Please note: This course will be replaced by M20462 'Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases' effective 1st September 2014
This course is run as an instructor led course, with the option to join via Extended Classrooms. To find dates click on the view dates/book course tab.
Using the latest technologies it allows virtual delegates to join an instructor led classroom, and interact with both the other delegates and instructors as if they were there
This five-day instructor-led course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2012 product features and tools related to maintaining a database. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-462.
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.Below are the some of the new features of SQL Server that has been discussed in this course:
- Discussion around servicing SQL Server (Service Packs, Cumulative Updates, Hotfixes)
- SQL Server use of automated update
- Partial database containment
- Users with passwords (contained users)
- User-defined server roles
- In-place upgrades of data-tier applications
- Appendix with intro to AlwaysOn, High Availability and Replication concepts
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Plan and install SQL Server.
- Describes the system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.
- Explain the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models and implement different backup strategies available with SQL Server.
- Create SQL Server Backups.
- Restore SQL Server databases.
- Use the import/export wizards and explain how they relate to SSIS.
- Work with SQL Server security models, logins and users.
- Work with fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.
- Work with permissions and the assignment of permissions.
- Work with SQL Server Audit.
- Work with SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.
- Implement SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.
- Configure database mail, alerts and notifications.
- Create database maintenance plans.
- Work with SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.
- Introduce DMVs and the configuration of data collection.
- Work with Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.
- Troubleshoot SQL Server databases.
Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset
This module introduces the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
- Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
- Working with SQL Server Tools
- Configuring SQL Server Services
Lab : Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset
- Verifying SQL Server Component Installation
- Altering Service Accounts for New Instance
- Enabling Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
- Creating an Alias for AdvDev
- Ensuring SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port (Only if time permits)
Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012
This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.
- Overview of SQL Server Architecture
- Planning Server Resource Requirements
- Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server
Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL Server
- Adjust memory configuration
- Pre-installation Stress Testing
- Check Specific I/O Operations
Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012
This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.
- Preparing to Install SQL Server
- Installing SQL Server
- Upgrading and Automating Installation
Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server
- Review installation requirements
- Install the SQL Server instance
- Perform Post-installation Setup and Checks
- Configure Server Memory
Module 4: Working with Databases
This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.
- Overview of SQL Server Databases
- Working with Files and Filegroups
- Moving Database Files
Lab : Working with Databases
- Adjust tempdb configuration
- Create the RateTracking database
- Attach the OldProspects database
- Add multiple files to tempdb
Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models
This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.
- Backup Strategies
- Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
- Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
Lab : Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
- Plan a backup strategy
- Configure Recovery Models
- Review recovery models and strategy
Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 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 : Backup of SQL Server Databases
- Investigate backup compression
- Transaction log backup
- Differential backup
- Copy-only backup
- Partial backup
Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 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 2012 Databases
- Determine a restore strategy
- Restore the database
- Using STANDBY mode
Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data
This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.
- Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
- Importing & Exporting Table Data
- Inserting Data in Bulk
Lab : Importing and Exporting Data
- Import the Excel spreadsheet
- Import the CSV file
- Create and test an extraction package
- Compare loading performance
Module 9: 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
Lab : Authenticating and Authorizing Users
- Create Logins
- Correct an Application Login Issue
- Create Database Users
- Correct Access to Restored
Module 10: 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
- Assign Server Roles
- Assign Fixed Database Roles
- Create and Assign User-defined Database Roles
- Check Role Assignments
Module 11: 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
- Assign Schema-level Permissions
- Assign Object-level Permissions
- Test Permissions
Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
This module covers SQL Server Audit.
- Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
- Implementing SQL Server Audit
- Managing SQL Server Audit
Lab : Auditing SQL Server Environments
- Determine audit configuration and create audit
- Create server audit specifications
- Create database audit specifications
- Test audit functionality
Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 Management
This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.
- Automating SQL Server Management
- Working with SQL Server Agent
- Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
Lab : Automating SQL Server Management
- Create a Data Extraction Job
- Schedule the Data Extraction Job
- Troubleshoot a Failing Job
Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.
- Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
- Configuring Credentials
- Configuring Proxy Accounts
Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
- Troubleshoot job execution failure
- Resolve the security issue
- Perform further troubleshooting
Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 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
Lab : Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications
- Configure Database Mail
- Implement Notifications
- Implement Alerts
Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
This module covers database maintenance plans.
- Ensuring Database Integrity
- Maintaining Indexes
- Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
- Check database integrity using DBCC CHECKDB
- Correct index fragmentation
- Create a database maintenance plan
- Investigate table lock performance
Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012
This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.
- Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
- Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
- Working with Tracing Options
Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012
- Capture a trace using SQL Server Profiler
- Analyze a trace using Database Engine Tuning Advisor
- Configure SQL Trace
Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012
This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.
- Monitoring Activity
- Capturing and Managing Performance Data
- Analyzing Collected Performance Data
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2012
- Investigating DMVs
- Configure Management Data Warehouse
- Configure Instances for Data Collection
- Work with Data Collector Reports
Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers
This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.
- Working with Multiple Servers
- Virtualizing SQL Server
- Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications
Lab : Managing Multiple Servers
- Configure CMS and execute multi-server queries
- Deploy a data-tier application
- Register and extract a data-tier application
- Upgrade a data-tier application
Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues
This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.
- SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
- Resolving Service-related Issues
- Resolving Concurrency Issues
- Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues
- Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server administrative issues
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.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
- M10774: Writing T-SQL Queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012