Microsoft Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017

- Only 1 Day

On this accelerated 1-day course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to update your SQL skills to SQL Server 2017 - 50% faster than traditional training.

Your expert Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), will guide you through new capabilities and components of SQL Server 2017

You'll also learn about new and enhanced features of:

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  • SQL Server Performance, Availability, and Scalability
  • SQL Server data access and analytics
  • SQL Server reporting and BI
  • SQL Server OLAP
  • SQL Server Cloud deployments
  • SQL Server on Linux functionality

You'll be immersed in the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which combines theory and practical skills to help you retain information faster.

If you're a database professional with experience of SQL server 2016, looking to update your skills to SQL Server 2017, this course is ideal for you.

This course also prepares existing SQL Server 2016 MCSAs who want to prepare for the Upgrade exam for the SQL Server 2017 certification.

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Six reasons why you should sit your SQL Server 2017 course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be SQL Server 2017 trained in just 1 day.
  2. Our SQL Server 2017 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more SQL Server 2017. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  4. You’ll learn SQL Server 2017 faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  5. You’ll be studying SQL Server 2017 with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 74987 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  6. You'll do more than study SQL Server 2017 courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Distraction-free residential training - you’ll live just steps away from your classroom
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll even sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2017

Module Goal: Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2017

Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server 2017
  • Functionality across versions

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the edition scale limits
  • Explain the consistent functionality across versions

Module 2: What's new in SQL Server Performance, Scalability, and Availability.

This module introduces the performance enhancements provided by Adaptive Query Processing and Automatic Tuning, as well as the scalability and availability enhancements provided by new Availability Group architectures, including Read-Scale Availability Groups and Availability Groups with SQL Server on Linux

Lessons

  • Adaptive query processing
  • Automatic tuning
  • Availability Scalability

Lab: Performance and availability - adaptive query processing

  • Interleaved execution
  • Batch mode memory grant feedback
  • Batch mode adaptive joins

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe adaptive query processing
  • Describe automatic plan correction
  • Describe availability group architectures
  • Describe always on availability groups for Linux
  • Describe load balancing of readable secondary replicas
  • Describe petabyte-scale data warehousing

Module 3: What's New in SQL Server Data Access

SQL Server 2017 introduces SQL Graph which enables you to define the relationships between your data items in a table rather than calculating them during a query, reducing the query cost and simplifying your data structure.

Lessons

  • SQL Graph

Lab: SQL Graph

  • Create a Graph database
  • Query a Graph database

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe SQL Graph

Module 4: What's new in SQL Server Reporting and BI

This module describes what’s new in SQL Server reporting and BI.

Lessons

  • Power BI report Server
  • Reporting Services update

Lab: Reporting and BI

  • Deploy Power BI report server
  • Add commenting to a report

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain what Power BI report server is
  • Use Power BI report server
  • Create a Power BI report foe Power BI report server

Module 5: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server Analysis Services

This module introduces new and enhanced features in SQL Server Analysis Services, with particular emphasis on the tabular data model.

Lessons

  • Tabular model updates

Lab: Ragged hierarchies

  • View existing reports
  • Hide blank members

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the new features of tabular data models

Module 6: New and Enhanced data Analytics Features

This module introduces new and enhanced data analytics features.

Lessons

  • New and enhanced data analytics features

Lab: Data analytics with Python

  • Enable external script execution
  • Run Python scripts

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the new and enhanced data analytics features.

Module 7: What's new in SQL Server in the Cloud

Organisations want the best value from a mixture of cloud services and their existing investment in on-premises hardware and software. This module covers a comparison between the features of Microsoft Azure SQL Database and Microsoft SQL Server 2017, as well as new features that make it easier for you to migrate databases from on-premises SQL Server instances to Azure SQL Database.

Lessons

  • Azure SQL database features
  • Managed Instances

Lab: Managed Instances

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the different features available in Azure SQL database and SQL Server 2017
  • Describe Azure managed instances

Module 8: SQL Server on Linux

This module covers the features of SQL Server on Linux, as well as the process for deploying SQL Server on Linux and using Docker.

Lessons

  • SQL Server on Linux
  • Deploying SQL Server on Linux

Lab: SQL Server in Docker containers

  • Deploy a SQL Server Docker image
  • Run a SQL Server instance inside a Docker container
  • Connect to a SQL Server Instance running in a Docker container

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the features of SQL Server on Linux
  • Describe SQL Server on Linux deployment
  • Deploy SQL server in a Docker container.

See What's Included...

You'll receive the following Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC):

  • Course 10998A: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
  • Onsite exams
  • Examination vouchers*
  • Practice tests**
  • Certification Guarantee***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)
  • * Exam vouchers may not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to ESFA guidelines
  • ** Not on all courses
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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Before attending this course, you should have experience with:

  • Building and managing databases, data warehouses and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2016 operating systems and networking
  • Microsoft Office 2016

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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