation Stress Tests
Installing a SQL Server Instance
Performing Post-Installation Checks
Module 2: Working with Databases
Overview of SQL Server Databases
Creating Databases
Using Database Files and Filegroups
Moving Database Files
Buffer Pool Extension
Lab : Creating and Configuring Databases
Creating a Storage Pool
Adjusting tempdb Configuration
Creating and Configuring a Database
Attaching a Database
Using Buffer Pool Extension
Module 3: SQL Server 2014 Recovery Models
Backup Strategies
Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
Lab : Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
Planning a Backup Strategy
Configuring Recovery Models
Reviewing Recovery Models and Strategy
Module 4: Backup of SQL Server 2014 Databases
Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
Managing Database Backups
Working with Backup Options
Lab : Backing Up SQL Server Databases
Investigating Backup Compression
Performing Transaction Log Backups
Performing Differential Backups
Performing Copy-Only Backups
Performing Filegroup Backups
Module 5: Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases
Understanding the Restore Process
Restoring Databases
Working with Point-in-Time Recovery
Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
Lab : Restoring SQL Server Databases
Determining a Restore Strategy
Restoring a Database
Using STANDBY Mode
Module 6: Importing and Exporting Data
Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
Importing and Exporting Table Data
Inserting Data in Bulk
Deploying and Upgrading Data-tier Applications
Lab : Importing and Exporting Data
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 7: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
Authorization Across Servers
Partially Contained Databases
Lab : Authenticating Users
Creating Logins
Correcting an Application Login Issue
Creating Database Users
Correcting Access to a Restored Database
Module 8: Assigning Server and Database Roles
Working with Server Roles
Working with Fixed Database Roles
Creating User-defined Database Roles
Lab : Assigning Server and Database Roles
Assigning Server Roles
Assigning Fixed Database Roles
Creating and Assigning User-defined Database Roles
Checking Role Assignments
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Assign fixed server roles.
Configure fixed database roles.
Create and assign user-defined database roles.
Module 9: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Authorizing User Access to Objects
Authorizing Users to Execute Code
Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
Lab : Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Assigning Schema-level Permissions
Assigning Object-level Permissions
Testing Permissions
Module 10: Protecting Data by Using Encryption and Auditing
Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
Implementing SQL Server Audit
Managing SQL Server Audit
Protecting Data by Using Encryption
Lab : Using Auditing and Encryption
Determining Audit Configuration and Creating an Audit
Creating Server Audit Specifications
Creating Database Audit Specifications
Testing Audit Functionality
Using Transparent Data Encryption
Module 11: Automating SQL Server 2014 Management
Automating SQL Server Management
Working with SQL Server Agent
Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
Multi-Server Management
Lab : Automating SQL Server Management
Creating a Job
Scheduling a Job
Troubleshooting a Failing Job
Creating a Multi-Server Job
Module 12: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
Configuring Credentials
Configuring Proxy Server Accounts
Lab : Configuring Securit

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This course is running at the following venues:

10th Floor, Centre City, Birmingham, B5 4UA
11 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5ES

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