Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training in Gary

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Course Description

This five-day instructor-led course provides students 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. Some of the exercises in this course are azure enabled. That means you can perform those labs on azure or on a local computer just like you have always done. Please see the syllabus for details on the azure labs. This course maps to the skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam 70-462, and in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help prepare you for the exam.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2560 (US)


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.

Course Outline


Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its ToolsetThis 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.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the SQL Server Platform.
  • Work with SQL Server Tools.
  • Configure SQL Server Services.

Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012This 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.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the SQL Server architecture.
  • Plan for server resource requirements.
  • Conduct pre-installation stress testing for SQL Server.

Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Prepare to install SQL Server.
  • Install SQL Server.
  • Upgrade and automate the installation of SQL Server.

Module 4: Working with DatabasesThis module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the role and structure of SQL Server databases.
  • Work with files and filegroups.
  • Move database files within servers and between servers.

Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery ModelsThis module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the critical concepts surrounding backup strategies.
  • Explain the transaction logging capabilities within the SQL Server database engine.
  • Plan a SQL Server backup strategy.

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 DatabasesThis module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Back up databases and transaction logs.
  • Manage database backups.
  • Work with more advanced backup options.

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 DatabasesThis module describes the restoration of databases.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the restore process.
  • Restore databases.
  • Work with Point-in-time Recovery.
  • Restore system databases and individual files.

Module 8: Importing and Exporting DataThis module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.Lessons

  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
  • Importing and 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Transfer data to and from SQL Server.
  • Import and export table data.
  • Insert data in bulk and optimize the bulk insert process.

Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing UsersThis module covers SQL Server security models, logins and users.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how SQL Server authenticates connections.
  • Describe how logins are authorized to access databases.
  • Explain the requirements for authorization across servers.

Module 10: Assigning Server and Database RolesThis module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with server roles.
  • Work with fixed database roles.
  • Create user-defined database roles.

Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access ResourcesThis module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Authorize user access to objects.
  • Authorize users to execute code.
  • Configure permissions at the schema level.

Module 12: Auditing SQL Server EnvironmentsThis module covers SQL Server Audit.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the options for auditing data access in SQL Server.
  • Implement SQL Server Audit.
  • Manage SQL Server Audit.

Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 ManagementThis module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Automate SQL Server Management.
  • Work with SQL Server Agent.
  • Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.

Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server AgentThis module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain SQL Server Agent security.
  • Configure credentials.
  • Configure Proxy accounts.

Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and NotificationsThis module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure database mail.
  • Monitor SQL Server errors.
  • Configure operators, alerts and notifications.

Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database MaintenanceThis module covers database maintenance plans.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Ensure database integrity.
  • Maintain indexes.
  • Automate routine database maintenance.

Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Capture activity using SQL Server Profiler and Extended Events Profiler.
  • Improve performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
  • Work with tracing options.

Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Monitor current activity.
  • Capture and manage performance data.
  • Analyze collected performance data.

Module 19: Managing Multiple ServersThis module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with multiple servers.
  • Describe options for virtualizing SQL Server.
  • Deploy and upgrade Data-Tier Applications.

Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative IssuesThis module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.Lessons

  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain SQL Server troubleshooting methodology.
  • Resolve service-related issues.
  • Resolve concurrency issues.
  • Resolve login and connectivity issues.

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